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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...

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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...

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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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Modest Regional Employment Gains in the Month of April

According to the ADP Regional Employment Report, in April we saw modest employment growth across all regions. Despite positive growth in the goods-producing sector last month, we saw a dip in employment in certain regions for these industries for April. The service-providing sector continued to perform well across the board. 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 20,100 jobs Florida added 11,100 jobs Illinois added 3,100 jobs New Jersey added 5,300 jobs New York added 6,500 jobs Texas added 22,400 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:...

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Employee Development Matters! ADP Wins 2017 Skillsoft Channel Partner of the Year Innovation Award for its Focus on Training for Clients

By Kathy Ross, Senior Vice President of ADP Comprehensive Outsourcing Services Training and development can sometimes fall to the end of the list when it comes to tackling human resources (HR) priorities. This is true even though most HR leaders know that providing training and development opportunities can drive significant business results, help to spur company growth, reduce employee turnover, and provide a competitive advantage. ADP® is changing all that by providing its clients access to the ADP Comprehensive Learning program, which features a robust array of training materials from Skillsoft®, a global leader in eLearning. And its efforts have not gone unnoticed. The success of the ADP solution has earned the company the 2017 Skillsoft Channel Partner of the Year Innovation Award, which recognizes the partner company that has “developed and marketed a unique and innovative reseller solution to drive business results.” Announced at Skillsoft’s annual user conference, 2017 Skillsoft Perspectives, these awards recognize Skillsoft customers and partners for their success, innovation, and expertise in learning and development,...

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