Celebrating 25 Years of ADP Meeting of the Minds

Celebrating 25 Years of ADP Meeting of the Minds

As we wrap up our 25th annual ADP Meeting of the Minds Conference in Orlando today, I wanted to share some of the highlights that made this event so special for both ADP associates and our clients.

By Debbie Dyson, President of National Account Services and Client Experience at ADP

As we wrap up our 25th annual ADP Meeting of the Minds Conference in Orlando today, I wanted to share some of the highlights that made this event so special for both ADP associates and our clients.

More than 1,400 HCM leaders gathered for the four-day event to network, hear from each other about what works, learn how to get the most out of their ADP solutions and get an inside look at the latest ADP HCM technologies. Clients attended more than 175 educational sessions designed to help develop their skills and receive certifications to maximize their professional development. Session topics ranged from navigating legislative challenges to the evolution of U.S. workforce policies and practices.

It was so great to hear from these HR leaders that represent 475 of our clients and more than 6 million employees. They shared feedback on sessions, best practices and anecdotes about how they are elevating the employee experience and improving decision making with actionable data.

It was also inspirational to see so many people at our networking reception help give back by packing emergency supply kits used by the American Red Cross for those impacted by natural disasters throughout the state of Florida.


ADP Meeting of the Minds attendees packing emergency supply kits for the American Red Cross

Another highlight: The annual MOTM awards. During the closing ceremony, ADP honored a select group of large employers who have produced strong results and are driving innovation by implementing HCM solutions that support the HR and payroll needs of their organizations. We selected the winners with input from independent industry experts, who provided an objective analysis of best practices and HCM technologies. The 2018 honorees are:

Strategic HCM Award Winner: Central Bancompany
This award honors an organization that successfully integrated ADP solutions or services into core strategic HCM initiatives to improve efficiencies and save resources, money and/or time. Central Bancompany, a community-based bank based in Missouri, is using benchmarking and analytics powered by the ADP DataCloud to gain insights to make better business decisions. By using ADP DataCloud, the company has achieved greater visibility and insight to manage its overtime expenses and pay equity across multiple locations. HR has also saved time and gained peace of mind around compliance by implementing ADP Total Reward statements.

Global Leadership Award Winner: Pfizer
This award recognizes an organization that has a global footprint and demonstrated HCM leadership by leveraging technology and processes. In doing so, the recipient of this award has helped to address the unique challenges of an international workforce, such as having diverse workforce cultures in numerous geographies, varying regulatory and compliance rules, and multiple technology platforms. Pfizer, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, has transformed its global payroll processes by implementing GlobalView and Streamline. As a result, the company has realized cost savings by reducing the number of disparate payroll systems and enabling seamless integration across all regions, helping to maintain data integrity and quality payroll processing.

Innovation at Work Award: GBW Railcar Services, LLC
This honor goes to an organization that has demonstrated a commitment to driving innovation within their workplace, department or organization. Specifically, it recognizes creative thinking as it relates to new or improved technologies, policies and procedures, and employee engagement strategies. GBW Railcar Services, one of the largest independent railcar repair networks in North America, has driven extremely high adoption of MyADP, ADP onboarding and the ADP mobile app for its more than 1,500 associates who work primarily in the field and not at a desktop. The company has been an early adopter of new ADP technology and services and is always willing to test new ADP products and provide feedback.

Pioneer Award: Ally Financial, Inc.
This award honors an organization that has been an early adopter of a new ADP solution, as well as a sounding board to help enhance and improve the solution for the industry. Financial services provider, Ally Financial, was the first client to use ADP business process outsourcing (BPO) on the ADP Vantage HCM¨ platform. By relying on ADP to support its HR functions, Ally Financial has been able to maximize deliverables to employees helping to attract talent, develop associates and create high levels of retention. With the help of ADP, Ally Financial recently launched a new "Career Tools" site that integrates ADP Career Development and Learning Management with its intranet and the company has shortened its compensation planning cycle.

Platinum Partnership Award: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
This award showcases an organization that went above and beyond to support ADP and the industry to advance HCM strategy by participating in user groups and/or focus groups and acting as a reference. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts relies on ADP to serve the payroll and workforce management needs of its more than 16,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has been an early adopter of multiple ADP solutions and uses its HCM technology to minimize the transactional pieces of payroll and workforce management so it can focus more on transformative areas such as managing talent and enhancing the employee experience.