WorkTango | October 03, 2022
WorkTango, a SaaS-based employee experience technology company headquartered in Austin, Texas, today announced the launch of its holistic WorkTango Employee Experience Platform and the unveiling of a new brand identity. Formerly known as Kazoo + WorkTango following an acquisition completed in April 2022, the software company provides the only holistic employee experience platform built for modern workplaces that enables meaningful recognition and rewards, offers actionable insights through employee surveys, and supports alignment through goal setting and feedback within a single solution.
According to Gallup, the percentage of engaged workers in the U.S. declined last year for the first time in over a decade. In fact, just over one-third of employees (34%) were engaged.
"'Quiet quitting' and employee disengagement have become urgent C-suite and board-level imperatives, These are not truly new phenomena, however, and nearly a decade ago, we built the first iteration of our employee experience platform to address these same challenges head-on. The holistic, enhanced WorkTango platform we announced today is a proven solution for improving employee engagement, motivation, and alignment – and has a direct impact on our customers' bottom lines as a result."
-Patrick Manzo, CEO of WorkTango
WorkTango's platform is currently used by over a thousand enterprise, midmarket, and SMB organizations that derive a range of measurable outcomes from the software investment.
WorkTango's unified employee experience platform kept our company's culture alive even through the pandemic. We can continually measure both the pulse of our employees and see our data in real time, We rely on WorkTango to understand trends and the engagement of our global employee base. The ROI of WorkTango has been impactful culturally and organizationally,said Judy Hendriks, Chief People Officer of Harris, a provider of mission-critical global software solutions.
WorkTango's holistic Employee Experience Platform offers organizations:
Recognition & Rewards: The ability to amplify and incentivize key values and behaviors across the business.
Employee Surveys & Insights: Functionality to measure employee and team engagement across the entire employee lifecycle and collect authentic feedback to support action.
Goals & Feedback: Integrated technology to champion employee success with continuous alignment conversations, individual goal-setting, and company OKR tracking.
When it comes to human resources technology, organizations are often faced with the choice of purchasing multiple best-of-breed solutions to meet their needs, or buying an expensive platform that offers hundreds of features yet still falls short in one or two critical areas, WorkTango has built an elegant and affordable platform inclusive of everything needed to: help organizations regularly gather and act on company-wide, team, and individual insights; measure employee engagement and recognize and reward employees in real-time; and support employee-company alignment through integrated goal setting and feedback,said Bret Starr, Partner and CEO of work-tech analyst firm The Starr Conspiracy.
WorkTango's platform is the recipient of a number of awards, including Talent Culture's 2022 HR Technology Leader award. In 2022, WorkTango was named as a Leader across seven categories in G2's Summer Grid Report, including Employee Engagement and Employee Recognition. Beyond this industry recognition, WorkTango's platform is enabling greater employee retention and satisfaction for customers. Meredith, an agency customer who uses the WorkTango platform, credits it with a 50% reduction in staff turnover within 12 months. Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union attributes adopting WorkTango with a 68% increase in member service scores.
WorkTango revolutionizes how the world's most forward-thinking companies engage and inspire their people. WorkTango offers the only Employee Experience Platform that enables meaningful recognition and rewards, offers actionable insights through employee surveys, and supports alignment through goal setting and feedback. WorkTango is built for the workplace we all want to be a part of – where priorities become clear, achievements are celebrated, and employees have a voice.
HR PRACTICE,EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
PlanSource | September 27, 2022
PlanSource, a leading provider of cloud-based benefits administration technology, has emerged into the employee engagement space with a new product called The Source, releasing on September 30, 2022.
According to Gallup, disengaged employees can cost companies $450 – 550B in lost productivity. While benefits administration platforms help employees make benefit decisions and successfully enroll, there is a clear gap in engagement and utilization after the fact. Additionally, there are many other important company-wide initiatives that HR teams also struggle to engage employees in. The Source is designed to truly maximize the value of a benefits package and other critical HR efforts to drive healthier, happier outcomes for employees and their families.
“I am thrilled to bring a groundbreaking product like The Source to the market. Our customers and partners have expressed the need for a solution to not only be able to help employees engage in their benefits but also be able to enroll in them, utilize them and ultimately increase the ROI on offering those benefits to their employees, Benefits are just one piece of the puzzle, employees need access to everything happening in the workplace, and The Source will deliver that by allowing HR teams the ability to brand our offering, add company news, initiatives and send push notifications to reach their employees where they are.”
-Tom Signorello, Chief Executive Officer at PlanSource
Employers continue to invest millions in benefits, while employees only spend 15 minutes a year enrolling and shopping for them. Most benefits administration platforms only assist employees in choosing their benefits but do little to help them understand and maximize how they are used. That, coupled with the fact that turnover rates have hit an unprecedented height, many HR teams are searching for a way to increase employee engagement not only during open enrollment but also year-round.
While benefits administration is the core of what PlanSource does, surrounding that are the features and components necessary to truly maximize the value of employers’ benefits package. For HR teams, The Source will help increase retention by showcasing company initiatives and benefits in a way that is easily accessible to employees. The Source can be a mobile command center for HR leaders to communicate to employees through push notifications, text messages and assigned tasks, so employees know what’s going on and what actions they need to take. HR leaders have consistently added new benefits and initiatives throughout the last few years to attract and retain talent, make the most of those investments by giving employees easy access to enroll and utilize their total rewards package.
The Source is a convenient and familiar experience for employees where they can shop and enroll in their benefits, access important HR documents, and stay in tune with company initiatives year-round. Employees will see an employer-branded homepage that is customized for their company with news and updates, have access to single sign-on integrations to specific carriers and solutions, and receive push notifications, so they never miss out on anything.
PlanSource is a technology company that automates and simplifies every aspect of employee benefit programs, so employees and HR teams can make smarter, more confident benefits decisions. More than 5 million consumers receive their benefits through the PlanSource platform, which provides the best experience possible for benefits communications, shopping, enrollment, billing, compliance and ongoing administration. With an end-to-end benefits platform and suite of technology-enabled services, PlanSource helps people maximize the benefits of their benefits, so they can live happier, healthier lives.
WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT,EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
Beeline | September 17, 2022
Beeline, the independent leader in software solutions for sourcing and managing the global extended workforce, today announced an upcoming talent experience which will enable contingent workers to create a private account and take full control of how they are represented in the workforce, allowing them to self-report and maintain their own PII (personally identifiable information). Beeline will be the first and only Extended Workforce Platform to offer contingent workers a private account with this level of autonomy and privacy control.
"Talent is central to the extended workforce and individual privacy is paramount in the workplace. Our new experience will enable talent to take an active role in the process and trust that their data is protected, Additionally, establishing this trusted relationship directly with workers increases the accuracy of data collected, which means companies can truly measure and understand diversity in the context of their recruitment process and active workforce."
-Colleen Tiner, SVP Product Strategy of Beeline
Mark Farmer, External Talent Lead, Accenture, said, The new talent-focused experience addresses the challenges of increased data privacy regulations and gives that control to the rightful owner, the talent.
Historically, vendor management systems (VMS) have put the burden of managing talent information on staffing companies as part of the sourcing process. With new privacy regulations underway, suppliers and MSPs need a solution that relieves them of the burden and risk of inputting the information while improving the reliability of the data without disrupting the supplier-candidate relationship.
As the leading provider of workforce solutions, AGS applauds Beeline's initiative to build and host the tools needed for talent to opt-in and provide data for safe-keeping, thereby removing any risks for us as we continue to help clients deliver on the personal and business imperative of achieving their DEI goals, said Cory Hansen, Regional Vice President, North America, Allegis Global Solutions (AGS).
Beeline's new talent experience is a huge step forward in accurately managing diversity metrics. I spent 15 years on the client side using multiple VMS systems and was never able to provide conclusive demographics around our non-employees due to concerns around co-employment, I am excited to see our clients leverage this information to gain transparency and shape hiring manager behavior which ultimately impacts the company's diversity footprint,said Dan Khublall, Director, Product Strategy, Beeline.
The new experience will continue to be tested with select clients and partners throughout this year leading to an official launch in 2023. Once launched, Beeline will introduce the industry's first diversity talent index in partnership with Consciously Unbiased.
Beeline is the world's largest independent provider of solutions for sourcing and managing the complex world of contingent labor, enabling companies to increase profitability and flexibility by utilizing an agile mix of employee and non-employee talent. Our software helps procurement, sourcing, and human resources professionals optimize costs, reduce risks, and add value to their services procurement and contingent workforce programs. We have the deepest, most seasoned team of contingent workforce solution professionals. From our locations around the world, we deliver innovative technology, end-to-end global and localized customer engagement services, and value-added capabilities which help many of the world's largest enterprises meet their most critical talent needs.