EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE, PAYROLL
Humanforce | September 15, 2022
Humanforce, a provider of workforce management (WFM) solutions, today announced the launch of its new payroll solution, transforming the Humanforce platform into an 'all-in-one' for Australian & New Zealand HR and payroll professionals.
With this new addition Humanforce is now delivering a seamlessly integrated, automated, accurate and compliant workforce management and payroll experience.
"The launch of Humanforce Payroll is an exciting step forward in being able to offer Australian & New Zealand businesses a truly unified and all-in-one workforce management and payroll solution, Empowering workforce, payroll and HR professionals with a single interface reduces the admin burden and risk of errors from timesheet right through to payslip. The solution also empowers employees by providing real-time access to their data and financial wellbeing programs such as earned wage access, all from the Humanforce mobile app."
-Clayton Pyne, Chief Executive Officer of Humanforce
Humanforce Payroll, powered by leading Australian payroll specialist Payroll Metrics, requires no integration, making the implementation process hassle-free. Humanforce WFM and Payroll is highly configurable and tailored to unique business needs.
Payroll Metrics' new partnership with Humanforce brings together both companies' expertise in payroll and workforce management, to offer Humanforce's customers the simplicity of a single source of truth for all the information HR and payroll professionals need in their day-to-day tasks, said Greg McManus, Founder & Managing Director of Payroll Metrics.
For over 20 years Humanforce's objective has been to take the complexity of workforce management and make it as simple as possible for businesses; an approach that Payroll Metrics shares with us when it comes to payroll. The combined breadth and depth of two best-of-breed platforms delivered in a single user and customer experience is what the market has been waiting for, and it's finally here, Pyne added.
The key benefits of Humanforce's new payroll solution include:
Workforce management and payroll in a single platform: a comprehensive all-in-one workforce management and payroll platform, offering automated and secure data flows so you can be confident in data accuracy, business efficiency and compliance. The single interface also allows easy navigation between all core HR and payroll tasks such as Onboarding, Rostering, Time & Attendance, Payroll and Early Wage Access.
Increased employee wellbeing: with integration across Humanforce Payroll and workforce management, businesses can offer earned wage access options to reduce employee financial stress.
Easy implementation and faster time to value: Humanforce Payroll requires no integration with the Humanforce platform. Customers can begin using and learning Humanforce workforce management and payroll early in the onboarding process for a faster time to value and measurable benefits from the onset.
Eliminate security and compliance concerns: with lock and key security, business data across Humanforce is only accessible and available to whomever businesses choose, if and when they need it. Humanforce also offers an award interpretation engine, along with Single Touch Payroll (STP/STP2), Payday Filing, SuperStream and KiwiSaver compliance.
Mitigate data risk: bringing together all employee, rostering and payroll data flows in one solution helps to avoid potential errors when uploading multiple files, entering manual inputs and double-handling data.
Configurable to business needs: highly configurable to individual business' needs and the unique requirements of their shift-based workforce, with flexible clocking and rostering options, as well as the choice to process bulk or one-off payroll events.
The Humanforce all-in-one solution improves the employee experience for our customers' shift-based, roster-driven (or 'deskless') workforce and provides their teams with the tools they need to excel. Without the need for manual effort, our customers can get back to strategic business operations and not lose valuable time juggling multiple systems, said Pyne.
Humanforce is a leading provider of shift-based workforce management solutions that simplifies onboarding, scheduling, time and attendance, employee engagement and communication. Customers in more than 23 countries use Humanforce to optimise costs, realise compliance confidence, empower their team and drive growth. Customers include Secure Parking, Flight Centre, Aveo, Estia, Accor, Delaware North and more. Humanforce was founded in Sydney in 2002, and today has offices across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK.
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!
Modern Health | September 08, 2022
Modern Health, a leading workplace mental health platform supporting enterprises globally, today published a wide-ranging study of executives, HR decision makers, managers and employees to examine the state of employee mental health in the workplace. The research, commissioned by Modern Health and conducted by Forrester Consulting for the second year in a row, set out to uncover how employers are responding to employees' dramatically increasing needs for mental health support after several years of an unrelenting global pandemic, political and social unrest, economic uncertainty, and much more.
The survey of 1,700+ employees, including managers, non-manager employees, C-level executives, and HR leaders, found that employees and employers both recognize that mental health benefits are an integral part of a healthy, productive workplace culture, but have widely differing perceptions of if and how the current standard of benefits is meeting employee needs. While 84% of employers plan to increase or enhance employee mental health benefits in the next year, there is still a significant gap in how employees perceive their employer's commitment to mental health and wellness. Seventy-four percent of employees report wanting their employer to care about their mental health, but only half (53%) feel that they actually do.
"The past few years have left many of us feeling burnt out, exhausted, and stressed, so it's not surprising that the topic of mental health has been forced into the spotlight. We're seeing a bigger need for support as more people speak out about their mental health challenges but despite this progress, people around the world are still struggling to access care that meets their needs, We are at a critical inflection point where organizations need to shift from the mindset of providing mental health support as a crisis response to it being an integrated and strategic part of the employee experience. Done right, the end result means both the companies and the human beings who make them run are more connected and engaged."
-Alyson Watson, founder and CEO at Modern Health
Shift from Crisis to Culture: Closing the Gap
Employers are recognizing the stress that their workforces are currently under with three out of four employers (75%) recognizing that the current state of the U.S. economy is causing employee anxiety. However, only 45% have already taken steps to address this anxiety. As companies and their employees adapt and evolve toward the future of work, long-term success requires both an investment in mental health and a workforce equipped, encouraged, and willing to prioritize it. This happens when companies move from viewing mental health as a crisis response to a permanent, values-based commitment to employee well-being. The first step is closing the gap between employer and employee perception. According to our research, 85% of employers feel they actively listen to the needs of employees, but only 51% of employees agree. Similarly, only 46% of employees believe their company invests enough in the mental health of employees, while a significant 81% of employers believe they invest enough.
Additionally, while around two in three employees report feeling connected, supported, and seen at work, when employers were asked the same question, they significantly overstated how their employees feel by at least 20% on every metric. For example, only 59% of employees reported feeling seen by their company and colleagues for their unique contributions to work, while 85% of employers said their employees felt seen.
The Need to Clear a Path
In order to create a workforce that is creative, adaptive, and resilient, the report advises that business leaders need to create a path that allows employees to use their mental health benefits without fear of reprisal or negative stigma. For employee behavior to scale across the organization, that behavior needs to be messaged, modeled, enabled, and permitted repeatedly to employees. One troublesome finding is that only 51% of employees feel safe in their role if their mental health status were to be revealed.
Compared to the 2021 study, employees are even more desperate for a culture that embraces mental health acceptance and support. A year ago, employees were asking for more mental health support in the workplace. Today, their desire goes beyond simply implementing benefits—they want to feel empowered and encouraged to utilize these tools and want their leaders to acknowledge and reduce barriers to access. Last year, 64% of employees felt they had workday flexibility to care for mental health needs, while only 54% feel that way today. And more than two thirds (68%) of employees felt like their work culture was a safe place to discuss mental health and ask for support in 2021, but only 51% agree today. These trends are moving in the wrong direction. According to our findings, a full 77% of employers say they will provide mental health support to their employees, but they think it's up to the employee to use their benefits and managers shouldn't be expected to encourage them.
Leadership modeling is also a critical component to employees feeling comfortable using mental health benefits to their fullest. According to the survey, the vast majority of leaders (80%) feel like they are expressing their own vulnerability when it comes to mental health, but employees do not see, hear, or feel that vulnerability coming through, since only 30% of employees agree.
At the same time, 74% of employers think employees are uncomfortable hearing about their colleagues' mental health, but only 31% of employees said it actually makes them uncomfortable.
Now is Not the Time to Lose The High Performers
In an increasingly uncertain economic environment, companies can't afford to lose their high performing employees. Making up a third of the global workforce, high performers can be described as highly engaged, deeply committed and able to do their job consistently well. When examining the high performers in the study, it found that they are working more hours and are even more productive than last year, but are also burnt out. Despite a reported high enthusiasm for their jobs (76%), more than half (53%) of these high performers report feeling burned out in their roles. The good news is that employees reported again this year they would be more likely to stay at a company that provides high-quality resources for them to care for their mental health.
The Cost of Doing Nothing
While part of the case for mental health benefits is a positive return on the company bottom line, 72% of employers fear that focusing on mental health could have a reverse ROI with employees working fewer hours in order to care for their mental health and being less available. The research shares that the cost of supporting employees' mental health is a fraction of the cost that a company will bear over the long run if its workforce doesn't have the appropriate mental, physical, and emotional resources to excel at work. The benefits of a whole, complete, and "well" workforce reach far beyond incremental productivity improvements. In fact, the impacts can be felt across talent acquisition and retention, belonging, performance, engagement, profitability, and long-term growth.
In this study, Forrester conducted an online survey of 1,207 employees and managers ("employees") and 519 HR leaders and C-level executives ("employers") at organizations in the United States to evaluate the current state of mental health among employers and employees. Respondents were offered a small incentive as a thank-you for time spent on the survey. The study began in June 2022 and was completed in July 2022.
About Modern Health
Modern Health is the comprehensive mental health and wellness platform that combines the WHO well-being assessment, self-service wellness kits, a global network of certified coaches, and licensed therapists, all available in a single app. Modern Health empowers employers to lead the charge in acknowledging that mental health is just as important as physical health, destigmatizing the conversation, and increasing accessibility of mental health services for all. Founded in 2017, Modern Health incorporates evidence-based psychology principles and seamless technology to serve the needs of companies globally. Headquartered in San Francisco, Modern Health has raised more than $172 million from Founders Fund, Battery Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Afore Capital, MGV, Frederic Kerrest (co-founder of Okta), and 01 Advisors.
HR ANALYTICS, HR STRATEGY
Reejig | September 19, 2022
Enterprise-grade workforce intelligence platform Reejig is proud to announce the launch of the Reejig Impact Fund at the HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.
The Impact Fund is designed to help underrepresented communities unlock career opportunities, growth, and potential. It will donate Reejig's workforce intelligence technology to veterans, skilled refugees and other underrepresented communities, with a goal to reskill, build new capabilities, and remove barriers to career opportunities for all.
"Reejig's mission is to create a world with Zero Wasted Potential in business, people, and society. We're not just building technology; we're also creating recurring impact and change for the better. The Reejig Impact Fund is our way of giving back to society by removing barriers to career opportunities for all. When people have fair and equitable access to personally meaningful work no matter their background all of society can reap the benefits"
-Siobhan Savage, CEO & Co-Founder of Reejig
Reejig is calling on as many people as possible to join the pledge to unlock a world with Zero Wasted Potential. For each pledge, Reejig will gift its workforce intelligence technology to someone from an underrepresented community, giving them access to career opportunities that align to their skills, interests, and potential.
The launch of The Impact Fund comes after a huge year of growth for Reejig. The team has grown by over 1000% and opened offices in APAC, NAMER, and the UK. It is rapidly adding to its global enterprise client portfolio with clients such as AWS, KPMG, Woolworths Group, John Holland, and Allianz. Reejig announced last week that it had secured an investment from Salesforce Ventures, adding to its world-class investor portfolio including Skip Capital, headed by Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar, Airtree Ventures, and Culture Amp's Didier Elzinga.
Siobhan Savage will be speaking at the HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, which runs from 13th – 16th September. Siobhan's session, Have you got your Zero Wasted Potential People Strategy? will focus on how HR leaders can create a winning people strategy in this volatile environment.
Siobhan Savage, said of being at the conference, We are excited to connect with the world's top people leaders in Vegas this week at HR Tech. We're challenging leaders to approach their people strategy with the same rigor that they would do their supply chain or finances. This starts with knowing who your people are, what skills they have and how you are utilizing them. We created Reejig to give organizations true visibility of their people and their potential, at scale, so they can optimize their workforces and create meaningful careers for everyone involved.
Reejig is a leading workforce intelligence platform that enables global organizations to find, retain, and upskill talent at scale. Powered by the world's first independently-audited, ethical AI, Reejig acts as your central nervous system for all talent decisions, enabling zero wasted potential.