Eliminate 'outsiderness' to advance D&I goals, Gartner says

Gartner | February 28, 2020

Employers with sustainable diversity and inclusion initiatives have a 20% increase in inclusion, which translates to improved job performance and retention, according to a Gartner report. Gartner recommended three ways for HR to achieve sustainable D&I: eliminate "outsiderness"; make everyone in an organization responsible for achieving day-to-day D&I; and demonstrate empathy through benefits, such as flexibility, and initiatives, such as wellbeing programs. "Belonging is a key component of inclusion. When employees are truly included, they perceive that the organization cares for them as individuals, their authentic selves. HR can help make that happen," Lauren Romansky, Gartner's managing vice president, said in a statement.

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Personio and JumpCloud | September 02, 2022

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Today’s workplace environment includes stiff competition for talent, rapid innovation in workplace tools, and an ever-increasing number of security threats. This convergence of factors puts pressure on organizations to deliver a premium user experience for employees. Despite having the same aims, often HR’s focus on people management operates entirely separately from IT’s focus on Secure, Frictionless Access™ to IT resources. This siloed approach creates a number of possible issues for organizations including operational delays, manual errors, dissatisfied users, inefficient onboarding, compliance challenges, and a negative impact to overall worker productivity. Personio and JumpCloud are both best of breed in each world, partnering to bridge HR and IT data streams and processes and unlock the potential of both HR and IT. This partnership integrates JumpCloud’s Open Directory Platform with Personio’s HRIS solution to initiate identity lifecycle management tasks, which are performed automatically, fully, and consistently by JumpCloud based on the authoritative data provided by Personio. Now SMEs can increase productivity and improve workplace satisfaction through streamlined internal processes. These centralized workflows empower HR to continue to focus on managing the employee journey while IT can focus on strict access control without introducing friction to the end user. “SME teams are tasked with the same responsibilities as their enterprise counterparts, but experience a greater fallout when unhappy employees leave and experience greater impact when employees’ productivity is constricted by processes and tools, With this integration, HR and IT can retain the control they need while mutually benefitting from centralized workloads and maintaining the ability to use the best cloud directory and HRIS solutions. SMEs can ensure their employees are happier, more productive, and more secure.” -Doug White, head of strategic alliances, JumpCloud Europe’s SMEs are grappling with an ever-expanding range of software services that touch people's data and processes, affecting the overall employee and as a result business success, Together, JumpCloud and Personio can streamline the employee experience and create new, more efficient ways for SMEs everywhere to scale,said Hugues Vincent, head of product partnerships, Personio. JumpCloud’s Open Directory Platform gives IT teams an easy and automated path for Secure, Frictionless Access from any device to any IT resource, anywhere. The company’s platform is already deployed in over 180,000 worldwide organizations, including 1,800 partners, and its commitment to ease of use for both IT admins and the employees they manage has resulted in rapid product growth, rapid hiring expansion, and rapid customer adoption. About Personio Personio is the People Operating System for small and medium-sized companies with 10 to 2,000 employees. Based in Munich, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Dublin and Amsterdam, Personio’s mission is to make HR processes as transparent and efficient as possible so HR can focus on what matters most: people. Personio does that by offering an all-in-one HR software that includes human resources management, recruiting and payroll, enabling HR to go beyond HR. Thanks to People Workflow Automation technology Personio helps more than 7,000 customers across Europe to remove delays and realise opportunities. In June 2022, Personio raised an additional $200m through the second closing of its Series E funding round, at a valuation of $8.5bn. About JumpCloud The JumpCloud Open Directory Platform™ helps IT teams Make (Remote) Work Happen™ by centralizing management of user identities and devices, enabling small and medium-sized enterprises to adopt Zero Trust security models. 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ServiceNow Secures Department of Health and Human Services Enterprise-Wide Contract

ServiceNow | October 07, 2022

ServiceNow today announced it has won a single award, Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), part of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The agreement is in partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, and has an estimated value of $250 million for a five-year performance period, through 2027. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will provide ServiceNow Technology Workflows, Customer Workflows, Employee Workflows, and Creator Workflows to enable crucial functionality for many HHS applications, and help HHS optimize inventory and reduce waste. “As the Department of Health and Human Services works to accelerate its digital transformation, providing a quality user experience and helping to optimize inventory has never been more vital, We are happy to foster a relationship with the HHS and are committed to providing the agency with the tools necessary to meet their goals.” -Jonathan Alboum, ServiceNow’s Federal Chief Technology Officer ServiceNow’s scalable solutions can help HHS simplify ordering and shorten procurement times. The Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) can also streamline the acquisition process (and predictable pricing) of ServiceNow licenses for application owners within the Department of Health and Human Services. Our efforts to drive efficiency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are mission critical, With the use of ServiceNow, employees will be equipped with the necessary tools to simplify routine processes, from managing inventory to waste reduction, as our department works to serve the American people,said Jennifer Pizzillo, IT Vendor Management Specialist at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. After the pandemic dramatically altered the way in which citizens interface with government services, ServiceNow is continuing to modernize digital operations within HHS to better serve our nation. With ServiceNow, HHS can create more positive citizen, employee, and partner experiences, enable a secure and compliant architecture, and achieve operational resilience for grants solutions, HR service delivery, low-code/no-code application development, service management and case management needs, audit, cloud and asset management, ZTA, and support many other mission and underlying IT requirements and needs. About ServiceNow ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) makes the world work better for everyone. Our cloud‑based platform and solutions help digitize and unify organizations so that they can find smarter, faster, better ways to make work flow so employees and customers can be more connected, more innovative, and more agile. And we can all create the future we imagine. The world works with ServiceNow™.

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GrowthSpace | September 22, 2022

GrowthSpace, the world's first outcome-driven talent development platform, announced today the launch of an all-in-one solution that empowers organizations to offer employees customizable programs that reduce onboarding time, maximize performance and drive long-term impact. The one-stop-shop enables HR and learning and development (L&D) professionals to centrally develop, manage, and measure development programs composed of both internal and external experiences. Nir Tidhar, Global L&D Director at Cognyte, a provider of investigative analytics for security organizations, comments, Working with GrowthSpace has opened up so many growth opportunities for us. We can address varied employees' development needs with personalized programs, no matter where they are. It's reassuring to know that we have an array of ready-to-use talent development solutions to tackle any challenge. GrowthSpace ensures we deliver a quality learning experience to personalized needs quickly. By matching employees with the world's broadest and most accessible global network of external business experts spanning over 60 countries across more than 70 domains, including hard and soft skills, the platform fosters individual and organizational success with integrative individual as well as group experiences. "Our outcome-driven talent development platform is an industry first. Companies are now able to maximize the potential of every employee and team, while driving business growth in a measurable way, The new platform solves key business and HR challenges for organizations by enabling a one stop shop for multi-experience talent development that has a direct and consistent impact on business growth." -Omer Glass, Co-Founder and CEO of GrowthSpace GrowthSpace's new multi-experience platform is a game changer, Knowing that my team can manage all vendors and talent development solutions in one place and easily allocate resources according to our changing needs, means we'll be able to move quickly and hit the business KPIs we set out to achieve,said Galit Gold, EVP HR of Mend, another customer. The GrowthSpace multi-experience platform is modular and completely customizable so that the development programs can be built to fit each individual's needs as well as organizational goals. The experiences are divided into the following offerings: Individual (1:1) Experiences: AI matches employees with the best mentors, coaches, and trainers that the world has to offer, increasing productivity and performance for both the individual and the business. Internal Mentoring: Internal leaders are empowered to build the next generation of leadership, securing successful upskilling, reskilling, and a company culture of paying it forward. Group Experiences: Teams are inspired and motivated with group coaching, workshops and lectures designed to drive company goals and measurable business results. While other solutions allow organizations to access coaches, GrowthSpace is the only platform that offers the full array of essential professional development experiences, enabling leaders and managers to build programs based on their specific business goals. About GrowthSpace GrowthSpace was founded on the belief that successful talent development not only benefits individuals, but also drives business outcomes. Leveraging the world's most robust talent development dataset and network of global experts, GrowthSpace helps employees and organizations drive successful professional growth, at scale. Hundreds of customers currently realize the benefits of the GrowthSpace platform, including Siemens, Microsoft, EY, Johnson & Johnson, Zoominfo, and Lightspeed.

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