WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT, EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE
MakeShift | October 28, 2022
AppColony Inc., doing business as MakeShift, providers of a cloud-based employee scheduling and time tracking platform, today announced that its award-winning staff scheduling software MakeShift People First Scheduling is now available on SAP® Store, the online marketplace for SAP and partner offerings. Businesses that use SAP technology across diverse industries will now have access to a Gartner® Digital Markets -recognized top employee scheduling solution.
The MakeShift People First Scheduling solution is built on SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) with SAP Extension Suite and SAP Integration Suite and integrates with SAP S/4HANA® Cloud, SAP® SuccessFactors® Employee Central, and Qualtrics. It gives clients access to an intelligent workforce management platform that improves the employee and customer experience.
Shift-based organizations use the intuitive app to build schedules faster; optimize labor budgets; reduce time to fill shifts; manage fatigue, burnout, and turnover; and communicate with employees with ease.
“In an economy faced with labor shortages and turnover, MakeShift’s People First approach to scheduling is already having a positive impact on recruitment, retention, engagement, and employee happiness, The pandemic put health, well-being, and schedule flexibility front and center for employees. Organizations are looking for solutions that not only give employees more control over their schedules but also prioritize the in-app experience. Our solution excels at this with G2 users rating our app very highly for ease of use, ease of setup, and quality of support. I’m proud that we will now be able to help more organizations to become best run.”
-Adam Greenberg, MakeShift’s CEO
SAP Store, found at store.sap.com, delivers a simplified and connected digital customer experience for finding, trying, buying, and renewing more than 2,200 solutions from SAP and its partners. There, customers can find the SAP solutions and SAP-validated solutions they need to grow their business. And for each purchase made through SAP Store, SAP will plant a tree.
AppColony Inc. is a partner in the SAP® PartnerEdge® program. The SAP PartnerEdge program provides the enablement tools, benefits, and support to facilitate building high-quality, disruptive applications focused on specific business needs – quickly and cost-effectively.
Our speed, agility, and culture of innovation give us an edge against other solutions, MakeShift customers start seeing value from the product very quickly. We also have an amazing co-innovation program that allows us to collaborate with customers on features. It’s why we win. I am truly excited with what the SAP BTP platform is going to allow us to do and what this means for businesses in shift industries,Asher Fredricks, MakeShift’s Chief Revenue Officer.
MakeShift is a provider of an award winning online employee scheduling platform that empowers businesses to build staff schedules in less time with none of the hassles of clunky, error-prone systems of the past.
Established in 2014 to address the need for web and mobile scheduling for the healthcare industry, MakeShift has grown to serve organizations of all sizes across diverse industries including retail, hospitality, and recreation.
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HR ANALYTICS, HR STRATEGY
Paylocity | October 19, 2022
As organizations navigate tight labor markets and increasing employee expectations, one thing is clear: The role of HR continues to expand. HR teams need to bridge the gaps across their respective organizations to fuel collaboration and help employees connect with their work and each other. That was the dominant discussion theme at Elevate, Paylocity’s 14th annual customer conference where nearly 4,000 attendees representing HR, Finance, IT, and Operations functions gathered to explore trends, share best practices, and learn more about Paylocity’s latest platform enhancements that help HR serve as the hub of a more connected organization.
Taking place over two days, Elevate featured more than 100 sessions with industry influencers, Paylocity leaders, and peer meetups where attendees could share experiences, ask questions, and keep up with the rapid evolution of the HR function.
Connected HR is a Key Driver to Unlocking Business Potential
At this year’s conference, the underlying buzz centered around “Connected HR” – the concept that because HR sits at the intersection of employees, leaders, and their organizations, modern HR teams need technology that’s as connected to the business as they are to solve big challenges. For example, fragmented processes and systems prevent true automation and streamlining of manual tasks throughout the business. Another issue is ineffective communication and collaboration across the organization, made even more difficult by geographically dispersed teams and varying communication preferences. Still another challenge, especially in the era of “quiet quitting,” is creating a strong culture and shared purpose across the organization.
Paylocity Highlights Platform Capabilities to Address Today’s HR Challenges
At Elevate, Paylocity highlighted modern solutions and recent enhancements that address these challenges:
Streamlining and connecting companywide processes with enhanced Paylocity Workflows. Paylocity has expanded the functionality of Workflows, the process automation engine in the Paylocity platform that improves efficiency and data accuracy. Customizable Workflows can automatically collect employee information, assign recurring training, collect documentation and certifications, and get supervisor sign-off for completion of courses in the Learning Management System—all while syncing automatically to a single employee record.
Ensuring the availability of accurate employee data and insights across the organization for better decision making. My Insights, released earlier this year, provides customizable, shareable dashboards that simplify analysis and exporting of real-time data and performance metrics contained in Data Insights, Paylocity’s data visualization and reporting engine. More than 6,000 clients already use My Insights, including Listerhill Credit Union, a financial services company with hundreds of employees in multiple states. Using Data Insights, Listerhill identified more than $200K in annual operational efficiencies.
Improved communication with employees and collaboration across teams. Paylocity continues to add features to Community, its online social collaboration hub. New announcement templates and scheduling capabilities simplify one-to-many communication from leaders and enable employees’ voices to be heard. And a new Video Hub centralizes all the video content created by the company and employees in one place—making it easy to share engaging content companywide and track engagement. Paylocity has also added more capabilities into its mobile app, including chat and video to support recruiting, onboarding, and ongoing communications; as well as access to all company communications and every module in the Paylocity platform from employee smartphones. Usage of the Paylocity mobile app continues to grow—with a 27% increase in mobile users since the beginning of 2022.
Building culture and a sense of purpose with tools to support the modern workforce. Unlike legacy HRIS tools, Paylocity differentiates its platform with features that enable better communication, connection, and collaboration. Employee-centric features are even embedded in core HR functionality. To help employees connect with their peers in more meaningful ways, the traditional organizational chart has been reimagined to not only show reporting structures but also foster connection and collaboration by including social profiles and 1:1 chat. Enhancements to Paylocity’s LMS provide opportunities for employees to create content by recording their own training videos and easily share them via Community.
Martin Resorts which owns and operates five boutique hotels in California—uses Community to help educate employees on employee benefits and build connection across its diverse employee population. “Paylocity provides our staff with a single platform that allows them to access so much information, from feedback surveys to their pay stub to their W-2. Community is a tool where they can communicate and collaborate with each other, their managers, and leadership,” says Sara Kennedy, Director of People and Culture.
The improved awareness and communication helped Martin Resorts improve employee engagement as well as 401(k) participation. By using Community to promote the benefits of its 401(k)-match program, Martin Resorts saw sign-up rates triple, which will ultimately impact employee satisfaction and retention.
“Given HR’s broadening scope, modern HR technology must evolve beyond streamlining HR processes to become a hub for the whole company—a single employee system of record and capabilities that unify people and processes across the organization around a common purpose, With those goals in mind, HR is now touching every part of an organization. That means HR systems need to not only drive automation but also drive greater connection among teams and every employee to help the modern organization reach its full potential.”
-Steve Beauchamp, Co-CEO of Paylocity
Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) is an award-winning provider of cloud-based HR and payroll software solutions. Founded in 1997 and publicly traded since 2014, Paylocity offers an intuitive, easy-to-use product suite that helps businesses automate and streamline HR and payroll processes, attract and retain talent, and build culture and connection with their employees. Known for its unique culture and consistently recognized as one of the best places to work, Paylocity accompanies its clients on the journey to create great workplaces and help all employees achieve their best.
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.
EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE, EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
HR for Health | November 02, 2022
HR for Health announced the launch of their first-ever free HR Hotline. The HR Hotline will be open to employers every Wednesday in November from 7 AM to 1 PM PT, as part of National HR Compliance Awareness Month.
This milestone is a notable move for HR for Health on its mission to help healthcare practices operate and grow while mitigating the legal jeopardy of HR noncompliance.
"The HR Hotline was created because we want to give something back to our community. Healthcare practice owners do not have the time, patients, or resources to keep up with constantly shifting labor regulations, I see the worst-case HR scenarios play out in our courtrooms every day, so for November, I'm excited that we are providing employers with an easy, no-strings-attached way to check in on their compliance - before they end up in the courtroom."
-Ali Oromchian, JD, LL.M., and Co-founder at HR for Health
This news comes in the wake of multiple recent initiatives and accomplishments at HR for Health, including:
The 7th Annual DSO Leadership Summit
Industry-Leading Employee Handbook Generator Software Feature
2022 Launch of our Free Resource Library with 100's of templates and webinars
Industry thought leader and COO of HR for Health, Ralf Tomandl, says, Many practice owners believe that HR compliance stops at payroll, but then find themselves in court or audited for breaking labor laws they had no idea existed." He continued to explain, "We plan on changing all that with our newest initiative, our HR Hotline.
About HR for Health:
HR for Health is the only all-in-one HR software solution dedicated to helping practices stay HR compliant year-round. HR for Health makes it easy to manage employees across multiple locations all the while boosting employee performance and avoiding lawsuits. With customizable employee handbooks, e-signature-ready documentation, a time clock, cloud-based storage, and more, practice owners can get back to managing what matters most: their patients!