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.

A notable number of  small businesses continue to invest in technology, although they remain in the minority. And while most SMBs believe they can keep their doors open in the near term, they say their challenges will become tougher if the COVID-19 pandemic drags on. Nearly all of the SMBs surveyed by PEO...
More than two-thirds of U.S. small businesses have felt the coronavirus’s impact on sales, and  nearly as many expect their sales will continue to drop. Specifically, 69 percent of small companies report a large decline in demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey by the software provider Thriv and...
The contingent workforce has made greater inroads into the global economy than most people recognize, and the attitude of workers themselves hints that they, as well as businesses, are changing the way they view their relationship. A report by the ADP Research Institute said technology’s advance is transforming why, where and when people work...
Microbusinesses, those with fewer than 20 employees, are struggling to find candidates and often turn to consultants and technology products to help fill open roles. According to a study of ADP data by Moody’s Analytics and The Wall Street Journal, headcount at these companies was flat in 2019, while businesses...
Namely added a compliance component to its flagship People Operations Platform at no additional charge. Called the Comply Database and powered by ThinkHR, the library offers access to tools, checklists, sample policies and forms. In addition, it provides news and other information mean to strengthen an organization’s compliance efforts. Namely said the Comply Database was...
PeopleFluent said it’s expanding its solutions to serve smaller companies, specifically those with between 1,000 and 5,000 employees. To date, PeopleFluent has targeted companies with more than 5,000 workers and large HR teams. Smaller customers—whom PeopleFluent refers to as “mid-market”—can have tools preconfigured in order to reduce deployment time from several months...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. SMBs are making more use of recruiting software, according to a survey from JazzHR and Verified First. However, vendors have a ways to go if they want to satisfy the market. While 60 percent of SMBs use applicant tracking systems, nearly half...
The HCM Technology Report will not be updated during the week of September 9, 2019, while our editorial staff sails aboard the Maine windjammer HERITAGE in order to learn more about the HR technology used by the captains and crews of Penobscot Bay schooners. Actually, that's not entirely true. We're...
Transcript Mark Feffer: I'm Mark Feffer and this is PeopleTech. News and now conversation from the world of HR technology from the HCM Technology Report. Today I'm happy to welcome Alex Tolbert, founder and CEO of BerniePortal. BerniePortal's known mostly for its benefits tools, but last year introduced an ATS...
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 enhancements. ADP says...