5 Tips for Turning Staff Into Employee Brand Advocates on Social Media

Posted by: ADP HK on 21 June 2017 in Human Capital Management

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Your staff are already the social spokespeople for your organization. They take to Twitter about their workday, list your organization on their LinkedIn profiles, post on Instagram about their lunches and even check in on Facebook at your office. So how can you leverage the social media power of your staff and turn them into employee brand advocates, which in turn can amplify your reach?Here are five tips for guiding your employees to represent and recognize your organization positively online.1. Enforce a Social Media Policy and Conduct TrainingsBefore suggesting your staff share anything online, you should create social media policies. What type of culture do they inspire? While it's important to set clear guidelines on what's appropriate to post, and what — such as confidential client information — is inappropriate to share, it's also necessary to make it clear that…

"First, Break All the Rules" on Talent Acquisition

Posted by: ADP HK on 21 June 2017 in Human Capital Management

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In our series on must-read books for HR, "First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently" by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman, challenges traditional concepts of HR leadership. Based on Gallup's analysis of more than 80,000 managers, the authors explain the importance of hiring the right people and how the organization's approach to talent acquision affects culture.But what is talent really? How can you spot it and how can you identify successful hires?Select Candidates for Talent, Not Experience or BackgroundJob ads for any position usually list criteria for the role. Typically, these descriptions focus on years of experience, types of industry exposure or something similar. Instead, Buckingham and Coffman suggest that hiring managers screen for talent.What is talent? According to the authors, talent can be defined as "a recurring pattern of thought, feeling, or behavior that…

Holacracy or Anarchy 4 Strategies to Let Go of Organisational Hierarchy

Posted by: ADP HK on 6 June 2017 in Human Capital Management

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When Zappos, the online shoe and clothing shop, famously gave their employees an ultimatum to embrace holacracy or leave, the HR and business worlds took notice. One of the retail industry’s most successful players was embracing a somewhat radical HR notion: the idea of dismantling departments and empowering employees to self-manage. The company believed that more relaxed management structures could generate better business results and better fit workers’ desire for a more flexible environment.According to the ADP Research Institute® study ‘The Evolution of Work: The Changing Nature of the Global Workforce’, 64 percent of workers felt positively about less structured work environments. There’s an increasing expectation of self-sufficiency, as well, with 72 percent of employees believing they’ll solve problems with self-service. At the same time, employees want more freedom: 78 percent of employees want to control their own schedules, and…

2017 H1 Legislative updates: New IR56s specifications and Statutory Minimum Wage Increase

Posted by: ADP HK on 6 June 2017 in Compliance

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Performing the crucial role of workforce planning and management, it is always important for HR professionals to stay compliant with local laws and legislations in their daily operations. ADP has summarized some important Hong Kong legislative updates that are effective in the first half year of 2017 to help you keep track.New IR56s SpecificationsHong Kong Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has released IR56E (notification by an employer of an employee who commences to be employed), IR56F (notification by an employer of an employee who is about to cease to be employed), IR56G (notification by an employer of an employee who is about to depart from Hong Kong) and IR56B (employer's return of remuneration and persons) specifications dated April 2017.The main changes are in point 13 of IR56E/IR56G/IR56B and point 15 of IR56F that:The wording of “overseas company” will be changed to…

Finance and HR chiefs join forces to face digital challenges

Posted by: ADP HK on 18 May 2017 in Human Capital Management, Innovation & Technology

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What’s keeping CFOs awake at night? Chances are that it’s digital technology. Once owned by IT alone, digitalisation is now seen as key to improving overall business efficiency, staff productivity and profitability. And a big part of that change is driven by what’s happening in HR – a function going through its own digital transformation.Living digitallyDigital technologies are changing the way we work. We are not only permanently glued to our phones. We are also “monitored closely by digital devices and we are influenced by suggestions, nudges and recommendations driven by analytics,” says HR commentator Josh Bersin1.At the same time, the workforce is becoming more demanding and diverse. Think of any workplace you know and it’s now likely to include both millennials and baby boomers, not to mention a whole mix of cultures and nationalities. So companies need new ways…