Could your business avoid an unlawful or unfair dismissal claim?

Posted by: The ADP Team on 31 May 2017 in Compliance

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When it comes to managing terminations, over 70% of employers are concerned about unfair dismissal claims, according to an Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry survey*. Are you confident that your business has met all the legislative obligations in every termination you've made – or are you exposed to the risk of a unfair or unlawful dismissal claim?Click to access your copy of a guide with expert tips from Employment Relations Lawyer, David Bates and Payroll and Tax Legislation Manager, Angela Lehman. Find out more about your legislative obligations, including Australian Taxation Office (ATO) requirements – and why starting every dismissal journey in the right place can help you finish with compliance. According to Business Queensland, "if you have to dismiss an employee, you need to ensure you have a valid reason." A dismissal may be deemed unfair if it is harsh, unjust or…

Could employee turnover be a 'crime' of passion

Posted by: The ADP Team on 29 May 2017 in Human Capital Management

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It’s the moment most employers and managers dread – when a high performing employee chooses to resign. Drake International has even developed a tool to help employers calculate the cost of losing staff. The key question for many employers dealing with high employee turnover is: what is it that drives my employees to leave? There are obvious causes, such as better remuneration. However, there’s something that often occurs before that moment which left the employee vulnerable to the temptation – it’s a loss of passion for their job.Most employees start their careers or a new job with passion, optimism and zeal but inevitably we face unexpected challenges/changes, both in and out of work and all that great positivity slowly fizzles out. Just like every other relationship, having too many lows in a job can create a loss of passion, driving…

3 steps to help prevent payroll fraud & ensure payments get to the right place

Posted by: The ADP Team 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. Here are three important steps businesses can follow to identify potential problems before they occur.Step 1: Establish clear processes to close the gapsReconcile the number of pays per cycle to the number of active employees you have. If the number of pays is greater than the number of employees,…

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

Posted by: The ADP Team 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: The ADP Team 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."Click to receive your copy of NelsonHall's…