Ease | January 10, 2023
Ease, a leading HR and benefits software solution for small businesses, insurance brokers, and insurance carriers, introduced its Simple Setup: Payroll solution to integrate benefits and payroll with top payroll providers seamlessly.
Ease Simple Setup: Payroll makes it simpler than ever for businesses to link their benefits and payroll portals together within the same software. With this announcement, Ease employer groups may now connect in six easy steps to preferred payroll providers like ADP Workforce Now, ADP RUN, BambooHR, Paycor, or Paylocity.
"Our product team is committed to using customer and partner feedback to enhance and simplify Ease for our users," said Sudha Kaki, Chief Technology Officer. She added, "Through Simple Setup: Payroll, our team has taken one of the most-requested features — payroll integrations — and streamlined the process to sync benefits deductions with leading payroll providers resulting in a faster, more accurate process for our Ease brokers and their clients."
(Source: Cision PR Newswire)
Ease's new Simple Setup integration: Payroll connections follows its 2022 Open Enrollment Readiness Report, which interviewed more than 1,700 employers, brokers, and agencies to learn how they prepare for open enrollment and how the economy has affected the benefits space. According to the study, 40.83% of companies cited payroll integration as crucial when evaluating new technology solutions.
"At Ease, we strive to live up to our mission to 'make it easy' every day, and Simple Setup: Payroll is no exception," said David Reid, CEO. He also added, "We're excited to help save our brokers and their employer groups time thanks to our API connections with leading payroll providers."
(Source: Cision PR Newswire)
Ease is a top-rated HR and benefits management software for companies with 2 to 250 employees. More than 2,300 agencies, 3.4 million+ employees, and over 85,000 organizations rely on Ease to handle HR and benefits. Ease enables insurance brokers to provide better service to their small and medium-sized business clients. Ease makes it easy to establish and manage benefits, onboard new hires, maintain compliance, and provide employees with a single platform to access all human resources-related information.
HR ANALYTICS, EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
ActivTrak | February 13, 2023
ActivTrak, a cloud-based workforce analytics software provider, recently announced updates to its workforce analytics solution that improves employee data privacy and enhances compliance support for the rising number of labor and employment laws.
Data privacy remains a significant focus of state laws recently approved or amended in New York, Delaware, and Connecticut. And Recently, the senior Democrat from Pennsylvania, Senator Bob Casey, submitted legislation to limit workplace surveillance of workers.
Mark Ralls, the CEO of ActivTrak, said, "Visibility need not come at the expense of privacy." He added, "You can respect privacy and still give leaders the data they need to run their businesses more effectively. Over the last three years we have made significant investments in our platform to provide the level of privacy that workers deserve, and we are pleased to see our philosophy reflected in these new laws."
Privacy-first analytics from ActivTrak has now become the default mode for all product packages. Features that can expose delicate Personal Identifiable Information (PII), including screen views, screenshots, and the capturing of detailed URLs and title bars, are excluded. However, companies with commercial or regulatory requirements for more thorough activity tracking can continue using those features with a Screen Details add-on.
ActivTrak is intended to emphasize and safeguard employee privacy by including features such as:
Aggregate and anonymize data
Limit data collection to business hours
Control access based on roles and permissions
Allow employees access to their data.
ActivTrak does not support keystroke logging, email reading, video recording, camera access, or counting as a workforce analytics platform. The platform is also Soc 2 Type 2 certified, demonstrating that its operational processes and controls adhere to the highest standards of privacy, security, and governance.
Founded in 2009 and Headquarded in Austin, Texas, ActivTrak is an emerging provider of cloud-based workforce analytics solutions. The company is committed to helping employers and employees in working more effectively together to attain their full potential. Its workforce analytics cloud gives organizations visibility and details across people, processes, and technology to help them make inform crucial decisions and optimize outcomes. ActivTrak has over 9,000 customers and has been acknowledged by the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Inc. 5000
HR ANALYTICS, RECRUITMENT & RETENTION
Sapai.ai | January 24, 2023
On January 23, 2023, the world's first AI smart interviewer developer, Sapia.ai, partnered with Avature's technology ecosystem. Avature's customers, post partnership, get access to a unique chat-based AI tool used to interview on the marketplace.
Avature is one of the leading HR software providers. Its solutions range from talent acquisition to talent management and retention. With 200 integrations in its partner ecosystem, the company enables its customers with a wide range of supplementary services to design their HR tech stack.
The AI solution by Sapia helps in conducting blind interviews of the candidates through a chat conversation. It uses the latest developments in Natural Language Processing to test candidates' soft skills and written communication accurately. As a result, it eliminates the bias that comes with traditional screening methods as screening resumes.
The partnership with Avature was announced just after the announcement by an Australian startup led by Macquarie Group and W23 about its latest funding round. The investment arm of Woolworths Group is considered a flagship customer of the AI company.
"We're building partnerships with companies like Avature so that our AI Smart Interviewer is easily accessible for organizations globally. When integrated into an ATS, the experience for hiring teams and candidates is absolutely seamless. They can benefit from Sapia's ethical AI without needing to disrupt their existing workflows," said Barb Hyman, CEO of Sapia.
Founded in 2018, Sapia.ai is humanizing the recruitment process with its AI Smart Interviewer. It is an inclusive, automated talent solution that serves the needs of both companies and candidates. The platform goes beyond traditional assessments to help global companies like Qantas, Woolworths, and Air Canada find and hire more diverse talent. In addition, the platform helps turn simple text conversations into unprecedented talent intelligence, enables organizations to discontinue using biased hiring scales, and connects the right talent faster. Sapia is based in Melbourne (Victoria) and aims to strengthen its employer brand by automating the hiring process to reduce the time and money spent.