As a company that helps others with their HR, payrolls and benefits, ADP makes sure the benefits it offers its more than 30,000 U.S. employees are inclusive and valuable. The company gets a perfect score on work/life benefits on our survey, but its efforts go way beyond a checklist.
ADP was a pioneer in flexible benefits and in allowing employees, especially those with family commitments, to work from home. The company also was an early leader in calling its key employees “associates” to emphasize that they are part of the team. This concept has been picked up by many other companies, especially retailers. ADP continues its emphasis on employees and families with post-retirement benefits, including nine outside medical offices and national wellness programs.
ADP offers its employees a solid work/life–benefits package, including flexible work arrangements, onsite childcare, tuition assistance, onsite passport renewal, a mobile beauty salon, shoe shiners, onsite DVD rentals, a mobile vision center, wellness/quiet rooms or new-mothers rooms, and free video conferencing to faraway family members during the holidays. The company also operates nine medical clinics that focus on prevention and cultivating a healthier lifestyle for its employees. Those clinics employed more than 30 doctors and nurses.
Award accepted by Edward M. Hurley-Wales, newly named vice president, diversity and inclusion:
“Change is always an opportunity. Our founder’s vision is still the cornerstone for our notions of diversity and inclusion. As our business grows, we also recognize that we must also grow in terms of our families and diversity. People at ADP are not employees but associates, and we offer them a variety of work assignments to balance their work and lives. We place great importance on our community support and philanthropy through the ADP Foundation. Our ability to serve our communities relies on our ability to attract, retain, and develop talent.”