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Accounting Today Explores Payroll Trends

Accounting Today quoted Chris Rush, division vice president of Strategy and Business Development, Small Business Services, in an article titled “Software survey: Moving past gross to net,” which discusses trends in payroll processing, such as the potential impact of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the use by accounting firms of data analytics to differentiate themselves to their clients. “Big Data benchmarking and predictive analytics tools can help accounting firms further differentiate and grow the firm’s service offering as a strategic advisor by providing its clients with valuable insight to attract and retain top talent…It can give an accounting practice the ability to compare its employee data with current industry averages — including compensation, turnover, productivity and other workforce metrics. Turnover probability identifies the likelihood of voluntary turnover across an organization, within job types, locations and teams, as well as for individual employees. And data analytics can help accounting firms prepare for new pay equity reporting requirements.” Read the entire article at Accounting Today. Share this:Click to email this...

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Google for Jobs: Disrupting The Recruiting Market?

One of the most challenging problems in business is matching the right person to the right job, and this goes on all the time. For job seekers, the search process can be agonizing, difficult, and frightening. Unlike other searches on the internet, a job search is a very personal thing. You are looking for a position that fits your needs, a job with a company that fits your personality and lifestyle, and an employer that is physically close enough that you can commute or relocate without impacting your family and daily life. All these search “criteria” are important, and almost none of this information is embedded in the job description. Enter Google. To find out more on the potential impact of Google for jobs and the potential benefit to the entire economy, read the entire article, Google for Jobs: Disrupting The Recruiting Market? Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in...

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ADP Named a Best Company for Multicultural Women by Working Mother Magazine

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

At ADP, the unique backgrounds and experiences of our associates enable us to better serve our clients and stay innovative. That’s why our leadership team, associates, and Business Resource Groups work every day to ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment for our teams all over the world. One particular focus is hiring, retaining and promoting women of color. Working Mother magazine, through its Working Mother Research Institute, tracks corporations’ progress and best practices in this area, and publishes the findings annually. I’m proud that ADP was included again in this year’s report – the 2017 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Working Mother magazine – because it’s a testament to the success of our inclusion initiatives, and the overall progress of U.S. companies in this area. Some of the highlights from the report include: Among the companies recognized by Working Mother, multicultural women represent 16 percent of employees hired into manager positions and 10 percent of employees hired into senior manager positions, each increasing one percentage point over...

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Creating Pay Equity in the Workplace

Ellen Feeney, Vice President, Counsel, Global Compliance at ADP, examined pay equity and its importance for today’s employers in her presentation to Argyle’s CHRO membership at the 2017 Human Capital Leadership Forum in New York on May 4. In her presentation, “Creating Pay Equity in the Workplace: What’s the Impact to Employers?” Feeney discussed the benefits of pay equity and its strategic impact on employers. According to Feeney, pay equity laws vary around the globe. Regardless, organizations must comply with these laws at all times. Many pay equity laws don’t have a financial penalty associated with them. However, the damage that an organization could suffer if it fails to comply with pay equity laws may extend beyond its bottom line. Ultimately, an organization must learn about its responsibilities relative to pay equity laws. This will enable an organization to understand its pay equity compliance and reporting requirements, so it can take the necessary steps to follow these laws consistently. To find out more on how a proactive approach to...

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Accountex Report Explores ADP’s Approach to Innovation

Kacee Johnson, founder and blogger for her consultant company, Blue Ocean Principles, has contributed to Accountex Report a Q&A with Stuart Sackman, titled “How ADP’s Innovation Lab is Creating Blue Oceans,” which explores ADP’s approach to innovation and how that focus cascades into the solutions we provide our clients. “ADP’s belief in the power of innovation and the benefits it can bring to our clients spurred the establishment of ADP Innovation Labs in Pasadena and New York City…The ADP Innovation Labs were designed to foster creativity, enhance ideas, and increase productivity, as well as to create a workplace environment that can attract and retain top talent. That’s a challenge accounting firms grapple with every day.” Read the entire article at Accountex Report. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (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)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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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’

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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The Growing Power of State and Local Workplace Regulations: Employer Compliance Trends, Part 2

During the past several years, state and local laws and ordinances affecting the workplace have grown. Recent legislative activity has continued to add to the growing patchwork of state and local employment laws, creating additional complexity and expense for employers. The multitude of and variances between the state and local laws to which employers are being subjected could result in significant administrative burdens and costs, including tracking legal obligations and confusion on part of employees with regard to their specific rights. What should employers be looking out for in this challenging environment? In Part 1 of our series, we discussed wage and hour matters (FLSA), the paid sick leave movement, pay equity laws and EEO-1 reporting, and the American Health Care Act. Join us on May 23rd at 11am or 3pm EST for Part 2, where you will learn about the challenges and the outlook of these top employment law trends: Scheduling restrictions State retirement plan mandates State responses to U.S. Health Care Reform Other state and local actions...

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Tackling Pay Equity – Developing Deeper Insight Into Your Pay Practices

Vertical Distinct recently published an article that discusses how employers can use analytics and benchmarking data to ensure equitable pay and better identify potential pay gaps. In this article, ADP’s Jennifer Cambern, Vice President of Product Management and Chief Product Owner for ADP, outlined three critical elements in better identifying potential pay gaps in jobs performed by people. First, the amount of data the organization has. Second, the taxonomy of jobs i.e. how jobs are being classified. Third, the organization’s ability to classify the data to help individuals make good decisions. Read the full article here: Developing deeper insight into your pay practices Share this:Click to email this to a friend (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)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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USA Today – Workers to recruiters: Make me an offer

USA Today published an article highlighting how employers are unaware that more than half of their workforce is open to leaving for another job. The article references key findings of the ADP® Workforce Vitality Report and two new talent whitepapers the ADP Research Institute recently published– “Evolution of Work 2.0: The Me vs. We Mindset” and “Fixing the Talent Management Disconnect: Employer Perception vs. Employee Reality in the U.S. Midsized Market.” “As the labor market tightens, employees have more power,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, co-head of ADP’s research institute. The 4.4% unemployment rate has resulted in a smaller pool of idle workers, forcing firms to bid up to lure employees from other companies. One reason businesses should be nervous: 63% of workers are open to making a switch, according to a separate national survey of 2,156 employees that ADP conducted. Seventeen percent are looking while 46% are receptive to an overture from a recruiter. Employers are a bit too complacent. Those surveyed say 49% of their employees are in the...

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“Me” vs. “We”: Employers are Unaware that More Than Half of Their Employees Are Open to Leaving

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

The labor market is tightening, wages are on the rise, and while employers may have had the upper-hand in the past, a distinct shift is underway. Employees are now calling the shots. What does this mean for employers and how they attract, retain and engage talent? The ADP Research Institute® (ADPRI) commissioned a new survey to find out. From the results, ADP® developed two papers, “Evolution of Work 2.0; The Me vs. We Mindset,” and “Fixing the Talent Management Disconnect: Employer Perception vs. Employee Reality in the U.S. Midsized Market,” which found employees tend to concentrate on their work environment, look for meaning in their job, and want immediate advancement opportunities (the “me” mindset). Whereas, employers tend to focus on bigger picture areas like financial performance, reputation, and long-term career pathing (the “we” mindset). A strengthening economy opens doors According to the ADP® Workforce Vitality Report, job switching is at an all-time high with about 27 percent of U.S. workers changing jobs on an annual basis. The ADP National...

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