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Boosting Employee Engagement: Advice from an ADP Expert

Boosting Employee Engagement: Advice from an ADP Expert

A newly published article in Business.com features Tara Wolckenhauer, division vice president of enterprise-wide HR functions at ADP. In the article, Wolckenhauer offers her insights to help small business owners spark engagement among employees. Having worked in human resources for more than two decades, Wolckenhauer knows the importance of an engaged workforce. She shares what employee engagement really means: “Employee engagement, to me, means an all-around commitment by employees to their work, the values of the company and its people. Engaged employees are all in and feel they are part of something bigger. They understand that the job is hard sometimes, but because they love their job and are engaged in the work, they feel connected to the company’s mission, products, and people.” In fact, according to a study from the ADP Research Institute, the work itself, work hours and flexibility are among the top reasons people stay with a company. Wolchenhauer says that knowing that, managers need to make sure employees have clearly defined goals when it comes...

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World Wide Technology Turns to ADP to Simplify HR Processes and Support Future Growth

World Wide Technology Turns to ADP to Simplify HR Processes and Support Future Growth

Over the past 27 years, World Wide Technology (WWT) has grown from a small product reseller into a technology solution provider with more than $9 billion in annual revenue and more than 4,500 employees operating in 10 countries. To keep up with its rapid growth, the company realized it needed a human capital management (HCM) system that was flexible and scalable. As such, it turned to ADP® and decided to implement ADP Vantage HCM® and ADP Streamline®. “Our plan is to add another 4,500 employees in the next five years,” said Ann Marr, vice president of Global Human Resources at WWT. “We knew the old systems we had in place wouldn’t be able to handle more employees and we’d end up hiring more people to do processes that could easily be automated. With ADP, we’ll be able to eliminate manual processes and dual data entry which will save time, reduce errors and increase efficiencies. Right now, we’re still using spreadsheets in some countries so we’re thrilled ADP will help...

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Anderson Hospital Gains Efficiency and Visibility into Recruiting Through ADP®

Anderson Hospital Gains Efficiency and Visibility into Recruiting Through ADP®

Anderson Hospital, an independent not-for-profit hospital operating in Madison County, Illinois, partnered with ADP® to implement ADP Recruiting Management technology. The hospital is dedicated to creating an environment that provides excellent service and a high quality of life. ADP Recruiting Management supports the hospital’s need for an efficient, effective recruiting solution, and provides strong reporting capabilities that enable ongoing improvement and configuration. Alicia Gregory, HR Project Manager at Anderson Hospital says, “For end users, ADP Recruiting Management is a lot more efficient, as a result, we are getting more applicants and stronger candidates.” Read the full story to learn how ADP Recruiting Management is a strategic choice for organizations that want to stay ahead of the game. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (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)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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Three Reasons You Need an Org Chart Now

Three Reasons You Need an Org Chart Now

To react quickly to today’s rapidly changing business environment, an organization’s structure and key workforce metrics need to be clearly displayed and immediately accessible. Workforce initiatives confronted by corporations include the creation of new project teams, reorganizations, reductions in force, mergers and acquisitions and even break ups and spin-offs. The data and planning involved can be daunting but having access to an up-to-date org chart allows companies to react efficiently to what are often complex HR projects. Building Functioning Teams Building cohesive teams is a key responsibility of management and a driver of company success. Lack of alignment within a team impacts the outcome of a task or project according to 97% of surveyed employees and executives. Having a clear, visual representation of team members and their connections and responsibilities can assist employees understand their roles. A badly communicated organizational structure can result in confusion, uncertainty and even a lack of accountability. Succession Planning and Career Development A dynamic org chart can assist in the crucial business of succession...

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9 Ways to Promote a More Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment

9 Ways to Promote a More Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment

A diverse and inclusive workforce is comprised of people of different backgrounds who are valued for their contributions. This can provide employers with a competitive advantage by bringing new ideas, fresh perspectives, and an engaged workforce. For these reasons, it’s important to think about how you hire, treat, develop, promote, and provide benefits to employees and whether those practices foster inclusion or exclusion. Here are some ideas for improving diversity and inclusion at your company: #1: Start at the top. Make sure each manager, senior manager, and executive is responsible for inclusion and hold them accountable during performance evaluations. Discuss the issue during leadership meetings and share feedback from employees. To demonstrate the importance of diversity and inclusion within your company, consider including it in your employer branding. #2: Expand recruiting. Use a variety of sources to find potential job candidates. Understand which groups are underrepresented (e.g., people of color, employees with disabilities, etc.) in your workforce and seek out community organizations and schools to help you recruit a...

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