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.
Atlas | June 14, 2022
Atlas, a global Human Experience Management (HXM) technology company that simplifies global expansion with unified software and solutions, including Employer of Record (EOR), expands its executive leadership team with the addition of two strategic hires: Ruairi Kelleher as general manager (GM) of Europe, and Michelle Mesina as chief people officer (CPO).
As GM of Europe, Ruairi Kelleher will lead Atlas' business operations and oversee expanded development within the region. As CPO, Michelle Mesina will direct Atlas' internal people strategy to deepen global impact while cultivating rewarding employee experiences for an increasingly diverse workforce.
"Strengthening our foundational leadership team is essential as Atlas continues to evolve our best-in-class HXM technology solution to meet the demands of our customers and launch us into our next phase of growth, The addition of Ruairi reflects our commitment to meeting the increased demand for global expansion solutions in the untapped market of Europe. Additionally, Michelle's extensive experience in organizational design, cultural alignment and employee wellbeing, will further enhance Atlas' reputation as a purpose-driven employer."
-Rick Hammell, CEO of Atlas.
Kelleher brings more than 15 years of experience building and scaling innovative companies via operations, technology, strategy, revenue and M&A activity. Prior to joining Atlas, he served as CEO at global payroll technology company Immedis where he oversaw its 2016 launch and repositioning. Under his stewardship, Immedis emerged as a leader in the payroll space with more than 400 employees and year-over-year growth of more than 100%. As chief executive officer, Kelleher spearheaded the successful Series A and B funding rounds at Immedis and led the commercial practice for expat tax mobility within the Group. Additional previous experience includes consulting for international firms, where he focused on delivering business growth through corporate relationship solutions.
Michelle Mesina, SPHR, comes to Atlas with over 20 years of experience from start-up, high- growth and transformative environments, helping organizations to scale quickly. She joins Atlas' C-suite following a series of high-profile positions leading HR and people ops for such dynamic companies as Gensler, PowerReviews, project44 and Hazel Technologies. At Hazel Technologies, she had overall responsibility for thought leadership strategies and solutions to attract, engage and retain the best talent.
The largest direct employer of record (EOR), Atlas brings experience and localized expertise into an enterprise-grade technology platform that empowers innovative companies to onboard, manage and pay global talent. The HXM platform delivers end-to-end EOR solutions with self-service capabilities, real-time insights that optimize business outcomes and human touchpoints along the way. The expansion of the leadership team furthers Atlas' position as the leader in simplifying global people operations in the thriving work-from-anywhere world.
Atlas enables innovative companies to compete in a global economy, believing that businesses should employ whomever they want, wherever the talent exists. As the largest direct employer of record (EOR) with entities in over 160 countries, Atlas is a technology platform that is supported by experts and delivers flexibility for companies to expand across borders, onboard talent, manage compliance, and pay their global workforce without the need for a local entity. Atlas was built on years of experience navigating the challenges of quickly deploying and paying international employees while ensuring compliance with local regulations. This experience brings localized experience and expertise into an enterprise-grade technology platform that supports thousands of companies and remote teams. The Atlas platform is uniquely designed to deliver end-to-end EOR solutions and empowered user experiences that provide self-service capabilities and real-time insights that lead to improved business outcomes.
Globalization Partners | June 13, 2022
Globalization Partners (G-P), the leading Global Employment Platform™ that makes it fast, simple, and compliant for companies to hire anyone, anywhere – today announced global availability of G-P Recruit, G-P Contractor, and G-P API. Now it is even easier for companies to find and hire talent efficiently and ethically anywhere as quickly and easily as they would hire talent locally.
"Globalization Partners' infrastructure comprises a SOC-2 certified full technology stack and in-house HR, tax, and legal resources to support consistent service quality, minimized reliance on third-party ICPs, and data security, The company's continued commitment to technology-focused R&D, including AI integration and multicurrency payment options, including cryptocurrency, will attract current clients and prospective buyers."
-Jeanine Crane-Thompson, Principal Research Analyst at NelsonHall, HR Technology & Services practice.
Built in-house by a team of world-class engineers and industry experts, together the products solve today's most pressing issues: finding and managing remote talent. As the industry leading Employer of Record provider, G-P helps companies mitigate risk and manage compliance, taxes, benefits, and payroll globally without establishing in-country entities or subsidiaries. This powerful combination within the platform provides everything companies need in one place with features that include:
Today, growing companies are facing increasing pressure in a highly constrained labor market to find talent, however, finding the right recruiting partners is complex and time consuming. Using G-P Recruit means one contract, a simple fee structure, and a partner that is working in the best interests of the Customer, rather than needing to find, negotiate and manage multiple unknown recruitment partners. We understand international hiring and employment and G-P Recruit provides a technology enabled one-stop shop that removes complexity. Learn more about G-P Recruit here.
HR departments spend close to 60% of their time and resources on transactional and operational tasks and activities. Even with tools and software designed to save time and improve productivity, juggling multiple dispersed platforms is time consuming without the right infrastructure to unify them. G-P's open API makes it easier for organizations hiring and managing global talent by simplifying and automating tasks across multiple platforms including third party HCM solutions. This makes it possible to maintain a single source of truth for all global talent, thus reducing errors and supporting data governance processes. Read more about the G-P API and sign up to get started here.
Every company's global growth strategy is different, however the key to international success is being able to access global remote talent regardless of the employment type. G-P Contractor enables companies to hire contractors in 187 countries, quickly and easily and pay them in 150 currencies. As a part of our Global Employment Platform™, this offering provides support throughout the entire lifecycle of contractors hired for both short- and long-term projects. Read more about G-P Contractor here.
"Companies need to act quickly in order to find, hire, and onboard the best talent wherever those individuals are based in the world, By continually investing in our Global Employment Platform™ and adding capabilities which automate global remote hiring processes, we are enabling companies to solve today's talent challenges in the global remote employment landscape and achieve their business objectives."
-Nat Natarajan, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Globalization Partners.
G-P's Global Employment Platform™ enables companies of any size to expand internationally in days and provides talent with access to a world of opportunities. Families and even communities can stay intact. Smaller companies can better compete at scale with larger incumbents. And companies can gain access to the best talent no matter where they are in the world while also realizing the benefit of globally distributed teams.
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EY and IBM | May 30, 2022
EY and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announce an alliance expansion through a new initiative to help businesses around the world address some of the most pressing workforce challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including employee recruiting, retention, upskilling and the need to transform HR systems technology at speed and scale.
With the aim to help organizations navigate this new talent landscape through digital innovation and greater resilience, EY and IBM have established a new Talent Center of Excellence (COE). The COE will create data-driven AI and hybrid cloud solutions that provide broad talent, HR, mobility, and payroll transformation services. Bringing together the EY Organization & Workforce, Mobility and HR Transformation business solutions with IBM Talent Transformation business and hybrid cloud and AI capabilities, it is the newest expansion of the EY-IBM Alliance and second COE established in the past year.
"The combination of EY and IBM broad talent consulting and technology solutions can help clients transform their workforce by addressing some of the most significant talent challenges facing the market today. Through this alliance expansion, EY and IBM are better equipped to help deliver value to clients by putting humans at the center of the experience and helping them overcome the urgent need to attract, retain and upskill their workforce while transforming their HR function."
- Andy Baldwin, EY Global Managing Partner – Client Service
"Clients are demanding larger, more integrated solutions across the talent landscape that no one company can provide. The EY-IBM Alliance will provide consulting and technology solutions that infuse AI and automation into the talent process to help clients simplify and streamline the experience. The collaboration with EY is yet another example of IBM's open ecosystem model designed to drive market-share for partners, bring value to clients and will further differentiate EY and IBM across the talent industry, resetting the standard for talent solutions globally."
-John Granger, Senior Vice President – IBM Consulting
Further illustrating the depth of the EY-IBM Alliance in this space, EY has invested in the organization's own Talent function. By leveraging IBM automation and intelligence technology, EY is transforming Talent from within to develop a leading class acquisition strategy, help in delivering a simplified user experience and enable the ability to better match available skills and talent to jobs.
This new COE follows the successful launch of the EY-IBM Center of Excellence for Financial Services, which has supported nearly 30 financial institutions with solutions including mainframe modernization, application modernization and cloud security. Both centers are enabled and supported by the IBM TechHub@EY, launched in April 2021, which has designed hybrid cloud solutions for more than 130 clients including asset performance management, carbon accounting, workplace insights and other platforms. The IBM TechHub@EY has also provided well over 23,000 hours of continued professional education to train and certify EY practitioners on IBM AI and hybrid cloud.
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