PR Newswire | October 17, 2023
Avature, a leading provider of innovative Human Capital Management (HCM) software for recruiting and talent management, announces the beta release of its social learning solution to a select group of customers, and a general release before the end of this year.
Industry reports indicate a very low and steadily declining percentage of employees' use of their company learning management system (LMS) on a regular basis. However, HR can reverse this lack of engagement by allowing employees to learn in the same way they have on YouTube, TikTok and other channels. Avature's social learning solution creates this type of user experience by lifting proven design concepts from social media, including the easy creation of user-generated content, the generation of algorithmically driven suggestions, and the use of artificial intelligence.
Avature Learning is expected to promote organizational agility and engagement by facilitating the sharing of know-how, a company's most valuable asset. Intended to complement or replace customers' legacy LMS depending on how it is deployed, this solution allows HR leaders to compensate for the lost interaction between work-from-home employees, ensures knowledge is transferred from one generation to another and helps address the alarming declines in competencies and skills being reported across the educational spectrum.
Providing numerous opportunities to acquire knowledge, Avature Learning offers an employee-centered learning experience, where subject matter experts are able to share critical know-how that might otherwise go undocumented, and content is organically curated based on user feedback and social interaction.
Employees can easily find and recommend user-generated video and audio content as well as traditional training and courses, benchmark their progress against peers, obtain mentorships and create ad hoc meet ups and face-to-face learning sessions. With this solution, employers can effortlessly boost the value of their training programs, better facilitate internal mobility and accelerate time to productivity while lowering turnover.
We believe learning must go beyond traditional L&D programs to remain strategically relevant, shared Dimitri Boylan, Founder and CEO of Avature. The ideal technology should help mine a workforce's wealth of knowledge and facilitate its dispersion. Our customers want to uncover the 'voice of the employee' and bring learning to life, he added.
Industry analyst Josh Bersin was able to see the solution in action and highlighted the benefits of its unique social approach, "The vast amount of corporate learning that takes place is not authored by the training department. It is authored by experts, passionate professionals and peers. So, we need a "social learning" platform that lets people author and upload videos and other forms of content and then quickly and easily check it, publish it and make it easy to find. This is what Avature has built."
Avature Learning also seeks to put HR in control of its digital transformation and offers numerous tactical opportunities to design and deploy processes that grow the company's collective IQ and drive the business toward its strategic objectives. With built-in CRM functionality and real-time analytics, HR teams are provided with the best engagement toolkit to target content, measure employee's progress and ensure they're keeping pace with learning objectives.
From a business standpoint, Josh Bersin agrees the solution's features enable successful knowledge transfer, "I've always believed that 70 to 80 percent of the knowledge and intellectual property within a company is custom to that company's business. Every business process, proprietary tool, and internal procedure represents a custom, internal training need. Platforms like Avature's Learning Hub can tap into this."
Avature's learning solution can seamlessly integrate into customers' existing talent technology ecosystem using Avature's mature and configurable REST endpoints and open API framework. Data from other systems can be imported and used by Avature's workflow engine to promote learning activities for individual employees and data can be easily exported to support onboarding and internal mobility processes in other systems.
With this release, Avature bolsters its Talent Management Suite, adding yet another best-in-class solution to the portfolio that its Global 2000 customer base can implement from a single platform.
Avature is a highly configurable enterprise HCM SaaS platform for talent acquisition and talent management, and the leading provider of CRM and ATS technology for human resources globally. Founded by Dimitri Boylan, co-founder and former CEO of HotJobs.com, Avature brings consumer-grade internet technology and digital innovation to human resources departments. Avature solutions include shared services sourcing, applicant tracking, career sites, campus and events recruiting, employee referral management, social onboarding, branded employee engagement, employee mobility and workforce optimization, employee case management, performance management and learning.
Used by 110 of the Fortune 500 in more than 164 countries and 32 languages, Avature delivers its services from its private cloud, located in data centers around the world. Learn more at www.avature.net.
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.
HiBob | September 07, 2023
HiBob, the modern HR platform that powers productivity, engagement and retention, and Papaya Global, a leading HR and payroll solution provider, has partnered to offer robust HR-integrated payroll solutions for multinational companies. By integrating HiBob's HR data with Papaya's platform, organizations can streamline global payroll and payments, optimizing processes and improving operational efficiency. This partnership addresses the critical need for seamless HR and payroll solutions in today's global workforce landscape.
With this collaboration, organizations can seamlessly integrate HR, PTO (Paid Time Off), and compensation data from HiBob with Papaya Global's platform. This real-time data synchronization empowers multinational companies to consolidate and optimize their people and payroll processes. As a result, customers can unlock new opportunities, enhance operational efficiency, and maintain agility in a constantly evolving global business landscape. This partnership aims to address the specific needs of multinational organizations, ensuring they have the tools to navigate the challenges of managing a global workforce effectively.
Furthermore, the partnership ensures compliance with local tax regulations, labor laws, and data privacy requirements, facilitating smoother global expansion efforts for organizations. With Papaya Global's recognition as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential Companies of 2023 and HiBob's acknowledgment as a TIME Magazine Best Invention of 2022, customers can trust this compliant and user-friendly solution supporting their global expansion efforts.
CEO of HiBob, Ronni Zehavi, commented,
We are thrilled to announce this alliance. It will be a game changer for companies struggling with payroll complexities in managing their global workforce. This integration strengthens our commitment to providing world-class HR and payroll management solutions to multinational companies, granting them the tools they need to thrive in today's dynamic business environment.
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Founded in 2015, HiBob is a leading force reshaping contemporary workplaces with its cutting-edge HR platform, 'Bob.' The company's platform simplifies the intricacies of HR processes, introducing a revolutionary and user-friendly tool that impacts every employee throughout the organization. HiBob thrives on a culture of innovation, continuously engaging in learning loops to trigger significant cultural transformations for companies with dynamic and distributed workforces.
Workhuman | September 25, 2023
Workhuman, a renowned company at the forefront of transforming how employees engage, connect, and show appreciation in the workplace, has taken a significant step in enhancing its market-leading Social Recognition platform by introducing the all-new Workhuman app for Microsoft Teams. This innovative application is now readily available for download in the Microsoft Teams app store, providing employees within organizations complete access to the features offered by Workhuman's robust recognition platform, all within the Microsoft Teams environment where employees conduct their daily work, meetings, collaborations, and communication. Leveraging the cutting-edge capabilities of the Microsoft Teams platform, this new application empowers Workhuman to offer its clients an effective means to elevate awareness and real-time participation in their employee recognition initiatives.
Building upon the initial Teams integration by Workhuman, which already supports users launching the recognition nomination process within Teams chats and Teams channels, the new app brings forth a host of features:
A native welcome page that facilitates immediate recognition and showcases an 'always on' awards feed, along with a highlight reel of years-of-service awards and celebrations, all without necessitating employee logins to a company intranet.
Award notifications within the Teams Activity tab, along with the ability to extend kudos and congratulations to colleagues across the organization who are receiving recognition or commemorating significant life and work milestones, thereby fostering a more unified company culture.
The capacity to deliver 'in-the-moment' recognition within Teams chats, channels, or even during meetings (through a Microsoft Teams meeting extension), accessible across mobile, desktop, and web versions of Teams.
Employee visibility into their own recognition points balance, serving as a reminder of the recognition they have received from their peers, coupled with one-click access to the Workhuman Store for perusing and redeeming points for merchandise, gift cards, charitable donations, or experiences.
Teams administrators are granted centralized permission and deployment controls for the application within the organization's Microsoft Teams environment, offering granular settings and robust security options.
Research conducted jointly by Workhuman and Gallup has delved into the profound impact of recognition on business outcomes. A key finding reveals that only one in four employees in Gallup's global database strongly agree that they have received recognition or praise for their outstanding work in the past week. However, the study also underscores the potential benefits of doubling this figure, leading to a remarkable 9% boost in productivity and $91,989,474 in increased employee productivity. Furthermore, additional research demonstrates that when employees are acknowledged for life events and work-related milestones, they are three times more likely to strongly agree that they feel connected to the organizational culture.
The Workhuman app for Microsoft Teams harnesses the full potential of an enterprise's human resources and employee experience strategy, delivering it to an engaged audience to stimulate enhanced employee engagement, connection, retention, and productivity on a large scale. The introduction of the Workhuman app for Microsoft Teams represents the next stride in Workhuman's journey to bring the power of its entire platform to the digital employee experience provided by Microsoft 365, encompassing Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Viva, SharePoint, and more.
Workhuman is a leading firm addressing the most pressing human capital challenges faced by companies today, including high turnover, employee engagement, hybrid work environments, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through the Workhuman Cloud, a secure SaaS platform that offers the industry's premier Social Recognition solution. The company offers unparalleled technology solutions, analytics, expertise, and services to organizations of all sizes, fostering workplace cultures rooted in employee recognition and crowd-sourced feedback. As the global leader in technology solutions, Workhuman is revolutionizing how employees celebrate, connect with, and appreciate one another in the workplace.