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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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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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Conquering the Challenges of a One-Person HR Team with Help from ADP®

Conquering the Challenges of a One-Person HR Team with Help from ADP®

We recently spoke with Tameka Brown, vice president of human resources for InFirst Federal Credit Union, about the challenges of being a one-person HR team. With help from ADP®, she was able to streamline many of her day-to-day tasks, allowing her to focus on strategic initiatives, like winning the war for talent. Here’s what she had to say about her experience partnering with ADP. “By using ADP to streamline various processes, I can focus on developing our talent, making sure they’re properly trained, holding side-by-side training sessions and coaching managers to lead their teams. Now that we have time to invest in achieving our strategic goal and initiatives, we’re able to take the money that we earn and give it back to the employees through bonuses and incentives, which helps to retain our top talent and keep them happy. And personally, ADP has helped me tremendously in my HR career. It has made my life so much better.” Check out the InFirst full story here. Share this:Click to email...

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Updated Wage Garnishment Study from the ADP Research Institute® Examines New Facets of This Workforce Issue

Updated Wage Garnishment Study from the ADP Research Institute® Examines New Facets of This Workforce Issue

By Julie Farraj, division vice president and general manager, Wage Garnishments and Unemployment/Employment Verification Services for ADP Added Value Services A new 2017 study by the ADP Research Institute® (ADPRI) continues to flesh out the facets of wage garnishment and its impact on employers and their workers.   Based on the anonymous 2016 pay data of about 12 million U.S. workers, this new study reveals that one in 14 of those workers are carrying a wage garnishment and an estimated 12 percent of those with a garnishment have more than one type of wage garnishment. This research also introduced a new metric – the number of wage garnishments per employee, which according to the study averages 1.4 per employee.   The study showed that in 2016, approximately 7 percent of the U.S. workforce had their wages garnished. Of the four types of wage garnishment studied, the highest rate was for child support, followed by “other” general garnishments, such as student debt and consumer loans, tax levy, and bankruptcy.  ...

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ADP Byline on Employee Benefits Advisor: Easing Concerns of ‘Unbanked’ Employees

ADP Byline on Employee Benefits Advisor: Easing Concerns of ‘Unbanked’ Employees

Employee Benefit Adviser has posted a byline article from ADP SME Aldor H. Delp titled, “Easing Concerns of Unbanked Employees,” which explores the challenges to HR and payroll leaders to accommodate the needs of unbanked and underbanked employees. In this article, Delp points out that nearly 16 million consumers in the U.S. are “unbanked,” which means no one in the household where they live has a checking or savings account, according to a recent Forbes article. Add to that, there are more than 50 million U.S. adults, according to Forbes, who are considered “underbanked” because banking services may be complex, expensive, or difficult to access for them, or a bank account may be too expensive to open. Benefits and payroll leaders trying to accommodate the needs of these employees can experience a real challenge. One solution is a payroll card, which can provide a tremendous amount of flexibility to unbanked and underbanked employees and help employers more efficiently and securely pay them. Keep reading the article on EBA to...

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