Will working from home be the new norm or do you expect associates to be back in office soon?
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Yes, I worked from home for years at ADP until it became more fashionable to work from the supercenters. I had deadlines to meet and could not play when I was on the clock. I wouldn't have lasted long if I played at home on company time and didn't get my work done. The metric used was "what did you get done" versus how many hours did you sit in that office chair?
Many managers tell their exempt employees to only record 40 hours even if they put in many more. That never made any sense to me.
ADP turns a blind eye when people work overtime off the clock because there are more jobs than not at ADP where employees are given 50 hours of work for the week and are not allowed overtime. How does ADP think the work is getting done? They know. Even when employees are in the building they take their laptops home and sign on. ADP can track which laptops are signed in and when anytime but they don't because they want to turn a blink eye. If non-exempt employees would actually clock their overtime it would make a big statement to ADP. I worked there for 32 years and I know this is true.
I know plenty of instances where it is a manager that is on their phone playing games or social media many hours in the day.
@5prj+14OuZpNh - Numbers Never Lie. RESULTS are proven. Stay in your bubble, if you want to. Muah!
To the person that said, "Nobody works from home", you must be speaking about yourself. I worked from home for years. And guess what? I had deadlines which were never missed. If those deadlines weren't met, we would have lost the ability to work from home. During a crunch, there were many times I worked into the night and on weekends with not one penny overtime pay. So you must be in management if you think working from home is some type of privilege. It is definitely a benefit to ADP.
It was for GPT
Management? Funny, that word. As in "trying to control the chaos". And man, they got a lot of chaos! Work from home? Really? No one "works" from home. Just be honest, those who say they get more done at home are just lying to try to not give up the slacker fest!
@1zlr+14OuZpNh I missed that Town Hall. Was that only for a certain group of employees?
ADP made deals with state and local governments at the super centers. They get huge tax breaks to fill those buildings. No way they hire someone in Seattle to work from home to take a position in Norfolk. There may be some situations to work from home in the future for people already working from home or smaller buildings they planned to close. Time will tell.
ADP is already “spying” on associates. All interactions via phone, email, or computer are already monitored and can be referenced back to. They should at least give associates who have been with ADP for at least a year some flexibility to WFH if productivity is not affected. It’s clear that operations can resume with 50K associates WFH.
Some companies use web cams to monitor their home employees. I’m not sure I want to be spied on like that.
I would think they would realize the amount of money they are saving. I also think I try to work harder from home because I don’t have a “manager” watching over me.
Don Weinstein, GPT VP said as much in a Town Hall meeting today. ADP has no intention of becoming a WFH company. They're no hurry to get back to the office but it will happen eventually.
Associates will return to the office when things get back to normal. ADP's model is to work from the supercenters, not from home. Workers are not trusted enough to work from home and must work from an office where management can keep an eye on them to insure that they are working, not watching TV, playing a video game, or taking a nap. Of course, increased "collaboration" is the explanation used for decorum's sake to promote working from the office rather than from home.