Performance Management: Finding the Staff vs. Spend Balance

Posted by: The ADP Team on 23 August 2017 in Human Capital Management, Human Resources, Payroll

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Recently, Facebook had a problem with harmful posts that violate the social giant's terms of service making their way onto the two billion strong network, causing problems for users and law enforcement alike. As noted by Tech Crunch, the organisation plans to address the issue through a combination of technology and performance management spending — 3,000 people will be added to its operations team, joining 4,500 already in place. Even for a tech leader like Facebook, this is a big investment, but one it must make to address emerging media issues. But what happens when challenges aren't so easy to spot? How do finance and business leaders find the ideal staff/spend balance for their organisation?3 Universal Pain PointsWhile every business faces unique challenges there are universal pain points, which are problems or opportunities that suggest that hiring new staff is the…

How to cultivate fun at work and boost productivity

Posted by: The ADP Team on 22 August 2017 in Human Capital Management, Human Resources, Innovation & Technology

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Most of us spend approximately one-third of our day at work. So it makes sense we'd want it to be as enjoyable as possible. Plus workplace fun has been known to boost productivity and business results. According to Quirk's Marketing Research, in the "great" organisations of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For, a whopping 81 percent of employees say they work in a fun environment." Positive work cultures are more productive and having fun certainly falls into that category, notes Harvard Business Review.The hard part is, "fun" is a very broad and subjective term. There is no way to please everyone when trying to figure out what employees will respond to. On top of that, senior management may expect fun to have a return on investment for the organisation in terms of time and resources.6 Ways to boost workplace funSo, how can HR professionals…

Want the ideal HR department? Try this recipe

Posted by: The ADP Team on 17 August 2017 in Human Resources

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So, you want to create the Human Resources (HR) department of your dreams? Here's a recipe worth trying. It is a little tricky. Some of the ingredients may have to be specially ordered but with a few tiny adjustments to suit your organisation's unique taste, you could create the ideal HR department.Step OneIngredients:2 cups strategy1 cup administrative skills1/2 cup recruiters, firmly packed1 tablespoon onboarding3 HR trainers, chilledDirections:Blend the first three ingredients until smooth. It could take a while, as the recruiters may not want to blend with the administrative skills, but it's necessary if you want candidates to have a smooth experience. The onboarding is added last, but if you skip it, your HR department won't rise properly.Carefully stir in three HR trainers. It's critical that you don't do this too quickly, or the flavor of the trainers will overwhelm the other flavors,…

Employee Fraud: Why Enhancing the Perception of Detection Matters

Posted by: The ADP Team on 16 August 2017 in Compliance, Finance

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First, the good news. The vast majority of your employees have no intention of stealing from your organisation. The bad news? As you read this, there is likely a good chance that one of your employees is committing fraud, or at least considering doing so. Employee fraud, also known as occupational fraud, happens with alarming regularity. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), organisations lose 5 percent of their annual revenue to fraud. In Asia Pacific, ACFE estimates that the median loss associated with occupational fraud is $245,000.Worse still, ACFE reports that it takes businesses about 18 months to uncover such activity. In a recent case in Singapore a rogue payroll manager stole $1.03 million from her employer and the fraud was only detected when she resigned and the new payroll manager could not reconcile the differences. Payroll fraud can be easily perpetrated when…

Imported rules: Key legislative changes for Australia’s foreign workers

Posted by: The ADP Team on 10 August 2017 in Compliance, Legislation, Payroll, Tax

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Employing foreign workers can be an option for Australian employers who need to fill vacancies at their business. There are a number of working visas that are in place that have been created to support the use of overseas workers in various scenarios. Some visas have to be employer sponsored and others can be applied for directly by the foreign employee.Of late however, politicians have been focusing on how to further boost jobs for Australians. Where there are skills shortages, there’s increased rigour around who can perform those roles and on what basis. This has created significant legislative changes around some foreign worker visas and rules in the last twelve months. Here’s a look at the three key changes that could impact you and your foreign employees.Temporary Work (Skilled) visa – subclass 457The most common employer sponsored visa that I’ve…