Paylocity launched 'Ask an Expert' New Feature to Provide Streamlined Experience for Employee Communication

Paylocity | July 29, 2020

Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY), a leading provider of cloud-based HR and payroll software solutions, today announces its new feature, Ask an Expert. Now part of Paylocity's existing engagement and collaboration tool, Community, Ask an Expert provides a consolidated forum between employees and subject matter experts, where employees can ask questions to designated group administrators. "It's common for employees to have questions about payroll, benefits or IT troubleshooting, but they often don't know where to turn to solve these problems quickly, especially now, when remote work is the norm," said Steve Beauchamp, CEO of Paylocity. "With Ask an Expert, employees can avoid the process of being rerouted from one person to another, which can often distract them from their core work and daily routines. Instead, Ask an Expert users will have direct access to groups where they can pose their questions, and get answers in a timely manner. And instead of fielding questions from email, calls, drop-in's and more, administrators can enjoy the efficiency of monitoring a single source, complete with dashboards and notifications that help them manage efficiently." Paylocity's Community is a social collaboration platform designed specifically for customers to increase employee connection, engagement and productivity. With the addition of Ask an Expert, organizations will be able to share the most meaningful, timely, relevant content with employees in a transparent manner that the modern workforce now anticipates. As the pandemic continues to redefine the new way that businesses operate, Community makes it easier for employees to collaborate on projects, build a positive culture and stay productive, even while employees are geographically dispersed.

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Nucleus Research Identifies HiBob as a 'Hot Company' to Watch in 2023

HiBob | December 08, 2022

HiBob, the company behind Bob, the HR platform transforming how organizations operate in the modern world of work, today announces it has been named to Nucleus Research's Hot Companies to Watch list for 2023. In identifying the hot companies, Nucleus considered each vendor's current market position and their potential for impressive growth, justifying inclusion based on the vendor's momentum and recent successes. Some vendors on the list typify innovative approaches or new applications of technology; other companies are on the cutting-edge of their respective markets, delivering novel technology capabilities to customers and seeking to unseat incumbent solutions. All vendors featured in this research note have moved towards driving customer value amid an uncertain economic landscape. HiBob was recognized by Nucleus for its ability to deliver a high ROI and support a wide range of verticals and organizations with large remote workforces. In addition, Nucleus cited HiBob's new Workforce Planning module that introduces strategic future people planning and lets companies easily determine hiring needs to reduce instances of over- and under-staffing and be better prepared for changing business conditions. "The tech industry is facing headwinds as we go into 2023, but a number of vendors offer exceptional value for their customers, The vendors in the hot companies to watch list are companies that stand out for their unique, industry-leading, and high value solutions." -Ian Campbell, CEO of Nucleus Research The 2023 Hot Companies to Watch List includes many vendors whose capabilities have become even more crucial as businesses continue to streamline processes or make transitions due to the economic uncertainty, and HiBob fulfills all our criteria in this respect, he concluded. With another year of financial uncertainty looming, Nucleus Research looks to identify companies that address the world's shifting priorities, and to rising and falling trends as end-user organizations further discern what parts of their technology stack actually deliver value. CFOs are expecting to take a closer look at their balance sheets next year and filter out "nice-to-haves" in favor of critical applications. Helping customers leverage their data to modernize the way businesses manage and look after their people drives our entire organization each and every day, Being named to Nucleus' 2023 Hot Companies to Watch list testifies to HiBob's mission of enabling businesses to put employee data to work in new ways that shape the workplace of the future. We aim to help create work environments where both people and businesses can thrive,said Ronni Zehavi co-founder and CEO at HiBob. About HiBob HiBob is on a mission to transform how organizations operate in the modern world of work with its HR platform 'Bob'. Leading the way for the future workplace, Bob offers resilient, agile technology that wraps all the complexities of HR processes into a game changing, user-friendly tool that touches every employee across the business. HiBob is used by more than 3,000 multinational companies - including Cazoo, Gong, Hopin, Monzo, Happy Socks, Fiverr, and VaynerMedia. Organizations using Bob are able to accelerate hiring, retain the best talent, upskill and elevate employee engagement.

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Chicago Tribune Names SilkRoad Technology As Best Places to Work in 2022

SilkRoad Technology | November 11, 2022

SilkRoad Technology has been named one of the Chicago Tribune’s 2022 Top Workplaces, first among HR technology providers of all sizes. Results are based entirely on an anonymous employee feedback survey conducted by a third party, Energage, from April to July 2022. The survey measures 15 drivers of engaged work cultures, including connection, alignment, and execution. This year, SilkRoad ranked 25th on the list of smaller organizations, defined as having under 249 employees. “We are proud to continue to be recognized as a top workplace in Chicago for our approach to engaging and retaining talent, As Chicago continues to see interest and investments as a tech hub and prized talent pool, competition will increasingly heighten. We will continue to invest in employees, encourage them to commit to their craft and provide opportunities for new benefits and a rewarding work-life balance.” -Kate O’Neill, Chief Financial and People Officer of SilkRoad Technology As an HR technology provider, it’s important that we practice what we preach to our clients in terms of delivering compelling experiences to our employees, Now more than ever, people want to work for a culture that exemplifies excellence. We look forward to continuing to set the bar in Chicago and abroad,said Robert Tsao, Chief Executive Officer of SilkRoad Technology. About SilkRoad Technology Since 2003, SilkRoad has set the standard for talent acquisition innovation with scalable, configurable, branded experiences that attract, retain and align people to their business. SilkRoad delivers personalized experiences for employees to drive engagement across the employment lifecycle, enabling measurable and improved business outcomes.

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Great Place to Work® recognizes Xoxoday for its people-first culture

Xoxoday | December 06, 2022

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UKG Announces 2022 Innovation Award Winners at UKG Aspire

UKG | November 25, 2022

UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people, today announced winners of the UKG Aspire 2022 Innovation Awards, which celebrate customers using UKG people technology in innovative ways to solve complex problems, create empowering workplaces, and drive exceptional business outcomes. The Innovation Awards are a longstanding UKG tradition that recognizes the achievements of customers going above and beyond to create meaningful and connected experiences for their people, including past winners BJ’s Wholesale Club, Clif Bar and Company, City of Oklahoma City, FIRST Premier Bank and Premier Bankcard, and Trexon. “Customers are at the heart of everything we do. They are the driving force behind our ‘Partner for Life’ promise, as well as our commitment to constant innovation, This year’s award winners represent the incredible successes of our customers worldwide, across our solutions. 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Championing great workplaces and helping to create purposeful work through the use of innovative technology are central to who we are, Our purpose is to create meaningful experiences for organizations and their people, and we are proud of, and humbled by, the outstanding results UKG technology delivers every day to our award winners and all our customers across the globe,said Chris Todd, CEO at UKG. About UKG At UKG, our purpose is people. As strong believers in the power of culture and belonging as the secret to success, we champion great workplaces and build lifelong partnerships with our customers to show what’s possible when businesses invest in their people. 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