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.

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...
HCM technology provider HRnext announced a strategic partnership that will allow it to integrate the time and attendance application PrimeTime into its software suite. The company said PrimeTime will provide its customers, most of them small and mid-sized companies, with a better solution for time tracking through most devices. The...
Mid-market HR and payroll platform provider iSolved HCM is adding functionality to serve professional employer organizations, or PEOs. Launch is expected sometime during the fourth quarter. While the company already supports some 45,000 employers through a network of regional payroll service bureaus, it says the complexity and frequency of regulatory...
Intuit’s QuickBooks will soon offer enhanced payroll services including direct deposit for contractors and same-day payroll deposits for employees. The additions, Intuit said, are designed to help small businesses cope with their workers’ demands for fast and flexible payment options, which are gaining importance in a continually tight labor market...
Calgary-based EmployeeAssist rolled out an integration of its PayTickr time-tracking and payroll software with the Canadian online and desktop versions of Intuit's Quickbooks. The integration allows companies to manage employee hours, payroll, invoicing and payment through a single process, eliminating the need to manually enter data from one product...
Up to 70 percent of U.S. small businesses, or roughly 1.5 million companies, have assigned HR responsibilities to staff members who handle the tasks in addition to their primary role, according to a study by ADP. The company found that such ad-hoc HR managers spend an average of more than...

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