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Workplace Compliance Spotlight: Employee Handbook Best Practices

Workplace Compliance Spotlight: Employee Handbook Best Practices

Employee handbooks help employers communicate rules, benefits andother important information to employees. An up-to-date employee handbook can help employers comply with certain requirements and can inform new hires and employees of your business’s policies and practices. However, understanding which policies to include and how to properly maintain a handbook can be a challenge. If your handbook isn’t drafted carefully, certain policies may conflict with federal, state, or local law. Watch the first in our Workplace Compliance Spotlight webcast series and get critical insights and best practices on employee handbooks, such as: What makes an employee handbook effective Why you need to keep your handbook updated How to use your handbook to manage social media, dress codes, and other workplace issues Critical policies to include and what to avoid Tips for distributing your handbook and obtaining employee acknowledgments ADP remains at the forefront of helping employers understand the complex compliance, financial, and strategic issues surrounding workforce management. Tap into our expertise to ensure you’re in the best shape possible for...

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Entrepreneur features ADP Marketplace: How to Choose the Right HR Tools

Entrepreneur features ADP Marketplace: How to Choose the Right HR Tools

Entrepreneur has published an article titled, “Watch Out! These 4 HR Tool Mistakes Will Cost You,” which discusses best practices when considering HR tools for a small business. The article features ADP Marketplace client, Matthew Korn, HR manager for North America at UNOde50, where he discusses the value he gained in using the ADP Marketplace to find the hiring and onboarding tools to help attract and retain top talent. Korn states, “We were challenged to find a way to connect the system with the human capital management [HCM] solutions from ADP that we had already been using. Thanks to the integration of our hiring and onboarding processes, we could fluidly implement an employee’s information across systems, reducing the cost and time investments in onboarding.” Read the full article here: Watch Out! These 4 HR Tool Mistakes Will Cost You 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...

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Which Hat is it Today? ADP Study Finds 1.5 Million U.S. Small Businesses Spend Billions to Manage HR as an ‘Ad Hoc’ Function, Increasing Business Risk

Which Hat is it Today? ADP Study Finds 1.5 Million U.S. Small Businesses Spend Billions to Manage HR as an ‘Ad Hoc’ Function, Increasing Business Risk

By Brian Michaud, Senior Vice President, ADP TotalSource® Small business owners and their employees wear a lot of hats. One day it’s sales maven, the next it’s marketing guru or back-office ace. It seems to be the nature of the beast. But that approach – especially for small business owners who already push the boundaries of a 24-hour day with limited resources – has a startling downside and tangible hidden cost, according to a recent ADP® study. The study indicates that as many as 70 percent of small businesses in the United States – which equates to potentially 1.5 million of them – handle the human resources (HR) function with staff members who manage it on an “ad-hoc” basis in addition to their primary job. The study also shows that these ad-hoc HR managers spend more than 13 hours a week on average on human resources tasks, taking significant time away from their core responsibilities. Based on this time spent and the average wage of a small business employee,...

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Success Stories: From Competitive Barista to Proprietor – ALL DAY Owner Camila Ramos Uses ADP Solutions to Keep Pace with the Daily Grind

Success Stories: From Competitive Barista to Proprietor – ALL DAY Owner Camila Ramos Uses ADP Solutions to Keep Pace with the Daily Grind

How do you transform coffee and eggs – perhaps the two most commoditized food items in the restaurant industry – into a premium experience for patrons? Ask Camila Ramos, proprietor of ALL DAY, a coffee shop and breakfast restaurant in the Park West neighborhood of Miami. For the past 10 years, Ramos has worked tirelessly to first build a reputation and now a following for her Miami café in the highly competitive industry of specialty coffee. In the past year, Ramos has taken ADP® on the latest, most challenging leg of her journey – the day-to-day workforce and payroll management of between 16 to 18 employees. Ramos uses RUN Powered by ADP® , a cloud-based payroll, tax and human resources solution for small businesses. Implementing RUN Powered by ADP a year ago proved to be a turning point for Ramos’s business. “ADP offers a depth and breadth of experience that’s very valuable to me and my business,” said Ramos. “It’s also very affordable for a small business that’s just...

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How to Prevent a Lax Workplace This Summer

How to Prevent a Lax Workplace This Summer

During the summer, the warm weather and the draw of the beach, barbeques, and travel may lead to increased absenteeism and reduced productivity. Below, we identify some common workplace issues during the summer months and how you can prevent and respond to them. Dress Code Violations: As the temperature rises outside, dress code violations tend to increase as well. Now is a good time to remind your employees of your dress and grooming standards. If you adopt a more relaxed dress code during the summer months, provide employees with guidance on what is acceptable and what is not, such as “open-toed shoes are permitted, flip flops are not.” Be sure your policy doesn’t unfairly single out a category of employees, or discriminate against a particular group. Additionally, your policy should not differ greatly between men and women, or impose a greater burden on one gender over the other. If you learn that an employee has violated your rules, consider what can be done to resolve the issue that day,...

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