Newswire | October 20, 2023
Arcoro®, a proven provider of human resources (HR) management solutions for the construction industry, announced several exciting new partner relationships as well as the launching of its own payroll solution. The announcements occurred at the 2023 Partner Conference and Arizona Construction Workforce Management Summit held in Phoenix, AZ, on Oct. 17.
Arcoro is adding HCSS and ABC Insurance Trust to its trusted partner network as well as expanding its partnership with Aktion & Associates. Arcoro is also launching its own payroll solution to complement the company’s Core HR module, simplifying the payroll process even more for current and prospective customers. The solution has been made for construction, which includes payroll processing, the filing of taxes, and, if needed, providing certified payroll reporting to maintain compliance.
Arcoro is extremely excited to announce our very own Construction Certified Payroll Module and our partnership with HCSS and the ABC Insurance Trust. In addition, we are excited to expand our relationship with Aktion & Associates in being our first true reseller within the Sage and Acumatica eco-systems, says Chad Mathias, Senior Vice President of Sales & Strategy. These four key announcements reflect Arcoro’s commitment to our clients and the construction industry. We anticipate a warm reception from the construction marketplace and look forward to an exciting 2024.
About Arcoro’s newest partners:
HCSS is the trusted leader in construction software for estimating, field entry, project management, safety, digital plans, fleet management and telematics. For 35 years, the company has used annual user group meetings to listen to customers resulting in innovative software to manage every part of the project lifecycle. With 24/7 instant support and a proven implementation process, HCSS has helped improve operations for over 3,500 companies ranging from $1M to billions in revenue across the United States and Canada.
ABC Insurance Trust and its subsidiary ABC Insurance Services, Inc. provide employee benefits, plans and services to ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) member companies and chapters. The Trust has more than 60 years of experience helping construction companies navigate the ever-changing benefits landscape. The Trust staff includes noted experts on employee benefit design, compliance, prevailing wage regulations and other benefits issues that impact the construction industry. The Trust is well known for its unique proprietary plans, top-shelf customer service and commitment to helping ABC members improve their benefits offerings.
Aktion Associates, Inc. is a national software reseller and IT infrastructure provider focused on the architectural, engineering & construction and distribution and manufacturing industries. Aktion Associates delivers industry-specific and market-leading application solutions coupled with application solutions with proven business process transformation skills that deliver the best Net Promoter Scores in the ERP industry for small and medium-sized businesses.
A rapidly growing SaaS company, Arcoro offers proven modular HR solutions for the construction and contracting industries. The company’s leading product suite and software platform offer end-to-end HR functionality to help drive business outcomes. With Arcoro’s flexible solutions, customers select the modules that meet their needs for talent acquisition, talent management, core HR, benefits administration, time, and attendance tracking and more. Learn more at arcoro.com.
Lattice | September 22, 2023
Lattice, an innovator in people management software, has announced the introduction of Lattice HRIS, a cutting-edge human resources information system designed to oversee employee records seamlessly and integrate with Lattice's existing suite of talent products. This integration empowers customers to analyze vital metrics, unearth invaluable insights about their workforce, substantiate the success of their HR initiatives, and automate change management processes throughout their organization.
Lattice HRIS has been developed to assist growing enterprises in linking essential performance, engagement, compensation, and employee development initiatives with the data, policies, and procedures essential for their triumph. Companies can join an exclusive early access program waitlist today, affording them the opportunity to explore Lattice HRIS and provide input on the product prior to its public release next year.
Jack Altman, CEO and co-founder at Lattice, shared his perspective on this milestone, stating,
Lattice has spent eight years building products that assist HR leaders create enhanced employee experiences to build more meaningful careers, from performance management to employee engagement surveys to career development to compensation management — all based on the idea that people are the central asset for any company.
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He added that they had identified an opportunity to build upon the achievements of their talent suite and establish connections between high-impact talent programs and the necessary policies, documents, and reporting tools required by HR leaders to obtain a comprehensive insight into their employees. He noted that the initiative also aimed to streamline their HR technology stack.
A recent survey underscores the growing desire among CEOs for HR to assume a central role in their businesses, with 90% expressing this sentiment. However, only 45% reportedly believe that they are effectively nurturing conditions for HR's success. As a result, HR leaders are actively seeking innovative HR tools that will position their teams for success, elevate performance, and drive business outcomes while supporting the growth and engagement of employees, managers, and teams.
As the first HRIS in the market to operate alongside a top-rated, adaptable talent management suite, Lattice stands uniquely positioned to deliver an HR platform tailored to the needs of today's strategic HR leaders. Lattice HRIS empowers HR teams to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and excellence across their organization through features that enable them to:
Facilitate seamless onboarding experiences that not only ensure the capture of accurate employee information but also empower employees to hit the ground running on their respective projects.
Analyze people metrics with precision, enabling HR leaders and executives to save, schedule, and share crucial people-related reports.
Enable teams to track and manage attendance, holiday calendars, and leave effectively, with intuitive visualizations of time off balances to proactively address burnout.
Visualize, compare, and unearth actionable people insights that inform strategic decision-making, enhancing employee engagement, reducing turnover, and advancing diversity initiatives.
Seamlessly integrate with globally renowned payroll, hiring, benefits, and identity management companies, guaranteeing a seamless HR experience that caters to the comprehensive needs of HR teams.
Construct workflows that automate employee communications and mitigate change fatigue by ensuring the right information reaches employees at the right time.
Sarah Walker, who serves as the Head of People at LTSE and has experience as a Lattice HRIS beta user, emphasized the significant potential for transformation offered by Lattice HRIS. She observed that integrating strategy and performance is the pivotal role HR can fulfill within a company. According to her, there is a need to establish greater efficiencies to support the efforts of their people leaders in this regard. Sarah Walker pointed out that Lattice HRIS provides a consolidated platform for their people leaders to address these requirements and facilitate the deeper integration of HR into the business. Mid-sized US-based entities can now enroll in the early access program.
Lattice's people management platform offers an interconnected and intuitive suite of HR tools designed to drive excellence and nurture people-centric cultures. Combining an HRIS with continuous performance management, employee engagement surveys, compensation management, and career development tools, Lattice's platform empowers HR teams to invest in their people and accelerate business outcomes. With a presence in North America, the UK, and Europe, Lattice serves over 5,000 customers worldwide, including Gusto, Slack, Ramp, Intercom, Tide, and many more. The company has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies for four consecutive years and boasts a 99% Great Place to Work rating among its employees.
Business Wire | October 27, 2023
Businesses and technology workers should acquire and implement new skills, including generative AI capabilities, “cautiously but continuously” as talent acquisition power swings back to the employer, says an expert with Information Services Group (ISG) leading global technology research and advisory firm.
Speaking during the annual All Day DevOps virtual event today, Ola Chowning, partner and Digital lead for ISG North Europe, said the rise of new AI technologies and increased globalization are changing the balance of power in the global market for IT talent. Software developers and IT operations professionals, she said, are being forced to skill up or be left behind.
2023 has been the year of widespread worry about the ‘AI-apocalypse. The potential implications of generative AI, the growing maturity of the DevOps skills market and the willingness of employers to source cost-effective digital talent from new geographies like Spain, Portugal, Mexico and Vietnam, have put additional strain on an already nervous talent market.
Chowning’s comments came during her 30-minute online presentation, “DevOps Talent & Skills - 2023 Update,” today at 1 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time. This is Chowning’s sixth consecutive appearance at All Day DevOps, the largest event of its kind in the industry.
In her presentation, Chowning explored how organizations and DevOps experts are coping with a changing global market for IT talent that is being impacted by technology that can deliver dramatic increases in productivity, and at the same time, also increase employee concerns over job stability.
Chowning said organizations and DevOps practitioners need to lean into AI’s abilities to generate original ideas, designs and solutions, simulate outcomes of creative strategies, allow team members to collaborate with less friction and deliver greater insight and efficiency with cautious optimism rather than fear, uncertainty or doubt.
“We are not in an AI apocalypse,” she said. “Companies that can stay agile in the face of rapid change in technology, promote self-learning and empower talent will see a real boost in innovation, productivity and continuous transformation. The key for businesses and DevOps practitioners alike is to proceed cautiously but continuously.”
Leaders should establish an AI architecture and environment (including appropriate policies as necessary) and educate IT teams in how to recognize, access and use the right AI tools for the right job, ideally through an already established cognitive framework and environment for AI tools and capabilities, she said.
“Technology employees know that natural language processors and service provider talent and skill sets in traditional and emerging geographies are likely to be part of organizations’ labor strategies,” Chowning said. “Despite this shift in power, deep technology skills and expertise will never lose their value. Organizations should be transparent about their company and IT values to attract employees even in turbulent times.”
The eighth annual All Day DevOps 24-hour live stream event started at 3 a.m., U.S. Eastern Time, today. The conference features 180 practitioner-led sessions, across six tracks: CI/CD Continuous Everything; Modern Infrastructure; DevSecOps; Cultural Transformation, Site Reliability Engineering and the Software Supply Chain.
ISG (Information Services Group) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 900 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,600 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data.
BambooHR | September 13, 2023
BambooHR, a leading cloud-based human resource platform, has introduced a new Payroll experience to complement its HR and benefits administration solutions. This innovative payroll system significantly streamlines payroll processes, reduces processing time by up to 80 percent, and enhances the overall HRIS and benefits administration platform.
This Payroll experience is accessible through desktop and mobile platforms, providing flexibility and convenience for HR professionals and employees alike. It aims to create an integrated, accurate, and efficient payroll process. It significantly reduces the risk of errors and ensures employees are paid correctly and on time. This not only benefits organizations but also aligns with employee financial stability, given that many Americans live paycheck to paycheck. This is supported by the research by LendingClub, reporting that 6 in 10 Americans live paycheck to paycheck.
Chief of Staff, Rockford Silk Screen Process, Rachael Schau, remarked,
BambooHR and payroll together have saved me almost 20 hours a week, and we've honestly saved 20,000 dollars over a year.
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The introduction of the new Payroll experience reflects BambooHR's commitment to simplifying payroll and delivering an exceptional user experience for its customers. Payroll errors can have a significant impact on employees, leading to financial stress and mistrust. BambooHR's streamlined solution addresses these concerns while enhancing the overall efficiency.
The new platform simplifies the intricate payroll process by eliminating double data entry, automating time tracking, and calculating employee compensation, deductions, and taxes accurately. This user-friendly interface allows for easy management of employee records, payment tracking, and report generation and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. Employees can access pay stubs and make withholding or direct deposit changes through the BambooHR payroll portal or mobile app.
Chief Product Officer at BambooHR, Brian Crofts, stated,
Our goal has always been to make payroll an integrated, always accurate, and even delightful experience for our customers.
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He added that their team has worked hard to ease the intricate, outdated process and that they’ve made that quick, clean and easy for HRs. To celebrate the launch, new BambooHR customers can benefit from a 75 percent discount on Payroll implementation costs for January 2024 payroll start dates. This offer further demonstrates BambooHR's commitment to supporting organizations in their HR and payroll needs.
BambooHR is the foremost provider of cloud-based HR software solutions, offering a robust platform that empowers HR professionals in managing, nurturing, and fostering their workforce. The core mission of the company is to liberate individuals to excel in their work by streamlining, centralizing, and interconnecting employee data within a single comprehensive system, thereby facilitating informed decision-making. Its user-friendly and thoughtfully designed suite encompasses payroll, time tracking, benefits administration, performance management, and reporting solutions, catering to the entire spectrum of HR responsibilities.