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Benchmarking’s Time to Shine: ADP Solution Named One of Top HR Products of 2016 and ‘Awesome’ New Technology

Benchmarking’s Time to Shine: ADP Solution Named One of Top HR Products of 2016 and ‘Awesome’ New Technology

Human Resource Executive® recently revealed that Benchmarking, powered by the ADP® DataCloud, has been selected as one of its “2016 Top HR Products” and “Awesome New Technologies for HR.” With a record-breaking number of nominations to consider this year, the magazine relied on a combination of staff reviews and comments from outside experts and analysts to choose the top products of the year. So what, exactly, is Benchmarking and why was it honored? Benchmarking was introduced as part of the ADP DataCloud analytics platform in October 2015. The solution gives companies the ability to compare their workforce data with up-to-date aggregated and anonymized HR and pay data from ADP’s database of more than 95,000 client organizations. By harnessing this data, HR leaders can see how their companies stack up to the competition in such areas as compensation, workforce change and workforce demographics. For example, an ADP benchmark may reveal that the average tenure for a specific job in a specific industry is two years. If your company has employees...

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What It Means to Support Working Mothers

What It Means to Support Working Mothers

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

Jobs and careers are a big part of our lives, but are not the only things that matter. Life changes, like the birth or adoption of a child, brings joy and at the same time, tremendous complexity to our life. It’s even more challenging when you’re a single parent.Although my daughter is now in college, I struggled with balancing work and family initially.Having a boss that gave me the flexibility to go to doctors’ appointments and drop her off at school allowed me to be less stressed and more productive – something that benefitted me and my company.The reality is that while my job hadn’t changed when I returned from maternity leave, my life had. At ADP, we recognize this challenge — it’s another way we live our brand of “a more human resource,” and we also value what working mothers and their families can teach us. Our approach starts with listening to the working mothers in our associate base, having policies and benefits that address those needs, and...

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Beyond Big Data – Sometimes You Need to Sweat the Small Stuff

Beyond Big Data – Sometimes You Need to Sweat the Small Stuff

While the HR industry’s all abuzz about Big Data and figuring out how to wrangle it to glean insights to better inform workforce decisions, HR leaders shouldn’t overlook the value of the smaller data that’s right in front of them. Small data’s the separate, independent data sets that make up Big Data. It provides the why behind what the Big Data shows. It’s the individual jigsaw pieces that make up the larger puzzle. Think about the Word document containing an individual’s performance review or the Excel spreadsheet of competitive pricing analysis. Both of these work products contain invaluable data and takeaways that, when centrally aggregated and analyzed, can provide actionable business insights. To read more about the value of small data and how to use it derive insights and plan strategies to tackle specific business challenges, check out this article by ADP’s David Turetsky, Vice President and Chief Product Owner, ADP DataCloud in...

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Bloomberg’s Data for Good Exchange: Using Big Data for the Public Interest

Bloomberg’s Data for Good Exchange: Using Big Data for the Public Interest

Ahu Yildirmaz, Ph.D. Vice President, ADP Research Institute

In America’s dynamic, complex labor market, a clear understanding of economic data is critical to providing policymakers and business leaders with actionable insights. This theme was central to the discussion at Bloomberg’s Data for Good Exchange, an annual conference highlighting the application of data science for public good. With widely-read reports sourced from the payroll data of more than 24 million American workers, ADP was uniquely positioned to discuss how we use our data for good. We already know that big data is revolutionizing the corporate world. Here at ADP, big data allows us to provide better services to more customers, but in the public sphere and non-profit sectors, we’ve yet to fully realize the impact of big data. Sunday’s event featured a lively discussion among fellow researchers, academics, policymakers and NGOs about the role big data can play in better governance. One area in which ADP data can help to fill in these gaps is understanding the dynamics behind wage growth. It is often said that wage growth...

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Big Data: The Key to Diversity in the Workplace

Big Data: The Key to Diversity in the Workplace

Ahu Yildirmaz, Ph.D. Vice President, ADP Research Institute

At ADP, we know that diversity fuels workplace innovation. We also have the data to tell the real story about workplace diversity. That’s why yesterday, we proudly sponsored Data Science and Data Architecture at ADP, an event hosted in conjunction with the NYC Women in Machine Learning and Data Science. Along with our principal data scientist Xiaojing Wang, I joined this community of women pursuing passions for data and machine learning for a provocative talk and engaging discussion. Big data is more than just numbers – it has the power to move the labor market and impact economic policy. Highlighting the ADP Research Institute’s Workforce Vitality Report, I chatted with the audience about how ADP is turning big data into actionable data. Our Workforce Vitality Report, a quarterly measure of wage growth based on the real payroll data of 24 million Americans paid by ADP, provides critical insights on labor market dynamics as well as benchmarks to measure human capital management for individual companies. The WVR sheds light on...

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