EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

Mytaverse Workspaces and Simulations: the Goggle-free Alternative to VR Business Solutions

Mytaverse | August 30, 2021

Miami Based start-up, Mytaverse is launching version 2.0 of its technology platform. Designed to make remote-working more productive and collaborative, Mytaverse employs the photorealism of Epic's Unreal Engine 4 and PureWeb's cloud streaming technology to bring people into the metaverse without the need for goggles or other specialized equipment.

Access to three-dimensional workspaces has to be convenient, easy and practically free in order to become the go-to platform for employees working from home today.

"There are only about 26 million VR devices in the hands of consumers worldwide," said Jaime Lopez, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Mytaverse. "We made every effort to ensure that anyone from any generation can fully immerse into our world and feel like they are there." 

The integration of webcams, spatial audio and detail-rich environments means interaction between users is fluid and natural. The Mytaverse world includes options for premade or custom-designed lobbies, boardrooms, lecture halls, auditoriums, concert venues, trade show floors, booths and retail settings. Mytaverse also offers the ability to showcase and sell products and goods such as planes, medical imaging devices, industrial machines and so much more.

After entering Mytaverse, colleagues, event attendees, salespeople and customers can mingle and network in realistic settings using the spatial audio system for private conversations as desired.

Entering Mytaverse is quick and easy. Access and participation is available from any PC or Mac with internet access through Google Chrome (mobile and tablet coming soon). After clicking on the event link, five quick initialization steps rapidly transport users into the lobby.

Once inside Mytaverse, users can attend business events, visit 3D stores or product showrooms and even attend lectures at their convenience. In addition, when the work day is over, Mytaverse also has events and concert halls where people can relax and socialize.

Until now Mytaverse was accessible only by invitation but on September 14, the platform will be powering the Asian Sky Group's first ever 3-D Exhibition and Conference for business aviation (ASGVEC). The exhibition will be open to the public and attendance is free. Event participants can bring friends and colleagues or sit in a plane with a company representative.

Besides being a dynamic and convenient way to explore "spatial singularity," which roughly translates as an almost unlimited number of digital space configurations, Mytaverse is also a practical tool for work, communication, learning and social interaction.  Simply pick an avatar and in moments you will be slipping into an event with exhibition halls where others will see your "real-time face" thanks to your computer's camera.

MYTAVERSE guides are available to provide tours of the metaverse world of business and demonstrate this new hybrid reality that transcends the 2-D world of endless video and audio calls, making people feel that they are in the same space together.

ABOUT MYTAVERSE
Founded in 2020 and based in Miami FL, GathR Virtual Studios, Inc. created Mytaverse to meet demand for hybrid and augmented reality meetings and workspaces. As a fully immersive platform using Epic Games Unreal Engine, Mytaverse offers shared and dynamic experiences for business, job simulations, education and more. Thanks to a hardware-agnostic approach, Mytaverse enables users from anywhere to enter using only their browser on their PC or Mac. Coming soon will be the mobile version which will enable Mytaverse anywhere, anytime, all the time.

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ManpowerGroup has released its Q1 2018 Employment Outlook Survey findings based on results from a survey of over 11,000 employers across the U.S. The survey revealed key insights, such as: S. employers have the strongest Q1 hiring intentions in over a decade. In fact, 21% of employers are planning to hire in the coming quarter. The transportation and utilities sectors are reporting the strongest payroll increases since the survey started in the first quarter of 1982. Employers in construction and the durable goods manufacturing sectors forecast the strongest outlooks in more than a decade.


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HR STRATEGY

Mogul, Inc. Receives 2022 High Performer Award From SoftwareSuggest

Mogul | July 06, 2022

Mogul, Inc., a high-growth disruptor in the HR technology and executive recruitment industry, today announced that it has been awarded the High Performer 2022 Award from SoftwareSuggest’s Recognition Summer Awards 2022. The award recognizes Mogul for its strong commitment to customers and for “going above and beyond” in the HR industry. Mogul is changing the way that recruiters and talent acquisition professionals find and hire diverse talent. While most talent acquisition platforms are built with algorithms that favor non-diverse candidates, Mogul’s subscription-based software offers direct access to more than 494 million diverse candidates–the most comprehensive database available worldwide–and has been shown to increase diverse pipelines by 74.4% annually. Additionally, recruiters can sort results by gender, ethnicity, veteran status, and disability status, with no limit on the number of candidates sought. No other talent acquisition platform offers this combination of abilities. “In a rapidly changing job market, our customers appreciate that our offerings allow them to find a deeper level of diverse talent than ever before,” said Tiffany Pham, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board at Mogul. “In a rapidly changing job market, our customers appreciate that our offerings allow them to find a deeper level of diverse talent than ever before,” said Tiffany Pham, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board at Mogul, “We are so honored to be recognized by SoftwareSuggest for our commitment to our customers.” Mogul’s long-time clients include hundreds of top companies and Fortune 1000 organizations such as Anheuser-Busch, Bain & Co., The Hershey Company, The Honest Company, Nike, Shopify, Stanley Black & Decker, and United Healthcare. Going Above and Beyond in Diversity Founded by Tiffany Pham in 2014, the company initially began as a thriving and inclusive online community for professional women, minorities, and people of color. Since then, it has expanded into the largest online resource for women and diverse professionals, creating an entire ecosystem for finding, hiring, retaining, and promoting top talent globally. Mogul’s product offerings include educational and networking events, a job board, subscription-based talent acquisition software for HR professionals, and diversity-focused executive and board recruitment services. About Mogul At Mogul, our vision is to unlock the world’s greatest potential. We support diverse individuals and organizations to achieve their goals and cultivate meaningful success, through pioneering technology solutions and inclusive community. An innovator in the $200 billion global recruitment market, Mogul is a diversity recruitment platform and one of the world's largest resources for diverse talent. We partner with the Fortune 1000 and the world's fastest-growing companies to attract and advance top diverse talent — from entry-level to executive and board-level worldwide — through our market-leading software and executive recruitment services. Our long-time clients include hundreds of top companies and Fortune 1000 organizations such as Anheuser-Busch, Bain & Co., The Hershey Company, The Honest Company, Nike, Shopify, Stanley Black & Decker, and United Healthcare. With our rapid growth, Mogul supports, invests in, and provides free resources for the economic advancement of individuals in need globally, through international partners such as the United Nations. Mogul has been named one of the “100 Most Exciting Startups” by Business Insider, “Best Website for Finding Top Talent” by Inc. Magazine, “Top Website for Marketing Your Company” by Forbes, and “Top Online Learning Platform” by Entrepreneur. With market-leading HR technology, fast-growing executive recruitment services, and a diverse, inclusive online community of executive and board-level talent, Mogul is innovatively paving the way for diverse professionals and the companies that need them.

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HR ANALYTICS,PAYROLL

isolved Preferred Partners Experience Strong Growth and Leading Customer Satisfaction

isolved | September 16, 2022

HR Tech Conference - isolved, a Leader in the NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation & Assessment Tool (NEAT) for Payroll Services and a recent Brandon Hall Group Excellence in HCM Award Winner for the Future of Work, has announced substantial new investments in its Preferred partner program following impressive growth through the channel. Brokers, human resource (HR) consultants, financial advisors, accounting professionals and other consultants who make up the isolved Preferred channel – are benefiting from highly competitive terms, strong conversion rates, local support, and industry-leading customer satisfaction when offering isolved People Cloud™ to their customers. isolved has experienced double-digit growth in partner-led referrals and sales after growing its partner channel by nearly 40 percent over the last 18 months – hand selecting and enabling each relationship – and investing in channel partner success. "isolved is a fantastic partner for us, We are not only confident in the technology they offer, but also the support they provide us and our clients. isolved gives us peace of mind that our clients will succeed from this partnership and so will we." -Garry Johnson, Owner and Founder of GLJ Benefits, a recent addition to isolved Preferred As isolved Preferred grows through focused strategic partnerships, the company is increasing investment in joint marketing and local channel resources to enable partners to win more and service better. Partners experience peace of mind when offering isolved People Cloud through continuous investment in the modern, futureproof platform, analyst advisory and recognition, over 100 top-rated badges for software and service through customer reviews, and a unique People Heroes model that encourages peer-to-peer engagement, customer education and empowerment. isolved embodies what Acrisure looks for in a relationship, isolved has innovative, forward-thinking people combined with state-of-the-art technology. We strive to bring best-in-class solutions to our clients that can solve problems using technology to bring efficiency, predictability and simplicity around key aspects that drive business. isolved's single sign-on, compliance-driven solution for managing Human Capital is an important element to helping our customers thrive,said Daniel Mannes, AcriSource Practice Lead. isolved is laser-focused on enabling and empowering partners and joint customers to grow and succeed. Continuous and new investments in isolved Preferred include: Dedicated Territory Channel Managers: To support partners with customer acquisition. Dedicated Field Marketing: To provide co-marketing opportunities for mutual brand growth, customer acquisition and retention. Extensive Event Footprint: To support partners' customers and to grow referral business, such as 15 national workshops recently announced alongside Pearl-level Preferred partner, Acrisure. Preferred Partner Portal: For real-time access to enablement materials and co-branded collateral. Personalized Learning Path: Available certification and career paths within People Heroes University to maximize customer investment and to help train partners. Awards and Accolades: To validate customers' investment in isolved People Cloud. Customer Community Experience: To onboard Partner customers onto isolved People Cloud with community-based resources within People Heroes Community and local roadshows to ensure a connected customer experience. isolved continues to invest in every area of our business, which has an immediate impact on our partners and the customers they refer, We are big enough to deliver industry-leading software and services our partners can rely on yet small enough to care, so that we're always there when they need us. There's no better time to become an isolved Preferred partner,said Lina Tonk, SVP of Marketing. isolved just wrapped up its most well-attended and most successful customer and partner conference, isolved Connect, to date and announced the 2023 location. About isolved isolved is an employee experience leader, providing intuitive, people-first HCM technology. Our solutions are delivered directly or through our HRO partner network to more than five million employees and 145,000 employers across all 50 States who use them every day to boost performance, increase productivity, and accelerate results while reducing risk. Our HCM platform, isolved People Cloud, intelligently connects and manages the employee journey across talent acquisition, HR, payroll & benefits, workforce management and talent management functions. No matter the industry, we help high-growth organizations employ, enable and empower their workforce by transforming employee experience for a better today and a better tomorrow.

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BairesDev Giveback Program Provides Access to Tech Training and Resources to More Than 1,500 Talented People

BairesDev | August 09, 2022

BairesDev, a leading technology solutions company, announced the conclusion of the latest edition of its Giveback Program, focused on promoting diversity and inclusion in the technology industry by investing in the tech talent of tomorrow. In this opportunity, BairesDev partnered with its clients to make 224 donations to 29 different NPOs, 60% more compared to the previous edition. Twice a year, the company selects a list of NPOs that share its vision of building a more inclusive tech industry and teams up with clients to allow them to choose causes for BairesDev to donate funds. In this edition, BairesDev donated funds to Womxn in Power, EveryoneOn, NPower, Close the Gap, and LaunchCode, among other NPOs, which focus on closing the digital breach faced by many talented people around the world. Beneficiaries highlighted the relevance of these programs in supporting underrepresented communities and addressing unequal access to opportunities in the tech industry. With BairesDev donations, more than 1,500 talented people from diverse backgrounds will have access to industry certifications, computers, digital training, among others. "We at BairesDev know firsthand the importance of a diverse and inclusive tech industry and are committed to providing equal opportunities for talented people, wherever they may be, It's inspiring to partner with so many of our clients who are committed to helping close the digital gap facing underrepresented communities." -Nacho De Marco, CEO and co-founder of BairesDev BairesDev donations have provided enough to underwrite industry certification testing for all of the women in the next Silicon Valley training cohort. This will give roughly 40 women the industry-recognized certification essential to landing their first job in tech, Said NPower Inc. Thanks to BairesDev, Close the Gap can fully equip a computer lab in Africa with 30 computers and offer training to local personnel of a school that is in need of ICT devices. The hardware will be installed in a dedicated computer room where on average 20 individual students will make use of each computer. Thanks to your contributions, 600 students who would otherwise be excluded from digital education will now gain digital literacy, said Close the Gap. The BairesDev Giveback Program, formerly called B-Grants, recently won a Stevie® Award for Corporate Responsibility Program of the Year. Through the program, the organization shows its commitment to helping create opportunities for the tech talent of tomorrow. The next edition of the program will be launched before the end of 2022. About BairesDev BairesDev is a leading nearshore technology solutions company that architects and engineers scalable and high-performing software solutions to meet all kinds of business challenges. Using its deep tech expertise and cross-industry experience, BairesDev evolves digital transformation into digital acceleration. The ultimate goal is to create lasting value throughout the entire digital transformation journey. With 5,000+ seasoned engineers in 36 countries, BairesDev provides time zone aligned services to empower Fortune 500 companies and leading brands. Working for clients like Google, Rolls-Royce, Johnson & Johnson, Pinterest, and ViacomCBS, the company has been reimagining the tech landscape for over a decade.

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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

Paychex Research Reveals Job Stability and Meaningful Work Are What Makes Employees Stay

Paychex | August 01, 2022

New research from Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management software solutions for human resources, payroll, benefits, and insurance services, explores the challenge of employee retention and the key drivers motivating employees when making choices about their career paths. With 4.3 million people quitting their jobs as recently as May 2022, the survey of more than 600 U.S. workers provides insight employers can use when developing strategies for increasing retention. The study—which was conducted in partnership with Future Workplace, an Executive Networks member company—revealed a gap between the employer perceptions and employee sentiments related to retention. When asked about factors (other than compensation and benefits) that contribute to their decisions to stay in with their company, 30% of respondents indicated that perceived job stability is their most important motivator and 60% ranked it in their top three. Feeling that the work was meaningful (45%) and having a passion for their field (33%) were the second- and third-most-popular answers, respectively. Reasons related to employers' brands (19%), corporate culture (19%), and products (13%) are the least important to employees, despite many companies' focus on these elements in their recruiting and retention efforts. "Research shows that almost half of employees say they do not want to change companies within the next 12 months, but that is never a guarantee that those employees will stick around long-term, The Great Resignation may be slowing, but that doesn't mean companies can take a passive approach. Rather, they should use this opportunity to offer programs, perks, and benefits that meet employees' diverse needs." -Alison Stevens, director of HR Services at Paychex. Generation Influences Why Employees Work at Their Companies While job stability and performing meaningful work ranked among the top two reasons respondents stayed at their companies, Baby Boomers (32%), Gen X (35%), and Millennials (31%) were significantly more likely to cite job stability as the most important reason than Gen Z (14%). Instead, Gen Z (18%) prioritizes meaningful work over job stability. In addition, Baby Boomers (41%) said that passion for their field and industry are among the most important reasons to work at their company. Gen X (30%) focused on close relationships with coworkers, and Millennials (39%) cited opportunities for career growth. Gen Z (27%) said company growth and success were especially important to them. Flexibility Reigns as Top Priority for Employee Retention When asked what would make employees more likely to stay in their roles, respondents noted a desire for more flexible scheduling. Over one-third (35%) of all respondents ranked flexibility in work hours and schedule as the number one reason they'd be more likely to stay at their organization long-term, and 70% ranked it among their top three. It was significantly more likely for Baby Boomers (46%) to say that flexibility would make them more likely to stay at their organizations long-term than Gen X (38%), Millennials (31%), and Gen Z (24%). Opportunities for career advancement, skills development, and internal job mobility, and increased commitment to work/life balance ranked second and third overall with 50% of employees putting each in their top three most-desired perks. A promise of better work/life balance was particularly compelling to financial services workers (29%) compared to those in leisure/hospitality (10%), manufacturing (11%), education/health services (14%), retail/trade/transportation/utilities (13%), and other professions (11%). Keeping Employees Long-Term Health insurance (64%) and retirement plans (62%) are the top two benefits shown to keep employees long-term. However, the research shows that the importance of mental health benefits is on the rise among younger generations. Gen Z (23%) is significantly more likely to say that mental health benefits would make them more likely to stay at their organization long-term than Millennials (14%), Gen X (5%), or Baby Boomers (3%). Financial wellness benefits (41%), such as tuition reimbursement, professional development stipends, student loan repayment, and child-care support, ranked third among benefits most important for employee retention. "Perhaps the most compelling takeaway from this study is the confluence of factors that affect employees' decisions to say with a company, Each employee presents a different intersection of the demographics outlined in the study, and the only way to really know what will keep them in their position for the long haul is to ask. Even so, employers rarely do it. We found that only 29% of employees have had what we call a 'stay interview.' These open conversations with employees can give HR staff insights into the unique values of their employee populations to increase retention, even in a difficult labor market." -Jeanne Meister, the founder of Future Workplace and executive vice president at Executive Networks. About the Research: The research findings are based on a survey conducted across the United States between May 4, 2022, and May 11, 2022. For this survey, 604 full and part-time employees at small to mid-size businesses (20-500 employees) were asked general questions to understand employees' thoughts around retention. The study targeted employees who are between the ages of 18 years to 75 years old. This is a survey in a series of research reports administered by Future Workplace that will focus on the employee point of view and pinpoint top concerns, priorities, and trends facing the modern workforce. About Paychex: Paychex, Inc. (Nasdaq:PAYX) is a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for human resources, payroll, benefits, and insurance services. By combining innovative software-as-a-service technology and mobility platform with dedicated, personal service, Paychex empowers business owners to focus on the growth and management of their business. Backed by 50 years of industry expertise, Paychex serves more than 730,000 payroll clients as of May 31, 2022 in the U.S. and Europe, and pays one out of every 12 American private sector employees.

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