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Your Secret Weapon: Five Tips for Better Branding in the War for Talent

Your Secret Weapon: Five Tips for Better Branding in the War for Talent

By Richard Allaway, Division Vice President and General Manager of National Account Services, ADP “Employer brand” goes by many names: Talent brand, employer value proposition, brand voice. Whatever you call it, it can be a tricky thing to get right. In today’s communications landscape, brand is not just how you market yourself to the outside world, it’s who you are. It’s what people say about your company when you’re not in the room. Achieving an authentic employer brand requires consistent and creative external messaging that rings true to your company’s internal culture. And it’s vital for attracting and retaining the best talent. A recent Gallup® Business poll shows that high-quality candidates seek companies that align with who they are. If potential leaders and top-performing candidates put serious weight on an employer brand, then companies need to recognize its vital role in the war for talent. Here are five tips to build a better branding strategy to ensure your organization attracts, rather than deters, top talent: Make a Good Online...

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Georgia Revamps Quality Jobs Tax Credit Program

Georgia Revamps Quality Jobs Tax Credit Program

With the enactment of House Bill 265, the State of Georgia has passed two significant changes to its Quality Jobs Tax Credit program, effective with tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2017. These changes are: Increasing the hiring period for meeting the job increase threshold, and Implementing a new investment requirement in order to be eligible for subsequent job creation periods. Prior to HB 265, Georgia law required that a taxpayer must create at least 50 new quality jobs within one year of when the employer first began withholding taxes in Georgia in order to be eligible for the Quality Jobs Tax Credit.1 Effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2017, a taxpayer will now have two years in order to meet the 50 quality jobs requirement if the taxpayer first withholds taxes in Georgia after January 1, 2017. HB 265 also enacted a new investment requirement in order for taxpayers to be eligible for the extended two year job creation periods. Effective for...

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AccountingWEB Features ADP Suggestions for Talent-Starved Accounting Firms

AccountingWEB Features ADP Suggestions for Talent-Starved Accounting Firms

AccountingWEB has published a byline by Ahu Yildirmaz, co-head of the ADP Research Institute, titled “3 Ways Accounting Firms Can Address the ‘Me’ Versus ‘We’ Mindset,” which explores the impact to accounting firms of a growing talent gap and provides ways they can address this workforce challenge. “The study showed that employers think that only 21 percent of employees are passively looking for another position when, in fact, 42 percent of employees are looking for opportunities elsewhere. These statistics spotlight a growing disconnect between employer perception and employee reality in the workplace, which is contributing to an already startling talent drain…We call this employee-employer friction the “me” versus “we” mindset…It means employers need to recognize that attracting and retaining talent is getting harder due to an abundance of opportunity for accounting professionals.” Read the entire article at AccountingWEB. Share this:Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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New Hire Paperwork: Requirements & Recommendations

New Hire Paperwork: Requirements & Recommendations

Various federal, state, and local laws require that employees complete certain paperwork at the time of hire. In addition to these requirements, other paperwork is recommended to help you administer payroll, benefits, and other HR responsibilities. Here are some of these key forms: Required New Hire Paperwork: Form I-9. An I-9 Form must be completed to verify that the new hire is authorized to work in the United States. Section 1 of the form must be completed by the end of the employee’s first day of work for pay (but it cannot be completed until the employee has been offered, and has accepted, the job). Employers must complete Section 2 within three business days of the employee’s start date. For example, if an employee begins work on a Monday, Section 2 must be completed by Thursday. Note: In November 2016, the government released a revised version of the I-9. Employers were required to begin using the new version by January 22, 2017. Form W-4. All new hires must complete...

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STEM Graduates Benefit in Today’s Job Market

STEM Graduates Benefit in Today’s Job Market

Dice Insights, a blog focused on recruitment, posted an article about the new crop of STEM graduates flooding into the marketplace and the level of wages they can expect to receive. The article shares a quote from a recent FORTUNE video where Carlos Rodriguez discussed entry-level wages for graduates in the STEM space. According to Carlos Rodriguez, CEO of payroll-processing giant ADP, graduates with degrees in a STEM discipline can expect to pull down as much as $65,000. “Employers are definitely going to be on the offensive here trying to find people,” he told Fortune. To learn more read: How Much are STEM Graduates Earning? Share this:Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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