REMOTE WORKFORCE

WorkJam Announces Alliance With VMware

WorkJam | January 18, 2022

Acquisition News
On January 17, WorkJam, a preferred digital workplace partner for organizations with hourly workers, announced partnering with VMware, a premier enterprise software provider. The partnership will connect WorkJam’s communication, learning, task management, and shift management solutions with VMware’s Workspace ONE, a unified end management (UEM) platform. The interoperability between the two digital workplace service providers will enable companies to deliver a more uniform digital employee experience, with improved productivity and reduced costs. The partnership was announced on the first day of the NRF 2022, one of the largest annual retail trade shows.

Workspace ONE’s customers will be able to use WorkJam’s time and attendance data to deploy selective restrictions on confidential corporate content  including inventory management as well as buy online, pick-up in store (BOPIS) applications, at a time when employees are off the clock.

The combination of WorkJam and Workspace ONE will enable organizations employing frontline workers to:
  • Deliver a consolidated digital employee experience
  • Refine communication channels and operational processes
  • Cultivate a learning culture with incentivized learning and upskilling
  • Enhance employee retention and work performance through a consistent employee experience
  • Provide a uniform, organization-wide consumer experience

"Frontline workers need to access productivity tools via multiple touch points throughout the day, which can cause serious risk for both security and productivity if not handled thoughtfully. That's why WorkJam and VMware are coming together. As businesses continue to navigate change in a time of technological advancement, it's becoming increasingly important for businesses to prioritize clarity, accessibility, and security."

- Rich Halbert, Chief Strategy Officer at WorkJam,

"Empowered and digitally connected employees can make all the difference for retailers. BYO and COPE policies enable retailers to redefine the employee experience and maintain a competitive advantage. Together with WorkJam, we are powering the future of digital workspaces to help our customers better deploy BOYD and COPE with the privacy employees demand and the enhanced data security that IT requires. Armed with the necessary tools to make their jobs easier and more productive, employees can transform the retail experience from the inside out." 

- Ed Durbin, Director of VMware's Global Retail Industry Group

Spotlight

Retaining talent, developing staff and ensuring employee engagement have never been more important. Successful engagement requires organizations to create an ongoing dialogue, where they listen to employee feedback, act rapidly on concerns and harness innovative ideas from frontline staff. Consequently, the old employee research model of annual surveys carried out by external HR consultancies is no longer fit for purpose. It is too expensive, too inflexible and makes it difficult for companies to retain control of their data.

Spotlight

Retaining talent, developing staff and ensuring employee engagement have never been more important. Successful engagement requires organizations to create an ongoing dialogue, where they listen to employee feedback, act rapidly on concerns and harness innovative ideas from frontline staff. Consequently, the old employee research model of annual surveys carried out by external HR consultancies is no longer fit for purpose. It is too expensive, too inflexible and makes it difficult for companies to retain control of their data.

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HR ANALYTICS,HR STRATEGY

Culture Partners Collaboration with UKG Combines Behavioral Science with Award-Winning HCM Technology to Unlock Business Performance

Culture Partners | September 28, 2022

Culture Partners and UKG have formed a strategic collaboration to help organizations activate culture to create more people-centric experiences, further driving and sustaining business growth. This partnership marries UKG award-winning HCM solutions with Culture Partners' research-based culture management strategies, delivering a unique combination designed to guide organizations through culture transformation initiatives to elevate performance and achieve measurable results. This alliance represents an unmatched combination of culture alignment strategies that will provide businesses and their people with the opportunity to reach their full potential. "Culture is what ultimately determines business performance and success, This alliance with UKG will help organizations navigate the critical intersection of employee behavior and company process, policy, and technology, in order to more successfully navigate high impact culture change initiatives." -Joe Terry, CEO at Culture Partners Culture Partners is a leader in results-driven culture transformation. Using human industrial-organizational psychological methods, Culture Partners helps organizations embark on a Culture Journey that activates research-based tools, methods, and intentions to cultivate employee ownership through experiences, beliefs, and actions. UKG is a leader in HCM cloud solutions, and its differentiated Life-work Technology™ approach to HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people helps organizations anticipate and adapt to their employees' needs beyond just work. In addition to the strengths of UKG and Culture Partners in driving engaged culture is the expertise of the Great Place to Work Institute, which UKG acquired in 2021. Great Place to Work helps organizations with employee-centric insights that can be combined with UKG HCM solutions and Culture Partners' data-driven approach to assess, benchmark, and enhance culture by improving organizational health, elevating the life-work journey, and giving an even greater voice to the employee. Our Life-Work Technology approach to solution design provides autonomy, flexibility, and purpose to people while fostering skills development and creating high-performing teams that drive business success, For the same reasons we brought Great Place to Work into the UKG family, this collaboration with Culture Partners continues our journey to bring organizations access to research-based strategies and consulting services to create workplaces where all people can find purpose and a sense of belonging,said Patrick Lannon, Vice President of Global Alliances at UKG. Getting a Return-On-Culture is possible if you can activate it swiftly and correctly, Aligning our two companies through technology will bring together the best of AI-powered tools and human-centered insights to accelerate the reach and impact of both Culture Partners and UKG and guide all our clients in getting real business results with employees who feel fulfilled,said Dr. Jessica Kriegel, Chief Scientist of Workplace Culture at Culture Partners. About Culture Partners For more than 30 years, Culture Partners has been a leader in results-driven culture transformation for thousands of organizations globally. Using human industrial-organizational psychological methods, Culture Partners helps organizations embark on a Culture Journey that activates research-based tools, methods, and intentions to cultivate employee ownership through experiences, beliefs and actions. Its holistic culture management frameworks have curated performance-driven cultures for some of the world's most powerful brands, including Ford Motor Company, Bayer, Tiffany & Co., Johnson & Johnson, Hormel, Lockheed Martin, and thousands more.

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WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT

Paradox Named Human Resource Executive Top Product of the Year For Third Time in Four Years

Paradox | August 24, 2022

Paradox, the conversational recruiting software company helping companies like Unilever, McDonald's, and General Motors get hiring work done faster by automating repetitive tasks, was today named HR Executive Top Product of the Year by Human Resource Executive. This is the company's third HRE Top Product honor since its first entry in 2019 and this year was presented for Traitify by Paradox's Animated Assessment, a revolutionary personality assessment built around custom, relatable images that have been intentionally and scientifically crafted to produce more accurate assessment results. In 2019, Paradox won HRE's top award for its Hire product which is fundamentally changing high-volume hiring through fast, mobile-first experiences that automate up to 90% of the process for field hiring managers. And in 2021, the company won for Experience Assistant — which transforms how people engage with career sites, instantly turning them into dynamic, hyper-personalized experiences that evolve with every interaction. "We've always believed that if you get the people thing right, you can build teams that change the world and in many organizations, assessments play a key role in that mission, I'm proud to work with a team that cares so deeply about building the next generation of recruiting technology. This is just another step in the journey to help our clients transform how they build great teams." -Paradox CEO Aaron Matos In an article announcing this year's winners, judges from Human Resource Executive noted: Candidate and employee assessments don't have to be a burden. Paradox has done the nearly impossible by creating an innovative assessment program that is more engaging, perceptive and frankly looks like a dating app. The software provides reports to both hiring managers and candidates based on research culled from more than 5,000 study participants, including a match score for each candidate using Paradox's underlying Ideal Candidate Profile. Reimagining Personality Assessments, One Animation at a Time The Traitify by Paradox Animated Assessment continues to innovate on visual-based personality assessments by moving from stock photography to 3D, animated imagery. The goal of the Animated Assessment is to allow the candidate to fully immerse themselves in the assessment experience without pausing to consider the physical characteristics of the character, We've always believed 'a picture is worth a thousand words' — and with the Animated Assessment, we can more accurately measure each one,said Paradox VP of Product Dan Sines, one of Traitify's co-founders. Fully engineered in-house by a team of I/O psychologists, 3D artists, and designers and tested on more than 5,000 individuals across numerous studies, the Animated Assessment introduces Ash, a gender, race, and ethnicity-neutral character, to help candidates project themselves into the unique illustrated scenarios. The broad, relatable appeal of Ash invites every person to see themselves through their eyes, ensuring relatability, eliminating bias, and providing more accurate results. Bias is one of the areas that can affect the results of an assessment, Creating our own 3D images is one of the ways we can address that bias. Not only will doing so give more accurate results, but it makes it easier for the assessment taker to put themselves in the situation shown in the animated image. This can help with completion percentages and conversion, but also creates a better experience for each unique candidate,said Paradox Chief IO Psychologist Heather Myers. When tested, product studies and analysis showed: 81.4% of test takers reported Ash to be their race, an indiscernible race, or no race at all. Among those who specified a race, 75.9% said Ash was of their own. On a 100-point scale from feminine to masculine, Ash was consistently placed at the midway point. The Animated Assessment relies on the Big Five model of personality to evaluate factors such as extroversion, agreeableness, openness to experience, conscientiousness, and neuroticism. As a completely mobile-first experience, the assessment also reduces candidate dropoff requiring just 90 seconds to complete and boasting a 95% completion rate. Leading the Way in Conversational AI This award continues Paradox's momentum in the HR tech industry. Last year, the company was named to both the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast 500 lists, which rank the fastest-growing companies in America. Paradox has also been twice-named to Forbes' list of America's Best Startup Employers. The Scottsdale-based startup now partners with more than 700 clients across virtually every industry, helping them: Reduce time-to-hire by more than 60% by automating things like candidate screening, interview scheduling, and onboardingall through a simple, conversational, mobile-first experience. Eliminate, on average, more than 10 hours of work from recruiters' plates each week, freeing them up to focus on more strategic, people-focused work. Deliver experiences candidates lovewith more than 99% rating their experience positively after an interaction with the company's AI assistant, Olivia. The Paradox team is hosting a webinar on September 8 at 1pm ET to showcase the award-winning assessment. They will also be demoing the Traitify by Paradox Animated Assessment at the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas held Sept. 13-16, where Top Product winners across categories will be recognized. About Paradox Launched in 2016, Paradox is building the world's leading conversational recruiting software to drive automation with a human touch. Serving global clients with hiring needs across high-volume hourly and high-skilled professional roles, Paradox's conversational assistant Olivia does the work talent teams don't have time for streamlining tasks like screening, interview scheduling, and more through fast, easy, mobile-first interactions. In just five years, the Scottsdale-based startup has earned the trust of the world's largest employers including Unilever, McDonald's, CVS Health, Lowe's, and General Motors and won numerous awards, including Human Resource Executive's Best HR Product of 2019 and 2021, and consecutive honors in 2020, 2021, and 2022 as one of Forbes Top Startup Employers. The company was recently ranked the fastest growing company in HR Tech by the Deloitte Fast 500.

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TALENT MANAGEMENT,PAYROLL

Paycor Doubles Down on Leadership Mission with New Tagline

Paycor HCM, Inc | July 12, 2022

Paycor HCM, Inc. ("Paycor") (Nasdaq: PYCR) unveiled a new mission-driven tagline that aligns to their focus on supporting HR and business leaders. Paycor recognizes the disproportionate impact leaders have on employee engagement and retention. The company's mission, offerings, and business model are designed to empower leaders to develop winning teams. Paycor is now enhancing its messaging to better encompass the company's mission and what business leaders need now more than ever. In Paycor's recent survey, HR in 2023: Insights & Predictions, retention was the primary priority amongst company and business leaders, with many struggling to address this concern. The workforce has undergone tumultuous times, with nearly 33% of employees in the U.S. considering quitting their jobs. Additionally, expectations of work and definitions of culture have all dramatically changed since 2020. Now more than ever, leaders are desperate for tools and information on how to attract and retain talent, which continues to be top of mind as we enter bear market territory. In response to these market needs, Paycor has been focused on their mission of setting up companies for future success and empowering front-line leaders with insights, solutions, and tools purpose-built to improve employee engagement and retention. Paycor is adopting a new tagline to better align with their mission and offerings. "By introducing our new Empowering Leaders tagline, our mission is clearer than ever before, As we continue to evolve to meet the ever-changing business needs, we are committed to helping empower frontline leaders to be more effective so they can deliver enhanced business results for their organizations." -Raul Villar Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Paycor. The new tagline debut follows Paycor's recognition as a Nacha Certified status for a second consecutive year. Additionally, the thriving company was named a winner of the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Top Workplaces 2022 Award in February. About Paycor Paycor's human capital management (HCM) platform modernizes every aspect of people management, from recruiting, onboarding and payroll to career development and retention, but what really sets us apart is our focus on leaders. For more than 30 years we've been listening to and partnering with leaders, so we know what they need: a unified HR platform, easy integration with third party apps, powerful analytics, talent development software, and configurable technology that supports specific industry needs. That's why more than 29,000 customers trust Paycor to help them solve problems and achieve their goals.

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