Small Business

HCM technology solutions for micro and small business are advancing at an increasing clip. That’s no surprise given that ADP says about 70 million U.S. small businesses had assigned HR responsibilities to employees who had other “primary” responsibilities. As the workforce and tech become more sophisticated and solutions become cheaper, that’s a trend whose momentum is only going to grow.

Earlier this year, ADP TotalSource enhanced to help small businesses better navigate an employment world characterized by a tight labor market, more regulations and an increasing focus on workplace culture. We spoke with ADP TotalSource Senior Vice President Brian Michaud to learn about the thinking behind its...
BQE Software launched Core HR, a module of its BQE Core product that provides salary-history and benefits tracking, employees journal and incident tracking as well as certification, awards, paid time off and performance reviews. Core HR automates a number of the operational tasks that go along with...
Small-business payroll and benefits platform Gusto raised $200 million Series D funding. Fidelity Management & Research Company and Generation Investment Management joined previous investors Dragoneer Investment Group, General Catalyst and investors advised by T. Rowe Price. CEO Josh Reeves said the company as been “intentional” in working...
TriNet released Workforce Analytics, an HR reporting and analytics tool designed to provide SMBs with in-depth reporting and forecasting using data drawn from a single system. Dilshad Simons, TriNet’s senior vice president of products, said access to HR data is particularly important in a tight labor market....
ADP announced a new component in its cross-platform relationship with QuickBooks developer Intuit. As of today, QuickBooks Online users can connect their accounting data, in real time, with ADP’s RUN small business payroll software. 
Cornerstone OnDemand is offering small businesses a free 14-day trial of its learning management system, PiiQ. The trial provides access to a library of some 1,500 courses covering subjects from compliance to technical and soft skills, the company said. Cloud-based PiiQ is designed to...
Freelancer marketplace Upwork announced its first packaged service for small business. Besides helping SMBs in identifying and hiring talent, Upwork Plus offers on-demand support, increased job-posting visibility, dashboards for collaboration and access to a customers-only online community. Upwork, which claims to be the world’s...
The movement toward more flexible working practices continues to pose a security risk to small businesses, according to a report from digital security firm Avast. Among other reasons, the company found that just 18 percent of SMB employees consider security when they work remotely. That means SMBs "face the challenge...
ADP planted its feet a little deeper into the small-business market by enhancing its General Ledger Interface mapping with Intuit’s QuickBooks. Combined with enhancements to ADP’s Compensation Benchmarking, the integration through its Accountant Connect product helps CPAs to “better position” themselves by allowing them to provide more comprehensive services to...
Cornerstone OnDemand’s announcement of Cornerstone Frontline and its acquisition of service-employee marketplace Workpop are new indications the company sees growth potential for both recruiting and HCM technology tools in markets beyond the traditional large-business space. Frontline is a recruiting solution designed for users seeking to hire local, entry-level and customer-facing...

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