Posts by ADP

Can You Ask Questions About Salary History?

Do you live in one of the states or localities that have banned salary history questions during the hiring and/or salary negotiation processes? Already, 7 states have laws in place, and there are many more states looking at similar legislation. If you live in one of these areas, it’s important to be fully up-to-date on…

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What to Do When You Hire Seasonal Employees

Many small businesses rely on seasonal employees to handle increased work demand during specific parts of the year. If your business is among them, are you following best practices to take care of those employees, keep your business in legal compliance, and increase the return rate of your seasonal employees? Our blog team has put…

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How Transparent is Your Compensation?

A more transparent compensation process can help your business in a lot of ways, including attracting top candidates to apply with your company, increasing employee retention, and improving morale among your team. Make sure you have a clear understanding of where your company’s pay fits into the industry standard, and how your compensation stands in…

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What Will Work Look Like in the Future?

What will work look like as we move into the future? Today doesn’t look like 40 years ago, so there’s no reason to expect 40 years from now will look like today. There have been many trends impacting work in recent years, including a decrease in the number of hours worked, an increase in the…

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Don’t Overlook Your Employees’ Good Performance

Could your performance reviews be having a counter-productive effect? In many businesses, reviews are a source of stress that actually hurt productivity, rather than spurring excellence. But it’s not because performance reviews are bad in and of themselves. It’s that many of us are doing them wrong. Recent studies urge business owners to focus on…

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Are You Watching Out for Workplace Bullying?

More businesses are increasing awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace, but there are other harmful behaviors that could negatively impact your business, too. Workplace bullying is a serious problem that can sometimes be more difficult to diagnose, yet can hurt productivity and morale in your business, increase employee turnover, and leave the company open…

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Get the Most Out of Your Performance Goals

Performance goals have the greatest effectiveness when they are part of regular discussions and give employees clear ways to measure their progress. A goal that is stated during an annual performance review and then never mentioned again until the next year’s review isn’t going to make much of an impression. To get the most out…

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The Challenge of Defining Corporate Culture

Everyone likes to talk about the importance of culture in their business, but it isn’t always clearly defined. Here’s a definition you can use: “Culture is the shared system of beliefs, values and practices that drive your success.” While this might seem a bit abstract, putting in the hard work to define your organization’s culture…

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How Exit Interviews Can Increase Retention

Keeping your talented employees is a vital task for a business—in 2018, the ratio of hires to job openings reached an all-time low, as businesses struggle to find the right people. So how can you find ways to improve employee retention? That’s where exit interviews come in. Yes, an exit interview means an employee is…

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Watch Out for Wage Discrimination

Federal and state laws in the United States are designed to prevent gender wage discrimination. But studies find that a substantial wage gap still exists: 18.1%, according to Forbes. These gaps don’t come into being all at once; they tend to build up over time. So to keep your business one that offers fair, equal…

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