HR STRATEGY,EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
UKG | November 25, 2022
UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people, today announced winners of the UKG Aspire 2022 Innovation Awards, which celebrate customers using UKG people technology in innovative ways to solve complex problems, create empowering workplaces, and drive exceptional business outcomes.
The Innovation Awards are a longstanding UKG tradition that recognizes the achievements of customers going above and beyond to create meaningful and connected experiences for their people, including past winners BJ’s Wholesale Club, Clif Bar and Company, City of Oklahoma City, FIRST Premier Bank and Premier Bankcard, and Trexon.
“Customers are at the heart of everything we do. They are the driving force behind our ‘Partner for Life’ promise, as well as our commitment to constant innovation, This year’s award winners represent the incredible successes of our customers worldwide, across our solutions. We celebrate their accomplishments and applaud their innovative spirit.”
-Bob Hughes, chief customer and strategy officer at UKG
This year’s UKG Aspire Innovation Awards winners include:
TravelBrands and Coast Mental Health in the Product Suite category, for their innovative use of the UKG suite of human capital management and workforce management solutions. One of the largest travel companies in Canada, TravelBrands is leveraging UKG to scale its continued growth. Since rolling out its full-suite solution, the company has experienced a 10% decrease in employee turnover, a 50% decrease in time spent creating financial reports, and a total first-year savings of $150,000. Meanwhile, Coast Mental Health, a provider of housing, support, and services to people in Canada with mental health challenges, is using UKG to manage its complex union workforce. Managers no longer have to spend hours calculating premiums related to collective agreements, and its finance center doesn’t have to allocate cost centers and percentages.
Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Hamadeh Educational Services, for their successes in HR Transformation. With UKG Pro, managers at Bethpage have a more active role in the recruitment process. The company has automated offer letters and transfer forms, and eliminated spreadsheets previously used for compensation planning. With UKG Ready, Hamadeh has moved from paper to a fully electronic system, dramatically cutting its carbon footprint and saving several hours each week that had been spent on filing, scanning, copying, and shredding.
Co-Operators, for ROI achieved through its use of Pro. The Canadian-owned insurance co-operative is leveraging data and insights from its UKG solution to create dozens of easily accessible dashboards and reports, saving more than $300,000 in productivity improvements and system savings.
Greenville County Schools, TTCU Federal Credit Union, and Community Healthcare System, for their innovative use of UKG Life-work Technology, in the Innovation Evangelist category. With UKG Wallet, all 11,000 employees at Greenville County Schools have early access to their earned wages as well as payroll cards, discounts, and financial wellness tools, providing an additional measure of financial stability. Community Healthcare System is using UKG Dimensions employee self-scheduling, which allows workers to select their preferred shifts — leading to greater autonomy, satisfaction, and overall engagement. And with UKG HR Service Delivery, authorized employees of TTCU Federal Credit Union can access documents from anywhere, dozens of manual tasks have been moved to a digital workflow, and the organization’s service desk is administering more than a dozen types of actions and requests.
The results we’ve experienced with our full-suite UKG solution, in just one year, are simply remarkable, Not only have we gained significant efficiencies, but we’re also providing a more empowering and engaging experience for our employees in support of the important, people-centric mission we share with UKG,said Diana Valler, chief human resources officer at TravelBrands.
Championing great workplaces and helping to create purposeful work through the use of innovative technology are central to who we are, Our purpose is to create meaningful experiences for organizations and their people, and we are proud of, and humbled by, the outstanding results UKG technology delivers every day to our award winners and all our customers across the globe,said Chris Todd, CEO at UKG.
At UKG, our purpose is people. As strong believers in the power of culture and belonging as the secret to success, we champion great workplaces and build lifelong partnerships with our customers to show what’s possible when businesses invest in their people. Born from a historic merger that created one of the world’s leading HCM cloud companies, our Life-work Technology approach to HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people helps more than 70,000 organizations around the globe and across every industry anticipate and adapt to their employees’ needs beyond just work.
EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE,EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
UKG | December 01, 2022
Xoxoday, a global SaaS Fintech company known for its rewards, engagement, and loyalty infrastructure for businesses, announced a technology partnership with UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, & workforce management solutions. This will help organizations and HR leaders elevate the workplace experience through a holistic employee engagement approach that connects, aligns, empowers, & motivates teams.
This partnership helps solve significant new-age crises of disengagement and attrition by focusing on employee experience. While UKG helps streamline human capital management and HR service delivery, Xoxoday Empuls helps drive multi-dimensional employee engagement. The partnership also aims to address challenges brought about by the 'Great Resignation' by attracting and retaining top talent, maximizing ROI from every business' biggest resource - their people.
UKG solutions are developed with the UKG Life-work Technology™ approach to solution design. Life-work Technology has two components: people systems that inspire the workforce by enabling autonomy & flexibility and connecting people to their colleagues and roles with purpose; and work systems to help businesses thrive by offering higher productivity, optimizing teamwork, and providing more opportunities for people to support each other and their communities.
"At UKG, we strive to create lifelong partnerships with our customers, helping them create modern people experiences to drive better business outcomes and anticipate employee needs beyond just work, By cultivating a highly engaged ecosystem of technology partners, including Xoxoday, we're able to help create a more seamless and empowering technology experience."
-Mike May, VP, Technology Partnerships, UKG
Manoj Agarwal, Co-founder, Xoxoday, says, The partnership comes at a time when technology is getting democratized faster than before, and two strong products, that are solving adjacent problems, come together to provide a better value proposition to their customers while using it as a growth flywheel for both businesses. The partnership with UKG strengthens our vision to create a connected & motivated workforce, breaking silos to achieve better outcomes.
Xoxoday is a rapidly growing fintech SaaS firm that propels business growth while focusing on human motivation. Backed by Giift and Apis Partners Growth Fund II, Xoxoday offers a suite of three products - Plum, Empuls, and Compass. Xoxoday works with 5,000+ clients across 100+ countries serving 80 million+ end-users. Xoxoday is a 380+ strong team with nine global offices across USA, Ireland, UAE, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Nigeria.
WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT,HR STRATEGY
Culturro | November 28, 2022
Culturro today announced the launch of Risely, an AI coach for people managers and leaders. Risely helps managers in real-time to solve their daily people challenges and, in turn, helps them create high-performing teams.
"In my 17 years of career, I have worked with several managers and been a manager to many. In the last five years, we have worked with 200+ managers, and one thing became clear, managers are pivotal for any organization. Managers must ensure that the team performs optimally and meets or exceeds the management's expectations. The team and manager's working relationship impacts the end performance of the team. But often, managers are unaware of their blindspots and have little idea where things go wrong. They deal with different challenges with different people on the team. Bad working relationships impact the careers, health, and well-being of everyone involved. This is why we designed Risely,"
- Ashish Manchanda, Founder & CEO at Risely
Leadership and Manager development is ~30Bn $ market growing 10% annually. But we still observe trends such as #TheGreatResignation and #QuiteQuitting. So, what's missing, we asked ourselves. Most current solutions fail at some point and don't create the correct impact for their clients. There is a clear need for a solution that focuses on people managers' problems, is in the flow of work, works consistently at scale, and doesn't bite the pocket, added Ashish.
According to the statement from the company, Risely has been in early access so far with a host of managers from Fortune 500 companies such as SAP, Zalando, Wayfair, Axtria, Caastle, Incedo, Micron, Byju's, and AES, among others. These managers have not only been the early users of the product but have also helped shape it since the early days.
Risely has been a game-changer for my team and me. The customized tips my team and I get daily have helped us create stronger working relationships. We are more confident in our ability to deliver on our objectives, says Prashanth BN, AVP Technology at Byju's, an early Risely user.
Risely is simple to set up. The manager starts by configuring their details and the challenges they face with the team. They have the option to customize challenges for different team members. Once set up, Risely creates a Learn Journey, a step-by-step process through which Risely starts guiding the manager daily. The learning comprises a daily bite-sized learning tip focused on one challenge or skill in the Learn Journey or a detailed toolkit the manager gets at stipulated times. The manager can track their progress through different skill assessments built into the system. Additionally, Risely is offering a host of resources such as toolkits and leadership skills self-assessments for Managers.
Culturro is an HR tech company leveraging AI and People Science to solve organizational problems.