This is the second review/overview of some of the major Payroll/HR software providers in the marketplace.  Today I want to talk about ADP (Automatic Data Processing). They are the behemoth out there. The Company is publicly traded and is often quoted when talking about job data on a national level.  Based upon my own research,…

Given my years of involvement in social media, I like to think that I have developed a little cache with social media since I can lay down a quick witty twitter here and there, or somehow shoot an embarrassing or funny video and get it up on YouTube quickly or that I have a clever…

This post is a high-level overview of the HR/Payroll/HCM software provider Paylocity.  With full disclosure in mind, I must tell you that this is the software application that I use at my place of employment.  We have been a client since 2015.  Paylocity is an Illinois based company and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ…

The field of Human Resources these days is managed by software/web based service providers/cloud based software. I am sure there are folks out there who are still using server based system, but most of the innovation and leading edge development is taking place on the world wide web.  This is a two edged sword if…

I recently returned from a Society for Human Resource Management conference in San Diego called the “SHRM Regional Council Business Meeting”.  On twitter we adopted the hashtag #SHRMBiz.  Those in attendance were State Council Directors from all 50 states, the Director Elects and the Workforce Readiness Chairs as well.  In total, there was about 130…

It is now February. What does that mean?  Valentine’s Day, Washington’s Birthday, (I live in Illinois) so we celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday as well.  It is also Black History Month. Do you, does your place of employment, does your church or civic group do anything to recognize it? My guess is if you are black the…

Every day when we go to work, we are performers.  Just like the performers on the stage, the movie set or the recording studio, most every day is a performance.  If the day wasn’t a performance, then it was a research day or preparation day getting ready for the next performance, or the next dress…

I attended an event at an attorney’s office in downtown Chicago. I think formally this was titled an Employment Law Update.  Like many folks here in the HR space, I do my best to keep up with what’s happening.  I read blogs, newsletters, follow tweets, participate in closed Facebook groups, talk to people and attend…

I recently took a fabulous trip to Hawaii.  While I was there I got to do and see a lot of things. You know the touristy stuff like the Mountain Top of Mauna Kea, the live lava flow at Kilauea, hiking up Diamond Back Peaks, The Pearl Harbor Memorial or even drinks on the beach…

Every organization has their share of them.  I am talking about the problem employee. They are your nemesis. There is so much effort in watching, documenting and reporting on all of their indiscretions. They drag others down to their level and point out all of the holes in policies and procedures.  But then one day,…

I have spent a large portion of my adult life working in the field of Human Resources.  Working as an HR Generalist in manufacturing, I have had the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the HR.  Along the way I have seen the shift away from HR being clerical and simply administrative, to…