Dave Ryan Reviews ADP, The Behemoth

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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, […]

The Bright Side of HR

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I’ve been in HR for twelve years. To say it’s a love/hate job is an understatement. Some days are rewarding, other days not quite. I’ve thought about leaving HR but stop when I remember the good stuff: the variety, the phenomenal HR people I’ve met in the last twelve years and the positive impact. Let’s […]

Can You Handle a Long Career in HR?

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I came to an HR career after about 12 years in Engineering and Operations. I had been on the periphery, trying to learn how to make operations better through better people-related decisions. As anyone who has spent a significant time in HR will tell you, there comes a time where nothing about people will surprise […]

Spilling the Tea in #HR

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I am going to level with you, I got into HR by happenstance. I was a team leader who was promoted to Corporate Trainer with nothing but a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Knowing that I needed more, I attended the Ohio State University, where I earned a Master’s in HR and Labor Relations. I […]

A Team In The Dark, Ain’t A Team

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Sworn to secrecy. G-14 classified. Top Secret and this message will self-destruct. Every manager has been stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place when it comes to “sharing” information. We all (hopefully) know when to share and when not to…employee personal health info, investigation-worthy stuff, etc., but when should we break that code? When […]

Knee Deep in HR & Loving It!

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I love Human Resources. I love almost everything about it. Many HR headaches are overwhelmingly difficult, but that gives me a mental high. Many HR solutions are common sense, and while they come with a fairly large eye roll, they also allow me take a mental holiday and still seem amazingly brilliant! Many HR issues are […]

The Hypocritic Oath; How Not to Lead

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Every morning when my favorite radio shows go to commercial, I may just switch over to another channel. Where I live, the other channel happens to be one that airs the Steve Harvey Morning Show. Now I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the biggest Harvey fan and never really have been, but […]

Dave’s HR Tech Review: Paylocity

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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 […]