ADP Ranks 6th on Chief Executive Magazine's 2012 List of the "40 Best Companies for Leaders"

Feb 27, 2012, 08:30 ET from ADP

ROSELAND, N.J., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ADP ®, a leading provider of human resource outsourcing, payroll services, benefits administration and integrated computing solutions for vehicle dealers, today announced that it is ranked 6th on Chief Executive magazine's list of the 40 Best Companies for Leaders 2012.

The rankings, based on a multi-step selection process of companies most committed to leadership development,appear on and in the January/February 2012 issue of Chief Executive magazine. The results were based on a study of approximately 1,000 organizations worldwide and conducted in partnership with Chally Group Worldwide, a Dayton, Ohio-based sales and management productivity firm.

Companies were scored on four key criteria, including:

  • Having a formal leadership process in place.
  • The commitment level of the CEO: The time and quality of involvement with the leadership process and development program.
  • The depth of the leadership funnel: The percentage of senior and middle management positions filled by internal candidates.
  • The number of other companies that report recruiting from the company being evaluated.

"Leadership and professional development are extremely important to our core mission and values as an organization, and are vital to our success as a leader in delivering proven human capital management strategies and solutions to our clients around the world," said Karen Kichline Ruef, VP of Learning and Talent Management for ADP. "We are very proud of our long-standing commitment to training, development, and advancement and the significant resources we dedicate to talent management and to our own future leaders. It's very gratifying for ADP to be recognized by Chief Executive magazine as one of the top ten companies for leaders for 2012."

ADP continues to create and implement unique training and development programs for all of its associates, from entry-level sales and service employees, and new manager, to leadership coaching and development for executives. The goal of making continuous growth and development a part of all associates' work lives promotes strategic thinking, bolsters leadership and ultimately enhances the value we deliver to our clients.

Last year, ADP was named among the top 20 on Training magazine's "Training Top 125" list for 2011, which annually ranks organizations that provide extraordinary employer-sponsored workforce training and development.

About ADP

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP), with about $10 billion in revenues and approximately 570,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Leveraging over 60 years of experience, ADP offers a wide range of human resource, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source. ADP's easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment dealers throughout the world. For more information about ADP or to contact a local ADP sales office, reach us at 1.800.225.5237 or visit the company's Web site at


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