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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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Employee Benefit Adviser Shares ADP’s 4 Ways to Foster Innovation

Employee Benefit Adviser Shares ADP’s 4 Ways to Foster Innovation

Employee Benefit Adviser has posted an article by Aldor H. Delp, vice president and general manager of ADP Resource® and HR Solutions, titled “4 Ways to Foster Innovation in an Organization,” which suggests that fostering innovative new approaches and tools can be a bridge to achieving smarter processes, better technology and happier people. “That’s why it’s vitally important that businesses and HR leaders define innovation for themselves and understand the organizational motivation behind using it… HR leaders, whose job it is to try to sense, understand and serve the needs of employees, have a unique opportunity to be change agents by re-evaluating counterproductive practices and technologies, and supporting the implementation of meaningful, relevant innovations that assist the work effort.” Read the entire article at Employee Benefit Adviser. 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 new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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smallbizdaily Highlights ADP POV on the Personalization of Benefits

smallbizdaily Highlights ADP POV on the Personalization of Benefits

smallbizdaily has posted an article by Kristen Appleman, vice president of Health and Wealth for ADP TotalSource®, titled “The Consumerization of Benefits: Why Personalization Is Paramount,” which explores the trend of small business employees who want their benefits options offered just like other products and services – simple, efficient and tailored to their lifestyles. “It’s clear everywhere you look: From food to media, entertainment to clothing, there are near-endless options for what we consume and how we consume it. Now more than ever, consumers are inching closer to the buttons and levers that control their choices. And now we’re starting to see employees opt for more choices when making decisions about their benefits and overall health care.” Read the entire article at smallbizdaily. 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 new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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