Vensure | June 23, 2022
Milwaukee-based PEO and HR Outsourcing Firm EmPower HR today announced it is now a division of Vensure Employer Services, a Phoenix-based business that provides PEO solutions and human resource outsourcing to small and mid-market businesses across the country. Through its subsidiaries, including VensureHR, the company processes more than $20.1 billion in payroll and supports more than 576k+ worksite employees. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In conjunction with the partnership, EmPower HR anticipates expansion of its platform to provide a greater array of human capital services to its clients, which include small-to-mid market businesses primarily in the Midwest and beyond. EmPower HR, LLC will operate as a division of Vensure. President Scott Carter will remain in his role, along with the entirety of the existing leadership team.
Founded in 2004, with services including payroll, medical and voluntary benefits, workers' compensation, risk management and HR administration, Vensure companies support a broad spectrum of industries, allowing small business owners to cost-effectively manage HR functions and turn their attention to growth and profitability initiatives.
"Vensure shares the same values that we do. We conducted an extensive search for an opportunity like this. They've exceeded our hopes for a firm we can partner with and continue the tradition we have for excellent service, deep expertise, and an environment our clients and partners want to be a part of, Joining forces with Vensure will give us significant resources to embark upon our next phase of growth at EmPower HR, We will continue to serve as loyal partners to our clients navigating market volatility, and this investment from Vensure will enhance our ability to serve an even wider array of small-to-mid market businesses looking to access human capital services."
-said Scott Carter, President of EmPower HR.
EmPower HR's Carter says the partnership will help the company pursue a range of growth opportunities while staying focused on the vital work of supporting small-to-mid market businesses who are dealing with an ever-changing workforce.
"Joining forces with Vensure will give us significant resources to embark upon our next phase of growth at EmPower HR," said Carter. "We will continue to serve as loyal partners to our clients navigating market volatility, and this investment from Vensure will enhance our ability to serve an even wider array of small-to-mid market businesses looking to access human capital services."
About EmPower HR – Founded in 1995, Milwaukee-based EmPower HR provides comprehensive outsourced HR solutions for small to mid-market businesses throughout the United States. Their services are customizable and include HR Consulting, HR Administration and Payroll, Risk Management and Compliance, Employee Benefits Administration, and Foundational Recruiting. Driven to deliver what matters through authentic connections and relentless accountability, EmPower HR serves clients ranging in size from 5 to 500 employees in all industries.
About Vensure - Vensure Employer Services was founded in 2004 and provides PEO solutions and human resource outsourcing to small and mid-market businesses across the country. Through its subsidiaries, including VensureHR, the company processes more than $20.1 billion in payroll and supports more than 576K+ worksite employees. Their services include payroll, medical and voluntary benefits, workers' compensation, risk management and HR administration.
CAI | June 27, 2022
CAI, a global technology services firm, announced that Brookfield Properties, a real estate services and development company, will increase neurodiversity hiring with CAI Neurodiverse Solutions, an end-to-end neurodiversity employment program, within their retail sector. Brookfield Properties will launch a new employment effort with three neurodivergent individuals as well as a team leader to support and oversee the program.
Unemployment rates for neurodivergent adults ranges from 30 to 40%, equating to eight times the rate for people without a disability1. People with neurological differences including but not limited to autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD offer a different perspective to analyzing data and problem-solving. However, neurodivergent individuals struggle to gain employment due to typical interviewing techniques and retain employment due to the lack of workplace accommodations2. With a successful neurodiversity employment program that replaces the traditional interview process and creates a supportive environment, neurodivergent team members from CAI Neurodiverse Solutions experience performance equal to or exceeding their neurotypical peers.
With an ongoing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, Brookfield Properties is ramping up their neurodiversity and veteran hiring to enrich their team.
Vern Johnson, director of Human Resources for Retail at Brookfield Properties explained: “Diversity and inclusion are not just buzzwords at Brookfield Properties. Bringing together different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences is an integral part of our mission. It is woven into our company’s DNA. We chose to collaborate with CAI Neurodiverse Solutions to help streamline and support neurodiversity efforts while enhancing our environment and culture. This will always be an important priority for us.”
“When we think differently, we challenge the status quo and reach new levels of success, It’s a win-win—employers benefit from thought-provoking neurodivergent employees, and neurodivergent employees benefit from rewarding and life-changing careers.”
-Anthony Pacilio, vice president of Neurodiverse Solutions at CAI.
CAI Neurodiverse Solutions will provide ongoing support as the Brookfield Properties team grows. The program will supply a pipeline of diverse talent and elevate their corporate reputation by ensuring cultural alignment and maintaining high retention and productivity rates.
CAI is a global technology services firm with over 6,500 associates worldwide and a yearly revenue of $1 billion+. We have over 40 years of excellence in uniting talent and technology to power the possible for our clients, colleagues, and communities. As a privately held company, we have the freedom and focus to do what is right—whatever it takes. Our tailor-made solutions create lasting results across the public and commercial sectors, and we are trailblazers in bringing neurodiversity to the enterprise.
About Brookfield Properties
Brookfield Properties is a leading global developer and operator of high-quality real estate assets. We are active in nearly all real estate sectors, including office, retail, multifamily, hospitality and logistics, operating more than 800 properties and over 375 million square feet of real estate in gateway cities around the globe on behalf of Brookfield Asset Management, one of the largest asset managers in the world. With a focus on sustainability, a commitment to excellence, and the drive for relentless innovation in the planning, development and management of buildings and their surroundings, Brookfield Properties is reimagining real estate from the ground up.
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PowerSchool | June 29, 2022
PowerSchool (NYSE: PWSC), the leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education in North America, today announced Belleville Public Schools (BPS) in Essex County, New Jersey added multiple PowerSchool education technology solutions to unify information across departments, improve districtwide collaboration, and create better learning outcomes for students. BPS is implementing PowerSchool Student Information System (SIS), Unified Classroom® Schoology Learning, Unified Classroom® Performance Matters, PowerSchool Unified Insights, and PowerSchool Unified Talent™ Employee Records, among many other products. Once these PowerSchool solutions are implemented, BPS will benefit from a more advanced districtwide data aggregation and reporting functionality, visibility into student performance, and simplified human resource and talent management capabilities.
“Our district wanted a one-stop-shop where all of the major resources we needed easily and effectively communicated with one another, as opposed to operating in silos, Based on our positive experiences with PowerSchool solutions we were excited to add even more to truly create a unified platform for Belleville Public Schools. We are currently in the implementation phase and are excited to fully launch our program during the 2022-23 school year.”
-Nicole Shanklin, Director of Elementary Education and PowerSchool Lead, Belleville Public Schools.
BPS is expanding its PowerSchool investment in order to help the district obtain tighter tech integrations via unified solutions. PowerSchool solutions will offer access to secure data analytics dashboards supporting BPS’ need to share key aggregate-level student information with the proper stakeholders, including parents, the school board, and others across the community. The end goal is to enhance staff experience and help students grow academically, socially, and behaviorally.
Prior to PowerSchool, BPS used various, disparate services for everyday instruction, such as Google Classroom*. To enhance functionality and communication among stakeholders regarding assessment data, the district searched for technology solutions that provided a grade pass-back option to the district’s SIS. The goal was to have graded assignments that would sync to the district gradebook, leading to greater articulation in consideration of student growth and academic needs. In response, BPS pivoted to PowerSchool’s Schoology Learning, and PowerSchool SIS, to solve these synchronization issues.
“We expect Belleville Public Schools to see substantial improvements to its operations through the addition and implementation of its newest PowerSchool solutions, From attracting and developing new teachers, to assessments and standards tracking, we’re excited to provide BPS with exceptional education technology to empower and advance the district’s instructional capabilities.”
-Craig Greenseid, Chief Revenue Officer, PowerSchool.
BPS is a public school district located in Belleville, New Jersey serving over 4,500 students in Pre-K to 12th grade. Across the district’s 10 total schools, BPS offers a 1:1 technology integration, 106 sports programs and clubs, and faculty with advanced degrees. Additionally, among the honors and distinctions awarded to BPS over the years, notable designations include being designated as a “High Performing District” by the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum and “District of Distinction” by District Administration, among other accolades.
PowerSchool (NYSE: PWSC) is the leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education in North America. Its mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their full potential, in their way. PowerSchool connects students, teachers, administrators, and parents, with the shared goal of improving student outcomes. From the office to the classroom to the home, it helps schools and districts efficiently manage state reporting and related compliance, special education, finance, human resources, talent, registration, attendance, funding, learning, instruction, grading, assessments and analytics in one unified platform. PowerSchool supports over 45 million students globally and more than 14,000 customers, including more than 90 of the top 100 districts by student enrollment in the United States, and sells solutions in more than 90 countries.