Workforce Management, Employee Experience
Newswire | July 20, 2023
Workstream, the smart people management platform for the hourly workforce, announced today its new, groundbreaking multilingual and customizable AI chatbot, Workstream Assistant. As the flagship product in the company's move to a fully AI-powered workforce management solution, Workstream Assistant empowers businesses to connect with and retain hourly workers across diverse markets nationwide.
With artificial intelligence experience from MIT, Google, Cornell and Stanford, Workstream built the first multilingual AI chatbot platform to broaden accessibility to AI to the over 80 million hourly workers in the U.S. According to research by the Urban Institute, 14% of all workers in the U.S. and 20% of low-wage workers are immigrants who use English as a second language. These numbers are projected to continue growing.
Workstream Assistant can understand a wide range of languages to accommodate the diversifying workforce and will use machine learning to provide applicants with more information about the company while gathering applicant information. By enabling workers to communicate in any language they're comfortable in, Workstream Assistant empowers applicants to ask more questions about the position and company — from what career progression they can expect to what the company culture is like. Giving hourly workers the opportunity to vet jobs through a natural conversation before they apply encourages a better applicant-to-job fit, resulting in stronger hires and better employee retention for businesses.
"I am thrilled to embrace the power of AI in our recruiting and retention efforts. With the ability to personalize Workstream Assistant to embody our brand, we expect to attract more applicants excited to join the Eegee's family, resulting in stronger hires," according to Jason Kornosky, director of operations for Eegee's. "The chat-apply experience is so natural and authentic that it makes it easy for applicants to ask questions and vet us as much as we vet them. I see this having a big impact on how we build a loyal, happy workforce, and I can't wait to see what more we can accomplish with Workstream AI."
Paired with funding from Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, GGV Capital, Mark Cuban, Will Smith, Jay Z, The Chainsmokers, and Dropbox co-founder Arash Ferdowsi, Workstream has helped franchisees and businesses like Burger King, UPS, and Marriott hire and retain several million hourly employees since 2017. Workstream's new AI technology, through integration with OpenAI, builds on this expertise while using previously acquired data points to create an AI platform to serve the hourly workforce.
"Workstream Assistant represents a crucial breakthrough for the hourly workforce and is an indispensable tool for hiring managers and HR professionals in this domain," said Desmond Lim, CEO and co-founder of Workstream. "Its ability to bridge communication gaps and provide a seamless hiring experience makes it an essential resource for organizations seeking to attract and retain top talent in the competitive hourly workforce landscape."
Workstream is the smarter way to hire and retain hourly workers. Its smart technology automates and accelerates HR tasks — like sourcing, screening, scheduling, and onboarding — so businesses can focus on providing a great experience to applicants and workers throughout their employee journey. More than 20,000 businesses trust Workstream to hire faster and retain their teams. Learn more at workstream.us.
UKG | September 15, 2023
UKG ranks number 2 in the IT, Internet, Software, and Services category and 25th overall among 400 US companies.
Nearly half (46%) of UKG's global employee population are women, with 42% in leadership roles.
UKG sets ambitious representation goals for gender diversity by 2026.
UKG actively promotes gender equity through initiatives like FIRE Up and the UKG Close the Gap Initiative.
UKG, a provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions, has been named one of America's Best Employers for Women by Forbes. It has been ranked number 2 in the IT, Internet, Software, and Services category and is at the 25th postion overall among some 400 US companies. The recognition follows their previous placement on Forbes' America's Best Employers for Diversity 2023 list and Newsweek's America's Greatest Workplaces for Women.
UKG's commitment to gender diversity is evident in their workforce, with 46% of employees identifying as women and 42% holding leadership positions. The company has outlined representation goals, aiming for 44% global gender leadership representation and 38% global gender representation of women in technology roles by 2026. Women at UKG are encouraged to participate in employee resource groups like FIRE Up, which fosters an inclusive and supportive community. The group offers career development workshops, guest speakers, networking, and philanthropic events.
Chief People Officer at UKG, Pat Wadors, mentioned,
When we made the announcement of the UKG Close the Gap Initiative, we set off to be the catalyst for a transformation in bringing pay equity to millions of women across the country.
He added that they want to inspire other companies to close the gender pay gap. UKG has launched the State of Belonging, Equity, and Impact at UKG website, featuring UKG Stories with Purpose. This interactive journey shares stories from employees and partners, highlighting the importance of equity and inclusion. The organization’s commitment extends beyond their walls through initiatives like the UKG Close the Gap Initiative, focused on pay equity. Additionally, UKG reportedly sponsored the 2023 UKG NWSL Challenge Cup, reaching pay parity with the US men's game.
Pat Wadors remarked that the vision of UKG involved a commitment not only rewarding for employees but also beneficial for tens of millions of workers, spanning from the frontlines to the front office, worldwide. She emphasized their aspiration to transform the way work is conducted and make a meaningful impact on people's lives.
Developed through a collaboration with Statista, the Forbes America’s Best Employers for Women 2023 compilation heavily relies on input gathered from over 40,000 female workers at various US companies. In assessing these workplaces, women provided ratings based on criteria including the workplace atmosphere, workforce diversity, salary equality, parental-leave policies, leadership development initiatives, and the presence of women in senior management roles.
Hr Analytics, Workforce Management
PRnewswire | July 14, 2023
Arcoro®, a provider of HR management solutions for the construction industry, and CMiC, an industry pioneer in delivering complete and unified financial and project management software solutions for construction and capital projects firms, will formally announce their new integration partnership at the Construction Financial Management Association's (CFMA) annual conference in Aurora, Colorado, on July 17. CMiC is a diamond sponsor of the event.
The companies will announce the news at a July 15 meeting that brings together customers and prospects to discuss the details and benefits of the strategic relationship and solutions integration.
"Arcoro is proud to partner with CMiC on this integration," said John Herr, Arcoro's CEO. "As a leader in the construction HR software industry, we're excited to help our mutual customers find solutions that will streamline their people and projects, ultimately helping them make data-driven decisions for both their people and project management while remaining compliant. It's always been our goal to help drive better business outcomes for those in construction and related industries."
"We understand the importance of hiring and retaining the right people and the challenges faced by the construction industry. Partnering with Arcoro helps us equip our customers with a full suite of HR capabilities to help them manage their workforces and, more importantly, help them grow," said Derek Fuller, director of product integrations at CMiC.
Helping construction firms transform business processes through robust software solutions
The integration between Arcoro and CMiC will allow HR teams to:
Connect workforce management with project management to minimize double entry and ensure people processes run smoothly.
Keep project managers focused on the project, not the paper.
Empower operations teams through automation that streamlines people processes to reduce inaccuracies and maintain compliance on the job site.
Enable paperless onboarding of new hires from the field or prior to their first day on the job — even using a mobile device.
CFMA attendees to meet with subject matter experts from Arcoro and CMiC
CFMA conference attendees are invited to visit experts from Arcoro at booth 616 and CMiC at booth 101 during the conference exhibition from July 15 to 17.
The two companies will also host a meet and greet event on July 17, offering attendees the opportunity to learn more about this integration and network with other financial construction professionals.
"As one of the leading industry events for construction, the CFMA conference is the logical choice where we would want to showcase this partnership. It also gives our experts the opportunity to share product demonstrations and respond to questions in real-time," said Fuller. "What's more, it will serve as a springboard to initiate and cultivate strong business partnerships for the future."
More than 8,000 construction and contracting companies use Arcoro's award-winning cloud-based software to hire, manage and grow their workforces. Arcoro offers proven modular HR solutions that maximize workforce performance and empower HR leaders with time-saving tools and strategic reporting. Our leading product suite and software platform offer end-to-end HR functionality to help drive business outcomes. With Arcoro's flexible solutions, customers select the modules that meet their needs for talent acquisition, talent management, core HR, benefits administration, payroll, time and attendance tracking and more. Visit us at arcoro.com.
As an industry pioneer, CMiC delivers complete and unified financials and project management solutions for construction and capital projects firms. CMiC's powerful software transforms how firms optimize productivity, minimize risk and drive growth by planning and managing all financials, projects, resources, and content assets from a Single Database Platform™. With customers throughout North America, CMiC serves one-quarter of ENR's Top 400 Contractors and hundreds of small and mid-sized construction firms, from general and specialty contractors to heavy/highway and project owners. For more information, please visit www.cmicglobal.com.