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Running a small business can be challenging today. ADP’s got your back with faster, easier, more reliable solutions designed to help you stay focused on what matters.

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See how easy small business payroll and HR can be

Pay your people in just minutes, with an intuitive platform. Convenient HR and hiring tools also help you grow and manage your team.

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Simplified small business payroll and HR

From basic payroll to a full suite of HR tools and services, get the help you need, when you need it with our RUN Powered by ADP® platform.

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Payroll, tax filing, HR and more

Easily pay, manage and grow your team with ADP’s all-in-one platform for small businesses.

Payroll and tax filing is easier than ever

Keep it simple, with an all new, intuitive payroll platform that makes paying your people faster, easier (and more enjoyable) than ever before.

  • Run payroll online from anywhere in minutes — or put recurring payroll on autopilot
  • Have taxes automatically calculated, deducted and paid for you
  • Help avoid costly mistakes before they happen with intelligent tech that flags possible errors
  • Always have peace of mind with 24/7 support from certified payroll experts
  • Offer convenient digital tools and meaningful perks to your people, like flexible pay options and an easy-to-use app
  • And so much more…

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Recruit, hire and manage your best team

HR-related tasks other than payroll can be time-consuming and confusing. You can’t afford the risk of small business HR problems, especially when it comes to compliance. With ADP you can:

  • Get answers to your questions from trained HR professionals through our telephone hotline
  • Post your open position to over 100 leading job boards with one click from our platform using ZipRecruiter®
  • Manage end-to-end new hire recruitment – from interviewing candidates, to screening and onboarding them
  • Help protect your business from costly penalties with a dedicated HR portal that places critical information in your hands
  • Understand how changing regulations affect your business and get help from our HR advisors

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Get HR without the department

Outsourcing HR management can save you time, money and effort around compliance, benefits and employee management issues. ADP offers two outsourcing options.

Outsource all or just parts of HR management

Consider outsourcing just payroll or add benefits administration and HR services. Whatever you choose, you’ll get dedicated specialists guiding you every step of the way. Learn more about outsourcing or check out ADP® Comprehensive Services, our small business solution for outsourcing.

Get total support from ADP® TotalSource

ADP TotalSource® is a co-employment option with small business insights built-in. As your professional employer organization (PEO) ADP will provide:

  • Best in class benefits3 with the buying power of the 3rd largest private employer in the US4
  • Insight and guidance from HR experts and a massive database of small business intelligence
  • A partner in your corner to help limit your liability and stand with you when you need us
  • A premium experience through concierge-level service across HR, payroll and benefits

Learn more about PEOs and our PEO solution: ADP® TotalSource

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Go beyond payroll with seamless add-ons

Business Insurance and Health Benefits5

Manage cash flow and plan for the coverage you need, including workers' compensation.

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Retirement Solutions

Take care of the people you count on with competitive retirement plan options.

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Time and Scheduling

Get better time management tools to automate time entry, simplify compliance and control labor costs.

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App Marketplace

Connect to hundreds of popular apps and get greater flexibility, seamless integrations and free trials.

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Plus, integrate ADP with your favorite accounting, POS, HR and business software.

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Getting started with payroll is easy

Set up in just three simple steps.

  • Begin the guided setup process

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  • Count on us for support

    Our experts are available to help you set up payroll, benefits, and more.

  • We'll confirm you're ready to run payroll

    Once you're up and running, we'll have your back with 24/7 payroll support.

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Small business HR and payroll FAQs

Do small businesses need HR?

Yes, HR is important for any size organization, but the problem for many small businesses is that they lack dedicated resources. All too often, owners, managers and other employees take on HR responsibilities without the necessary training. This type of ad hoc management can lead to costly compliance violations, poor job performance and workplace safety issues. To help avoid such consequences and achieve peace of mind, employers can partner with or outsource HR to trusted experts, like ADP.

Why do small businesses outsource HR?

Small businesses outsource HR because it affords them the freedom to grow their business and get help with compliance risk and administrative burdens. Even if the organization already has an HR professional on staff, outsourcing can still be beneficial because that person will be able to focus more attention on long-term workforce goals and less on compliance research or clerical tasks. The key, however, is to find a provider, like ADP® Comprehensive Services or ADP TotalSource®, who has proven processes and technology in place and can tailor its approach to the specific needs of small businesses.

What are the important HR requirements for small business?

There are many requirements for small business HR, which if not met, could result in compliance violations and subsequent penalties or lawsuits. Some of these important necessities include, but are not limited to:

  • Paying employees correctly and on time
  • Filing taxes with federal, state and local governments
  • Properly classifying workers
  • Creating a safe work environment
  • Providing health benefits as required under the Affordable Care Act
  • Abiding by all applicable employment regulations
  • Maintaining employee records and payroll data securely

What does HR do in a small business?

Whether it’s the owner, office manager or an HR professional, those who manage people in a small business often wear many hats. On any given day, they may have to:

  • Process payroll and taxes
  • Recruit new hires
  • Oversee employee training and performance
  • Manage regulatory compliance
  • Create and maintain workplace policies
  • Resolve employee disputes and conflicts
  • Complete workers’ comp paperwork

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