Workhuman | September 25, 2023
Workhuman, a renowned company at the forefront of transforming how employees engage, connect, and show appreciation in the workplace, has taken a significant step in enhancing its market-leading Social Recognition platform by introducing the all-new Workhuman app for Microsoft Teams. This innovative application is now readily available for download in the Microsoft Teams app store, providing employees within organizations complete access to the features offered by Workhuman's robust recognition platform, all within the Microsoft Teams environment where employees conduct their daily work, meetings, collaborations, and communication. Leveraging the cutting-edge capabilities of the Microsoft Teams platform, this new application empowers Workhuman to offer its clients an effective means to elevate awareness and real-time participation in their employee recognition initiatives.
Building upon the initial Teams integration by Workhuman, which already supports users launching the recognition nomination process within Teams chats and Teams channels, the new app brings forth a host of features:
A native welcome page that facilitates immediate recognition and showcases an 'always on' awards feed, along with a highlight reel of years-of-service awards and celebrations, all without necessitating employee logins to a company intranet.
Award notifications within the Teams Activity tab, along with the ability to extend kudos and congratulations to colleagues across the organization who are receiving recognition or commemorating significant life and work milestones, thereby fostering a more unified company culture.
The capacity to deliver 'in-the-moment' recognition within Teams chats, channels, or even during meetings (through a Microsoft Teams meeting extension), accessible across mobile, desktop, and web versions of Teams.
Employee visibility into their own recognition points balance, serving as a reminder of the recognition they have received from their peers, coupled with one-click access to the Workhuman Store for perusing and redeeming points for merchandise, gift cards, charitable donations, or experiences.
Teams administrators are granted centralized permission and deployment controls for the application within the organization's Microsoft Teams environment, offering granular settings and robust security options.
Research conducted jointly by Workhuman and Gallup has delved into the profound impact of recognition on business outcomes. A key finding reveals that only one in four employees in Gallup's global database strongly agree that they have received recognition or praise for their outstanding work in the past week. However, the study also underscores the potential benefits of doubling this figure, leading to a remarkable 9% boost in productivity and $91,989,474 in increased employee productivity. Furthermore, additional research demonstrates that when employees are acknowledged for life events and work-related milestones, they are three times more likely to strongly agree that they feel connected to the organizational culture.
The Workhuman app for Microsoft Teams harnesses the full potential of an enterprise's human resources and employee experience strategy, delivering it to an engaged audience to stimulate enhanced employee engagement, connection, retention, and productivity on a large scale. The introduction of the Workhuman app for Microsoft Teams represents the next stride in Workhuman's journey to bring the power of its entire platform to the digital employee experience provided by Microsoft 365, encompassing Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Viva, SharePoint, and more.
Workhuman is a leading firm addressing the most pressing human capital challenges faced by companies today, including high turnover, employee engagement, hybrid work environments, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through the Workhuman Cloud, a secure SaaS platform that offers the industry's premier Social Recognition solution. The company offers unparalleled technology solutions, analytics, expertise, and services to organizations of all sizes, fostering workplace cultures rooted in employee recognition and crowd-sourced feedback. As the global leader in technology solutions, Workhuman is revolutionizing how employees celebrate, connect with, and appreciate one another in the workplace.
Paycor | September 18, 2023
LaborIQ, an emerging tech firm specializing in market compensation software, and Paycor, a prominent supplier of human capital management (HCM) software, have unveiled a referral partnership aimed at assisting HR leaders in talent recruitment, management, compensation, and professional development with market-competitive salary insights for all job roles across the US.
The strategic referral alliance is geared towards equipping Paycor clients with the most competitive salary recommendations tailored to today's job market demands. Additionally, it offers solutions for employee retention, fostering growth within their organizations. Claudine Zachara, President & COO of LaborIQ, expressed her delight in partnering with Paycor, acknowledging their dominant position in HCM solutions for HR teams.
LaborIQ’s compensation software, together with Paycor, creates an advantage for companies who need today’s answers for reducing pay gaps and hiring. Technology, methodology and speed have significantly evolved in the HR tech space.
Paycor clients will now enjoy exclusive advantages from LaborIQ's software. This collaboration offers unrestricted access to salary recommendations and pay benchmarks for a vast database of over 20,000 job positions.
LaborIQ is at the forefront of modernizing how US organizations access market-competitive compensation recommendations. The company believes that to compete for talent and achieve success, organizations must have access to unparalleled salary data quality, supported by rigorous labor market research, analysis, and validation. LaborIQ empowers HR teams to expedite hiring processes, reduce turnover, and ensure precise compensation decisions, earning the trust of thousands of users who rely on them for salary recommendations, pay gap closure, and streamlined pay transparency strategies.
With over three decades of experience, Paycor has established itself as a leader in human capital management. The entity’s HCM platform revolutionizes all facets of people management, encompassing recruitment, onboarding, payroll processing, career development, and talent retention. What truly distinguishes Paycor is its unwavering focus on leaders, stemming from more than 30 years of listening to and collaborating with leadership teams. This extensive experience has equipped Paycor to understand leaders' unique needs, resulting in a unified HR platform with seamless integration capabilities, robust analytics, talent development resources, and adaptable technology tailored to meet specific industry requirements. Trusted by a community of over 30,000 customers, Paycor is the preferred partner for addressing HR challenges and achieving organizational goals.
Oracle | September 22, 2023
Oracle introduces new employee recognition and rewards capabilities within Oracle ME, enhancing the employee experience in Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management.
Oracle Celebrate, a unique recognition and rewards offering, aims to improve performance, engagement, and retention by personalizing the employee experience.
Features of Oracle Celebrate include peer-to-peer recognition, AI assistance, nomination and event-based awards, redeemable points, recognition insights, real-time data, and a recognition-based social feed.
Oracle has unveiled its latest enhancement to the Oracle ME employee experience platform, embedded within Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM). This development, Oracle Celebrate, stands out as a groundbreaking recognition and rewards solution designed to elevate performance, engagement, and staff retention by delivering a more customized and meaningful experience for employees.
Yvette Cameron, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at Oracle Cloud HCM, emphasized the significance of acknowledging employees and said,
Employees are the foundation of any successful organization, and leaders need to ensure that their people feel celebrated and valued or risk losing both talent and productivity.
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Cameron stated that with Oracle Celebrate, organizations could now utilize a comprehensive and unified employee experience platform. She explained that this platform aligned recognition with company values to nurture a culture of appreciation and acknowledgment. Furthermore, she emphasized that it encouraged more impactful peer-to-peer interactions. Cameron highlighted that these newly introduced capabilities simplified employee recognition, made it meaningful and inclusive, and empowered HR and business leaders to give precedence to employee appreciation. She added that it also served to enhance engagement and motivation within the workforce.
Key features of Oracle Celebrate include:
Peer-to-peer recognition: This feature enables employees and leaders to acknowledge their colleagues across the organization in real time, with personalized recognition linked to business values. It seamlessly incorporates peer recognition into an employee's daily routine and work processes.
Generative AI assistant: Employees can enhance peer-to-peer recognition by receiving suggested improvements for their submissions, facilitating the creation of more impactful recognition notes for peers.
Recognition insights dashboard: Managers can access detailed insights about the recognition patterns within their teams, highlight individuals who may require additional support, and identify top contributors.
Nomination and event-based awards: This feature permits employees to recognize their peers for significant events such as promotions and work anniversaries, as well as nominations made by managers and peers, such as the ‘Employee of the Month’. These recognitions are initiated by updates to employee profiles in Oracle Cloud HCM.
Real-time recognition and engagement data: Organizations can continually update and monitor recognition programs with precise data, enabling administrators to measure their effectiveness and correlate recognition efforts with business outcomes.
Redeemable points: Employees can accumulate points when recognized by team members, which can later be exchanged for rewards integrated into the system by the organization.
Recognition-based social feed: Employers can create a real-time stream of organization-wide and team-wide awards and accolades, promoting camaraderie and increasing visibility for daily accomplishments.
Zachary Chertok, the research manager for employee experience at IDC, mentioned that the applications and value of recognition are expanding and evolving as organizations rethink how they connect into and uplevel employee success. He also noted that building an ecosystem for recognition assists in sourcing the roots of achievement, moving the needle on best practices as success occurs, stimulating cultural acceptance around process innovation, and fostering belonging through community acknowledgement and appreciation.
Ushaan Abeywickrema, the director of human resources at MAS Capital, noted that many organizations find it challenging to establish a straightforward system for ensuring that employees receive the praise and recognition they deserve. He pointed out that this represents a significant gap in the HR software market, especially considering the well-known importance of fostering a strong sense of value and accomplishment to enhance employee engagement and workforce efficiency.
Abeywickrema also conveyed excitement about Oracle Celebrate and its potential to introduce innovative capabilities that could revolutionize how they personalize the employee journey. He expressed hope that Oracle Celebrate would make it easier to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of their team members, all while reinforcing their commitment to their organizational culture and productivity. He believed that by recognizing their contributions, their employees would feel more seen, supported, and empowered to perform at their best and deliver their finest work.
Oracle Cloud HCM, a cloud-native solution, offers a comprehensive platform connecting all HR processes from hiring to retirement. It provides HR teams with a unified source of truth and leverages built-in AI to analyze workforce data, offering recommendations to enhance business operations.