Accu-Time Systems lancuhes stride80- an Android-based employee time clock

Accu-Time Systems | July 28, 2020

Accu-Time Systems, Inc. (ATS), a leader in workforce management and human resource data collection, is announcing its new stride80 Android-based employee time clock. Its standard features include an 8-inch multi-touch color screen, LED light bar indicator, and presence sensor, adding increased privacy, security, and energy efficiency. The durable, easy-to-use device can be customized according to buyers' specific needs from a wide variety of the latest innovations in workforce management technology. The stride80 was built to ignite growth. "The stride80, one of the most advanced and innovative time clocks we've ever designed and manufactured at our Connecticut factory, will play a big role in the growth and success of our partners," Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ryan McColgan said. The stride80 features an innovative, purpose-built design capable of achieving the ideal functionality to meet a business' needs. Buyers can choose among several combinations of options to ensure that buyers get exactly what they need and nothing they don't. Easily leverage the power of existing Android technology or develop and showcase new, interactive employee self-service applications (ESS), enabling employees to view accrual balances, request time off, view schedules, and more. Included with the stride80 is its comprehensive SDK Tool kit, available to help in-house teams develop fast and seamless integration to back-end systems.

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hireEZ Launches Business Tier for Small and Medium-size Hiring Teams

hireEZ | June 16, 2022

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HR Tech Disruptor HiBob Partners with Deputy to Streamline Administration of Shift Employees

HiBob | May 13, 2022

Modern HR platform and people management disruptor HiBob today announces a partnership with workforce management and shift scheduling platform Deputy. The integration of the two HR software platforms is designed to help companies and their employees save time by eliminating duplicative manual data entry for HR managers and team leaders. Both tools aim to streamline employee administration and provide an easier, more collaborative world at work. The product integration synchronizes data from Bob to Deputy, allowing customers to manage their shift employees in Deputy without having to manually input the data. The customer can create, activate, update, and deactivate a shift employee using this integration. The integration eliminates administrative headaches, leaving room for HR and company leaders to allocate more time towards driving an overall positive employee experience. With the continuing challenge of attracting and retaining top talent, this partnership is a strategic complement for Bob customers with shift workers as it increases employee productivity and engagement through quick and easy schedule sharing and streamlined communication. "With our Deputy partnership, we are pleased to give our customers an enhanced solution for tracking time and attendance for shift work, lifting the administrative burden off of HR professionals. They are relieved of duplicative data entry and can focus their valuable time on retention and hiring, We believe that modern companies are offering more work flexibility than ever before in regard to when you work, how long you work, and much more – making the Deputy partnership a synergetic solution for increased flexibility. Together, we look forward to giving companies and their people a better overall work experience." -Ronni Zehavi, CEO of HiBob. Both serving modern, mid-sized, multinational companies, HiBob and Deputy share commitments to increase employee engagement and productivity. Because of the two companies' dedication to being easy to use, efficient, and streamlined, HiBob and Deputy had many shared clients before the partnership began. The integration allows shared clients to easily sync employee information across the two platforms, while captivating new clients with the appeal of creating seamless HR processes and better employee experience. "HR has so many challenges to continue to drive value in difficult circumstances - a skills and workforce crisis with a (rightly) ever more demanding employee base. And who want useful and highly integrated business tools that deliver personalized, relevant information at the right moment. Deputy and HiBob represent this new world of design led apps that employees enjoy." -David Kelly, General Manager EMEA at Deputy About HiBob HiBob was founded to modernize HR tech. HiBob's intuitive and data-driven platform, Bob, was built for the way people work today: globally, remotely, and collaboratively. Since its launch in late 2015, HiBob has achieved consecutive triple-digit year-over-year revenue growth, and become the HRIS of choice for more than 2,000 modern, midsize and multinational companies who understand that a powerful, agile HR tech suite is mission critical and a key driver of organizational success. Fast-growing companies across the globe such as Monzo, Happy Socks, Gong, Fiverr, and VaynerMedia rely upon Bob to help HR and managers connect, engage, develop and retain top talent. About Deputy Deputy helps businesses spend less time on managing staff scheduling and more time focusing on quality care. It's how 320,000 workplaces across the world have improved the efficiency of their teams while reducing their admin workload. Our software's power, simplicity, and mobility has earned us more than 320,000 happy customers — who are our greatest advocates. With Deputy, you're not just saving time and money. You're making life easier for your teams and helping them provide better service.

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BrightPlan Unveils Strategy and New Solutions to Address Top Business and HR Challenges

BrightPlan | January 20, 2022

BrightPlan, a leader in Total Financial Wellness, today unveiled its strategy and first phase of new solutions for addressing four top challenges business and HR leaders continue to face in 2022: attracting and retaining talent, driving employee experience and engagement, supporting employees' holistic well-being and fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). BrightPlan's integrated strategy encompasses new and enhanced product capabilities including the Total Rewards Statement, financial wellness check-up and data and insights that support employer DE&I efforts. Close to two years into the pandemic, the war for talent rages on as a substantial number of workers continue to fuel the Great Resignation. In November 2021, a record number of 4.5 million Americans voluntarily quit their jobs. Lack of engagement and burnout is common: 67% of employees are disengaged at work and 85% say their well-being has declined. 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PredictiveHire | January 06, 2022

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