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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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Growing Producer of Natural Pet Snacks, Pet ‘n Shape, Says Using ADP for Payroll, Retirement Services and Time Tracking is a Real ‘Treat’

Growing Producer of Natural Pet Snacks, Pet ‘n Shape, Says Using ADP for Payroll, Retirement Services and Time Tracking is a Real ‘Treat’

During the past decade, the number of people pursuing a natural food lifestyle has continued to multiply. Additives, dyes, biological and technological tinkering with how food is grown, processed, packaged and sold, all are being increasingly scrutinized. Foods with labels displaying a litany of unpronounceable ingredients are falling out of favor. Not surprisingly, those shoppers who yearn for the oft-touted benefits of natural, home-grown fare are extending their standards to the foods they buy for their pets. Twelve years ago, that’s the niche Pet ‘n Shape® – a California-based producer of natural, healthy dog treats and chews – set out to fill. What began as a one-man, one-car trek to retailers, trade shows and distributors in California, Arizona, and Nevada has burgeoned into a successful brand serving online and brick and mortar retail outlets nationwide. Pet ‘n Shape offers more than 40 varieties of pet treats and chews made from natural chicken, turkey, lamb, pork and beef, satisfying one of the fastest growing categories within the pet industry. But...

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And the Winner Is… ADP Retirement Services Earns Prestigious 2017 Eddy Award for Delivering Top-Notch Employee Education Programs

And the Winner Is… ADP Retirement Services Earns Prestigious 2017 Eddy Award for Delivering Top-Notch Employee Education Programs

Educating employees about financial wellness is a top priority for many of today’s human resources leaders. With so many workers concerned about retirement security, employers have a clear opportunity to step in and help. Whether it’s enabling employees to save more for retirement or learn about budgeting, financial education can potentially serve as another popular perk among a growing list of benefits that are helping companies attract and retain top talent. ADP Retirement Services is helping employers address this challenge through ongoing education programs. These initiatives offer clients tools and information that may help their employees better manage their finances and grow more confident in their financial futures. These efforts have earned ADP prestigious industry recognition from leading institutional investment publication Pensions & Investments® (P&I), which recently honored ADP Retirement Services with its 2017 Eddy Award for Ongoing Investment Education. Winners were announced at P&I’s annual East Coast Defined Contribution Conference in Miami, Fla. A list of award winners also can be found on the P&I website. The Eddy...

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ADP Blogs: Another More Human Resource

ADP Blogs: Another More Human Resource

by Andy Hilton, VP Communications, Content and Brand We spent the last year creating and building our ADP blogs, publishing new articles every day. With hundreds of posts, the blogs are becoming a great resource to learn about the problems organizations are trying to solve and the upcoming issues they want to understand. The point of our blogs is to become a reliable resource for anyone wanting to explore what is going on with business, people, technology, and work. We hope to start a bigger conversation and connect with people in ways that are more about you and less about us. Here is a little about each of ADP’s blogs. Thrive is for small to medium sized business owners. Thrive focuses on practical information and advice for managing people, maximizing profits, handling operations, marketing and sales, protecting your business, and overall business strategies. Recent articles discuss the right time to launch a business, whether to move to a new location, and how getting involved in your community can also...

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Recipe for Success: Employers, Employees Collaborating on Retirement Planning

Recipe for Success: Employers, Employees Collaborating on Retirement Planning

By Joe DeSilva, Senior Vice President/General Manager, ADP Retirement Services With National Save for Retirement Week underway, it’s a good time for employers to consider the retirement benefits they offer their employees. Today’s workers are concerned about their retirement savings and the recession of 2008 has re-shaped their views. ADP recently published a whitepaper, “More Participants are Delaying Retirement,” that takes the pulse of employee retirement saving. With employers increasingly focused on providing financial wellness and literacy programs to their employees to encourage early savings, these findings can help employers better understand the concerns employees have as they look toward their financial future. The study sheds light on two key questions for employers to consider: Do employees feel like they are saving enough? Do they believe they’ll hit their investment goals? According to the study, American workers still believe that they are not saving enough for retirement even though the economy is improving.[1] What might have started as a reaction to the recession is now a reality that shapes...

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