Can your business prevent payroll fraud & ensure payments get to the right place?

Posted by: Sophie Thompson on 25 May 2017 in Compliance, Legislation, Payroll

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Payroll fraud is a significant cost for Australian business of all sizes – and unfortunately more common than you might think. Recent examples include the misdirection of employee’s taxation payments, creation of ghost employees on a payroll, inflating hours worked and falsely increasing pay rates. In most instances there’s a high cost incurred by the affected business to prove the fraud – and the chance of successfully recovering all their funds are poor. With the right support your business can fight payroll fraud – freeing your employees to focus on achieving business goals. Trusted expertise At ADP, securing the confidence of our clients is the foundation of our business model, a model we’ve excelled at for more than 60 years, with 650,000 clients in over 110 countries. We understand that trust and expertise is the foundation for any successful partnership,…

3 signs that your growing business may be ready to outsource payroll

Posted by: samantha on 22 May 2017 in Payroll

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At last count, there were about 2.17 million actively trading businesses across Australia striving to turn their idea into a multi-million dollar success. Technology can provide a helping hand to this competitive struggle, with the decision to outsource payroll a critical step for many growing businesses who need an operational advantage. Here are the top three signs that your business is ready to explore the benefits of outsourcing: Your limited staff need to focus on more strategic activitiesMost employees working at growing businesses have a long list of tasks but have limited spare time. This makes it very easy for the ‘noisiest’, most immediate tasks to take your focus, leaving behind activities that are of strategic benefit. For example, payroll processing is often time-consuming and the demands only increase as your business grows. There’s also no option to not meet…

NelsonHall ranks ADP as the "Leader" in Payroll Services

Posted by: samantha on 17 May 2017 in Payroll

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For the fourth consecutive year since 2013, NelsonHall, a global business process outsourcing (BPO) and IT services analyst firm, has recognised ADP as a "Leader" in payroll outsourcing.The NelsonHall Evaluation & Assessment Tool (NEAT) evaluates vendors on two key dimensions: the ability to deliver immediate benefits and the ability to meet clients' future requirements. In assessing ADP’s payroll outsourcing strengths, NelsonHall highlighted:the breadth of ADP’s service offering which allows businesses of all sizes to choose how much payroll expertise they retain in-house or outsourceADP’s strong global presence (in 112 countries to date) underpinning the company’s ability to support growing businesses with multi-country payroll and multilingual support across time zonesGary Bragar, HR outsourcing research director at NelsonHall said, "In the payroll services NEAT evaluation, ADP scored highly based on both analyst assessment and client feedback."Receive your copy of NelsonHall's 2016 Payroll…

5 Ways for Employers to Put Diversity and Inclusion into Action

Posted by: samantha on 17 May 2017 in Human Capital Management

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At ADP, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, because it’s good for our associates, our clients, and the communities we serve. I’m proud that our efforts has seen ADP rank #17 on the just-announced, 2017 DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for diversity list.Finding and keeping good employees has never been easy and people can now switch jobs more easily than ever, placing added pressure on employers to tune into workforce demands beyond salary and benefits. Current trends indicate that job searchers are choosing employers based on who they are as an organisation and what they stand for, including diversity and inclusion efforts, corporate social responsibility, career mentorship and other dimensions that weren’t always considered fundamental to doing business. In other words, people want to work for organisations that do more than just grow profits.Over the past few years, businesses have placed a particular…

Australia's gig economy – are you & your business ready for it?

Posted by: samantha on 11 May 2017 in Human Capital Management, Innovation & Technology

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4.1 million Australians or almost one-third of our workforce is engaged in freelance work according to an Upwork survey. On-demand or contingent workers, independent contractors, self-employed  or freelancers – there are many names for this growing pool of talent who form what is being called the gig economy. With significant advances in technology and more flexible working practices across all industries, people now have the option to adjust the way they work to better suit their life.In fact the majority of Australians in the gig economy say they originally started freelancing by choice, rather than necessity.  According to Upwork’s research, more than 60% agree that freelancing provides them with the opportunity to work from anywhere – and more than a third (43%) said they’ve been able to move to a different location because of the freedom freelancing gave them. ADP…