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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.

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ADP: 5 Energy Tax Credits and Incentives You May Not Have Considered

Creating a more energy efficient organization isn't just helpful for the environment — it can also make a big difference for your bottom line.

Originally Published by ADP's Newsletter.

Want to lower your electricity bills and taxes? Energy tax credits could be the answer.

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ADP Acquires Celergo, Strengthening Global Payroll Capabilities

The multi-country payroll outsourcing market is over $3 billion today and is growing rapidly as companies are looking for greater visibility over their increasingly global workforce, while efficiently managing the compliance elements of multi-country payroll.

Originally Published by ADP.

ADP announced that it has acquired Celergo, a leading provider of global payroll management services. The acquisition will enhance ADP's international payroll offerings with a strong platform and new solutions, including cross-currency and expatriate payment services.

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ADP: U.S. Wages Grew 3.0 Percent Over the Past Year, Large Firms Experienced Accelerated Wage Growth

Annual job-switching rate slowed slightly to 20.7 percent from 21.2 percent while wage growth for job switchers accelerated to 4.8 percent from 4.1 percent.

Originally Published by ADP.

Wages for U.S. workers grew 3.0 percent over the last year, increasing the average wage level by $0.80 to $27.46 an hour, according to the ADP Research Institute®Workforce Vitality Report (WVR) released today. The growth, steady at 3.0 percent annual as of June 2018, was driven by strong wage gains for workers in the professional and business services industry representing almost 17 percent of the workforce (3.4 percent wage growth, $35.04 average hourly wage), in the Northeast (3.5 percent, $30.88) and from large businesses (3.5 percent, $28.50). Employees in the resources and mining industry saw their wages decrease (-3.7 percent, $33.84) and businesses with 500-999 employees experienced the slowest wage growth (1.6 percent, $28.73).

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ADP Marketplace Continues Tremendous Growth Thanks to Leading Solutions Providers

Inaugural ADP Marketplace Partner Connections Summit Recognizes Partners who Demonstrate Excellence in Sales and Service.

Originally Published by ADP.

As the world of work changes, companies are increasingly seeking innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of their employee base and their businesses. For more than four years, ADP® Marketplace, the largest human capital management (HCM) app store, and its world-class partners have helped create a unique ecosystem, where clients can tailor their HR solutions through apps that leverage ADP platforms and data.

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Celebrate Pride Month!  ADP Promotes Diversity and Inclusion with LGBTQ Employee Self-Identification

Self-identification can help companies to better develop programs and benefits that meet the needs of LGBTQ associates and to better attract and retain a diverse talent pool to stay competitive in today's tight labor market.

Originally Published by ADP.

Numerous studies have shown that having a diverse workforce brings a wider range of opinions to the table which leads to better problem solving and drives innovation. But to benefit from diverse perspectives, companies first need to understand the makeup of their employee population beyond gender, ethnicity and race.

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The Future of Pay is Here! New ADP Innovation Helps Employers Tailor Payments to the Preferences of All Employees

Wisely Pay by ADP Combines Global Cash Card and ADP Capabilities to Create Best-in-Class Payment Offering

Originally Published by ADP.

Changes in talent demographics, working arrangements and technology are impacting how employees need and want to be paid. To meet these shifts, paycards and digital accounts are increasingly becoming attractive options, allowing employees to access their pay how and when they want. Additionally, employers now have the opportunity to take an active interest in the financial wellbeing of their workers to help them get the most out of their pay.

ADP is continuing its innovation momentum by revolutionizing the way people are paid by introducing Wisely Pay by ADP. Wisely Pay is the next step in ADP's constant evolution to put clients and their workers at the forefront of macro trends shaping the employment landscape, including the growing number of freelance individuals.

"The world of work is changing and our clients look to us as the market leader in payments, to help them better engage with their entire workforce," said Doug Politi, president of Compliance Solutions at ADP. "Wisely Pay is leading the way people get paid in the future as a true bank alternative, with innovative services like instant pay, savings, digital wallet, and other financial management and wellness features that are better aligned with the evolving workforce."

The functionality of digital accounts, including paycards, and ease of access to funds have made them particularly popular among Millennials. According to a recent report commissioned by ADP, almost half of Gen Z (47 percent) and nearly a third of Millennials (31 percent) would turn down a job if they were unable to choose their method of pay. Additionally, this report revealed that 47 percent of Millennials and 66 percent of Gen Z have used a pre-loaded payment card in the last 12 months.

Wisely Pay is the first offering resulting from ADP's acquisition of Global Cash Card and provides the administrative tools and support to enable employers of any size, industry and workforce blend of full-time, part-time and/or freelance workers to enjoy:

  • Advanced technologies: Best-in-class experiences for cardholders and administrators from ADP's in-house digital payments platform, built by Global Cash Card and ADP's award-winning Instant Funding APIs.
  • Pay flexibility: Wisely Pay offers multiple ways to receive, spend, and manage money, including fully electronic options like peer-to-peer transfers, instant pay, and mobile digital wallets by Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay® and Android Pay®.
  • Attracting and retaining talent: The multi-generational workforce places unique demands on employers and Wisely Pay helps satisfy the needs of workers by offering a banking alternative with numerous funding options, easy cash access, broad purchasing capability, ability to avoid paper check fees and modern financial management tools.
  • Peace of mind: With a 50-state electronic pay program, backed by market-leading expertise and experience in the regulatory landscape, employers can rely on ADP Compliance Solutions, advanced data security and single point-of-contact resolution for all employer support or cardholder issues (e.g. fraud prevention, dispute resolution).

The Wisely paycard will first be available to employers who select to offer sponsored accounts for employees in September 2018 in the United States.

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