EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

Circa's New Product Helps Companies Track DEI Metrics

Circa | October 11, 2021

Circa is pleased to announce the launch of a new product, DEI Strategy, Analytics, and Engagement, powered by OurOffice. The SaaS-based solution is a cost-effective and efficient way to enhance workplace culture with a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) plan, powerful analytics, and a safe environment for employee voices. DEI Strategy, Analytics, and Engagement focuses on transforming workplace culture while driving business results through its all-in-one DEI turnkey solution.

Companies have found that a diverse and inclusive workplace culture provides them with higher talent retention, workplace performance, revenue, employee engagement and team innovation. Workplace diversity is especially important to incorporate now as by 2025 over 75% of the workforce will be millennials and Gen Z's who are already majority diverse. DEI Strategy, Analytics, and Engagement was designed for small to medium-sized organizations who need the three P's, process, professional, and platform to succeed in their DEI efforts.

From diversity recruiting to workplace culture we want to make sure that companies are not only recruiting underrepresented candidates but also retaining, motivating and keeping them engaged, We are excited to be working with OurOffice to expand our current diversity recruiting and OFCCP compliance solutions to create an end-to-end affordable DEI solution. This product resonates with our mission and will help companies assess, plan, and build an inclusive workplace culture.

- Patrick Sheahan, Circa CEO.

The future of work is here, with workplace culture becoming a key factor for small and medium organizations to win the competition for talent and meet investor and customer expectations, We're excited to add value to Circa's suite of diversity offerings with a simple and affordable solution designed to build a more equitable and inclusive workplace that is sustainable over the long-term.

- Sonya Sepahban, CEO of OurOffice.

Circa provides SaaS-based OFCCP compliance management and recruiting technology solutions to deliver qualified candidates on a level, equitable playing field that meet organizations' needs to build high-performing, diverse teams. Learn more about how Circa's DEI Strategy, Analytics, and Engagement powered by OurOffice can align and engage your leadership and employees across your organization to get results and show return on investment.

About Circa
Circa is a catalyst for 21st century companies to build high-performing diverse teams based on research that shows companies want to shift from diversity as a program to diversity as a business strategy. The companies' robust portfolio of software solutions and unparalleled industry expertise give employers the tools and knowledge they need to radically change how they approach talent acquisition and management. The company was founded in 1994, has 5000+ customers, 15,500 community partner relationships and in 2020 posted 5M+ jobs through its network of 600+ online employment websites.

About OurOffice
OurOffice end-to-end solution is built for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in small and medium organizations. Managers and HR professionals use the powerful analytics, tools and resources to plan, execute and track their efforts and achieve 8 X ROI. Employees share and engage in a safe environment and feel heard and included. OurOffice has been delivering better results faster across various industries and has been named as Top 10 in DEI by the Manage HR Magazine.

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Talent management continues to be a hot-button topic within global mobility. Aligning the movement of employees, whether temporarily or permanently, with the attraction, retention, and utilization of talent imbues relocation with a mission and ties it to the success of the company’s human capital objectives. Pretty heady stuff for a function that typically touches less than 1% of a company’s employee base.


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TALENT MANAGEMENT

SkyHive Launches New Product, SkyHive Platform, Enabling Companies and Communities to Tackle Skills Gap

SkyHive | September 05, 2022

SkyHive®, the first company to map and sequence the global labor market in real-time for workforce intelligence, strategy, and architecture, as well as the rapid reskilling of workers and communities around the world, today announced the launch of SkyHive Platform, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) skills-first solution for private and public sector organizations. Using SkyHive’s real-time Labor Market Intelligence and artificial intelligence to analyze global labor markets at the skill level, SkyHive Platform employers gain outside-in intelligence as well as immediate insights on their talent, such as emerging and skill gaps which can be leveraged to future-proof their workforces, retain talent, and understand evolving labor market needs. SkyHive Platform enriches existing Human Capital Management (HCM) systems using scalable Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to integrate with core HR systems such as Workday, Microsoft, and SAP SuccessFactors, as well as custom applications. In doing so, SkyHive Platform enables companies and communities to derive maximum value from their HCM investments while improving performance and cost efficiency across talent procurement, retention, and workforce training. Companies and governments seeking insights into the state of their workforce’s business critical skills, skills gaps, attrition, sourcing, benchmarks, future talent needs, and recommendations for reskilling can harness SkyHive to power applications with or without the SkyHive Enterprise software application. “Skills are the talent ‘currency’ of the modern age, so it’s natural that leaders are eager to get comprehensive, comparative, and real-time visibility into skills profiles of their workforce, We’ve built SkyHive Platform and opened our APIs in response to customer requests around the world who want to customize applications and modernize their existing HCM platforms with the most in-depth workforce and labor market intelligence available.” -Sean Hinton, Founder and CEO of SkyHive Recognized by Forbes and the World Economic Forum for its positive impact on labor economies, SkyHive processes more than 20 TB of raw data every day, including anonymized worker profiles and job descriptions from over 160 countries. Its findings have reduced enterprise clients’ time-to-hire by 30% and time to source by 90%, while also increasing workforce learning and development efficiency by 70% and gender diversity by 10%. SkyHive data is fully encrypted, and its systems are compliant with GDPR, SOC2 Type II, ISO 27001, Ethical AI and other regulatory frameworks. About SkyHive SkyHive is a Certified B Corporation and software provider of global workforce intelligence technology, optimizing labor market efficiencies in real-time for companies, communities, and national economies. Leading enterprises use SkyHive’s cloud-based applications and platforms to power the future of work at its most granular level: skills. SkyHive’s Quantum Labor Analysis™ has been recognized by the World Economic Forum and Forbes for leading efforts in ethical AI and its positive impact on labor economies worldwide.

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HR ANALYTICS, WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT

Firstup Addresses the Employee Digital Overload Crisis With New Data-Driven Enhancements

Firstup | October 20, 2022

Firstup, the first intelligent communication platform for the workplace that connects over 17 million employees worldwide, today unveiled a series of data-enabled platform enhancements designed to help employers build a more sustainable workforce by reducing the level of noise bombarding employees daily and deliver meaningful, personalized communication at scale. Recent research from Firstup found that over 70% of communicators and HR leaders recognize an increase in employee burnout and frequently discuss the corrosive impact of digital overload and the drain of workforce energy. While a majority (62%) believe great employee engagement can improve performance, retention and loyalty across their workforce, many said they lack the tools for an effective employee engagement program and more than half admitted to feeling overwhelmed when receiving too much communication through too many channels at work. These teams feel increased pressure to be more communicative and transparent with their distributed workforces, but without the right tools and data, their programs run the risk of turning into information overload and noise. Firstup has introduced a number of new intelligent communication enhancements into its platform to solve this digital overload crisis. The Firstup platform connects to and continuously captures data from all aspects of the employee experience ecosystem - from human resource information systems (HRIS) to recruitment, learning & development, talent acquisition, performance management, and more. Using that data to build holistic employee profiles based on attributes and activities, the platform can then determine what campaigns each employee should get, when and to which channels and orchestrate those communications at scale. Through continuous engagement insights spanning the entire employee journey, programs can become more personalized and effective for every individual employee over time. Now every company has even more power to connect the employee experience ecosystem, understand its employees better, and confidently get insights that can improve engagement, productivity and retention, with new features including: New Connections and In-App Experiences: Firstup unifies employee communications on a single platform and, with upcoming new HCM connectors (including Workday, SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle HCM, UKG), more systems will be able to send notifications directly into Firstup. In addition, a new employee hub will serve as a single access and action point for all important employee tools and systems, and an enhanced integration with Microsoft Teams provides an in-app experience and eliminates the need to switch in and out of apps. All of these features were designed to eliminate unnecessary complexity for employees and improve the signals to what matters most. Enhanced Universal Employee Profile: Organizations can gain an unprecedented view into their workforce with the Firstup Universal Employee Profile that pulls employees' attributes, channels, and activities from across multiple employee systems and delivery channels. The Universal Employee Profile is continuously updated and gets smarter from each activity, ensuring the next engagement is relevant, personalized, and meaningful. New Employee Journey Campaigns: HR and communications teams can identify the moments that define an employee's journey using the intelligence from the Universal Employee Profile and design end-to-end employee journeys. They can make every moment count and automatically trigger journeys based on events such as new hires, promotions, or new learning opportunities and more–and continuously update based on employee engagement. Optimized Intelligent Delivery: Organizations can optimize delivery of employee campaigns with the new Engagement Boost feature that intelligently predicts and orchestrates the optimal delivery channel and time, resulting in up to 3x increase in engagement results. With new delivery connectors being added, teams can now deliver content into even more employee experience platforms (e.g. MS Viva Connections, ServiceNow, Workday People Experience, Oracle ME, SuccessFactors), with new real-time delivery reporting capabilities. Continuous Employee Journey Insights: The platform can proactively push actionable insights to HR and communications teams so they can gain a deeper view into what their organizations, teams, and cohorts of employees are or are not engaging with, which can serve as an early warning for more significant problems, such as employee dissatisfaction, burnout or a need for change in the business. "There's no denying that the workforce is experiencing a digital overload crisis. Most organizations are trying to find a solution to the symptoms, like burnout, rather than solving the underlying problem, which is digital complexity, Businesses should focus first on building meaningful connections and look for ways to reduce digital noise, which might require different methods for different employees. Our platform empowers HR, communicators, and leaders to engage on a personal level, intelligently, throughout every employee's journey – which will mean better outcomes for all." -Nicole Alvino, CEO, Firstup About Firstup Firstup is the world's first intelligent communication platform. More than 40 percent of Fortune 100 companies use our platform to connect with their people, design and deliver personalized communications, and gain engagement insights throughout the employee journey. With Firstup, employers can view engagement data in real time, by organization, department, or employee. That helps leaders better understand their workforce, make informed decisions and provide better experiences from hire to retire. Companies like Amazon, Tesco, Ford, and Hilton use Firstup every day to improve outcomes for their employees.

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EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

CentralSquare and UKG Partner to Bring Seamless Work Experience to Government Employees

CentralSquare Technologies | November 17, 2022

CentralSquare Technologies, an industry leader in public sector technology, today introduced a new technology partnership with UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people. This partnership offers government agencies a more flexible and seamless technology experience via an integrated solution that allows people to focus on completing important actions related to finance and human capital management (HCM) without disturbing the flow of work. With this collaboration, CentralSquare’s Finance Enterprise and UKG Ready will fully integrate to provide municipalities and special districts a comprehensive, single-entry solution that combines administrative management of both financial and HR activities, empowering teams to achieve more by reducing the disruptions people regularly experience switching between business applications. “CentralSquare and UKG share a common commitment and it starts with people. Our public servants work tirelessly often with limited resources to improve the lives and communities they serve, By uniting two powerful GovTech solutions they can benefit from the smarter utilization of resources and real-time data to maximize their impact.” -Dara Brenner, CentralSquare’s Chief Product Officer CentralSquare Finance Enterprise provides broad, comprehensive financial software with Payroll including an integrated highly configurable general ledger, and powerful analytics. With a robust workflow engine, customers can accomplish complex tasks by automating multi-level approvals, notifications, and configuration options. In tandem, UKG Ready provides the same users with a streamlined solution for HR, talent, time and attendance, and scheduling to deliver a modern, personalized experience that increases efficiency, simplifies compliance, and unlocks happier outcomes. UKG is committed to strengthening the capacity and capability of government and does so every day by helping our public sector customers increase efficiencies for their most valuable resource – their people, Partnering together with CentralSquare is the right move as together we’ll provide an unmatched technology experience that will help local agencies better serve their communities by streamlining critical business processes and creating a seamless work experience for all employees,said Bob Lavigna, senior fellow, public sector, UKG. About CentralSquare Technologies: CentralSquare Technologies is the largest independent provider of public sector software solutions that empower local and state governments to build smarter, safer and more connected communities. Over 8,000 agency customers across North America rely on CentralSquare’s technology to deliver solutions ranging from computer-aided-dispatch systems, 911 and records management solutions which enhance public safety, to administrative products with finance, asset, compliance and case management capabilities that run government agencies more efficiently. As the market driver for advancing safety and justice with innovative technology, CentralSquare serves 3 out of 4 citizens across North America. The company is headquartered in Lake Mary, FL and has locations in North Carolina, South Dakota and British Columbia.

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HR ANALYTICS, PAYROLL

isolved Preferred Partners Experience Strong Growth and Leading Customer Satisfaction

isolved | September 16, 2022

HR Tech Conference - isolved, a Leader in the NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation & Assessment Tool (NEAT) for Payroll Services and a recent Brandon Hall Group Excellence in HCM Award Winner for the Future of Work, has announced substantial new investments in its Preferred partner program following impressive growth through the channel. Brokers, human resource (HR) consultants, financial advisors, accounting professionals and other consultants who make up the isolved Preferred channel – are benefiting from highly competitive terms, strong conversion rates, local support, and industry-leading customer satisfaction when offering isolved People Cloud™ to their customers. isolved has experienced double-digit growth in partner-led referrals and sales after growing its partner channel by nearly 40 percent over the last 18 months – hand selecting and enabling each relationship – and investing in channel partner success. "isolved is a fantastic partner for us, We are not only confident in the technology they offer, but also the support they provide us and our clients. isolved gives us peace of mind that our clients will succeed from this partnership and so will we." -Garry Johnson, Owner and Founder of GLJ Benefits, a recent addition to isolved Preferred As isolved Preferred grows through focused strategic partnerships, the company is increasing investment in joint marketing and local channel resources to enable partners to win more and service better. Partners experience peace of mind when offering isolved People Cloud through continuous investment in the modern, futureproof platform, analyst advisory and recognition, over 100 top-rated badges for software and service through customer reviews, and a unique People Heroes model that encourages peer-to-peer engagement, customer education and empowerment. isolved embodies what Acrisure looks for in a relationship, isolved has innovative, forward-thinking people combined with state-of-the-art technology. We strive to bring best-in-class solutions to our clients that can solve problems using technology to bring efficiency, predictability and simplicity around key aspects that drive business. isolved's single sign-on, compliance-driven solution for managing Human Capital is an important element to helping our customers thrive,said Daniel Mannes, AcriSource Practice Lead. isolved is laser-focused on enabling and empowering partners and joint customers to grow and succeed. Continuous and new investments in isolved Preferred include: Dedicated Territory Channel Managers: To support partners with customer acquisition. Dedicated Field Marketing: To provide co-marketing opportunities for mutual brand growth, customer acquisition and retention. Extensive Event Footprint: To support partners' customers and to grow referral business, such as 15 national workshops recently announced alongside Pearl-level Preferred partner, Acrisure. Preferred Partner Portal: For real-time access to enablement materials and co-branded collateral. Personalized Learning Path: Available certification and career paths within People Heroes University to maximize customer investment and to help train partners. Awards and Accolades: To validate customers' investment in isolved People Cloud. Customer Community Experience: To onboard Partner customers onto isolved People Cloud with community-based resources within People Heroes Community and local roadshows to ensure a connected customer experience. isolved continues to invest in every area of our business, which has an immediate impact on our partners and the customers they refer, We are big enough to deliver industry-leading software and services our partners can rely on yet small enough to care, so that we're always there when they need us. There's no better time to become an isolved Preferred partner,said Lina Tonk, SVP of Marketing. isolved just wrapped up its most well-attended and most successful customer and partner conference, isolved Connect, to date and announced the 2023 location. About isolved isolved is an employee experience leader, providing intuitive, people-first HCM technology. Our solutions are delivered directly or through our HRO partner network to more than five million employees and 145,000 employers across all 50 States who use them every day to boost performance, increase productivity, and accelerate results while reducing risk. Our HCM platform, isolved People Cloud, intelligently connects and manages the employee journey across talent acquisition, HR, payroll & benefits, workforce management and talent management functions. No matter the industry, we help high-growth organizations employ, enable and empower their workforce by transforming employee experience for a better today and a better tomorrow.

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Spotlight

Talent management continues to be a hot-button topic within global mobility. Aligning the movement of employees, whether temporarily or permanently, with the attraction, retention, and utilization of talent imbues relocation with a mission and ties it to the success of the company’s human capital objectives. Pretty heady stuff for a function that typically touches less than 1% of a company’s employee base.

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