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It’s Officially Holiday Season: 8 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Seasonal Employees

It’s Officially Holiday Season: 8 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Seasonal Employees

With winter approaching, employers in certain industries may need to hire temporary employees to help handle seasonal increases in demand. Even though seasonal employees are by definition short-term hires, cutting corners during the onboarding process can lead to long-term headaches. When hiring seasonal employees, avoid these top mistakes: #1: Waiting too long. Start early by assessing business needs and determining the number of seasonal workers you will need. Work with supervisors to make sure adequate staff will be in place and establish a plan for utilizing the additional help. #2: Relaxing hiring standards. The ramifications of a bad hire, whether temporary or full-time, can be significant. Prior to recruiting for an open position, write/review/update a job description for the position and establish the job-related criteria you will use to make your hiring decision. Vet each candidate carefully, with attention given to employment applications, resumes, interviews, references, and background checks, where applicable. Taking the time to look for quality workers can also benefit you in the future, since you’ll have...

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Put Your Plan in Place: Disaster Readiness Checklist

Put Your Plan in Place: Disaster Readiness Checklist

When natural disaster strikes your organization, it’s important to have a plan. Determine what to do if the business must close for some time. Here is a checklist of items to help you plan for the next severe storm or disaster. Choose people to monitor official evacuation and safety information – Having a source of information and chain of communication and decision making is essential, especially when there are only a few hours to prepare. Decide who makes the call to close or change scheduling – Keep in mind that employee safety is the most important consideration. Give people as much notice of schedule changes as possible – Remember that employees often will need to take care of children and other family members and have preparations to make at their homes. Be understanding when they are not available because they are concerned for the safety of their homes and families. Plan for alternate communications channels – With limited power and interrupted internet access, it’s important to advise people how...

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Why Financial Wellness Benefits are Vital for Your Company

Why Financial Wellness Benefits are Vital for Your Company

By Annie Pilon at DocuVital When you think about employee benefits, your mind probably goes right to medical coverage. But there are actually a lot of other valuable added employee benefits to consider, from retirement plans and disability to vision and dental coverage. If you don’t consider these added benefits to be a priority for your business, you might want to rethink that. Employee benefits are actually more important now than they ever have been before. Below are some of the reasons you should consider value added employee benefits beyond medical for your business, along with tips for implementing those benefits. Why You Should Offer Value Added Employee Benefits They Help You Attract the Best Employees According to a 2015 CareerBuilder study, 55 percent of employees consider affordable benefits to be more important than salary when job hunting. That means that more than half of potential workers out there would rather work for a company that offers comprehensive benefits than one that offers a slightly higher salary but limited...

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ADP® Workforce Vitality Report Q3 2017 Shows Deceleration in Wage Growth

ADP® Workforce Vitality Report Q3 2017 Shows Deceleration in Wage Growth

According to the ADP Workforce Vitality Report, overall wage growth increased by 1.7 percent year over year across all industries in the third quarter of 2017 and is slower than the 2.6 percent growth in wages reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The ADP Workforce Vitality Report tracks the same set of workers over time, which provides a more insightful picture of wage growth than overall wage growth. This set of workers includes job holders, who stayed in their same job for at least one year, and those who changed jobs, referred to as job switchers. Key indicators from the report include: Job holders’ wages grew by 4.4 percent and job switchers’ wages grew slightly less by 3.3 percent year over year in the third quarter On average, job holders’ hourly wage levels were $10 more than that of job switchers. Tracking full-time workers alone, job switchers increased their wages by an average of 4.9 percent when compared to job holders, who saw their wages rise...

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ADP Signs on to CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion™

ADP Signs on to CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion™

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

Having recently seen so many ADP associates join in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month and National Coming Out Day, I’m proud to say that ADP has truly made diversity and inclusion a cornerstone of our business and corporate culture. It’s built into our teams, our products and our supply chain – both because it helps us better serve our clients and aligns with our values. That’s why our CEO, Carlos Rodriguez, joined a coalition of 270 CEOs committing themselves and the organizations they lead to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In signing on to the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion™, ADP committed to continue cultivating a workplace that supports open dialogue on complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion. We committed to implement and expand unconscious bias education. And, we committed to share best known – and unsuccessful – actions with other companies to learn from each other and tackle diversity and inclusion challenges facing workplaces across the country together. We recognize that joining...

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