Keeping Up With the Evolving Workplace: Why Knowledge is Key to Remaining Competitive

Posted by: samantha on 21 September 2016 in Multinational & Globalization

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It used to be said that knowledge is power, but as workplaces across the world evolve, access to knowledge is now power. Find out the three trends driving this change; what your peers across the world are faring – and how you can help your team better manage this shift.The knowledge exodus. Members of the baby boomer generation are reaching retirement—taking years of experience and accumulated knowledge with them.Work at the speed of change. Another workforce change is the trend toward frequently shifting roles. According to recent ADP research (1), 86% of APAC workers believed traditional workplace departments and hierarchies would not exist in the future – this was far higher than the global average of 54%. Employees now have to take on new projects or tasks quickly, or fill different positions as needed, requiring them to learn new job…

The business value of CSR – and 4 tips for success

Posted by: samantha on 8 September 2016 in Human Capital Management

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According to a report from the ADP Research Institute The Evolution of Work: The Changing Nature of the Global Workplace (2), "today's workers are increasingly motivated to work by more than just earning a pay check. Largely, employees are looking to work on projects that are personally meaningful, have a positive impact on society, and benefit people's well-being."CSR programs can provide this meaningful connection for employees – but what’s the secret to building and sustaining a powerful CSR program? Begin, manage and end every initiative with a great communication strategy. Here are four simple steps to get you on the path to success: Find a suitable match Don't take a scattershot approach to CSR initiatives. Instead, focus on core strengths and activities that directly link with your brand and your stakeholders. Select initiatives that have the potential to engage your employees,…

Australia a step closer to Single Touch Payroll and greater efficiency

Posted by: samantha on 2 September 2016 in Compliance

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After many months of attending consultation meetings and close collaboration with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) on Single Touch Payroll (STP) – I’m thrilled to share that it was introduced into Parliament this week, via the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016.Here’s a quick recap about the business benefits, key ATO deadlines and where you can find out more – as well as, how you can get your business involved in ADP’s STP pilot for small business.How does STP benefit my business?STP provides employers and employees with more efficient and transparent payroll reporting.Auto reports and processes that suit youFor example, every time an employer pays their staff, the salary/wages and PAYG withholding amounts will be automatically reported to the ATO. This means employers with STP enabled software won’t have to prepare employee payment summaries including Employment Termination Payments (ETP) and Foreign…

3 tips to improve workplace collaboration with social media

Posted by: samantha on 31 August 2016 in Innovation & Technology

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88% of survey respondents say social media will become the collaboration platform for work now and in the future, according to The Evolution of Work (1), the ADP Research Institute's® latest research report about the changing nature of the global workplace.Clearly social media isn't just about chatting with your social networks – and rather than banning it in the workplace, business leaders are using it to increase inter-enterprise collaboration and facilitate positive communication about the organisation to the outside world. Whether you are looking to expand your social media strategy or simply start your journey – here are three useful tips:So many platforms, so little timeNot every social media platform is the right fit for your business and your objectives. For instance, Facebook and LinkedIn offer groups for private communications, as well as the ability to communicate with the rest of…

3 Management Practices Technology Has (Almost) Taken Over

Posted by: samantha on 25 August 2016 in Innovation & Technology

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Research by McKinsey (1) indicates that few occupations or industries will be lost to automation – instead their analysts believe that artificial intelligence, sensors and algorithms will transform "activities". This is a welcome shift for many of us, with 48% of employees feeling positively about the replacement of repetitive work with "automation, smart machines, and [artificial intelligence]", according to ADP's study The Evolution of Work: The Changing Nature of the Global Workforce (2).The cutting edge of innovation in this area involves replacing human services with what Peter Reinhart (CEO of Segment) calls a "software layer". As consumers, we’ve already experienced this transformation with Uber and Lyft, for example.In the workplace, automation is also set to replace tasks traditionally reserved for management – and HR professionals need to be aware of how this shift will impact business operations. Here’s a look at how things are…