How an innovative global view can transform the HR of the future

Research tells us that complacency about the role of HR is no longer an option. HR matters. And the future of HR – how best to control costs, manage talent and develop skills – is paramount. Especially when growing internationally. Yet many miss a huge hidden advantage to the impact global payroll can have on HR challenges. By rethinking HR and payroll, companies can transform the way they operate, becoming more efficient, encouraging growth and engaging employees globally.

For three days in Rome, January 2020, the annual ADP ReThink Global Human Capital Management Conference offered a space to challenge traditional ideas of what HR can do, with out-of-the-box thinking on every topic from cyber security and if generational differences are a myth, to lessons in innovation from Disney World. Industry giants such as PayPal and FedEx shared insight on how they successfully implemented payroll systems globally – and changed the way they worked for good.

45% of ADP ReThink 2020 delegates said technology innovation will have the biggest impact on global payroll in the next five years. 46% of leaders thought digital transformation was the toughest challenge facing HR

The ADP ReThink 2020 conference offered real-world solutions to the challenges many HR leaders face from disparate systems, complicated data and employees who are not effectively plugged in to their organisation’s purpose. Learnings from the conference have been collated into the ADP ReThink 2020 report.


  • How to understand different geographies to get payroll right
  • How innovative thinking can help HR
  • Why you should put your people first for true engagement