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Small Biz is Everybody’s Biz

All too often, we take local shops in our communities for granted and only realize their value when one day we notice they’ve closed their doors. Were it not for the dedication, passion and commitment of today’s small business owners and their families, the warm feel of downtown areas would be lost forever. Small businesses also create a significant number of job opportunities and boost the economy of their communities. Did you know that small business owners alone added more than 680,000 jobs to the U.S. economy so far this year, according to data from the ADP Research Institute®? In addition, the most recent report from the Small Business Administration published in June 2015 showed that small businesses with up to 49 employees contributed the most to job growth in 2014 by generating 39 percent of net new jobs. This compares to 34 percent by firms with 50-499 employees and 27 percent by firms with 500 or more workers. It takes long hours, tremendous commitment, and incredible tenacity to...

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Revisions to EEO-1 Reporting: What’s the Impact to Employers?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued major revisions to EEO-1 reporting that require the addition of employee pay data, which must be broken out by race, gender, and ethnicity – with significant implications for employers. From an administrative perspective, the new EEO-1 report requires the addition of Form W-2 gross wages from the payroll system, as well as work hours for employees. From a strategic and compliance perspective, EEO-1 mandated pay data may raise the awareness and visibility of potential pay equity issues for an employer. In light of the new rule, some employers may wish to review their current hiring, job evaluation, and pay practices to ensure that they are compliant and defensible. Join our event on November 21st with other HR execs like yourself and get critical insights into the EEO-1 revisions, along with potential strategies employers can use to prepare for the new law. During this webcast, you will learn about: Detailed overview of EEO-1 reporting changes Answers to employers’ frequently asked questions Summary...

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ADP Named to Black Enterprise “50 Best Companies for Diversity” List

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

ADP’s commitment to diversity is foundational to our talent strategy and one of the many things that makes ADP a great place to work. Celebrating our differences not only fosters an inclusive work environment where each person has the opportunity to make a positive impact, but it also enables us to better connect with our clients across the diverse markets we serve. I’m proud to share that ADP was recently named to the Black Enterprise 50 Best Companies for Diversity List for our commitment to diversity in four key areas: our board of directors, employee base, senior management and supplier diversity. The Black Enterprise 50 Best Companies for Diversity list, published in partnership with the Executive Leadership Council, identifies corporations that have stood out in developing an inclusive culture and executing policies that increase the representation of African Americans within their workforce, senior management ranks, corporate boards and supplier pools. The companies included on this year’s roster demonstrated recognition of the link between diversity and engagement, which is driven...

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Post-Election Compliance Outlook

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be sworn in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. With the Republican sweep of the White House, Senate and House some laws and regulations are likely to change. That begs the question – so what does this mean for you and your company? ADP has been serving employers of every size and from every industry, over the course of a dozen presidential administrations. When we signed up our first payroll client in 1949, President Harry Truman was in the White House. An important part of his daily commitment and lasting legacy was embodied in a small sign he kept at his desk that read simply: “The buck stops here.” Just as Harry Truman felt a strong pride and commitment serving as our country’s chief elected leader, ADP feels an enormous pride and responsibility as a resource and partner that American employers can trust for our understanding of complex compliance, financial, and strategic issues concerning workforce management. More than ever, employers will...

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Announces ADP to Bring 1,500 New Jobs to Tempe

Governor Doug Ducey today announced that ADP® will open a new location in Tempe, Arizona in the spring of 2017. This new office will create up to 1,500 new jobs and the company will invest more than $33.75 million in the Tempe community. “ADP’s decision to significantly expand its Arizona workforce demonstrates that industry-leading companies are confident they can create large numbers of jobs in our state and find the best candidates to fill them,”said Governor Doug Ducey. “Not only does Arizona offer an exceptional talent pool for employers to choose from, it offers a lifestyle that attracts and retains the skilled workers that companies like ADP require.” “We are excited to tap into Tempe’s diverse talent pool,” said DebbieDyson, corporate vice president, Client Experience and Continuous Improvementat ADP. “The associates we hire in Tempe will help us continue to deliver the very best service experience our clients around the world have come to know and appreciate.” Partners in this effort include Governor Ducey’s Office, the City of Tempe,...

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More Honors for ADP DataCloud! Earns Cloud Computing Innnovation Award from Ventana Research

What’s the leading cloud computing solution in 2016? Ventana Research® has selected ADP® DataCloud, as the recipient of the Cloud Computing award in the Business Technology Innovation category of its 2016 Technology Innovation Awards. “ADP DataCloud was selected for the Innovation Award for the overall scope of its cloud computing solution. It brings insights by applying analytics on its Big Data technology that utilizes aggregated and anonymized HR and payroll data from 30 million U.S. payroll recipients,” said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer of Ventana Research. “Congratulations to ADP for its Cloud Computing Award and for providing organizations with data that can reveal workforce trends and provide deeper insights to make human capital management a reality.” Read more here. 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: A Technology Enabled Service Company Focused on Driving Outcomes with Customers

Recently, ADP leaders gathered with industry experts for ADP’s Analyst Day to share insights on company strategy and show the value ADP can provide. Hosted at the newly opened Innovation Lab in Pasadena, California, the venue was a prime backdrop to show the progress of ADP’s human capital management (HCM) journey. Among the attendees to the event was’s Tim Newnham. Read ADP: A Technology Enabled Service Company Focused on Driving Outcomes with Customers to find out more about the event and for his impressions on how we have moved beyond just payroll to providing comprehensive, flexible and innovative global solutions that include Talent Management, Benefits, Workforce Management, HR BPO, Big Data Analytics and Strategic Services. 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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SHRM Features ADP’s Expertise on New Overtime Rules

With new overtime rules set to take effect on December 1st, SHRM interviewed two ADP thought leaders to gather insights to help HR leaders prepare. In an article titled “It Takes Two: Exempt Employee Must Meet Both Salary and Duties Tests, ADP’s Sushma Tripathi addresses some misperceptions around the changes to the overtime rules. For example, meeting the salary threshold doesn’t automatically make an employee exempt from overtime pay; employees must earn at least the standard salary threshold of $47,476 and fulfill one of the exemptions in the standard duties test. In another article titled, “Overtime Rule Puts Focus On Incentive Pay,” ADP’s Meg Ferrero discusses how the new rule amends the salary basis test to allow employers to use nondiscretionary bonuses and incentive payments (including commissions) to satisfy up to 10 percent of the new standard salary threshold. Head over to SHRM to read both stories in their entirety! Share this:Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

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Don’t Fear! Tips to Survive Year-End Reporting

For many employers, the last three months of the calendar year can be quite overwhelming as you prepare for routine year-end workforce activities such as distributing Forms W-2, potential changes in employer taxes, and the ongoing effects of legislative and regulatory changes. Keeping pace with all of these tasks — while remaining compliant — can be daunting. To help with these efforts, ADP® conducted an hour-long webcast that offered insights on the latest changes and trends pertaining to year-end reporting, including aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), unemployment insurance tax, Forms W-2 reporting and payroll. Topics of discussion include: Affordable Care Act (ACA) o New IRS® ACA E-File Systems and Error Notices o IRS ACA Penalty Assessments Unemployment Insurance (UI) Tax o Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Changes – Possible FUTA credit reduction and Benefit Cost Rate Assessment – Affected states and potential outcomes o State Unemployment Tax Changes – Proposed expansions to quarterly wage reporting o Update on the projected solvency of state UI trust funds Changes to...

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HR Leaders’ Perspectives on Engaging and Retaining the Talent of Tomorrow

How do HR leaders embrace –and leverage – generational, demographical and technological shifts to shapetheir talent and culture in a way that promotes long-term success? That’s the question Emmy andPeabody Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien recently posed a panel of HRleaders I had the honor of being a part of at the 2016 HR TechnologyConference. Soledad opened the discussion by sharingrecent findings from the ADP Research Institute’s® 2016Evolution of Work study, a global look at workplace trends across 2,000individuals in 13 countries. The study revealed the key drivers for the globalworkforce of the future including, employee demand for greater choice andflexibility, access to real-time learning, increased autonomy, a sense ofstability, and the ability to work on projects that are personally meaningful. As the expectations ofemployees change, businesses need more agile and responsive HR approaches toattract, engage and retain tomorrow’s top talent. Panelists including DianeGherson, Chief Human Resource Officer of IBM, Francine Katsoudas, Chief PeopleOfficer of Cisco Systems, and Scott Pitasky, Chief Partner Resources Officer ofStarbucks shared with the audience some...

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