HR STRATEGY,EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
UKG | November 25, 2022
UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people, today announced winners of the UKG Aspire 2022 Innovation Awards, which celebrate customers using UKG people technology in innovative ways to solve complex problems, create empowering workplaces, and drive exceptional business outcomes.
The Innovation Awards are a longstanding UKG tradition that recognizes the achievements of customers going above and beyond to create meaningful and connected experiences for their people, including past winners BJ’s Wholesale Club, Clif Bar and Company, City of Oklahoma City, FIRST Premier Bank and Premier Bankcard, and Trexon.
“Customers are at the heart of everything we do. They are the driving force behind our ‘Partner for Life’ promise, as well as our commitment to constant innovation, This year’s award winners represent the incredible successes of our customers worldwide, across our solutions. We celebrate their accomplishments and applaud their innovative spirit.”
-Bob Hughes, chief customer and strategy officer at UKG
This year’s UKG Aspire Innovation Awards winners include:
TravelBrands and Coast Mental Health in the Product Suite category, for their innovative use of the UKG suite of human capital management and workforce management solutions. One of the largest travel companies in Canada, TravelBrands is leveraging UKG to scale its continued growth. Since rolling out its full-suite solution, the company has experienced a 10% decrease in employee turnover, a 50% decrease in time spent creating financial reports, and a total first-year savings of $150,000. Meanwhile, Coast Mental Health, a provider of housing, support, and services to people in Canada with mental health challenges, is using UKG to manage its complex union workforce. Managers no longer have to spend hours calculating premiums related to collective agreements, and its finance center doesn’t have to allocate cost centers and percentages.
Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Hamadeh Educational Services, for their successes in HR Transformation. With UKG Pro, managers at Bethpage have a more active role in the recruitment process. The company has automated offer letters and transfer forms, and eliminated spreadsheets previously used for compensation planning. With UKG Ready, Hamadeh has moved from paper to a fully electronic system, dramatically cutting its carbon footprint and saving several hours each week that had been spent on filing, scanning, copying, and shredding.
Co-Operators, for ROI achieved through its use of Pro. The Canadian-owned insurance co-operative is leveraging data and insights from its UKG solution to create dozens of easily accessible dashboards and reports, saving more than $300,000 in productivity improvements and system savings.
Greenville County Schools, TTCU Federal Credit Union, and Community Healthcare System, for their innovative use of UKG Life-work Technology, in the Innovation Evangelist category. With UKG Wallet, all 11,000 employees at Greenville County Schools have early access to their earned wages as well as payroll cards, discounts, and financial wellness tools, providing an additional measure of financial stability. Community Healthcare System is using UKG Dimensions employee self-scheduling, which allows workers to select their preferred shifts — leading to greater autonomy, satisfaction, and overall engagement. And with UKG HR Service Delivery, authorized employees of TTCU Federal Credit Union can access documents from anywhere, dozens of manual tasks have been moved to a digital workflow, and the organization’s service desk is administering more than a dozen types of actions and requests.
The results we’ve experienced with our full-suite UKG solution, in just one year, are simply remarkable, Not only have we gained significant efficiencies, but we’re also providing a more empowering and engaging experience for our employees in support of the important, people-centric mission we share with UKG,said Diana Valler, chief human resources officer at TravelBrands.
Championing great workplaces and helping to create purposeful work through the use of innovative technology are central to who we are, Our purpose is to create meaningful experiences for organizations and their people, and we are proud of, and humbled by, the outstanding results UKG technology delivers every day to our award winners and all our customers across the globe,said Chris Todd, CEO at UKG.
At UKG, our purpose is people. As strong believers in the power of culture and belonging as the secret to success, we champion great workplaces and build lifelong partnerships with our customers to show what’s possible when businesses invest in their people. Born from a historic merger that created one of the world’s leading HCM cloud companies, our Life-work Technology approach to HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people helps more than 70,000 organizations around the globe and across every industry anticipate and adapt to their employees’ needs beyond just work.
Visier | November 21, 2022
Visier, the globally recognized leader in people analytics and workforce solutions for people-powered business, today announced the launch of Alpine by Visier, a new Platform as a Service (PaaS) from Visier, and the first open innovation platform that makes it easy to compose, enrich, and scale powerful people focused analytic applications.
"People data is complex, messy and often lacks context, Alpine by Visier gives organizations the power to build, embed and deploy enterprise-class people analytic applications faster, more securely and more reliably by tapping into the full stack of people analytic capabilities that power over 25,000 organizations today."
-Dave Weisbeck, Chief Strategy Officer at Visier
Visier also announced Alpine Summit, the company's first annual developers conference. This gathering of innovators, architects, and technologists will be held Dec 6-9, 2023 in Vancouver, BC., the location of Visier's founding, and a region whose snow-capped mountains inspired the name Alpine.
Developers and organizations that build on Alpine are able to access a portfolio of modular services that can be consumed programmatically and embedded into third-party applications and workflows. In addition to powering Visier People, these platform capabilities are also the foundation for embedded analytic solutions provided by vendors like Paycor, Cegid, Insperity, and others. Alpine by Visier will broaden the reach of these platform services to other SaaS companies, systems integrators, and developers who want to build custom solutions atop Visier and/or consume individual services to augment or extend existing applications and workflows.
Visier allows us to bring enterprise-class infrastructure to Paycor Analytics and provides a robust solution that enables data insights tailored to HR, benchmarking, predictive analytics and more, exceeding any other solution on the market, said Ryan Bergstrom, Chief Product Officer at Paycor.
Organizations utilizing Alpine by Visier leverage over 12 years of innovation in building the most widely adopted people analytics solution on the planet. Benefits include:
The most complete people intelligence PaaS: Build and bring to market enterprise-class people applications faster by embedding a powerful array of platform services.
The only open platform for composing, scaling, and embedding people apps: Improve a workflow by embedding a single chart, or build a whole people-centric application with a powerful full stack IDE.
The best people data available for enriching applications: Use benchmarks, skills ontologies and AI-driven predictions to bolster your applications.
There is no shortage of problems to be solved with work, workforce, and workplace data in business today, That's why we're excited about our thriving alliance with Visier, and specifically, the innovative solutions that can be built atop the Alpine platform,said Marc Solow, Managing Director, Human Capital Analytics and Insights Solutions Practice Leader at Deloitte.
Alpine by Visier empowers teams and developers to focus on innovating for growth and differentiation. It provides the foundation upon which they can quickly build an enterprise-class application or functionality that scales, is easy to deploy, and is embeddable anywhere.
Five key services of Alpine by Visier include capabilities to:
Compose powerful people applications with the most complete people-centric services and APIs. Forecast, plan, analyze, visualize, share, secure, and capture people-centric stories and decisions in your application.
Enrich applications with new people data, harmonize across datasets, and standardize existing data. Understand what good looks like by bringing the benchmark benefits of over 15M continuously updated employee records to your application.
Model the nuance of how people engage, develop, and progress by integrating people data from anywhere into the most powerful people-data modeling engine. From describing a hiring workflow to defining inclusion and belonging, gain the advantages of modeling meant for the real world complexities of people.
Scale, secure, and manage sensitive people data throughout its lifecycle. The world's only complete lifecycle management for secure, multi-user development with metadata merging and integrated promotion to production support.
Extend or embed the world's most powerful and widely used people analytics application - Visier People. Access a single API, or build your own application from the ground up, or gain the speed and simplicity advantages by simply extending Visier People.
Visier is the recognized global leader in people analytics, providing on-demand answers to people-powered businesses. Behind every great brand, product, or idea is the Human Truth, and the Visier People Cloud reveals the fundamental questions and actionable truths capable of elevating your employees—and your business—to new heights. Founded in 2010 by the pioneers of business intelligence, Visier has over 25,000 customers in 75 countries around the world, including enterprises like BASF, Bridgestone, Electronic Arts, McKesson, MerckKGaA, Uber, and more. Visier is headquartered in Vancouver, BC with offices and team members worldwide.
beqom and SEB | November 18, 2022
beqom—a provider of cloud-based total compensation and continuous performance management solutions today announced the successful deployment of its total compensation solution at Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB), one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious financial institutions.
The bank selected beqom to replace their partly spreadsheet-based processes and manage total compensation for their 16,000 employees across 20 countries. They sought to align global rewards processes, reduce time spent on administrative tasks, and compile compensation data from many different sources that could be accessed as needed by managers and other stakeholders to support informed decisions on a daily basis.
“We have a diverse, growing, and highly regulated business and needed a comp system that could cater to our needs, handling both global and local requirements. Our previous system relied on many exceptions and manual workarounds that were time consuming, introduced risk, and created compliance challenges. We’ve been running our total compensation processes on beqom for over a year now, and it has saved our HR comp team a lot of time, reduced risk, helped standardize and align our processes, and provided a great experience for our users. The feedback from stakeholders—managers, HR partners, CFOs in the businesses—has all been very positive.”
-Mattias Bergman, Process Owner Variable Remuneration C&B at SEB
beqom is a cloud-based provider of continuous compensation and performance management solutions that deliver personalized total rewards aligned with meaningful behaviors, goals, and skills. The solutions transform how companies reward and recognize their people, attract and retain top talent, and address pay equity and transparency. Managing all forms of employee compensation, beqom unifies all performance and reward processes to create a meaningful, people-centric experience across employee touchpoints, providing feedback, coaching, and rewards. beqom’s fully configurable solution integrates seamlessly into core HR suites, providing companies of any size and industry, such as Mercedes Benz, PepsiCo, Golub Capital, and DHL, with the flexibility needed to execute their performance and reward strategies and make the most of their human capital.
Founded in 1856, SEB divisions include Large Corporates & Financial Institutions; Corporate & Private Customers; Baltic; Life; and Investment Management. Profits in 2021 totaled SEK 30.9bn (3.17b USD, 2.97b EUR), with assets under management of SEK 2.6 trillion (275b USD, 256b EUR).