Creativity most in-demand soft skill for 2020, LinkedIn says

HR Dive | January 13, 2020

Creativity was the most in-demand soft skill for applicants last year, and it has retained its place heading into 2020, according to a Jan. 9 LinkedIn Learning report. "Organizations need people who can creatively approach problems and tasks across all business roles, from software engineering to HR," the company said. Persuasion, collaboration, adaptability and emotional intelligence rounded out the top five. LinkedIn noted that emotional intelligence — defined as the ability to perceive, evaluate and respond to your own emotions and the emotions of others — was a newcomer to its list, which "underscores the importance of effectively responding to and interacting with our colleagues.

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HR ANALYTICS,EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

Vault Consulting Announces Nonprofit Human Resources Consulting

Vault Consulting | November 22, 2022

Vault Consulting, the nation's leading accounting and research firm, announced its expansion into Human Resources Consulting today. The DC metro-based firm provides a partnership approach to help nonprofit organizations and associations advance their missions to thrive and grow. DC metro-based accounting and research firm Vault Consulting announces expansion into Human Resources Consulting for nonprofits and associations. The expansion is led by Vault's head of Human Resources, Kendra Janevski, SPHR, SHRM-SCP. Vault offers more than subject matter expertise; we deliver a powerful new perspective and a clearer path forward. Vault Human Resources Consulting does not focus on a specific issue or offer only packaged services. The team begins with client challenges and offers customized solutions to the client's individual and specific needs. "It is unique because we offer a suite of complementary services that no other consulting firm does. We equip organizations of all types with the financial acumen to thrive, the HR oversight to drive successful and compliant people practices, and the data-based insights and analytics for actionable intelligence and informed strategic decision making." - Vault CEO Wes Tomer, CPA, CGMA This expansion offers a new but complimentary service offering and will assist clients and partners manage challenges, gain insight into best practices, and establish change management processes.

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WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT

UKG Expands Collaboration with Microsoft to Create Better Technology Experiences at Work

UKG | November 10, 2022

UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people, today announced it will embed UKG solutions into popular systems of engagement and communication, beginning with Microsoft Teams. This initiative will help reduce the disruptions people regularly experience at work switching between multiple business applications and instead allow them to focus on completing important actions in the moment in the solution they prefer, like Teams. Capitalizing on the highly extensible UKG FleX technology platform, UKG collaborated with Microsoft to develop a single, seamless interface for UKG Dimensions and Shifts, the schedule management application within Teams. Organizations can empower their people to view and accept open shifts, request time off, punch in and out, and complete other workforce management tasks directly from Teams — without ever switching to Dimensions. “Our collaboration with Microsoft is a powerful example of how the world’s leading technology providers are coming together to transform the workplace IT experience in service of people so that everyone can instead focus on more meaningful and purposeful aspects of their role, Our vision to embed UKG into leading systems of engagement will eliminate the need to learn and navigate multiple applications and allow people to achieve more in the flow of work. We are committed to creating the new standard for interoperability in the HCM industry.” -Hugo Sarrazin, chief product and technology officer at UKG The UKG Dimensions integration with the Shifts app in Microsoft Teams helps the workforce simplify scheduling and time management, all on one single, secure pane of glass, With over two billion frontline workers globally, we have a unique opportunity to provide digital solutions to address the needs of this workforce who has been traditionally underserved,said Nicole Herskowitz, vice president of Microsoft Teams and Platform. UKG has a long history of collaborating with Microsoft to help people get more done at work. The two organizations first partnered in 2018 to explore opportunities to help people get faster access to answers through a workforce management chatbot. In 2021, the collaboration expanded to feature a UKG Pro chatbot for Teams, as well as the ability to surface critical updates from Dimensions and Pro to Microsoft’s employee experience platform, Viva. Other projects together have focused on integrating Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for security and simplifying business insights with Microsoft Dynamics 365. We foresee a future of HR technology where people are able to focus on what they need to achieve and how to make the biggest impact instead of which business application they need to use to complete frequent and routine tasks, By removing this friction from the workplace experience, we’ll help our tens of thousands of customers continue to positively transform work for their people every, single day,said Chris Todd, CEO at UKG. About UKG At UKG, our purpose is people. As strong believers in the power of culture and belonging as the secret to success, we champion great workplaces and build lifelong partnerships with our customers to show what’s possible when businesses invest in their people. Born from a historic merger that created one of the world’s leading HCM cloud companies, our Life-work Technology approach to HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people helps more than 70,000 organizations around the globe and across every industry anticipate and adapt to their employees’ needs beyond just work.

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HR ANALYTICS

ChartHop Honors People-First HR Leaders Through 2nd Annual People Pioneers Award

ChartHop | November 16, 2022

ChartHop, the leader in people analytics transforming the way companies manage and support their people, has recognized 10 People leaders redefining the HR discipline in its 2nd Annual People Pioneers Award. ChartHop created the People Pioneers Award to honor HR professionals who have positively impacted their companies and employees via company growth, cultural change, new benefits programs, and more. "This past year we've seen a people-first revolution and People leaders have been tasked with developing programs for the whole employee lifecycle to create a true sense of workplace belonging, We celebrate this year's group of talented People Pioneers for their ability to drive change, embrace the future of HR, and pave the way for future leaders." -said Ian White, founder and CEO of ChartHop The 2nd Annual People Pioneers Award winners were nominated by their peers and selected by a rigorous judging process evaluating their impact on implementing people-first initiatives to positively influence both their people and business' bottom line. Winners earned their accolades for their success in establishing fair compensation policies, scaling company growth, increasing employee net promoter scores, and implementing DEI initiatives. This year's recipients are: Adrianne Court, CHRO at Tealium Aleksandra Paszkiewicz, Head of People at Netguru Chad MacRae, VP of Talent at Tinder JaNaye Norman, VP of People at Modo Labs Jen Paxton, VP of People at Smile.io Joanna Wise, SVP of People at Whip Media Larry Indovina, Chief People Officer at Top Hat My Doan Cong, Head of People at ALT Natalie Rast, Director of People Operations at Stensul Noah Warder, Head of People at Guusto Chad MacRae, VP of Talent at Tinder, earned a spot on the list for bringing strategic foresight to his company's talent team and overseeing triple headcount growth over the last three years. Tinder hired 70% of its current employees under MacRae's leadership. Other key initiatives MacRae introduced to support this dynamic growth include creating workshops, moving to true scenario planning, and implementing the "Be Your Best Self-Education Reimbursement" program. I help my team to lean into the current state of the business and examine the external drivers affecting a business and its headcount growth, With this focus, the Talent team has been able to plan for multiple scenarios while scaling through a global pandemic and launching hybrid work possibilities across North America,said MacRae. My Doan Cong, Head of People at ALT, a champion for inclusivity and employee wellbeing, was chosen for her tremendous impact in creating an empathetic environment for all ALT employees. Since joining the company in early 2022, Doan Cong has rolled out several people-first initiatives: she authored employee leveling and raise structures, increased events and communication to promote belonging, and developed an employee wellness program addressing physical, mental, and financial health. We've heard a lot of talk about driving efficiency across different tech companies, At ALT, we approach efficiency through a people-first lens by asking ourselves, 'How can I get folks to do their best work?' Engagement and feedback culture is really important, especially in companies with remote workers,said Doan Cong. About ChartHop: ChartHop is transforming the way companies manage and support their people. By consolidating people data into one employee-centric platform to visualize, discover, and act on insights, ChartHop creates more informed, empowered, and connected organizations. From executives to individual contributors to every employee in between, ChartHop is designed for everyone in the organization. ChartHop plays well with dozens of platforms through robust integrations across the HR tech stack, and serves companies like 1Password, BetterCloud, and Starburst. Founded in 2019 by Ian White, ChartHop is backed by Andreessen Horowitz.

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UKG Earns Global Praise from Top HCM Analyst Groups for Intelligent, People-centric Workforce Management

UKG | December 07, 2022

UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people, today announced new honors from top HCM analyst firms in North America and Europe, including NelsonHall, Nucleus Research, Constellation Research, and Fosway Group, recognizing the transformative outcomes that both people and businesses achieve with intelligent, industry-specific UKG workforce management solutions. “The global UKG workforce management suite emphasizes flexibility, autonomy, and purpose for people while providing organizations with an intelligent solution that maximizes teamwork and productivity to build workplace cultures where everyone can belong, This powerful approach, coupled with our unwavering commitment to industry-specific solutions that support people regardless of their workplace setting, creates better outcomes for all.” -Hugo Sarrazin, chief product and technology officer at UKG An Overall Leader in NelsonHall’s Workforce Management NEAT Evaluation UKG is positioned as an Overall Leader in the NelsonHall New World Workforce Management 2022 NEAT vendor evaluation. One of the world’s leading analyst firms for business process services, NelsonHall credits UKG for its focus on empowering UKG customers with the tools necessary to become an employer of choice, including artificial intelligence and an array of purpose-built industry specific solutions. Being positioned as an Overall Leader reflects the ability of UKG to meet future customer needs while also delivering immediate benefits today, Organizations have responded to challenging times with greater investments in their people and technology. Partnering with a suite provider focused on enhanced solutions that leverage innovative technology to facilitate both local and global administration, manage risk assessments, and offer flexible working while prioritizing employee engagement will be critical to reaching strategic goals,said DeeAnna Warrington, principal research analyst, HR technology and services practice, NelsonHall. Nucleus Research Further Affirms UKG Market Leadership in Workforce Management After being named the Overall Leader in the Nucleus Research HCM Technology Value Matrix 2022, UKG is also once again a Leader in the Nucleus Research Workforce Management Value Matrix 2022. Nucleus Research is an independent technology research firm focused on helping organizations build financially focused business cases for software investment. UKG continues to capitalize on its unique value proposition, leveraging a rich expertise in workforce management while staying hyper-focused on the company’s goal of meeting the needs of people, regardless of where or how they work, Next generation workforce management technology must be a cornerstone of both people planning and operational strategy for businesses to succeed going forward,said Evelyn McMullen, research manager at Nucleus Research. Driving Change and Transformation, Say Constellation Research and Fosway Group Constellation Research, a Silicon Valley-based technology research and advisory firm that delivers strategic guidance to support business transformation, recently announced UKG is included in the “Workforce Management Suites Q3 2022 Constellation ShortList.” In addition to displaying mature and innovative functionality around time and attendance, planning and forecasting, and scheduling, the global footprint of UKG also exceeded the threshold of at least 3,000 customers on four or more continents. Building on global and international strength, Fosway Group, Europe’s top HR analyst group, recognized UKG as a Core Leader (UKG Ready) and Strategic Challenger (UKG People Operations) in the 9-Grid™ for Cloud HR. The report recognizes the ability for UKG to meet the needs of a variety of organizations, especially complex, enterprise-scale global customers with a people operations suite featuring workforce management and HR service delivery. We became the world leader in workforce management because we are deeply committed to helping our customers overcome their most complex challenges, regardless of industry, while also keeping people at the center of operations, Our relentless focus on our customers and their needs is why UKG continues to be one of the most honored HCM and workforce management suite providers globally,said Chris Todd, CEO at UKG. About UKG At UKG, our purpose is people. As strong believers in the power of culture and belonging as the secret to success, we champion great workplaces and build lifelong partnerships with our customers to show what’s possible when businesses invest in their people. Born from a historic merger that created one of the world’s leading HCM cloud companies, our Life-work Technology approach to HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people helps more than 70,000 organizations around the globe and across every industry anticipate and adapt to their employees’ needs beyond just work.

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