PR Newswire | September 27, 2023
Sequoia, the pioneer in benefits and compensation, announced Sequoia Comp OS™ 2.0 on the Sequoia People Platform. This transformative solution equips companies with real-time visibility and heightened control over their organization's global people spend.
Sequoia Comp OS, which is already used by over 250 Sequoia clients, unifies HR, finance, business leaders, and employees within a single operating system, simplifying the often tedious and frequently spreadsheet-reliant compensation management process. By offering a single source of truth, Sequoia Comp OS allows HR and financial leaders to have the same insights into the past, present, and future of their people spend, enabling real-time adjustments as their workforce and business changes.
Sequoia Comp OS is a modern way for companies to:
Standardize jobs and set pay ranges to establish competitive and equitable pay.
Allocate total compensation effectively for current and future jobs with headcount planning, active hiring plans, and merit cycle planning.
Stay compliant with pay regulations and corporate governance.
Communicate successfully with employees through personalized offers, merit letters, and total rewards statements.
Leverage real-time guided analytics to track global people spend and organizational changes.
In addition, Sequoia provides strategic Compensation Advisory services through their team of compensation experts specialized in helping modern companies. This same team worked hand-in-hand with Sequoia's product organization to design the Comp OS solution so that clients can quickly operationalize their tailored advisory services.
For 22 years, our company has worked with many of the best HR leaders and finance leaders at some of the fastest growing companies in the world. Yet, a very large majority are managing their biggest investment, their people, using multiple disparate spreadsheets and old data, said Greg Golub, CEO & Founder of Sequoia Group. Our solution puts HR and finance on the same page so they can better partner together, spend less time wrangling spreadsheets and more time stewarding the people strategy at their companies. We built it so we could operationalize our compensation needs for our 1,200+ global employee-company and it's been a total game changer for us, so I am excited to bring it to all our clients.
Courtney Cherry Ellis, SVP of People at Auditboard said, "We were able to work with Sequoia as an extension of our team to create a compensation philosophy that made sense for Auditboard and our employees. With Sequoia, we were able to operationalize a fair and equitable pay structure across the company."
Matthew Kennedy, SVP of People at Tonal said, "Our partnership with Sequoia began many years ago through advisory on our executive compensation philosophy, and over the years it has evolved. Sequoia is now a key partner for all things comp and benefits."
We are bringing together data that companies would typically gather from disparate HR tools to provide business leaders with the complete picture around employee compensation and enables them to make executive decisions with confidence, said Kyle Holm, VP of Sequoia's Compensation Advisory. When you can drive the strategy with an operating system, HR and Finance leaders spend way less time crunching spreadsheets and much more time focused on stewarding the people advantage for their companies.
Sequoia Comp OS is available to all Sequoia clients today.
To learn more, visit sequoia.com/comp-os.
Sequoia is the leader in Total People Investment. We help companies create a people advantage through improving retention, attracting top talent, and increasing people-spend ROI. With expert advisory services across compensation and benefits and a powerful platform, we connect employee total comp programs with insightful people analytics so companies can manage their global people investment in real time to better meet the needs of their evolving workforce. Visit Sequoia.com or follow us on LinkedIn to learn more.
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.
Recruitment & Retention
HireVue | October 09, 2023
A new category for recruiting has been introduced by HireVue, the industry innovator and leader in human potential intelligence. This represents a departure from traditional hiring procedures and the introduction of a cutting-edge paradigm that evaluates candidates based on their expertise. HireVue upends conventional wisdom in order to put the emphasis precisely where it belongs: on human potential.
According to HireVue, conventional hiring practices are ineffective and out of date, a belief shared by employees and job seekers globally. More than 3000 people were surveyed for the recent HireVue Hiring Experience Report 2023, and the results revealed widespread dissatisfaction with the hiring environment. Lack of feedback (40%), reliance on resume evaluations rather than skill and potential assessments (30%), the necessity of more simplified procedures to accommodate changing requirements (37%), and the prevalence of erroneous job descriptions (31%), are all sources of aggravation.
Traditional "Rearview Recruiting," which bases recruiting decisions on resumes and qualifications, is based on outdated procedures. By relying largely on profile scraping and resume screening, Legacy HR Tech exacerbates the problem. Focusing just on a person's past accomplishments rather than their potential causes blind spots and makes it more difficult to identify future skill requirements. The soulless, laborious, opaque, too drawn-out, limited communication, and lack of feedback in this old approach further irritate candidates. A fresh approach is provided by HireVue's Human Potential Intelligence, which goes beyond customary methods and puts fairness and impartiality first.
It eliminates guessing and replaces it with a deep understanding of each candidate by utilizing AI to evaluate individuals based on potential, abilities, and interests. This innovative strategy positions HR as a strategic talent incubator rather than just a cost center, ushering in a new era in which the hiring process is transformed into a human journey of empowerment and progress for all parties.
Founder & Chief Analyst at Aptitude Research, Madeline Laurano, said,
HireVue's introduction of 'Human Potential Intelligence' represents a groundbreaking shift in the traditional landscape of hiring. Relying on the constructs of the past like job descriptions and resumes falls short in identifying potential. Our innovative approach brings together both the art and science of hiring by design. It’s supported by their industry-leading AI and stands out as a beacon of change. By focusing on the potential and skills of the humans in the hiring process, this new category redefines hiring criteria and opens doors for companies to hire for the needs of today and ensure they have the right talent for the future.
The introduction of Find My Fit, a pioneering service leveraging HireVue's experience in AI-driven personnel assessment, is at the vanguard of this transformational plan. This program fills the gap between job seekers and openings by enabling them to find positions that match their abilities, passions, and untapped potential. Precision job matching is at the core of the Find My Fit program, ensuring that candidates are not only pointed in the direction of open positions but also to roles that are actually compatible with their individual abilities and potential. This strategy improves candidates' overall job-search experiences while also extending their horizons.
The Find My Fit Application effectively addresses key challenges in today's competitive job market. It empowers job seekers who often struggle to identify suitable roles or doubt their qualifications. With this application, candidates can discover positions that match their skills and potential, expanding their job search possibilities. In a job market marked by frequent career changes, candidates often feel uncertain. The application offers guidance by directing individuals toward roles where they can succeed, even with differing prior experiences.
Conventional hiring methods typically focus on resumes and qualifications, often overlooking candidates' true potential. However, the Find My Fit Application shifts the focus towards matching candidates with jobs based on their skills and interests, breaking free from rigid job title requirements. Additionally, it fosters inclusion by suggesting roles tailored to candidates' interests. This encourages individuals to consider positions they may not have explored otherwise, contributing to increased diversity.
HireVue’s expertise in science, artificial intelligence, and data, helps employers get potential candidates to designations where they can succeed, while also pointing them in the direction of the future. HireVue has hosted more than 70 million video interviews and 200 million chat-based candidate engagements for over 1,150 trailblazing clients throughout the world, including more than 60% Fortune 100 companies.
GlobeNewswire | October 25, 2023
Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY), a leading provider of cloud-based HR and payroll software solutions, today introduces two new products, Recognition & Rewards and Employee Voice, to help business leaders and HR teams build culture and employee engagement while attracting and retaining talent more effectively. Building on the company’s track record of innovation, including integrating generative AI in multiple areas of its HCM platform and delivering Community, a social collaboration hub, the two new products announced today bolster strong workplace connections in an environment where employees feel both valued and heard.
To drive employee engagement, Paylocity has announced a comprehensive solution that bridges the recognition and rewards gap, further enhancing productivity and retention. Paylocity’s new Recognition & Rewards product builds on popular peer recognition capabilities that are already part of the Paylocity platform. Recognition & Rewards includes automation to recognize common moments that matter like birthdays or anniversaries, and customization to tailor rewards programs with cash redemption. Employees can also socially celebrate everyday moments of achievement with emojis and likes.
We got a sneak peek at Paylocity's Recognition & Rewards, and it really impressed us. This new feature isn't just about rewards; it's about showing our employees they're valued. It helps bring our team together, beyond just tracking milestones, said Courtney Guppy, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Crafton Tull. We're excited to incorporate it into our workplace culture, and we believe it will have a positive impact on our team and organization. Paylocity has done a great job with this one!
Unlocking the Power of Employee Feedback
Today, five different generations coexist in the workforce, bringing diverse mindsets and expectations to the office. Paylocity recognizes the pivotal role of organizational culture in talent retention. According to the 2022 Ernst & Young U.S. Generation Survey, more than 90% of employees consider culture a significant factor in their decision to stay with a company. Balancing the diverse interests and opinions of a multi-generational workforce presents a challenge for leaders, where effective communication is key to creating a harmonious workplace.
To address the critical issue of talent retention, Paylocity has introduced Employee Voice, which goes beyond traditional surveys by offering a unique approach to employee engagement and retention. Building on the Paylocity platform’s existing AI capabilities, Employee Voice combines cutting-edge technology with rigorous scientific principles, underpinned by a proprietary, statistically validated engagement model developed by Paylocity's Data Science team. Any organization, regardless of size, can leverage AI to automatically delve into employee sentiment. The resulting data and insights are easily made available to executives and managers to identify key drivers of engagement without overburdening HR teams. Employee Voice offers a foundation of best-practice action items, built from the experiences of more than 36,000 Paylocity clients, to help leaders track progress as they address the needs of their organizations.
Empowering Workers in a Mobile-First World
With today's workforce being more distributed and increasingly reliant on mobile devices, the need for seamless and intuitive mobile access continues to be critical. Acknowledging this shift, Paylocity has rolled out its next-generation mobile app. Building on the success of previous versions, this update includes a modern, intuitive home screen that unifies the information most relevant to each employee—new messages, tasks to complete, timesheets, and even an online hub where they can get important updates from leaders and connect with their peers. Customizable navigation ensures access to individuals’ most-used features via a single tap.
At Paylocity, we are focused on providing innovative solutions that not only envision but deliver the future of HCM today, said Steve Beauchamp, co-CEO of Paylocity. We understand the workplace is evolving, and with it, the needs of employees and organizations. These latest advancements reflect our mission to stay at the forefront of this transformation and push the boundaries of modern HR.
Recognition & Rewards and Employee Voice will be available in early 2024 for an additional cost. Users can download the new mobile app today at Google Play and App Store. For more information about these products and features, please visit www.paylocity.com.
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. For more information, visit www.paylocity.com.