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    2014 ADP Annual Health Benefits Report

    The 2014 ADP Annual Health Benefits Report highlights significant trends in employer-provided health benefits and creates a set of benchmarks that enable employers to better gauge the effectiveness of their current strategies.

  • BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

    Employee Self-Service and Mobile HR Applications

    The adoption of mobile applications for human resource (HR) functions continues to accelerate. To gauge actual select mobile application usage in midsized U.S. organizations, the ADP Research Institute®, a specialized group within ADP, conducted research based on actual “real-time” activity.

  • BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

    Top Concerns and Challenges of Midsized Business Leaders in 2013

    Since the financial crisis of 2008, U.S. businesses of all sizes have been working to weather an anemic economic recovery and persistent political and regulatory uncertainties. Lacking the agility of a small firm and the resources of a large enterprise, midsized businesses are especially vulnerable.

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    Health Care Reform: Not Everything Has Been Delayed

    While significant elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been delayed until 2015, there is much that employers must do now to help ensure that they are in compliance with the requirements that have not been postponed – and requirements that will still take effect in 2014.

  • HCM ANALYTICS

    Age and Retirement Benchmarks: Key Analytics that Drive Human Capital Management

    Read this report to see how HCM benchmark figures allow companies to compare their own data to industry and regional norms – shaping long-term business strategies.

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    Infographic: Understanding the Marketplace — Healthcare Exchanges

    Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Health Insurance Marketplace, also called the Affordable Insurance Exchange, is expected to be up and running in October 2013 to provide coverage starting in January 2014. Understanding the role of these exchanges is important for both employers and employees.

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    Infographic: Health Care Reform - One More Issue for the Finance Executive to Juggle

    From controlling costs to ensuring compliance, are finance executives prepared to address the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?

  • HCM ANALYTICS

    Measuring HCM Effectiveness: The Advent of Universal Standards

    Download our complimentary report, “Measuring HCM Effectiveness: The Advent of Universal Standards.” Learn more about how employers worldwide will gain valuable visibility into the effectiveness of their HCM efforts, as well as the ability to benchmark across the corporate and non-profit spectrum.

  • BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

    A Guide to Adding Talent Management Solutions to Your HR System of Record

    Learn best practices for collecting data, defining processes, and assembling the right project team to help ensure a smooth, effective Talent Management implementation that improves workforce performance, increases operational efficiency, and drives bottom-line results.

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    2013 ADP Annual Health Benefits Report

    ADP Research Institute 2013 ADP Annual Health Benefits Report features empirical data from 2010-2013 and provides a benchmark against which the implementation of Health Care Reform can be measured. This first annual report reveals young and low wage workers face the greatest health care challenges.

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    Health Care Reform and the Small Employer

    In early 2013, the ADP Research Institute surveyed human resource and employee benefits decision makers in a national sample of small U.S. companies (1-49 employees). Read this report to learn more about ACA and the effect it has on small employers.

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    Retirement Planning Mutual Gains

    Read this new report to explore retirement trends and how they present a valuable opportunity for employers to help their employees understand how to plan for retirement, while at the same time creating an advantage for their firm in the race to hire and retain the best talent moving forward.

  • BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

    5 Strategies to Help Businesses Navigate Health Care Reform

    With several of the legislation’s coverage and compliance mandates already implemented, and even more taking effect in the coming weeks and months, this paper provides essential information midsized and large businesses need to know about Health Care Reform.

  • BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

    The Role of Employer Benefits in Building a Competitive Workforce

    This research brief focuses on the role of benefits and, specifically, employer-provided health insurance, in attracting and retaining the talent needed to build a competitive workforce.

  • BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

    Planning For Health Care Reform: How Income Impacts Employee Health Benefits Participation

    Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), understanding the relationship between employee income, health insurance premiums, and plan participation is critical, because your employees’ circumstances can potentially create costly tax penalties for you.

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    ADP’s 2012 Study of Large Employer Health Benefits: Benchmarks for Companies with 1,000+ Employees

    With key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) soon to take effect, developing a high-value health benefits strategy is becoming an even greater challenge.

  • BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

    Employee Satisfaction vs. Employee Engagement: Are They the Same Thing?

    There is still confusion in the HR industry around employee satisfaction and employee engagement. Too many organizations still view these valuable, yet distinct measurements as one and the same thing.

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    Top Concerns of Business Leaders in the Post-2008 Economy

    Over the past several years, media headlines and political debate have focused on the challenges facing businesses in the post-2008 economy and the best path to sustainable recovery. But there has been little discussion about the unique effects of these uncertain economic times on midsized businesses.

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    Total Absence Management: Two Decades after the Passage of FMLA

    As employers continue to grapple with unplanned and extended employee absence nearly two decades after the Family Medical and Leave Act was passed into law, Total Absence Management (TAM) represents a largely untapped opportunity for enhancing workforce productivity and minimizing compliance risk.

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    HR Compliance: Are Employers Ready for Health Care Reform?

    Health Care Reform is one of the single biggest HR compliance challenges for your Human Resources team. Controlling healthcare insurance costs is another pressing concern. Everyone is working overtime on their ACA compliance plans – and searching for ways to help minimize the cost of providing employee healthcare.

  • BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

    Trends in Wage and Hour Litigation Over Unpaid Work Time and the Precautions Employers Should Take

    With wage and hour litigation on the rise in the U.S., employers need to assess time and attendance policies as well as their ability to handle complex payroll calculations to minimize compliance risk and exposure to costly legal action.

  • BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

    Pay for Talent: The Next Generation of Talent Management Strategy

    Pay for Talent, a new compensation model that recognizes past performance while tying critical skills, future potential, risk of loss, and emerging corporate needs into the overall reward process, can help you retain key talent and better achieve your short and long-term business goals.

  • BENCHMARKS / INDICES

    Benefits Administration: Should You Outsource or Manage In-House?

    Recent changes, including Health Care Reform, are leading many HR managers at midsized and large companies to consider outsourcing benefits administration functions — especially those with heavy compliance requirements.

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    Employer Challenges Go Beyond Health Care Reform

    While Health Care Reform imposes new coverage mandates and tax requirements that can potentially affect every employer-sponsored benefit plan, it also presents an opportunity to rethink the design and delivery of your benefit plans in order to better control healthcare costs and minimize compliance risk.

  • BENCHMARKS / INDICES

    Why You Should Care About Wellness Programs

    As employers look for ways to control escalating healthcare costs without compromising employee morale and job satisfaction, many see real value in implementing employee health and wellness programs.

  • BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

    Talent Management 2011: Perceptions and Realities

    Although HR managers at enterprises with 500+ employees give their organizations high scores for talent management maturity, their ratings for talent management strategies, KPIs, and benchmarking paint a distinctly different picture.

  • BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

    Trends in Electronic Filing and Deposit Mandates for Employers

    As the transition to all electronic tax filing and deposits at the federal, state and local levels continues to create new tax compliance and administrative challenges, you need to evaluate how you handle payroll tax reporting and deposit functions moving forward.

  • BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

    Wage and Hour, OSHA, and EEOC Regulatory and Enforcement Activity Is Already Underway. Are You Prepared?

    The DOL and other federal agencies are publishing new rules and regulations that are adding to the compliance burden of employers. Regulatory and enforcement activity has already gone into overdrive.

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    Healthcare Programs: Employee Benefits Selection Can Be Made Easier Through Technology

    Employers that offer their workforce technology-driven decision support tools are helping to improve benefits access, understanding, and overall employee engagement.

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    Competition, Cost Control & Compliance: Strategies to Navigate a Changing HR World

    Although survey results show that more than a third of HR managers in small companies and nearly half in midsized companies consider hiring top talent a strategic priority, many lack confidence in their ability to comply with HR and employment laws and regulations.

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    Mobile HR Solutions: Connecting & Empowering Your Workforce

    As companies increase mobile workforce headcounts, and workers rely on mobile devices for business and personal use, employers are seeing real value in allowing workers to access benefits and other data from their mobile devices.

  • BENCHMARKS / INDICES

    Creating a Safer Workplace Begins with a Compliant Pre-Employment Screening Environment

    Effective pre-employment screening can help you mitigate your hiring risks – but your screening procedures have to comply with tough federal and state requirements, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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