RESEARCH & TRENDS

Research & Trends: Find Unique Perspectives and Insights

Search our easy-to-read abstracts to find the reports and white papers with the most useful information on human capital management for your organization, including: benchmark data, indices, best practices and expert opinion.

The Recruitment Quotient: Raising Your Talent IQ

BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

Human Capital Management’s Employee Disconnect: A Global Snapshot

ADP Research Institute conducted global research to better understand employees’ and employers’ opinions about HR effectiveness and how well their organizations are run.

The Recruitment Quotient: Raising Your Talent IQ

BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

Garnishment: The Untold Story

Gain knowledge and insight into the garnishment landscape, which kind of garnishment is more prevalent, how garnishment may affect you and your employees, and what you, as an employer, can do to help minimize its negative effects on your organization.

The Recruitment Quotient: Raising Your Talent IQ

BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

The Recruitment Quotient: Raising Your Talent IQ

In order to understand the challenges and issues of both recruiters and job seekers today, the ADP Research Institute® conducted two studies in 2013. These studies highlight talent acquisition trends and the results garnered provide a valuable roadmap for recruiters looking to gain a competitive edge in the war for talent.

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

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The Retirement Savings Paradigm: Factors Influencing Saving

The ADP Research Institute® examined retirement savings behaviors of approximately 9 million active employees in 2013, in order to highlight gaps in retirement savings behavior as well as opportunities for improving the retirement readiness of U.S. employees.

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

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

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.

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

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.

Infographic: Understanding the Marketplace — Healthcare Exchanges

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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.

Infographic: Understanding the Marketplace — Healthcare Exchanges

BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

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)?

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

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.

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

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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.

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

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.

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

BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

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.

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

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Top Concerns of Business Leaders in the Post-2008 Economy

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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.

Total Absence Management Two Decades After the Passage of FMLA

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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.

Best Practices in Employee Recruitment

BEST PRACTICES / EXPERT OPINION

Best Practices in Employee Recruitment

Economic uncertainty and globalization are prompting organizations to develop leading-edge talent acquisition strategies, including utilizing social solutions, building robust talent communities, and finding unique ways to target multigenerational candidates, to maintain a competitive edge and strive for future success.

HR Compliance: Are Employers Ready for Health Care Reform?

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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.

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

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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.

Pay for Talent

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.

Employer Challenges

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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.

Outsource Insource

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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.

Wellness

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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.

Talent Management

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.

Electronic Filing

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.

Wage and Hour Compliance

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.

Healthcare Programs

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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.

Competition Cost Compliance

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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.

Tech Tools

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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.

Pre Employment Screening

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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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