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Helping KIPP Houston Public Schools Spend More Time on What Matters

Helping KIPP Houston Public Schools Spend More Time on What Matters

KIPP Houston Public Schools has a mission with a heart the size of Texas – to help underprivileged students get to and through college. With 28 schools in Houston alone, they currently staff over 1,700 employees, many of them teachers. To support these teachers and the rest of the KIPP staff is a team of 25 HR and payroll professionals, led by Chief Talent Officer, Chuck Fimble. Together, the ADP team and KIPP team worked to identify and implement solutions for their struggles. They began enhancing and automating processes one by one, from payroll to benefits to time and labor. To reduce the risk of errors regarding employee information, KIPP implemented the self-service feature within ADP Workforce Now®. Employees could now control and access their own information, which not only increased accuracy but reduced time and labor for the HR team. Say Chuck Fimble, “At the end of the day, ADP allows us to focus on what really matters in our day-to-day lives. I don’t have to spend a...

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ADP Helps Guide Sika Through a Rapid Growth Spurt

ADP Helps Guide Sika Through a Rapid Growth Spurt

Sika North America likes to grow – quickly. In the past five years alone, it took on the payrolls for seven acquisitions, expanding its workforce from 868 to approximately 1,500. With workers spread across 45 states, keeping pace with payroll changes is a challenge. Lisa Panagos, Payroll Manager at Sika North America, has one direct report to help her process three weekly and four semi-monthly multistate payrolls, which include union and nonunion employees. “We grow by acquisition. It’s been a very reliable, successful strategy,” says Panagos, “but because of that, we don’t grow it slowly. It’s more like leaps and bounds. And because we grow by acquisition, our payroll complexity can change in unforeseen ways.” As Sika North America’s payroll complexity increased, Panagos says her department required a more robust solution. As a result, Sika migrated to ADP Workforce Now® to meet their more complex needs for payroll, time and labor management and paid time off (PTO). To read more about how Sika flourished during their growth spurt, click...

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Regional Employment Experiences a Slight Dip in the Month of June

Regional Employment Experiences a Slight Dip in the Month of June

According to the ADP Regional Employment Report, in June we saw a slight dip in hiring across most regions. The service-providing sector provided the majority of new jobs, while the goods-producing sector lagged. Texas led job growth with Florida close behind. The ADP Regional Employment Report is produced by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics, Inc. Here is a closer look at the regional numbers: California added 9,800 jobs Florida added 13,500 jobs Illinois added 5,400 jobs New Jersey added 4,900 jobs New York added 4,900 jobs Texas added 23,800 jobs Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP Regional Employment Report measures the change in regional and state nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally adjusted basis. For more detailed information, please visit: http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/ 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...

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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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Growing Producer of Natural Pet Snacks, Pet ‘n Shape, Says Using ADP for Payroll, Retirement Services and Time Tracking is a Real ‘Treat’

Growing Producer of Natural Pet Snacks, Pet ‘n Shape, Says Using ADP for Payroll, Retirement Services and Time Tracking is a Real ‘Treat’

During the past decade, the number of people pursuing a natural food lifestyle has continued to multiply. Additives, dyes, biological and technological tinkering with how food is grown, processed, packaged and sold, all are being increasingly scrutinized. Foods with labels displaying a litany of unpronounceable ingredients are falling out of favor. Not surprisingly, those shoppers who yearn for the oft-touted benefits of natural, home-grown fare are extending their standards to the foods they buy for their pets. Twelve years ago, that’s the niche Pet ‘n Shape® – a California-based producer of natural, healthy dog treats and chews – set out to fill. What began as a one-man, one-car trek to retailers, trade shows and distributors in California, Arizona, and Nevada has burgeoned into a successful brand serving online and brick and mortar retail outlets nationwide. Pet ‘n Shape offers more than 40 varieties of pet treats and chews made from natural chicken, turkey, lamb, pork and beef, satisfying one of the fastest growing categories within the pet industry. But...

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