Workforce management

Whether you want to improve time and attendance tracking, automate scheduling or simplify leave case management, ADP has a single solution to help with it all.

Everything you need, all working together seamlessly

More than just time and attendance - ADP workforce management software integrates everything from scheduling and absence management to compliance, payroll, and analytics. All delivered with the exceptional service you expect from ADP.

Improve operational efficiency with easy, convenient and accurate time tracking

  • Eliminate paper timesheets with digital time clocking and save employees up to 30 minutes per month1
  • Save an average of 40 minutes per week per manager with automated alerts, timecard approvals, scheduling exception reports and more2
  • Improve timecard accuracy and avoid "buddy punching" by using time clocks with optional finger- or face-scan identification

ADP's workforce management software is accessible anytime, anywhere, with our 4+ star-reviewed mobile app — it’s used by millions of managers and employees.

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Promote proper staffing and decrease labor costs with automated employee scheduling

  • Easily create schedules with a system that helps you visualize labor needs, find the best person for a shift, share open shifts and manage shift swapping
  • Gain visibility into actual vs. scheduled hours, earned hours, overtime and other real-time analytics that can help you and your managers stay on budget

A report by Aberdeen Group found that organizations that automate scheduling saw five percent greater workforce capacity utilization and 24 percent higher engagement levels due to scheduling transparency over organizations without automated scheduling.

Easily manage accrued time, attendance policies and leave cases

  • Quickly access accrued time-off balances
  • Automate attendance policy, reward and discipline tracking
  • Track leave requests, eligibility and documentation
  • Analyze absence trends, and compare to industry benchmarks

With automated scheduling, attendance and leave management software, you could spend less on labor, with up to 33 percent less unplanned overtime.3

Reduce workplace compliance risk using automation

  • Minimize compliance exposure by automating work and pay rule governance, hours tracking and overtime calculations
  • Help prevent timecard disputes by having employees more easily review and approve timecards and attest to their hours and breaks, with thorough audit
  • Easily administer policies and leaves with automated workflows and online documentation

ADP’s workforce management customizable software is designed with the flexibility to help support a broad range of compliance requirements — from city and local ordinances to more than 100 country-specific requirements, including fair scheduling ordinances, work and rest laws, company policies and union agreements.

Staying in compliance has never been easier.

ADP® Compliance on Demand offers workforce management customers comprehensive compliance support:

  • A content library of tools and information on federal, state and local wage and hour compliance, including a calendar of upcoming legislative events
  • An online customer community for comparing notes with your peers
  • Access to a team of wage and hour compliance experts

Drive productivity with workforce analytics and benchmarking

Imagine if you could more easily arrange adequate staffing levels, avoid costly overtime and supplemental staffing, and use historical trends and predictive algorithms for more accurate planning. ADP’s workforce management software can help you:

  • Analyze hours worked, absences, overtime, labor costs and more with real-time visibility
  • Monitor hours worked to help ensure employees are properly classified
  • Benchmark your company’s performance against companies that are similar in size, geography and industry
  • Customize dashboards to easily access the information that’s most important to you

Streamline your processes with payroll and HCM integration

Achieve even greater efficiency by integrating our automated time and attendance system with payroll processing — and potentially save you or your HR department an average of 350 hours per year.4

A unified system allows you to minimize redundant data entry and manual information gathering from different systems. With one system:

  • Data automatically flows between your HR, time and payroll systems
  • Users have one log in, so there are fewer forgotten passwords and access problems
  • You have easy access to your most important and frequently used information
  • There is one mobile app for clocking and viewing schedules, pay stubs, benefits and more

ADP specializes in integration. Learn more about how we integrate with other software and platforms.

Innovative workforce management software

With over 100,000 workforce management clients, ADP has proven it can help companies large and small, all over the world achieve their goals.

See the latest innovations from the industry leader in workforce management software.

  • 100% mobile access for improved workforce productivity
  • AI-assisted decision-making and forecasting
  • Dashboards with up-to-the-minute visibility
  • Expert consultation on wage and hour compliance

Address evolving workforce management needs

A mobile, multi-generational workforce is converging with AI to accelerate the pace of business and rapid, ongoing changes to regulations make it more challenging to remain compliant. But with ADP’s workforce management, you may be able to adapt to these changes and rethink how work gets done. Our software can help you:

  • Meet the varied work expectations of multi-generational employees
  • Use mobile capability to spot and correct issues in real-time
  • Make crucial decisions faster with the power of machine learning
  • Automate administrative processes to avoid costly errors

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Workforce Management FAQs

What does workforce management mean?

Workforce management means balancing an organization’s available labor resources with its workload needs. To do this successfully, many employers integrate and automate essential tasks. As a result, they’re often better equipped to handle changing economic pressures, shortages in worker skills and competencies, and fatigued or disengaged employees.

What are workforce management tools?

The methods that an organization may use to manage its employees largely depends on its industry, workforce attributes, work locations and strategic goals. However, businesses looking to improve their efficiency and productivity commonly use these workforce management tools:

  • Time and attendance
  • Data collection
  • Scheduling
  • Absence management
  • Analytics and reporting
  • Compliance

Why is workforce management important?

Workforce management is important because organizations that lack the proper tools to track time and attendance and support compliance leave themselves vulnerable to missed opportunities and significant risk. But with workforce management software, business can operate more effectively by having the right employees in the right place, at the right time and for the right cost.

What is workforce management strategy?

A successful workforce management strategy is one that remains open to new ideas and ways of doing business. Employers who take this approach may be better able to address evolving human capital needs and create a sustainable advantage for their organization to flourish.

What is HR workforce management?

HR workforce management seeks to simplify compliance, improve employee productivity and engagement, forecast labor requirements and budgets, and reduce operational costs. That’s why workforce management is a critical part of today’s comprehensive human capital management solutions.

What is workforce management scheduling?

Workforce management scheduling is the process of planning staffing needs based on forecasted consumer demand and employee availability, skills and preferences. When aided by software, employers can access real-time analytics, such as earned hours and overtime, to improve their decision making and adjust shifts as necessary.

  1. "The Total Economic Impact of ADP Workforce Now — Cost Savings and Business Benefits Enabled by Workforce Now," Forrester, October 2017.
  2. K60 Guidebook ADP, Nucleus Research, October 2010.
  3. "Productivity: Managing and Measuring a Workforce," Aberdeen Group, January 2015.
  4. "The Total Economic Impact of ADP Workforce Now — Cost Savings and Business Benefits Enabled by Workforce Now," Forrester, October 2017.