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Heads Nodding. It was a Good Sign.

Ahu Yildirmaz, Ph.D. Vice President, ADP Research Institute

I looked around the room a few times.  I saw a lot of nodding heads. I had just presented at a recent Argyle Executive Forum on Human Capital Leadership that confirmed  two concerns that Fortune 500 organizations continue to have in common:  Employee engagement and corporate culture. More than 180 attendees found themselves nodding in unison as guest speakers shared their approaches to addressing these concerns.  For instance, a speaker from Amazon shared the “Top Ten” lessons its HR organization has learned about the “Art of the Peculiar,” which turns on its ear many of the traditional ways of evaluating employee engagement.  Another speaker, from Deloitte, shared the results of its recent human capital trends report, which identified 10 human capital management trends using a framework it calls the 4Cs for HR – capacity, capabilities, community and credibility. Other presentations featured HR leaders from News Corp., Bank of America, Glassdoor, and Praxair, to name a few.  They covered a lot of ground:  Empowering and engaging employees; building corporate culture...

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SUCCESS STORIES: KinderCare Education

We’re excited to share KinderCare Education’s success in automating solutions to achieve strategic HCM. KinderCare Education is the largest provider of early childhood education in the nation. Their focus is on the best possible experience for over 170,000 children they serve across 38 states. KinderCare was looking to lessen the HR administrative functions for their employees, as well as, improve the accuracy and efficiently of payroll processing. KinderCare partnered with ADP on their mobile solutions app to improve employee productivity and had the ability for the first time to communicate with their nationwide workforce. Over 15,000 of their employees are using the mobile app which provides employees with the ability to track and print pay statements, W2’s, and manage time and attendance through their mobile device which allows their employees to get back to what’s most important, the care they are giving children. To reach your potential with integrated human capital management solutions from ADP, learn more about our Large Business Solutions. Hear more of our client’s Success Stories....

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SUCCESS STORIES: Follett

We’re excited to share Follett’s success in automating solutions to achieve strategic HCM. Follett provides content and solutions to over 80,000 K thru 12 schools and school districts and operates over 1,200 college and university bookstores. Follett was looking to upgrade their manager and employee user experience from a transactional and paper based process to a consumer friendly user experience, while helping HR to become a more strategic partner. Follett partnered with ADP to leverage their easy to use, modern technology platform. The automated self service capabilities create a time saver for managers and the onboarding solution allows leaders to provide a consistent message and bring employees into the culture more quickly. Watch how the new user experience allows HR to be a strategic partner with their business leaders in helping to move the company forward. To reach your potential with integrated human capital management solutions from ADP, learn more about our Large Business Solutions. Hear more of our client’s Success Stories. Share this:Click to email (Opens in new...

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The Key to Diversity and Inclusion is Business Resource Groups

This month, ADP was recognized for excellence and leadership in diversity, ranking #21 on the 2016 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. ADP has a deep commitment to sustaining and celebrating our inclusive culture and we offer a variety of programs to foster this, such as Local Engagement & Diversity Committees that give our associates the opportunity to volunteer in their communities. We also strategically partner with external organizations that enable ADP to provide associates with targeted career development opportunities. One of the keys to our strategy is Business Resource Groups (BRGs). BRGs are company-sponsored and voluntary associations of people with common interests (e.g., groups to support minorities, women, military and other interests). For example, May happens to be Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage month. Our BRG, A.S.I.A (Aspiring Success in Associates), offers inclusive ways for all associates to learn more about the various cultural norms that make up our Asian-American and Pacific Islander community. These BRGs align to broader business initiatives, such as increasing the pipeline of women...

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Don’t Get Burned by Compliance Overconfidence

Keeping up with tax rules and employment laws can require additional resources and a significant financial investment for businesses. Navigating a vast sea of government regulation can be a challenge for even the most-seasoned captains of industry. Tax rules and employment laws evolve frequently, leaving many businesses in a never-ending game of catch-up, trying to manage compliance and avoid penalties. Since January 2015, Congress enacted 142 new laws, many of which impact businesses that are already dealing with compliance challenges related to the Affordable Care Act and preparing for the upcoming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules. Keeping up with these changes can require additional resources and a significant financial investment. According to Thomson Reuters, 75 percent of compliance leaders expect that managing compliance will require more or much more attention in 2016.  Many expect to commit more resources (both in terms of time and staff) to compliance policies and procedures. For small and midsized businesses with limited resources, trying to manage the seemingly ever-changing...

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ACA Best Practices: Why You Can’t Take a Vacation From Affordable Care Act Compliance

Think you can kick back and relax now that your Affordable Care Act (ACA) annual reporting requirements have been signed, sealed, and delivered? Reporting is an annual event – but just the end result of many ACA compliance requirements, issues, and challenges that are evolving quickly. Requirements will change for 2016 and 2017, which makes complacency not an option. As you plan your summer vacation, help make it ACA-stress-free by joining our event at either 11AM or 3PM with other HR and finance execs like yourself to hear about some of the key findings of the past year, what other organizations are doing right… wrong, and then we’ll talk about what’s coming up for the remainder of 2016 and 2017. During this webcast, you will learn: Key findings from the first year of reporting, such as: Many organizations don’t accurately categorize employees – which leads to negative consequences: what do you need to know to make sure this doesn’t happen to you? Gathering the right data is difficult. What...

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New FLSA Overtime Rules Mean Employers Face Race to Comply

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finalized sweeping changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules extending protections to 4.2 million U.S. workers. The changes double the salary threshold for “white collar” exemptions from the current minimum of $455 per week, or $23,660 a year, to $913 per week, or $47,476 annually. The updated rules also increase the minimum salary of highly compensated employees from $100,000 per year to $134,004 per year and establish a mechanism for automatically updating the salary and compensation levels for exempt employees every three years. The final rules, which will take effect on December 1, 2016, also allow employers to use nondiscretionary bonuses and incentive payments to satisfy up to 10 percent of the new standard salary level. They do not make any changes to the duties test for executive, administrative and professional employees. Here are a few steps businesses should take now to further their compliance efforts: 1) Take Stock and Review Classifications. Employers should first ensure that they thoroughly understand...

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Best Companies for Multicultural Women Balancing Work, Life and Family

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

One of the reasons I am proud to work at ADP is our unwavering focus on providing a workplace that values each individual and enables associates to reach their full potential. The diverse experiences, perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds of our associates are essential in helping ADP deliver great service to our clients and maintain a competitive edge. According to the 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 70% of mothers of children under age 18 are working or looking for work. Given that, there’s little doubt that working moms, play a critical role in advancing our economy and our own company’s growth.  Considering the impact that women, in particular working moms, have on our business, nurturing a culture of inclusion that enables ADP to leverage the collective talent of multicultural women is not only the right thing to do, but a business imperative. ADP is honored to make the 2016 list for Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women. This is a great achievement made possible by the commitment of...

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ACA Compliance: 3 Strategies For Managing Costs

This week, Forbes featured ADP contributor Liz Alton’s article “3 Strategies for Managing Your ACA Compliance Costs.” What options do employers have for controlling Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance costs in 2016 and the years beyond? How can CHROs work with the rest of the C-suite to establish cost-reducing strategies in other departments to mitigate the effects of more stringent ACA compliance requirements? Check out the article to learn more, and join our upcoming webinar, ACA Best Practices: Why You Can’t Take a Vacation From Affordable Care Act Compliance to hear from our ACA experts. 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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A Marathon to 10 Million

You may have heard the phrase, “It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” That can definitely be said of the journey organizations have had in preparing for the first year of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) annual reporting. And American writer and runner Hal Higdon said, “Motivation remains key to the marathon: the motivation to begin; the motivation to continue; the motivation never to quit,” which describes the months of intense time-sensitive work and dedication needed as we were all racing towards the IRS annual reporting deadline of March 31st. In this first year, ADP assisted over 25,000 clients, ranging in size from 50 – 50,000 employees, in managing the ACA eligibility, affordability and IRS reporting for over 16 million employees, including printing and distributing more than 10 million Forms 1095-C. The Form 1095-C provides organizations with documentation they need to demonstrate they are ACA-compliant and provides key information to their employees about their health coverage. And, as a fun fact, if you stacked the 10 million Forms 1095-C ADP...

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