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Which Way is Up? Ask Compass.

Which Way is Up? Ask Compass.

By Jordan Birnbaum, ADP Chief Behavioral Economist, Talent Activation This is the first in a series of new insights from Compass Compass is an award-winning development tool that was created by ADP in 2015. Focused on driving positive changes in leadership and collaboration behaviors, the tool has created incredible results, generating 10% improvements in scores as rated by team members and colleagues. It has since become one of ADP’s fastest-growing new products, with 220 live external clients within a few months. There are several components that contribute to what makes Compass so great. The application of behavioral economics and design thinking makes using the product simple and enjoyable. The confidential reports help to frame feedback in a manner that encourages managers and collaborators to embrace it instead of opposing it. And the innovation of email-based coaching has proven to be the major differentiator – a sustainable and scalable source of measurable improvement in leaders and collaborators. But for all those things to work, Compass first has to measure those...

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Employees Can Now Get Need-to-Know HR Info at Their Fingertips with ADP® on Workplace by Facebook

Employees Can Now Get Need-to-Know HR Info at Their Fingertips with ADP® on Workplace by Facebook

By Craig Cohen, General Manager of ADP Marketplace Intuitive, integrated access to pay and time-off information on the platform they use every day Ask yourself – how many portals and platforms do your employees access in a given workday? Likely, too many to count. Flipping from screen to screen, browser to browser, or tool to tool is time-consuming and frustrating, especially when you need a simple piece of information, fast. For many workers, it can feel like keeping spinning plates in the air – a juggling act that gets in the way of productivity. At ADP®, we are constantly looking for innovative ways to improve productivity. That’s why we are excited to integrate our first-ever ADP Virtual Assistant with Facebook’s enterprise solution, Workplace by Facebook. Workplace just announced the integration at Facebook’s F8 Conference today. Now, companies using both ADP for HR and payroll solutions, and Workplace for employee collaboration, can provide seamless access to pay and time off information, within the tool employees use every day. Once organizations...

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Are Your Technology Decisions Helping or Hurting Your Employees?

Are Your Technology Decisions Helping or Hurting Your Employees?

Entrepreneur.com recently posted a new article by ADP’s Martha Bird, Business Anthropolgist titled: Are Your Technology Decisions Helping or Hurting Your Employees? Bird states that in an age where no industry is left untouched by innovations and new tools, workplace tech can be a tricky issue. She goes on to say that the market is swamped with time-consuming and counterproductive tools. Providing technology that actually makes people’s jobs easier is a feat in and of itself. How do you know if the tools you’ve deployed as a business leader are helping engage and retain talent? Read the article to see the signs you’re doing it...

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Three Reasons You Need an Org Chart Now

Three Reasons You Need an Org Chart Now

To react quickly to today’s rapidly changing business environment, an organization’s structure and key workforce metrics need to be clearly displayed and immediately accessible. Workforce initiatives confronted by corporations include the creation of new project teams, reorganizations, reductions in force, mergers and acquisitions and even break ups and spin-offs. The data and planning involved can be daunting but having access to an up-to-date org chart allows companies to react efficiently to what are often complex HR projects. Building Functioning Teams Building cohesive teams is a key responsibility of management and a driver of company success. Lack of alignment within a team impacts the outcome of a task or project according to 97% of surveyed employees and executives. Having a clear, visual representation of team members and their connections and responsibilities can assist employees understand their roles. A badly communicated organizational structure can result in confusion, uncertainty and even a lack of accountability. Succession Planning and Career Development A dynamic org chart can assist in the crucial business of succession...

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The Future of Work Is Mobile. It’s Intelligent. It’s Flexible. And It’s Here!

The Future of Work Is Mobile. It’s Intelligent. It’s Flexible. And It’s Here!

The world at work is an ever-changing paradigm. Currently, the world is experiencing a perfect storm of modern technologies, diverse workforces, and shifting business conditions, at the center of which is the workplace. Work and personal lives are being integrated more than ever, which means employees expect the same types of user experiences and capabilities at work as they have on their personal devices and platforms. The ubiquity of mobile devices, combined with the demands of dynamic workforces, also make it necessary for businesses to look for flexible and innovative ways to manage workers’ schedules, time and attendance. This month, we are thrilled to offer ADP® Workforce Manager, an AI-powered platform that delivers extensive functionality and insightful analytics through an intuitive mobile-first design, to help management make faster, better decisions about their workforce. “ADP Workforce Manager will have Education Affiliates ready for what the future brings, because the look and feel is cutting edge, and we all know that millennials are the most connected generation ever, and that all...

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