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ADP Search and Visualization Tool Helps Recruiters Focus on Right Candidate, Eliminates Unconscious Bias

Twenty percent of large enterprises do not have the tools to help ensure fair and unbiased resume reviews and less than half say their diversity and inclusion initiatives are successful.

Most recruiters today are frustrated by the time spent sifting through a sea of resumes that end up being irrelevant for their job searches. But there is a larger underlying issue with current recruiting processes that goes beyond inefficiency — most employers aren't equipped to take the unconscious bias out of vetting potential candidates.

Visual Search from ADP (No. 21 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list)  is optimizing the candidate search process by removing factors like gender, ethnicity and pay, and allows recruiters to focus on the skills most relevant for an open position. This new search and visualization tool scans all resumes an organization has collected through ADP Recruiting Management, an all-in-one recruiting automation platform. Results are presented in a highly-visual word-cloud format that groups similar skills associated with the keywords and allows recruiters to narrow in on their most important criteria.


"Diverse thinking can come from diverse employees," said Don Weinstein, chief strategy officer, ADP. "In today's highly-competitive environment, hiring top talent is key to ensuring companies are able to keep up."

"It's important to have a workforce made up of individuals with different backgrounds and ways of thinking to generate fresh ideas. Visual Search from ADP arms organizations with technology to hire the best employees available to them by removing unconscious bias from the vetting of potential candidates."

One of the most effective methods to help ensure hiring diversity is to enable blind skill and resume reviews. Since recruiters spend on average 8.8 minutes reviewing a resume before they decide whether the candidate is a relevant fit, they need digital search tools that provide a comprehensive picture of the talent pool to drive meaningful hiring decisions that is both efficient and blind.

With Visual Search from ADP, recruiters can help ensure they are assessing and hiring the strongest candidates possible through thoughtful blind resume and skill reviews. Other features include:

  • Recruiters can add one or more keywords to begin a candidate search, as well as leverage "and/or parameters" to focus a search
  • A patent-pending algorithm closely mimics human reasoning and scans through all resumes to deliver clear results in highly visual word cloud formats
  • Candidate resumes are returned and ranked according to desired skills and attributes, view in detail or quick scan

Visual Search from ADP is available exclusively via ADP Marketplace, a cloud-based app store designed to help employers dynamically manage an ecosystem of enterprise applications from ADP and its world-class partners. This enables companies of all sizes to extend the value of their workforce solutions seamlessly across their entire organization via a secure, single-sign-on process.

ADP: Addressing the Racial Pay Gap

As the U.S. Department of Labor reports, Black women earn 17 percent less than their white female counterparts and they bring in just 63 cents for every $1 a man makes.

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Originally Published by ADP.

By Ann C. Logue

In the long run, eliminating the wage gap pays off.

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ADP: Loan Gifting Benefit Can Be a Potential Boost for Attracting and Retaining Talent

LoanBenefits for ADP Workforce Now grants each participating employee the option to speak with a loan gifting financial advisor who can guide participants toward the best payment program options for their situations.

Originally Published by ADP.

By Theresa Myers

Attracting, engaging and retaining talent is a challenge for many of today's top businesses. But for small businesses, these scenarios are becoming even more difficult, as the unemployment rate sits at historic lows and today's younger workers are more likely to switch jobs than wait for a promotion or raise.

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ADP Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 271,000 Jobs in December

"Although there were increases in most sectors, the busy holiday season greatly impacted both trade and leisure and hospitality. Small businesses also experienced their strongest month of job growth all year."

Originally Published by ADP.
Private sector employment increased by 271,000 jobs from November to December according to the December ADP National Employment Report®. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with Moody's Analytics. The report, which is derived from ADP's actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.
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ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 179,000 Jobs in November

"Although the labor market performed well, job growth decelerated slightly," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute.

Originally Published by ADP.

Private sector employment increased by 179,000 jobs from October to November according to the November ADP National Employment Report®. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with Moody's Analytics. The report, which is derived from ADP's actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

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ADP Women in STEM Profile: Martha Bird

Martha Bird describes herself as "open hearted and pragmatic." It's really just another way to describe her position as a business anthropologist.

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Originally Published by ADP.

By Heather Bussing

Martha grew up close to the land on her great-grandmother's farm and stayed into her 30s, farming vegetables and baking. "There's nothing like putting a plow into the ground and feeling the RPMs go down with the drag," Martha says. "I love the earth and soil. It keeps me grounded and helps me to see the extraordinary experiences in everyday life."

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ADP and Intuit Expand Relationship to Improve Integration Across Platforms

Cloud-based dashboard enhancements help reduce re-work, save time and provide access to award-winning compensation benchmarks for client consultation.

Originally Published by ADP.
ADP announced expanded integration with Intuit QuickBooks adding enhanced General Ledger Interface (GLI) mapping directly through Accountant Connects . This new interface, combined with enhanced Compensation Benchmarking, powered by ADP DataCloud, will enable accountants to provide a better service and add value to their clients. Through shared values and a commitment to creating industry-leading innovation, ADP and Intuit are better positioning accountants for the future; allowing them to provide a more comprehensive experience to their clients.
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