Oyster | November 07, 2023
Oyster acknowledges the fact that while global employment and distributed hiring offer immense potential, they also present complex challenges, including legal and compliance issues, tax considerations, local competition, and employee expectations. To mitigate these issues, the company has unveiled a comprehensive range of offerings, such as Oyster Embedded, Oyster API, and integrations with industry-leading platforms like Zapier, Personio, and Slack.
With Oyster Embedded, industry partners can integrate global recruitment, payroll, incentives, and employment analytics into their software platforms, enhancing the user experience with customizable web flows and pre-filled data. Additionally, the Oyster API allows partners to incorporate a wide range of global employment features directly into their products.
Oyster Co-Founder and CEO Tony Jamous remarked.
Global employment distributes opportunities equally around the world. When everyone has access to the best jobs, anyone can realize their full potential—and Oyster is driven to overturn the status quo.
[Source – Business Wire]
The Oyster API streamlines integration, enabling partners and customers to connect Oyster with their preferred tools. It empowers partners to embed Oyster in their products and customers to customize it to meet their needs, facilitating efficient data transfers, centralized payroll, and automated processes.
Furthermore, Oyster's Zapier integration, built upon the foundation of the Oyster API, provides customers with a connection to over 5,000 applications. This integration facilitates the efficient transfer of data, such as time off requests and new hire information, from Oyster to applications like MS Teams, Google Sheets, and Asana.
As Oyster Embedded facilitates access to global talent on a broader scale and enhances productivity and efficiency through the Oyster API, introducing new integrations simplifies the process of global employment. With the help of this, people in leadership and HR roles can save time, enhance team productivity, reduce errors, expedite the hiring process, and shift their focus to more impactful tasks.
Notably, the integration with Personio allows companies to synchronize records and time-off data. Besides, the Slack integration provides real-time notifications to managers and teams, facilitating swift actions throughout the employment lifecycle, be it monitoring the onboarding progress of a new hire, approving time off requests, receiving reminders regarding expenses and invoices, or tracking terminations, all within the Slack platform. These new integrations with Slack, Zapier, and Personio complement Oyster's existing array of integrations spanning HRIS, ATS, ERP, expense management, and security platforms.
Oyster is a renowned employment platform that empowers companies to recruit, compensate, and support their international workforce. This platform is a lifeline for growing businesses, enabling them to provide their global team members with a seamless and rewarding employment experience, all while sidestepping the typical challenges and expenses associated with international employment. Its comprehensive services facilitate people-centric hiring on a global scale, ensuring the establishment of dependable, compliant contracts, accurate payroll management, and exceptional local benefits and perks.
Eightfold AI | October 13, 2023
Eightfold AI, a market leader in AI-driven talent intelligence, has announced the availability of Eightfold Resource Management, a specialized solution designed to boost service revenue and enhance profit margins by emphasizing skills rather than just availability. Traditionally, consulting and service-oriented firms have excelled in fostering workforce flexibility and internal mobility. With this new offering, any organization can emulate its success, strategically deploying team members based on their skills to specific regions and projects. This approach accelerates the time-to-staff and enhances overall project quality, making it a game-changer for businesses seeking efficiency and excellence.
Numerous major organizations have transitioned to a project-oriented model, prompting Eightfold's Talent Intelligence Platform to evolve correspondingly. With Eightfold Resource Management, advanced deep-learning AI is harnessed to pinpoint available talent possessing the precise skills and experiences required for both internal and external projects. The outcome is a scalable, automated platform, enhancing organizational agility significantly. Industries like healthcare, manufacturing, and banking have acknowledged the importance of aligning their workforce based on specific skills, resulting in heightened profit margins and a more streamlined, efficient utilization of human resources across the organization.
CEO of Eightfold AI, Ashutosh Garg, mentioned,
In several ways, resource management solutions are an extreme version of internal mobility, which we were ahead of the curve on. Eightfold is excited to continue this natural expansion, as we’re uniquely positioned to resolve this issue. Using a unique examination of skills data, our clients can circumvent manual, laborious processes and create new levels of speed, scale, and efficiency.
[Source – Cision PR Newswire]
Garg mentioned that Eightfold AI utilizes talent intelligence to address generational challenges. He noted that for many organizations, consistently hiring and deploying the right talent is a crucial existential concern.
About Eightfold AI
Eightfold AI's Talent Intelligence Platform, a market leader, assists organizations in retaining top performers, upskilling and reskilling their workforce, recruiting talent efficiently, and achieving diversity goals. Their patented deep-learning artificial intelligence platform operates in over 155 countries and 24 languages, empowering enterprises to turn their talent into a competitive advantage.
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.
Lattice | September 22, 2023
Lattice, an innovator in people management software, has announced the introduction of Lattice HRIS, a cutting-edge human resources information system designed to oversee employee records seamlessly and integrate with Lattice's existing suite of talent products. This integration empowers customers to analyze vital metrics, unearth invaluable insights about their workforce, substantiate the success of their HR initiatives, and automate change management processes throughout their organization.
Lattice HRIS has been developed to assist growing enterprises in linking essential performance, engagement, compensation, and employee development initiatives with the data, policies, and procedures essential for their triumph. Companies can join an exclusive early access program waitlist today, affording them the opportunity to explore Lattice HRIS and provide input on the product prior to its public release next year.
Jack Altman, CEO and co-founder at Lattice, shared his perspective on this milestone, stating,
Lattice has spent eight years building products that assist HR leaders create enhanced employee experiences to build more meaningful careers, from performance management to employee engagement surveys to career development to compensation management — all based on the idea that people are the central asset for any company.
[Source – Cision PR Newswire]
He added that they had identified an opportunity to build upon the achievements of their talent suite and establish connections between high-impact talent programs and the necessary policies, documents, and reporting tools required by HR leaders to obtain a comprehensive insight into their employees. He noted that the initiative also aimed to streamline their HR technology stack.
A recent survey underscores the growing desire among CEOs for HR to assume a central role in their businesses, with 90% expressing this sentiment. However, only 45% reportedly believe that they are effectively nurturing conditions for HR's success. As a result, HR leaders are actively seeking innovative HR tools that will position their teams for success, elevate performance, and drive business outcomes while supporting the growth and engagement of employees, managers, and teams.
As the first HRIS in the market to operate alongside a top-rated, adaptable talent management suite, Lattice stands uniquely positioned to deliver an HR platform tailored to the needs of today's strategic HR leaders. Lattice HRIS empowers HR teams to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and excellence across their organization through features that enable them to:
Facilitate seamless onboarding experiences that not only ensure the capture of accurate employee information but also empower employees to hit the ground running on their respective projects.
Analyze people metrics with precision, enabling HR leaders and executives to save, schedule, and share crucial people-related reports.
Enable teams to track and manage attendance, holiday calendars, and leave effectively, with intuitive visualizations of time off balances to proactively address burnout.
Visualize, compare, and unearth actionable people insights that inform strategic decision-making, enhancing employee engagement, reducing turnover, and advancing diversity initiatives.
Seamlessly integrate with globally renowned payroll, hiring, benefits, and identity management companies, guaranteeing a seamless HR experience that caters to the comprehensive needs of HR teams.
Construct workflows that automate employee communications and mitigate change fatigue by ensuring the right information reaches employees at the right time.
Sarah Walker, who serves as the Head of People at LTSE and has experience as a Lattice HRIS beta user, emphasized the significant potential for transformation offered by Lattice HRIS. She observed that integrating strategy and performance is the pivotal role HR can fulfill within a company. According to her, there is a need to establish greater efficiencies to support the efforts of their people leaders in this regard. Sarah Walker pointed out that Lattice HRIS provides a consolidated platform for their people leaders to address these requirements and facilitate the deeper integration of HR into the business. Mid-sized US-based entities can now enroll in the early access program.
Lattice's people management platform offers an interconnected and intuitive suite of HR tools designed to drive excellence and nurture people-centric cultures. Combining an HRIS with continuous performance management, employee engagement surveys, compensation management, and career development tools, Lattice's platform empowers HR teams to invest in their people and accelerate business outcomes. With a presence in North America, the UK, and Europe, Lattice serves over 5,000 customers worldwide, including Gusto, Slack, Ramp, Intercom, Tide, and many more. The company has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies for four consecutive years and boasts a 99% Great Place to Work rating among its employees.