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Marcus Buckingham Shares How to Start Strong at Work in 2018

Marcus Buckingham Shares How to Start Strong at Work in 2018

As we kick off the New Year, many people are thinking about their career goals and how they’ll achieve them in 2018. According to Marcus Buckingham, the leading expert on talent at work and co-head of the ADP Research Institute®, it’s time to create a work environment that empowers people and helps them develop their strengths. Marcus recently spoke with the hosts of Nasdaq’s TradeTalks and Cheddar about how work today is making people feel disempowered and what companies, managers and employees can do to change that. Nasdaq TradeTalks host Jill Malandrino interviews Marcus Buckingham, co-head of the ADP Research Institute. Marcus said when you consider recent engagement pulse survey data, it shows that only 26 percent of employees said they had a chance to use their strengths at work today: That’s a travesty. Too many companies operate on the principle that what is unique about each employee needs to be fixed. According to Marcus, employers need to change by being super interested in each person’s uniqueness and what...

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10 HR Compliance Trends to Watch in 2018 (Part 2)

10 HR Compliance Trends to Watch in 2018 (Part 2)

Last week we introduced five compliance trends impacting employers’ hiring, scheduling, and anti-harassment practices. Here are the remaining five compliance trends to watch in 2018. #6: Paid Family and Paid Sick Leave Laws In recent years, paid family leave (PFL) and paid sick leave (PSL) laws have been enacted by a number of jurisdictions. PFL: Paid family leave generally provides partial wage-replacement benefits to workers for covered absences. Coverage varies among jurisdictions but generally includes bonding with a newborn, or a newly placed adopted or foster child, or caring for a family member with a serious health condition. The jurisdictions with a paid family leave program include: California San Francisco New Jersey New York Rhode Island (referred to as Temporary Caregiver Insurance) Washington (benefits begin January 2020) District of Columbia (benefits begin July 2020) PSL: Eight states, the District of Columbia, and more than 30 local jurisdictions require employers to provide paid sick leave to eligible employees. The states with paid sick leave requirements include: Arizona California Connecticut (employers...

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MoreDirect Transforms its HR Function with the Help of ADP Workforce Now®

MoreDirect Transforms its HR Function with the Help of ADP Workforce Now®

MoreDirect, Inc. began in the early 1990s as a business-to-business hardware reseller. Today, the Florida-based company provides a broad range of IT hardware, software, and services to private-sector companies with 2,000 or more employees throughout the United States. As the company grew, so did its need to support a larger—and geographically diverse—workforce. The current footprint of MoreDirect’s employee base covers 30 states, and the vast majority of its 350 employees work out of their homes. Prior to Grisell Martinez, Senior Human Resources and Payroll Manager, joining MoreDirect in 2004, the company used QuickBooks to do payroll and HR was the traditional paper mill of forms governed by manual processes and procedures. “We used to be a very transactional, paperwork-driven department,” she recalls. MoreDirect, Inc. solved this problem by choosing ADP Workforce Now® and its single-sign-on integrated platform solution for HR, payroll, performance and compensation management, recruiting management, and analytics. The HR department can now focus on its key initiative—recruiting new employees. Martinez says, “We’re definitely spending more of our...

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Happy New Year! 8 HR Resolutions for 2018

Happy New Year! 8 HR Resolutions for 2018

New Year’s resolutions can help bring about positive change, whether in our personal lives or at work. With 2018 approaching, here are some HR resolutions to consider—and suggestions for helping make them stick. #1: Review your hiring procedures. Review your job advertisements, recruiting practices, application forms, interview questions, and screening and selection procedures to ensure they are effective and comply with all applicable laws. Avoid questions that could reveal a candidate’s protected class, such as age, disability, national origin, and religion. Additionally, depending on your jurisdiction, you may be prohibited from asking about an applicant’s criminal history (prior to making a conditional job offer) or salary history. #2: Create/update job descriptions. Written job descriptions can help you identify essential functions and qualifications needed for a role. They can also help you set clear expectations with employees, evaluate performance, make compensation decisions, identify training needs, handle requests for reasonable accommodations, and make exempt vs. non-exempt classification decisions. In 2018, review and update your job descriptions to make sure they accurately...

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3 Ways Man and Machines Can Work in Harmony

3 Ways Man and Machines Can Work in Harmony

By Janine Milne, Cornerstone: ADP Marketplace partner *This article originally appeared on ReWork, an online magazine sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand featuring news and ideas on the future of work. Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and cognitive computing are slinking into every nook, cranny and call center of the workplace. But this is not a dystopian future where man is pitted against the evil machine. Instead, the future is much more likely to look like man and machine working in harmony—combining complementary strengths to transform business for the better. Yes, it would make a lousy sci-fi movie. But if done right, it will make for a great work environment. In some ways, the future is already here. From Siri and Alexa to self-driving cars, there is technology already capable of mimicking human behavior. Businesses have received the message loud and clear that it’s time to integrate with technology: The Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2017 report revealed that 38 percent of companies will fully implement robotics and automation in the next five...

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