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Let’s Celebrate National Small Business Week!

Let’s Celebrate National Small Business Week!

This year, National Small Business Week runs from April 30 to May 6. Every spring since 1963 the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) sets one week aside to celebrate the 28 million small businesses that keep the U.S. economy humming along. Those celebrations include a series of events around the country where SBA honors small businesses and their owners for the huge impact they make to local communities and our national economy. We wanted to do something special to help mark this occasion. So, every day during National Small Business Week, we’re publishing a ’round up’ post on Thrive Powered by ADP® that contains the most popular small business tips, recommendations and advice from the past year. We encourage you to check back each day on Thrive and read about how small business owners navigate challenges every day and do what they do best! There are many reasons why small businesses deserve a special shout out. Looking at our National Employment Report data published by the ADP Research Institute®,...

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ADP’s Roland Cloutier Shares Tips to Leverage Security to Grow the Business

ADP’s Roland Cloutier Shares Tips to Leverage Security to Grow the Business

Dark Reading, a publication focused on trends in cyber security, recently interviewed ADP’s Chief Security Officer Roland Cloutier. The article titled, “ADP CISO Offers Tips to Leverage Security to Grow the Business,” highlights why organizations must shift their perception of security from being just part of IT to being part of the company’s digital go-to-market strategy and sales approach. “Some of the steps Cloutier took included having senior-level practitioners placed in a group called the client security management officers (CSMOs), whose full-time job focused on quickly and accurately answering security questions raised by customers and potential clients about ADP’s protection of their data and funds.” “Why that is important is because this is not sales people answering security questionnaires, nor is it people in marketing. It’s a group of people who have access to the entire portfolio of our security program and can translate that to clients, give clients reports on our critical response center and be on the front end of sales opportunities with answers to security upfront,”...

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Paper or Plastic? Explore Key Insights to Help Drive Electronic Payroll Adoption

Paper or Plastic? Explore Key Insights to Help Drive Electronic Payroll Adoption

Paperless payroll is on the rise. But many companies may still lag in adopting an electronic payroll process. As a result, companies may be losing the benefits of increased cost-savings and added payroll flexibility that an ever-changing workforce is seeking. Join our event February 23rd with other HR leaders, finance leaders and business owners like yourself and get key insights into how electronic payroll processing can benefit you and your employees, and how this trend is evolving. The webcast will provide valuable tips and best practices on how businesses can adopt an electronic payroll process. It also will explore how trends – such as the impact of a growing Millennial workforce and ever-changing state and federal compliance mandates – may affect the future of wage payments. This webcast will help attendees learn: How to adopt and implement an electronic payroll strategy. How it may benefit a company and its employees. How a changing workforce and their preferences for pay impacts the payroll options you offer. How to anticipate and...

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Key Questions HR Leaders Need to Address Now!

Key Questions HR Leaders Need to Address Now!

By Susan Hanold, Vice President, Strategic Advisory Services – Talent Management at ADP, PhD More than 400 HR leaders recently descended on Denver to attend the Mile High SHRM Conference, where leading practitioners and speakers shared inspirational stories on human resources. As a speaker at the event, I led a discussion on “HR’s Changing Role” and shared insights into current and emerging issues in human capital management, employment trends, and the evolving role of HR. ADP’s Susan Hanold speaking at the Mile High SHRM Conference in January 2017 According to the ADP® Workforce Vitality report, employees who switch jobs after three to five years are poised for higher wage growth. With that work experience under their belt, those employees are highly marketable but not entirely committed to their current job. In this jobswitcher’s market, HR leaders need to ask themselves the following questions. What are you doing to develop and retain key employees? Many of the HR professionals I met with said they are increasing training opportunities and changing...

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Looking Ahead: Talent Trends & Key Considerations for HR Leaders in 2017

Looking Ahead: Talent Trends & Key Considerations for HR Leaders in 2017

by Susan Hanold, Vice President, HCM Strategic Advisory Services and Talent Management at ADP, PhD With 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every day, companies are facing a skills shortage as fewer Generation Xers will remain to succeed them. Wage wars brought on by job-hoppers is compounding the challenge. According to the ADP® Workforce Vitality report, employees with three to five years of tenure get the greatest compensation bump by leaving their current positions. This places tremendous pressure on talent management professionals and recruiters. A recent study from the McKinsey Global Institute found that the world could have a shortage of 40 million college-educated workers by 2020. Further, in advanced economies, nearly 96 million workers may lack the skills needed for employment. What can HR leaders do to recruit and retain skilled workers necessary for their businesses to thrive in 2017? Here are a few things to consider: Reach candidates through social media channels. The perception of your brand and corporate culture can make or break your ability to attract new...

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