CENTER CITY, MINN. (October 28, 2014) —A leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, today announced that the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation — an organization that has grown from a Minnesota farmhouse in 1949 to one of the world's largest addiction treatment providers — has successfully implemented an integrated HCM solution based on ADP Vantage HCM®.
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation — a private, non-profit organization — signed on for payroll, benefits, HR, talent, and time and labor management as part of its flexible deployment of ADP Vantage HCM. The organization currently operates offices in 15 U.S. cities across nine states.
Michelle Lutz, manager of HRMS and Recruitment, said her organization was drawn to ADP due to its focus on service expertise and technology deployment.
"The previous system needed to be re-evaluated regularly from the perspectives of data integrity and end-user experience," said Lutz. "Now, we have confidence in the system, and in the people working with us at ADP. Our productivity has improved as well."
"We're pleased that an organization as impactful as the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is trusting us with this most critical role – a role that helps their people help other people in need," said Mark Benjamin, President of Global Enterprise Solutions at ADP. "I'm delighted that, once again, a client of this stature has chosen our service expertise and proven technology in human capital management to help drive their success."
Lutz said the organization's search for an improved system began with a realization that human capital management – an integrated solution versus a collection of individual services – could help the organization in its mission to be a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
"The more we looked, the more it seemed logical to pursue a human capital management solution," she said. "We went from being a small organization to one that embraces growth. We needed to engineer our human resources to be aligned with that goal."
The organization's latest sign of growth came last February, when the Hazelden Foundation and the Betty Ford Center formally merged their operations, becoming the largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider in the United States and one of the largest in the world.
"Once we decided on where we needed to go, it became pretty simple to decide we wanted ADP on the journey with us," Lutz said. "Their expertise in human capital management – especially taxes and compliance – will benefit our organization today and support our growth in the future."
Lutz said ADP's attention to service also proved valuable to the organization. "Our strategic client partner at ADP is someone I can always call with questions or areas we need addressed," she said.
Lutz said that there has been positive feedback to the new system.
"Our processes are tighter and we're much more efficient – our people are seeing that," she said. "As an HR practitioner, that feels good. Now, our organization can focus on the strategic issues involving our people and our growth, leaving these human capital management initiatives in the hands of ADP."
Employers around the world rely on ADP (NASDAQ: ADP) for cloud-based solutions and services to help manage their most important asset – their people. From human resources and payroll to talent management to benefits administration, ADP brings unmatched depth and expertise in helping clients build a better workforce. A pioneer in Human Capital Management (HCM) and business process outsourcing, ADP serves more than 610,000 clients in 100 countries.
About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 15 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care for youth and adults. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully-accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children's program, and is the nation's leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery.