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Extra Helping Hands: HR Professionals Get Instant Access to New Resources, Best Practices with ADP Workforce Now HR Assist

HR managers at midsized businesses have a difficult job. They are constantly juggling questions, issues, and complaints about any and all HR issues under the sun. Moreover, because their business is midsized, they probably won’t have all of the resources at their fingertips that a larger company can provide. Now that problem has been addressed. Recently, ADP® launched ADP Workforce Now® HR Assist, a solution that equips owners and leaders of midsized businesses with added expertise, on-demand online documentation, and proven best practices to address everyday HR issues. With ADP Workforce Now HR Assist, businesses are only a few clicks away from a dedicated team of experienced, certified HR professionals and resources to help them tackle even their most complicated HR issues – without increasing their own staff or hiring costly consultants. “On a daily basis, HR managers are expected to have all the answers to questions on staffing, compliance and best practices,” said John Ayala, president of the Major Account Services business at ADP. “In addition, they are...

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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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CPA Practice Advisor Features ADP Talent Study

CPA Practice Advisor has published an article titled “Where’s Your Firm’s Talent Going?,” which features Ahu Yildirmaz, co-head of ADP Research Institute®, discussing the impact to accounting firms of a growing talent gap. “The labor market is tightening. The talent pool is scarce and the rate of openings is growing faster than firms are hiring, which definitely creates a challenge in attracting and retaining talent. Accounting firms can’t just focus on attracting the talent. They also need to work on engaging and retaining the talent they have.” Read the entire article at CPA Practice Advisor. 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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The Quest for Workforce Insight: Become a Superhero through Workforce Analytics

We’ve all heard of Big Data, but leveraging and finding value in it is no small task. Today, technology uses Big Data to learn our patterns and make recommendations on everything from where to shop to the best route to take home. Your smart phone has learned that you and many people “like you” travel home at 5 p.m. every day so it makes recommendations on the shortest route as soon as you approach your car. Similarly, with advances in technology, organizations are getting smarter about collecting, storing and cleaning their data to help drive better informed business decisions. However, the value internal data can provide is limited unless companies also can access external data to provide context and a wider lens to help suggest what is to come. Think about it: What good is tons of internal information if business leaders can’t compare it against industry benchmarks to see how they measure up, and analyze it to identify patterns and take action? Find out in this article by...

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PS Logistics Drives Toward Greater Workforce Visability and More Strategic HR with ADP Vantage HCM

As one the fastest-growing flatbed transportation and logistics companies in the United States, PS Logistics’ main mission is to “be the best” for its drivers and customers. In order to do that, the company needed greater insight into its workforce of more than 2,500 employees operating across 48 states. Kim Daigle, vice president of Human Resources at PS Logistics, needed more confidence in the company’s HR information – and advocated for a shift from a multi-vendor approach to an integrated human capital management system after the firm continued to experience rapid growth through acquisition. “We have 18 different companies and were using multiple vendors, each of which had their own system of record,” said Daigle. “Without a single system of reliable HR information, it’s tough to gain a holistic view of your workforce and make strategic HR decisions. We also needed greater visibility into employees’ full employment cycle. Often, when an employee would move from one business unit to another, we’d lose sight of them or they’d end up...

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Your Secret Weapon: Five Tips for Better Branding in the War for Talent

By Richard Allaway, Division Vice President and General Manager of National Account Services, ADP “Employer brand” goes by many names: Talent brand, employer value proposition, brand voice. Whatever you call it, it can be a tricky thing to get right. In today’s communications landscape, brand is not just how you market yourself to the outside world, it’s who you are. It’s what people say about your company when you’re not in the room. Achieving an authentic employer brand requires consistent and creative external messaging that rings true to your company’s internal culture. And it’s vital for attracting and retaining the best talent. A recent Gallup® Business poll shows that high-quality candidates seek companies that align with who they are. If potential leaders and top-performing candidates put serious weight on an employer brand, then companies need to recognize its vital role in the war for talent. Here are five tips to build a better branding strategy to ensure your organization attracts, rather than deters, top talent: Make a Good Online...

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Georgia Revamps Quality Jobs Tax Credit Program

With the enactment of House Bill 265, the State of Georgia has passed two significant changes to its Quality Jobs Tax Credit program, effective with tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2017. These changes are: Increasing the hiring period for meeting the job increase threshold, and Implementing a new investment requirement in order to be eligible for subsequent job creation periods. Prior to HB 265, Georgia law required that a taxpayer must create at least 50 new quality jobs within one year of when the employer first began withholding taxes in Georgia in order to be eligible for the Quality Jobs Tax Credit.1 Effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2017, a taxpayer will now have two years in order to meet the 50 quality jobs requirement if the taxpayer first withholds taxes in Georgia after January 1, 2017. HB 265 also enacted a new investment requirement in order for taxpayers to be eligible for the extended two year job creation periods. Effective for...

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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 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 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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