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.
KellyOCG | September 20, 2023
KellyOCG, the consulting and outsourcing arm of Kelly, has unveiled the latest iteration of the Kelly Helix technology platform. This unveiling marks the debut of two groundbreaking solutions: Kelly Helix Analytics and an upgraded Human Cloud solution, both designed to elevate user experiences and deliver enhanced value to clients.
Kelly Helix Analytics represents a significant step forward in their Talent Analytics portal's evolution. It leverages cutting-edge technical architecture to deliver real-time, customized data to clients, thereby enhancing the effective management of their external workforce.
This innovative solution introduces unparalleled transparency, providing businesses with a comprehensive view of their external workforce, encompassing global rates, performance metrics, and supply chain efficiency. The newfound clarity enables organizations to develop more agile and effective workforce strategies.
Kelly Helix Analytics offers the ability to tailor dashboards to specific user groups. This customization ensures the delivery of real-time, relevant, and actionable information to hiring managers and stakeholders. These insights enable better decision-making and increased productivity. Accessing KellyOCG's enhanced Human Cloud solution through Kelly Helix UX streamlines the process of acquiring and managing freelance talent for businesses. This simplified access empowers businesses with the confidence to identify the right individuals for their specific tasks.
Streamlining engagement, KellyOCG provides an intuitive platform for businesses to independently search for and engage with freelancers. This simplifies the talent acquisition process, making it more efficient.
Tammy Browning, President of KellyOCG, expressed her enthusiasm about the platform's evolution, stating,
I am delighted to announce the strategic progression of the Kelly Helix technology platform. When we introduced Kelly Helix UX in 2021, our objective was clear: to enhance our clients' experience and simplify their journey.
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The tool empowers hiring committees to actively participate in talent acquisition by directly searching for and selecting freelancers aligned with their specific needs and criteria. Furthermore, the solution offers enhanced visibility into the freelance workforce, providing businesses with valuable insights. These insights empower decision-makers and optimize resource allocation.
As industry leaders in talent management, KellyOCG ensures that clients remain at the forefront of the Human Cloud revolution. This allows organizations to confidently access the global pool of freelancers, supported by our trusted expertise.
KellyOCG connects companies with the talented people they need to fuel and grow their business through a global talent supply chain and workforce solutions, including Managed Service Provider and Recruitment Process Outsourcing. With decades of industry experience and a commitment to technology-driven solutions, KellyOCG serves a global client portfolio across various industries in North America, APAC, and EMEA.
Sequoia | October 12, 2023
Sequoia, a leader in benefits and compensation, and Typeface, an emerging generative AI platform for enterprise content creation, announced the launch of powerful new features designed to help HR leaders adapt to the fast-changing and disruptive workforce landscape.
This collaboration allows Sequoia clients to integrate Typeface Generative AI technologies into their operational processes. This enhances key areas such as developing job descriptions for role clarity and unbiased hiring, as well as creating effective employee communications for distributed workforces and promoting program engagement.
The newly introduced features utilize Typeface's AI model, enriched by Sequoia's extensive experience with companies of varying sizes. Sequoia, having worked with over 2000 clients ranging from 20 to 200,000 employees, understands the guidance and support required by finance and HR professionals to implement strategic decisions concerning their total workforce expenditure. Collaborative efforts between Sequoia and Typeface will persist, introducing more AI-powered enhancements to the Sequoia People Platform later this year.
Greg Golub, Founder and CEO of Sequoia, stated,
Workplace and economic dynamics are putting huge pressure on HR to do more with less and despite being essential for establishing an engaged culture, timely, and effective communication with both recruits and employees is a time-consuming challenge for HR. We are excited to provide these integrated Generative-AI capabilities on our platform to empower HR to concentrate on their strategic influence and meaningfully boost the efficiency of their work.
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Sequoia, recognized as a leader in Total People Investment, assists companies in establishing a competitive edge by enhancing employee retention, attracting high-caliber talent, and optimizing people-spend ROI. Their expert advisory services encompass compensation and benefits, complemented by a robust platform. Sequoia seamlessly integrates employee total compensation programs with in-depth people analytics, enabling companies to manage their global workforce investments dynamically.
Typeface operates as an enterprise-grade generative AI application, revolutionizing personalized content creation for businesses. With a unique blend of content velocity, brand personalization, and control, Typeface enables enterprises to generate exceptional, on-brand content effortlessly and efficiently. Their pioneering self-serve solutions facilitate complete content development throughout its lifecycle, empowering every employee to produce compelling content seamlessly, swiftly, and in alignment with the brand's authenticity.
Beeline | September 15, 2023
Beeline, a leading technology solutions provider for overseeing the global extended workforce, has unveiled two new products designed to tackle workforce challenges that were previously unaddressed in the industry. These innovations, known as Beeline Professional and Global Workforce Intelligence, represent a significant step forward in the management of extended workforces.
With a wealth of experience spanning over twenty years, Beeline has played a notable role in shaping the evolution of the extended workforce industry. In recognizing two major shortcomings within the industry—vendor management systems (VMS) primarily catering to large enterprises and the untapped potential for talent visibility and compliance—Beeline has launched these additions to the Beeline Extended Workforce Platform.
Beeline Professional has been crafted to meet the specific needs of emerging and expanding extended workforce programs. It stands as the first VMS solution that can be effortlessly activated, featuring pre-configured templates, workflows, dashboards, and reports modeled after the best-in-class programs. Beeline Professional brings scalable extended workforce management, automation, and efficiency to companies with annual non-employee labor expenditures ranging from $1 million to $25 million.
Doug Leeby, Beeline's CEO, stated,
For far too long, extended workforce solutions have catered to enterprises and ignored the unique needs of mid-sized programs. Using insights from over the last 20+ years in the industry, Beeline Professional is uniquely tailored to meet the core needs of mid-sized programs without compromising quality and innovation.
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Up until now, achieving complete visibility across an organization's entire extended workforce has been a challenge for enterprises. Global Workforce Intelligence, however, offers a solution by aggregating data not only from the company's VMS but also from other systems housing external workers that are not captured in the VMS. This comprehensive workforce visibility enables thorough accounting, analysis, and proactive risk management across the entire extended workforce spectrum. Importantly, Global Workforce Intelligence is compatible with any VMS, not limited to Beeline's.
Extended workers play a crucial role in an organization's overall workforce and talent strategy. Beeline's mission is to empower companies to gain a competitive edge by optimizing their extended workforce. The introduction of these two innovative products marks another milestone in Beeline's journey toward fulfilling this mission.
For over two decades, Beeline has been a competitive force in empowering global businesses to gain an edge in the industry through effective management of their extended workforce. The Beeline Extended Workforce Platform equips companies with the essential visibility needed to proactively mitigate risks, achieve cost savings, and adapt to evolving business needs.
Beeline specializes in delivering tailored solutions that specifically address the intricate challenges posed by the extended workforce. Clients benefit from a diverse range of Beeline products, designed to cater to their unique requirements. Through seamless integration capabilities, Beeline's clients can effortlessly consolidate their extended workforce data from various technology platforms, including major procurement and HR systems, enabling a comprehensive approach to workforce management.