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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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Accounting Professionals and Their Small Business Clients Benefit from ADP and Wave Collaboration

Accounting Professionals and Their Small Business Clients Benefit from ADP and Wave Collaboration

We continue to see accounting firms expand their services to grow their practices beyond traditional accounting services and payroll. And, as they do that, they’re always on the lookout for tools and resources that can help them better manage the ever-widening scope of human resources (HR) and payroll challenges that their small business clients encounter. That’s why we’ve decided to collaborate with Wave, a private cloud-based provider of financial software for small business that includes invoicing and free accounting. Together, we’re giving our clients and accounting professionals yet another way to more easily and efficiently process payroll and run their complete business financial life directly from their RUN Powered by ADP® dashboard. Specifically, accountants will benefit because we’re adding to the tools they already use to help clients with these tasks. Not only can Wave complement other accounting and invoicing solutions, this collaboration between ADP® and Wave has several valuable elements. And it gives customers of RUN Powered by ADP and ADP® Accountant Connect a seamless, cohesive, and automated...

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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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