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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...

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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...

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New Hire Paperwork: Requirements & Recommendations

New Hire Paperwork: Requirements & Recommendations

Various federal, state, and local laws require that employees complete certain paperwork at the time of hire. In addition to these requirements, other paperwork is recommended to help you administer payroll, benefits, and other HR responsibilities. Here are some of these key forms: Required New Hire Paperwork: Form I-9. An I-9 Form must be completed to verify that the new hire is authorized to work in the United States. Section 1 of the form must be completed by the end of the employee’s first day of work for pay (but it cannot be completed until the employee has been offered, and has accepted, the job). Employers must complete Section 2 within three business days of the employee’s start date. For example, if an employee begins work on a Monday, Section 2 must be completed by Thursday. Note: In November 2016, the government released a revised version of the I-9. Employers were required to begin using the new version by January 22, 2017. Form W-4. All new hires must complete...

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