Standardisation, not a hot topic? Until you realize the difference standardised HR systems can make

Posted by: ADP on 24 September 2015 in Human Capital Management

What’s every organisation’s greatest asset? It may have become a cliché – in fact, we could all sing-a-long to the answer – but it is, of course, “its people”. Funny, then, that most organisations – even some very big ones (in fact, especially the very big ones) – have little idea where their employees are...

Talent Management: the latest weapons in the war for talent

Posted by: ADP on 24 September 2015 in Human Capital Management

Get ready for a shock. I hope you’re sitting down. You know how important talent management is to HR? In fact, it’s pretty much the whole point of HR, right? Yet research by ADP find that only 8% of HR’s time is devoted to talent management. Only eight percent! Or to put it another way, if...

HR needs to get to grips with technology – and fast!

Posted by: ADP on 24 September 2015 in Innovation & Technology

The best employers are already doing it: moving towards collaborative, mobile ways of working, and using the latest mobile technology and social networking. The Googles, Ciscos and W.L.Gores of this world recognise that top talent is drawn towards engaging and collaborative cultures. Their workplaces are designed to actually empower individuals and teams. Combine that with a...

Human Capital Management (HCM) is changing – and so should your business too

Posted by: ADP on 24 September 2015 in Human Capital Management

Human Capital Management  (HCM) has been around a long time. So why is it then, that Gallup’s latest State of the Global Workplace study finds that only 13% of employees are engaged at work? Why is disillusionment so rife? One UK blog I read recently even asked, wearily, Is Employee Engagement for Millennials Even Possible? Increasing engagement and...

It’s time for HR practitioners to become HCM strategists

Posted by: ADP on 23 September 2015 in Human Capital Management

This post is the first in a two-part series that looks at the evolving role of HR practitioners in large businesses and the shift in workforce management to meet increasingly complex regulatory compliance. A major shift is underway in the role of HR/payroll practitioners, especially at companies I’ve been speaking with that have 1,000 employees...