BairesDev | August 09, 2022
BairesDev, a leading technology solutions company, announced the conclusion of the latest edition of its Giveback Program, focused on promoting diversity and inclusion in the technology industry by investing in the tech talent of tomorrow. In this opportunity, BairesDev partnered with its clients to make 224 donations to 29 different NPOs, 60% more compared to the previous edition.
Twice a year, the company selects a list of NPOs that share its vision of building a more inclusive tech industry and teams up with clients to allow them to choose causes for BairesDev to donate funds. In this edition, BairesDev donated funds to Womxn in Power, EveryoneOn, NPower, Close the Gap, and LaunchCode, among other NPOs, which focus on closing the digital breach faced by many talented people around the world.
Beneficiaries highlighted the relevance of these programs in supporting underrepresented communities and addressing unequal access to opportunities in the tech industry. With BairesDev donations, more than 1,500 talented people from diverse backgrounds will have access to industry certifications, computers, digital training, among others.
"We at BairesDev know firsthand the importance of a diverse and inclusive tech industry and are committed to providing equal opportunities for talented people, wherever they may be, It's inspiring to partner with so many of our clients who are committed to helping close the digital gap facing underrepresented communities."
-Nacho De Marco, CEO and co-founder of BairesDev
BairesDev donations have provided enough to underwrite industry certification testing for all of the women in the next Silicon Valley training cohort. This will give roughly 40 women the industry-recognized certification essential to landing their first job in tech, Said NPower Inc.
Thanks to BairesDev, Close the Gap can fully equip a computer lab in Africa with 30 computers and offer training to local personnel of a school that is in need of ICT devices. The hardware will be installed in a dedicated computer room where on average 20 individual students will make use of each computer. Thanks to your contributions, 600 students who would otherwise be excluded from digital education will now gain digital literacy, said Close the Gap.
The BairesDev Giveback Program, formerly called B-Grants, recently won a Stevie® Award for Corporate Responsibility Program of the Year. Through the program, the organization shows its commitment to helping create opportunities for the tech talent of tomorrow. The next edition of the program will be launched before the end of 2022.
BairesDev is a leading nearshore technology solutions company that architects and engineers scalable and high-performing software solutions to meet all kinds of business challenges.
Using its deep tech expertise and cross-industry experience, BairesDev evolves digital transformation into digital acceleration. The ultimate goal is to create lasting value throughout the entire digital transformation journey.
With 5,000+ seasoned engineers in 36 countries, BairesDev provides time zone aligned services to empower Fortune 500 companies and leading brands. Working for clients like Google, Rolls-Royce, Johnson & Johnson, Pinterest, and ViacomCBS, the company has been reimagining the tech landscape for over a decade.
HR PRACTICE,EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
Eden | August 08, 2022
Eden, the all-in-one people operations platform for employee-centric companies, today announced the launch of its People Success suite of tools with its new Performance Management product. The launch marks the expansion of Eden's product suite beyond hybrid workplace tools, enabling Eden to be the first software vendor that helps companies manage both their workforce and workplace.
With 40% of workers disengaging when they receive little to no feedback, performance management is a critical process for any high performance organization. Consistent feedback and reflection help employees hone in on their strengths, understand their areas for growth, improve at their current role, and create a compelling vision for their careers. Companies that have continuous performance processes are 44% better at retaining talent, but managing the performance review process is one of the most challenging and time-consuming parts of the job for HR teams. Eden's Performance Management product makes these feedback cycles simple and easy for everyone involved – from people teams and managers to employees.
"Providing opportunities for structured personal and professional growth is critical to the success of any high-performance organization, Eden's Performance Management product enables modern companies to empower their team members' growth through feedback and self-reflection, unlocking the potential of people and organizations."
-Joe Du Bey, co-founder and CEO of Eden
Eden's Performance Management solution will simplify the feedback cycles and processes for all stakeholders involved, including:
HR and people teams, who can set up new review cycles through Eden's Performance Management product, customize questions and processes, view employee analytics, and maintain historical performance data to analyze trends across the organization.
Managers, who can leverage the solution to assign peer reviews to employees at all levels and monitor team performance.
Employees, who are able to use Eden's solution to complete their self-assessments, view their feedback, goals and areas of improvement, and provide feedback to their peers.
Whether it's creating and distributing performance reviews, effectively measuring employees' progress against their individual goals, or arming managers with the tools they need to improve their employees' performance, Eden's Performance Management software ensures that companies have the right technology in place to prioritize their people and scale their HR processes.
The future of work is employee-centric, In order to achieve high performance, organizations need to prioritize and care for their employees and provide them with the tools and opportunities they need to succeed at their current jobs and broader careers. Eden's Performance Management product will help high-growth companies be exceptional places to work,said Du Bey.
Performance Management is the first product in Eden's People Success suite of software. In addition to its new People Success suite, Eden offers a Flexible Office suite of tools, which includes Desk Booking, Visitor Management, Room Scheduling, COVID Team Safety, and Internal Ticketing and Deliveries.
Eden is the all-in-one people operations platform that helps your team work wonders. With its People Success suite, Eden makes it easier for your team to conduct performance management in an employee-centric way. With its Flexible Office suite, Eden ensures your company can run a high-performance hybrid workplace with tools that include desk booking, conference room scheduling, visitor management, deliveries notifications, and more. Eden is based in San Francisco and New York, and investors include Y Combinator Continuity, Bessemer Venture Partners, Fifth Wall, S28 Capital, JLL, ENIAC, SV Angel, and more. Eden's mission is to create a better place to work, for everyone.
HR PRACTICE,HR STRATEGY
Wagepoint | August 10, 2022
Canadian fintech company Wagepoint is doubling-down on its mission to bring happiness to small businesses and their teams with a new acquisition. KinHR – soon to become People by Wagepoint – has joined Wagepoint's family of products, which will create a single solution that takes payroll, time and attendance and (now) human resources tasks off small business owners' hands so that they can get back to doing literally anything else.
KinHR is known as a simple, friendly and reliable people management software among its 4,500 global users. This makes it the perfect puzzle piece to complete Wagepoint's stack of small business products, offering everything CEOs and founders need to take care of their people right from the moment they're hired.
People by Wagepoint will offer features like an employee directory, time-off management, new hire onboarding, document storage and eSignatures, in addition to ongoing employee performance management tools like employee objectives and reviews. The product will help make workplace operations easier, and maybe even a little "sweeter", for both employers and their teams.
"Payroll and HR go together like summer and popsicles – minus the sticky fingers!, When done right – that is, with a focus on keeping it simple and truly caring about the human experience – both payroll and HR can contribute to a happy workplace, just like ice cream! We're excited to welcome People by Wagepoint to our family of products. Now, we can help our customers create a delightful experience for their employees, right from the moment of hire and at every touchpoint that follows."
- Shrad Rao, CEO of Wagepoint
Delighting customers will remain a key pillar as the company moves forward with the rebrand and builds a team around People by Wagepoint.
Both Wagepoint and KinHR have a Capterra rating of 4.6 out of 5 by their users – notably, for friendly customer support – and the new product will continue building on that trust, says Melissa Benzo, former Director at KinHR and current Director of People by Wagepoint.
KinHR has always been about creating a simple approach to HR software so that small businesses can focus more on their employees and their business, rather than the management of 'stuff' that comes with HR. Wagepoint is just the company to continue that effort and expand on that idea by keeping all things light, friendly, and simple, I always tell KinHR customers 'we're here to help,' and I feel that echoed throughout the entirety of Wagepoint,says Benzo.
People by Wagepoint is the second small business software to be acquired by Wagepoint in 2022. Earlier this year, Timesheet Mobile joined the Wagepoint family and will soon be available to customers for all of their time and attendance needs, rebranded as Time by Wagepoint.
Wagepoint is a small-but-mighty fintech company on a mission to simplify payroll – and maybe even dare to make it delightful! Our online software was created just for small businesses, automating the most "ugh" parts of payroll – like calculating wages and reporting on taxes – so that our customers can get back to doing, well, literally anything else. Backed by the world's friendliest team, Wagepoint is always supportive, never stuffy and refreshingly human. Founded in 2012, we make payroll magic happen for more than 20,000 small businesses, accountants and bookkeepers across North America.