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  • ADP Focuses on Employee Engagement & Talent Retention with StandOut

    Feb 22, 2017, by Gary Bragar

      Hiring is cited as one of the top challenges faced by CEOs in 2017, set against a backdrop of government and regulatory changes. However, it is effective performance management, including employee engagement leading to retention of talent, that will be key to enabling organizational success. Here I take a quick look at how ADP is approaching this with a recent acquisition. La[...]

  • HRO: A Year in Review & 2017 Preview

    Jan 06, 2017, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Following several years of growth, the HR outsourcing market continues to ride the crest of the wave, and is gearing up for a prosperous 2017 following investments across all service lines. We will shortly be publishing an in-depth blog on HRO predictions for 2017, but first I take a quick look at what happened in 2016 to lay the foundations for things to come, specifically in payroll services[...]

  • ADP Improves the Candidate Experience for Follett Corporation

    Sep 26, 2016, by Gary Bragar

      ADP’s recent annual Analyst Day was held at its new Innovation Lab in Pasadena, California, with CEO Carlos Rodriquez and others articulating ADP’s strategy and vision for its clients. Top of Rodriquez’s list of priorities was the ability to meet the global talent needs of clients, the importance of which was underscored by several client presentations, including on[...]

  • Highlights & Trends in the HRO Market in H1 2016

    Aug 03, 2016, by NelsonHall Analyst

      As earnings are released, it’s a good time to reflect on HR outsourcing trends by key service line. Here’s a brief round-up of market activity across payroll, RPO, and learning services in H1 2016. Payroll Payroll activity has been bustling in Europe YTD, with a strong emphasis on ramping up capabilities. SD Worx made two acquisitions to accelerate its growth across[...]

  • Approaches to Global Benefits Market Converge

    Apr 07, 2016, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Over the last few years, the global benefits market has continued to evolve as vendors have launched offerings to address the needs of multinationals. Essentially, there have been two main approaches: Providing global brokerage and consulting services Providing a global technology offering with optional local administration services. The global brokerage and consulting model has been [...]

  • ADP Takes Benefits Management Global

    Mar 21, 2016, by Gary Bragar

    At its Meeting of the Minds (MOTM) conference last week, ADP explained its focus on full provision of services, technology, and continuous innovation, and presented recent examples, including delivery of ~10m 1095 forms in the U.S. as part of ACA, deployment of a new ‘user experience’, and the launch of ADP Onboarding. Long-established as a provider of global payroll services, ADP also[...]

  • To Close Talent Gap, Companies Need Greater Emphasis on Employee Engagement

    Jan 05, 2016, by Gary Bragar

    Candidate and employee engagement is often referred to as a key priority for HR leaders, and while there’s a lot of activity going on to address this, the indications are that more needs to be done. In its latest white paper, Workforce Horizons, Capita reflects on the issues and challenges HR and resourcing leaders must overcome as they attempt to impact the bottom line, and high on the l[...]

  • Innovation Key to RPO Client Satisfaction & Vendor Differentiation

    Dec 21, 2015, by Gary Bragar

    In NelsonHall’s 2015 RPO Market Analysis report, innovation was identified as a key vendor selection criterion. RPO clients are increasingly seeking vendors who will continually introduce new ideas and recommend new services, with continuous process improvement. However, in our parallel RPO NEAT vendor evaluation study, when we interviewed clients of 15 leading RPO vendors, ‘innovat[...]

  • Workday HCM Growth Forges Expanded Partnerships with HRO Providers

    Dec 11, 2015, by Gary Bragar

    Workday’s latest announcement of its expanded partnership with ADP focuses on a combination of technology and service; MNCs on Workday can now include ADP’s global payroll offering within one user experience. Through the partnership: MNCs can use ADP’s global payroll functionality from within Workday's user interface in one process for managing their glob[...]

  • ADP Stays Focused on Client-Centric Innovation

    Sep 29, 2015, by NelsonHall Analyst

    ADP recently held its seventh annual industry analyst event in NYC at its Innovation Lab in Chelsea, providing a current business update, news of recent developments, and insights on what’s to come.   Overall, there has been growth across ADP’s cloud-based platforms, including RUN, Workforce Now, Vantage HCM, and GlobalView HCM, with the total number of clients reaching ~5[...]

  • 2015 Activity Reveals Key Strategic Focus Areas for Benefits Administration in 2016

    Sep 21, 2015, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Though we’re only just into fall, the nature of activity in the Benefits Administration market in 2015 provides important pointers to key strategic focus areas in 2016. In the U.S., the emphasis will continue around Health & Welfare (H&W) services, stemming from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In 2015, tier two H&W specialists such as Businessolver and TASC launched ACA reporti[...]

  • ADP Integrates Private Exchange Offering in Holistic Approach to HCM

    Aug 07, 2015, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Over the last few years, ADP has ramped up its capabilities beyond payroll to focus on other areas of HR, including benefits administration and RPO, making it well-equipped to handle the main HR functions. This is important because many organizations, from SMEs to large companies, are looking to minimize the number of suppliers they deal with – though only if quality of service is not c[...]

  • Affordable Care Act - Employers Turn to BPS Providers

    Apr 29, 2015, by Gary Bragar

    At Equifax Workforce Solutions Forum 2015, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was one of the main topics of discussion. And it’s no wonder why: ACA is now in effect, and many U.S. corporations and individuals are still not ready, despite the act’s effective date being delayed from January 2014 to January 2015. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that employer-shared ACA respon[...]

  • ADP Underscores Full Commitment to HCM

    Apr 02, 2015, by Gary Bragar

    At ADP’s recent annual Meeting of the Minds (MOTM) client conference, CEO Carlos Rodriguez stated ADP’s commitment to now being 100% focused on Human Capital Management (HCM) following the spin-off of its Dealer Services business in 2014. This was the largest conference yet with ~1,100 clients from 500 different companies attending, and several client case studies illustrated ADP&rsquo[...]

  • Talent Management and Global Reach the Key Drivers for HRO M&A Activity: 2014 Review and 2015 Outlook

    Feb 05, 2015, by NelsonHall Analyst

    By Amy Gurchensky, Liz Rennie and Gary Bragar With total HRO service growth in the high single digits in 2014, service providers are growing both organically and inorganically to meet clients’ needs. The primary reasons for M&A and partnerships across HRO service lines were to enhance service delivery capability (60%) and support geographic expansion (40%). Here we take a closer look [...]

  • HRO Predictions for 2015

    Jan 19, 2015, by Gary Bragar

    By Amy Gurchensky, Liz Rennie, Gary Bragar 2014 was a busy year for HRO with ~60 partnerships, mergers and acquisitions combined. We now take a look at what to expect in 2015 and beyond for each HRO service line, including service offerings, market developments, and growth. MPHRO driven by continued shift to cloud-based platforms The Multi-Process HRO (MPHRO) market will grow with a mi[...]

  • Social Media Recruiting Delivering Big Results

    Oct 31, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    As reported in NelsonHall’s 2014 RPO market analysis, with a global shortage of talent predicted for the foreseeable future, RPO buyers will continue to seek specialists to attract candidates through the use of social networks and to create a pipeline of passive candidates (i.e. talent communities) to improve speed, quality of hire and retention of talent. Nine out of 10 companies in the [...]

  • HR Tech 2014: Employer Branding, a Key RPO Growth Service

    Oct 16, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    At last week’s 2014 HR Technology conference I met with several of the RPO providers. Discussions included service offerings, latest trends, new business and growth. My meetings confirmed findings reported in NelsonHall’s Q1 2014 RPO market analysis that RPO growth would be mid-teens in 2014. RPO is thriving, with vendors reporting growth ranging from the low teens to 30%. And one[...]

  • Rooftop Gardens and a New User Experience Coming From ADP

    Sep 22, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Promises of rooftop gardens and new user experience from ADP’s trendy NYC warehouse: From a hip warehouse full of juice bars, fun areas to work and original red brick walls, the theme of the 2014 ADP Analyst Event was ADP is “All in on HCM”, reinforcing its commitment to HCM following the Dealer Services spin off.  The event, newly opened Research Lab in Chelsea, NYC[...]

  • Innovation is "In the Air" at ADP

    Sep 22, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Last week, ADP hosted its 6th annual analyst day at its new Innovation Lab in NYC.  The space, partly still under construction and featuring a rooftop garden, provides a very collaborative work environment. A current focus at the Lab is creating a new user experience for HR processes. The new user experience for pre-onboarding is live in Vantage HCM, and the benefits en[...]

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