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6 Keys to Turning an Employee into a Manager

When you need a manager, filling the opening with an internal candidate can save valuable time, energy, and money. But, you shouldn’t just stick an employee, even a high performing one, in a manager’s role and expect them to succeed. Employees need to be groomed and trained to be successful managers. Here are some tips for preparing an employee to become a manager. #1: Define Skills Start by defining the skills needed to be a successful manager at your company. Keep in mind that managers must make important decisions related to hiring, promotion, discipline, termination, goal-setting, budgets, and employee engagement. In addition to necessary leadership and interpersonal skills, think about the short-term and long-term goals of your company and the type of managers needed to meet those goals. #2: Identify Candidates Identify high potential employees who have leadership capabilities. Avoid acting on explicit and implicit biases when evaluating potential candidates. For example, don’t assume employees wouldn’t be interested in additional responsibilities or time commitments because of family obligations. Use...

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Just Released! ADP Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

ADP has just released its first official Corporate Social Responsibility Report detailing the many ways our organization and our people fulfill the commitment we’ve made to contribute to our communities. This report has been a collaborative effort across many teams in the company that captures the results of that shared goal. Our purpose is simple: make the world a better place by unlocking the full potential of our people. We are a global company with local expertise and a deep appreciation for our most valuable investment – our people. ADP’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is central to how we leverage this investment and begins with senior leadership and is threaded throughout every part of our business. At the heart of work — people create the ecosystem of ideas that allow businesses to grow even as the global marketplace shifts. People, by definition, are diverse and unique yet need a culture that’s inclusive in order to thrive. Diversity and Inclusion are distinctive although interconnected. Diversity is often measured by...

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Remaking Performance Management to Develop Great Employees

Performance management does not happen once a year in an organization, but daily in the coaching relationship between managers and team members. By enacting practices and tools that support this, an organization drives success. During this webinar we’ll discuss recent research and market trends on what is really working in the new generation of performance management. Attend this ADP® ReImagine Webinar on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 at 1pm EST to hear all that is happening in performance management including: The new philosophy and cadence of performance management How engagement and performance are now linked together The need for a new generation of tools and infrastructure Options for differentiating pay when you eliminate performance ratings Increase your knowledge with insights from ADP’s experts in Talent Management: Susan Hanold, PhD – Vice President, Talent Strategy, Strategic Advisory Services and Judy Duff – Senior Director of Product Management, Talent Management Solutions. Want to learn more about ADP Performance Management Solutions? Click here....

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How HR Can Better Use Technology to Drive Talent Strategies

Employee Benefits News recently published an intriguing article by Jordan Birnbaum, ADP Chief Behavioral Economist, titled “How HR Can Better Use Technology to Drive Talent Strategies.” Birnbaum says that behavioral economics (BE) is about understanding the true nature of human behavior and decision-making. Human beings are not always driven by rational self-interest. In fact, much of human behavior and decision-making is actually irrational. But irrational does not mean unpredictable, allowing behavioral economists to anticipate human reactions in order to structure more productive interactions. When BE strategies are used at work, they can help leaders anticipate what truly matters in helping employees feel more engaged, thereby better serving the organization’s mission and the employee experience. Read the full article to learn how BE is influencing the future of work and how HR leaders can utilize technology to help deploy BE...

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ADP Women in STEM Profile: Kulsoom Abdullah

By Heather Bussing – Part 4 in the ADP Women in STEM series How does a data scientist change the world? Ask a really great question, then make the case for a new answer. Kulsoom Abdullah’s family is from Pakistan, but she was born in Kansas and then moved to Florida when she was five. Growing up in small towns, Kulsoom learned to stand out early wearing hijab. Islam’s code of modesty extends to all aspects of one’s life, including attire. Hijab, the head-covering worn by Muslim women, is an outer manifestation of an inner commitment to worship God. Hijab is not just a head covering and is not forced. While many people may think that hijab is worn primarily to restrain men’s illicit desires, this is another misconception. In the Muslim faith, it is not a women’s duty to regulate the behavior of men. Men are accountable for their own conduct, and are equally required to be modest and to handle themselves responsibly in every sphere of their...

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How Employee Engagement Can Make or Break a Healthcare Organization

By Anuja Vaidya – Becker’s Hospital Review A myriad of employee engagement and retention issues are facing healthcare organizations today, including burnout and depression, labor issues as well as employee strikes. A recent Medscape report shows 42 percent of physician respondents reported being burnt out, with 14 percent of respondents saying they were experiencing both burnout and depression. Research from the American Medical Association, Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and Stanford (Calif.) University, published in November 2017, shows one in 50 physicians indicated it was likely or definite they would leave their current practice for another career in the next two years. The research cited burnout, technology dissatisfaction and administrative fatigue as contributing factors to physicians’ decisions to leave medicine. Several healthcare organizations have also found themselves at loggerheads with employee unions in recent years. Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West members are set to protest between Feb. 14 and March 9 at 32 hospitals owned by Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente. The SEIU-UHW, which represents more than 55,000 California-based...

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Top-Tier Recruiting Strategies for Small Businesses

Finding great talent can be one of the toughest parts of running a small or midsized business. When you consider that unemployment is at a 17-year low and that job switching is at an all-time high, the task of recruiting top talent can look daunting. Unlike large organizations that have many resources dedicated to hiring, small business owners are often handling it on their own, in addition to many other HR tasks. Recruiting can end up taking valuable time from business owners and hiring managers that could instead be used to boost sales, engage employees and help customers. According to small business owners surveyed by ZipRecruiter® in 2017, 90 percent of respondents reported that candidate quality and availability are their biggest roadblocks when it comes to hiring.1  This is why I am excited to announce that we are teaming with ZipRecruiter to help our small business clients connect with the right candidates quickly. Through this partnership, we are bringing ZipRecruiter’s sophisticated matching technology to the more than 500,000 small...

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Data-Driven Insights Can Help Reduce Costly and Disruptive Employee Turnover

In today’s tightening labor market, recruiting and hiring skilled talent isn’t the only challenge employer’s face. The other, equally important, consideration is employee retention. This is especially important amid a 17-year-low for unemployment and increasing market incentives for job-switchers. The ADP Research Institute® (ADPRI) recently published a report, “Revelations from Workforce Turnover,” which found that more than 60 percent of employee turnover is voluntary. Using aggregated and anonymized payroll data from more than 41,000 companies and 12.5 million employees, ADPRI identified that, on average, five percent of U.S. employees leave their jobs every month and more than 40 different factors can contribute to their decision to leave. Day-to-day, business and HR leaders witness firsthand the challenges and costs associated with voluntary employee turnover. This includes hiring and training new workers, managing employees through temporary capacity gaps during vacancies, and surviving the loss of valuable institutional knowledge. These are difficulties employers have simply come to accept as the byproduct of turnover. But what if there was a solution? The ADPRI...

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Synchronizing your Employee Data Just Got Easier for Oracle HCM Users

By Yan Courtois, Modulus Data – an ADP Marketplace partner In today’s dynamic economy, company culture and employee engagement have never been so important. Providing your employees with easy access to their pay, retirement accounts and more, requires data integrity. HR professionals are often challenged with maintaining accurate employee data across multiple systems, often manually re-entering the same employee data from one system to the other. It can result in the loss of several days of HR productivity each month as well as manual mistakes. If you are an Oracle HCM user and want to ensure that employee data, demographics, departments and legal entities are in synchronization with your payroll solution, you must leverage data integration to make this happen. There’s good news for organizations using Oracle HCM. Pre-built “connectors” can allow you to automatically integrate with ADP Workforce Now®. Organizations can leverage the solutions that are best for their organization and benefit from data integration technologies that transform the way HR generalists make decisions about the systems they...

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Complimentary Webinar – A New Compliance Challenge: The General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents a huge shake-up – it is the biggest change to data protection law in three decades.  The GDPR is intended to synchronize data privacy laws across Europe, improve data security for EU residents, require notification of personal data breaches, and penalize companies for insufficient compliance. The regulation is expected to come into effect on May 25, 2018. Please join us on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM ET to take a deep dive into this new regulation, understand the risk of non-compliance, and learn a practical approach to administer the requirements throughout your organization. Cécile Georges, ADP Chief Privacy Officer, Global Compliance will take you through these key learning objectives: The basics of the new regulation affecting any company doing business in the European Union (EU) or processing EU resident’s data What companies can expect from their vendors How to start with a gap assessment, engage the right stakeholders and implement technical and organizational measures in order to be compliant with...

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