Alight | September 18, 2023
Alight elevates LeavePro Enterprise Software with advanced automation capabilities.
These enhancements drastically expedite client onboarding processes.
Alight reaffirms its commitment to delivering exceptional leave management solutions in the US.
Leading cloud-based human capital and technology services provider, Alight, has unveiled a major upgrade to its proprietary LeavePro software. Tailored to assist employers in the efficient management and tracking of employee leaves of absence, these updates bring potent automation capabilities to streamline the client onboarding experience.
The increased automation functionality directly impacts client onboarding, transforming processes that traditionally required up to three weeks. Thanks to these new automation features, these tasks can now be completed with a single click. This not only accelerates the onboarding process but also grants clients the advantage of earlier testing and training.
This integrated technology simplifies onboarding and empowers IT support teams to allocate more time and resources to address complex client needs. Kevin Curry, the head of Alight’s leave solutions team, emphasized their commitment to enhancing client experiences through strategic investments in leave management solutions. Alight aims to remain at the forefront, ensuring that its LeavePro enterprise software continues to be the preferred choice for leave management in the US.
Alight's LeavePro enterprise software plays an important role in helping organizations, regardless of their size, address the complexities of leave and disability management. By offering proactive solutions that modernize HR processes and improve the employee experience, LeavePro addresses the challenges faced by corporations in managing employee absences. Starting in January 2024, LeavePro will become accessible via the Alight Worklife platform, further streamlining the employee experience. This unified well-being journey allows participants to seamlessly access leaves of absence information alongside their other benefits, offering a practical and comprehensive solution.
Alight's Worklife platform combines data, analytics, and a user-friendly interface to empower confident decisions regarding health, wealth, and wellbeing. With global delivery capabilities, Alight Worklife is transforming the employee experience, offering personalized, data-driven insights that provide security and peace of mind throughout life's significant moments and decisions.
Beeline | September 15, 2023
Beeline, a leading technology solutions provider for overseeing the global extended workforce, has unveiled two new products designed to tackle workforce challenges that were previously unaddressed in the industry. These innovations, known as Beeline Professional and Global Workforce Intelligence, represent a significant step forward in the management of extended workforces.
With a wealth of experience spanning over twenty years, Beeline has played a notable role in shaping the evolution of the extended workforce industry. In recognizing two major shortcomings within the industry—vendor management systems (VMS) primarily catering to large enterprises and the untapped potential for talent visibility and compliance—Beeline has launched these additions to the Beeline Extended Workforce Platform.
Beeline Professional has been crafted to meet the specific needs of emerging and expanding extended workforce programs. It stands as the first VMS solution that can be effortlessly activated, featuring pre-configured templates, workflows, dashboards, and reports modeled after the best-in-class programs. Beeline Professional brings scalable extended workforce management, automation, and efficiency to companies with annual non-employee labor expenditures ranging from $1 million to $25 million.
Doug Leeby, Beeline's CEO, stated,
For far too long, extended workforce solutions have catered to enterprises and ignored the unique needs of mid-sized programs. Using insights from over the last 20+ years in the industry, Beeline Professional is uniquely tailored to meet the core needs of mid-sized programs without compromising quality and innovation.
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Up until now, achieving complete visibility across an organization's entire extended workforce has been a challenge for enterprises. Global Workforce Intelligence, however, offers a solution by aggregating data not only from the company's VMS but also from other systems housing external workers that are not captured in the VMS. This comprehensive workforce visibility enables thorough accounting, analysis, and proactive risk management across the entire extended workforce spectrum. Importantly, Global Workforce Intelligence is compatible with any VMS, not limited to Beeline's.
Extended workers play a crucial role in an organization's overall workforce and talent strategy. Beeline's mission is to empower companies to gain a competitive edge by optimizing their extended workforce. The introduction of these two innovative products marks another milestone in Beeline's journey toward fulfilling this mission.
For over two decades, Beeline has been a competitive force in empowering global businesses to gain an edge in the industry through effective management of their extended workforce. The Beeline Extended Workforce Platform equips companies with the essential visibility needed to proactively mitigate risks, achieve cost savings, and adapt to evolving business needs.
Beeline specializes in delivering tailored solutions that specifically address the intricate challenges posed by the extended workforce. Clients benefit from a diverse range of Beeline products, designed to cater to their unique requirements. Through seamless integration capabilities, Beeline's clients can effortlessly consolidate their extended workforce data from various technology platforms, including major procurement and HR systems, enabling a comprehensive approach to workforce management.
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.