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Workplace Compliance Spotlight: Employee Handbook Best Practices

Employee handbooks help employers communicate rules, benefits andother important information to employees. An up-to-date employee handbook can help employers comply with certain requirements and can inform new hires and employees of your business’s policies and practices. However, understanding which policies to include and how to properly maintain a handbook can be a challenge. If your handbook isn’t drafted carefully, certain policies may conflict with federal, state, or local law. Watch the first in our Workplace Compliance Spotlight webcast series and get critical insights and best practices on employee handbooks, such as: What makes an employee handbook effective Why you need to keep your handbook updated How to use your handbook to manage social media, dress codes, and other workplace issues Critical policies to include and what to avoid Tips for distributing your handbook and obtaining employee acknowledgments ADP remains at the forefront of helping employers understand the complex compliance, financial, and strategic issues surrounding workforce management. Tap into our expertise to ensure you’re in the best shape possible for...

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7 Things Great Leaders Do to Keep Employees Happy: Inc.com Highlights ADP Evolution of Work Study

Inc.com published an article today titled, “7 Things Great Leaders Do to Keep Employees Happy, Study Says.” The story looks at the importance of building a company culture that better engages employees and highlights key findings from a study by the ADP Research Institute® (ADP RI): Evolution of Work 2.0: The Me vs. We Mindset. In an effort to better understand what workers consider when deciding to stay at their current job or accept a new position, ADP RI surveyed employees and employers in 13 countries. The responses highlight a disconnect between workers and their employers around important factors such as talent management, recruitment, retention, and corporate performance. Read the full article to learn the 7 key facts to keeping your employees happy and committed for the long haul. 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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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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ADP Announces 2017 Class of Henry Taub Scholars

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

The ADP Foundation has announced the 2017 recipients of the Henry Taub Scholarship, which recognizes and rewards incoming first-year college students who have demonstrated academic excellence as well as a commitment to improving their communities. The Henry Taub Scholarship was established five years ago to honor ADP’s founder Henry Taub and to support his belief in the priceless benefits of higher education. Pictured from left to right, the 2017 Taub Scholars are: Madeline Alzamora from Brick, New Jersey, who will be attending Arizona State University; Sally Pan from Suwanee, Georgia, who will be attending Brown University; David L. Towell from Chatham, New Jersey, who will be attending Georgetown University; Lu Yi from Shanghai, China, who will be attending the University of Rochester; Kayla J. Beckley from Arlington Heights, Illinois, who will be attending Hope College (not pictured). These finalists were selected from the large pool of dedicated and hardworking students based on a varied range of criteria, including academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community involvement, leadership roles, and a scholarship...

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ACA Special Edition Webcast: Making Sense of Repeal/Replace Efforts and Current State of the ACA

A years-long effort by Senate Republicans to pass Affordable Care Act (ACA) “repeal and replace” or “repeal only” legislation ended early July 28th. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) joined Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and all Senate Democrats to defeat a new, pared down bill, the Health Care Freedom Act, to repeal parts of the ACA in a 51-49 vote early Friday morning. So what does this mean for employers? Watch our latest ACA Special Edition webcast and get critical insights on the implications and impact of the latest activities in Washington, such as: What happened? What does it mean? What are likely next steps? What should employers be doing now? This marks the 4th webcast in our ACA Special Edition series. We’ve been with you in lock step through this journey and will continue to do so. ADP remains at the forefront of helping employers understand the complex compliance, financial, and strategic issues surrounding ACA compliance. Tap into our expertise to ensure you’re in the best...

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ADP SmartCompliance® Builds a Better Experience for Employers That Offer the ALINE Card by ADP®

By Gary Lott, Division Vice President and General Manager of Wage Payments Added Value Services Payroll cards continue to grow in popularity and many companies already are experiencing the potential cost savings and payroll flexibility that a more electronic payroll process can deliver to their workforce. But sometimes administering payroll card programs can be a bit cumbersome and time-consuming for employers because it requires them to toggle between a few online administration tools. That’s all changed for employers that offer the ALINE Card. To help improve the payroll card administration experience for its clients, ADP® has moved key functions of the ALINE Card into the ADP SmartCompliance platform. Previously, employers that offered the card to their employees had to manage the ALINE Card or the fully electronic pay solution, ALINE Pay by ADP®, through the Visa® Prepaid Administration Tool (PAT). To help streamline the electronic payroll process, ADP has moved core PAT functions, such as enrollment, funding, inventory management and reporting to ADP SmartCompliance. Specifically, employers now can use...

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Entrepreneur features ADP Marketplace: How to Choose the Right HR Tools

Entrepreneur has published an article titled, “Watch Out! These 4 HR Tool Mistakes Will Cost You,” which discusses best practices when considering HR tools for a small business. The article features ADP Marketplace client, Matthew Korn, HR manager for North America at UNOde50, where he discusses the value he gained in using the ADP Marketplace to find the hiring and onboarding tools to help attract and retain top talent. Korn states, “We were challenged to find a way to connect the system with the human capital management [HCM] solutions from ADP that we had already been using. Thanks to the integration of our hiring and onboarding processes, we could fluidly implement an employee’s information across systems, reducing the cost and time investments in onboarding.” Read the full article here: Watch Out! These 4 HR Tool Mistakes Will Cost You 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...

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ACA Special Edition Webcast: Making Sense of Repeal/Replace Efforts and Current State of the ACA

A years-long effort by Senate Republicans to pass Affordable Care Act (ACA) “repeal and replace” or “repeal only” legislation ended early July 28th. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) joined Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and all Senate Democrats to defeat a new, pared down bill, the Health Care Freedom Act, to repeal parts of the ACA in a 51-49 vote early Friday morning. So what does this mean for employers? Join us tomorrow at 1PM EST with other business owners, HR leaders and finance execs like yourself for an ACA Special Edition webcast and get critical insights on the implications and impact of the latest activities in Washington, such as: What happened? What does it mean? What are likely next steps? What should employers be doing now? This marks the 4th webcast in our ACA Special Edition series. We’ve been with you in lock step through this journey and will continue to do so. ADP remains at the forefront of helping employers understand the complex compliance, financial,...

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Three Ways to Improve the Interview Process

By Tiffanie Ross, Senior Director, AIRS Training at ADP The interview process itself hasn’t changed much over the past 20 years. Despite investing a lot of time and effort, hiring managers still are often left wondering if they’re offering the job to the right candidate. So what can you do to help ensure you’re recruiting the top talent your company needs? Consider these three steps to make the entire experience easier for hiring managers, recruiters and candidates. 1) Speed up the interview process. Start by limiting delays in the cycle. Delays happen frequently and for many reasons: Travel, changing schedules, and more. At the same time, the United States is near full employment, so job markets are tightening and causing recruiters to reach outside of their local markets to tap into talent nationwide. That means not all candidates will be able to easily swing by the office for an interview. To speed the process, companies should consider using video interviews and interview-scheduling tools. While video interviews aren’t an entirely...

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Which Hat is it Today? ADP Study Finds 1.5 Million U.S. Small Businesses Spend Billions to Manage HR as an ‘Ad Hoc’ Function, Increasing Business Risk

By Brian Michaud, Senior Vice President, ADP TotalSource® Small business owners and their employees wear a lot of hats. One day it’s sales maven, the next it’s marketing guru or back-office ace. It seems to be the nature of the beast. But that approach – especially for small business owners who already push the boundaries of a 24-hour day with limited resources – has a startling downside and tangible hidden cost, according to a recent ADP® study. The study indicates that as many as 70 percent of small businesses in the United States – which equates to potentially 1.5 million of them – handle the human resources (HR) function with staff members who manage it on an “ad-hoc” basis in addition to their primary job. The study also shows that these ad-hoc HR managers spend more than 13 hours a week on average on human resources tasks, taking significant time away from their core responsibilities. Based on this time spent and the average wage of a small business employee,...

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