HR STRATEGY

SIA Honors Leo Russell in Staffing 100 North America List

Pride Global | March 07, 2022

In recognition of his continued leadership and innovative approach to human capital solutions, Pride Global Founder and CEO Leo Russell has been honored with inclusion on the 2022 Staffing 100 North America list published by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). Previously named to the 2021 list, Russell's bold approach to navigating a dynamic employment market and establishing his company's new Decidedly Diverse initiative secured his spot for the second year running.

In its announcement of the list's publication, SIA highlighted the unique challenges faced by staffing industry leaders in 2021. "Working relentlessly to move their companies and the workforce solutions ecosystem forward," said SIA editor and publisher Subadhra Siriam, "these intrepid professionals have done what it takes to ensure the workforce solutions ecosystem continues to thrive."

"Helping people find work in America—and now, around the globe—is truly as good as it gets, I'm honored to be included among so many incredible professionals in our industry, and I'm looking forward to doing my part to ensure we're helping the world work in every possible way."

- CEO Leo Russell

Russell launched Pride Global in 1983 as Pride Technologies, initially focusing on providing IT services to the financial industry. In the decades since, Russell oversaw the company's transformation to an international enterprise with more than 4,500 associates across 10 brands. In addition to his work with Pride Global, he has founded Pride in Education, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers a full range of vocational training and educational opportunities for diverse communities, as well as the Diversified Staffing Alliance trade association, which provides firms with diverse ownership access to business opportunities with leading corporate clients.

About Pride Global
Pride Global is a minority-owned integrated human capital solutions firm that helps companies solve complex human resource challenges from its headquarters in Manhattan. The Pride Global network of companies operates throughout the U.S., U.K., India, and Brazil, offering a comprehensive range of human resources solutions, including managed services, vendor management, payroll programs, business process optimization and staffing for both direct hire and contingent labor, among others.

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All features of human resource software has been developed to ensure legal compliance and in accordance with best HR Practices. Performance Management Software: Track the Employee’s progress through powerful reports. Analyze his growth. Spot his weak areas. Our Performance Management System module is built on the balanced score-card concept. The Performance Management System works on a 4-point rating with 1 as the highest and 4 as the lowest. Performance assessment by designation, division and department. Search enables viewing the performance for a particular employee. The software automatically generates the performance review forms at the end of the performance cycle for the employee and the line managers to rate the performance of the teams.

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Ivanti Extends Neurons Platform to Optimize the Digital Employee Experience

Ivanti | July 26, 2022

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Ivanti Neurons uses hyperautomation to provide real-time intelligence across all assets in the Everywhere Workplace, including every endpoint and the IoT edge, while delivering a consumer-grade employee experience. Ivanti plans updates to Ivanti Neurons on a quarterly basis, in addition to continually enhancing solutions across the entire platform, to further help customers quickly and securely embrace the future of work. See below for details on the latest innovations: Ivanti Neurons for Digital Experience effectively measures and proactively optimizes the experience employees get through the devices and applications they rely on in their Everywhere Workplace and provides IT teams with: Real-time actionable insights: Aggregate and monitor usage, performance and security data from all the devices and applications employees use to be productive Understand employee sentiment: Go beyond post-ticket surveys and collect contextual sentiment via interactive automation bots to understand employees’ experience with the technology they use to get their job done Track and optimize experience over time: Measure, score and optimize the digital employee experience to track experience over time and predict potential productivity degradation Prevent issues before they happen: Surface potential IT and security issues and make recommendations on actions to remediate and improve the digital employee experience. This is critical, given a recent study by Ivanti revealed that 49% of employees are frustrated by company-provided tech and 26% are considering leaving their job because of it. Ivanti Neurons for Digital Experience equips IT teams with contextual insights and intelligent automation to proactively detect and resolve issues and security vulnerabilities to provide better digital employee experiences and business outcomes. “Now that we have entered the ‘Age of the Employee’ organizations and IT teams need to provide an ambient and contextual digital experience for the growing hybrid workforce, Through the Ivanti Neurons platform we enable enterprises to quantify and optimize the employee experience. Our autonomous platform provides a seamless employee experience across all devices and offers unparalleled capabilities to organizations.” -Nayaki Nayyar, President and Chief Product Officer at Ivanti. 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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Pendella-Velocity Benefits Partnership Expands Access to Critical Life Insurance Products to Thousands of Employees

Pendella | July 15, 2022

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HR PRACTICE

NJ.com Names ExtensisHR a Top Workplace in New Jersey

ExtensisHR, Energage | July 06, 2022

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