Paylocity Momentum Continues as Clients Embrace Modern Workforce Solutions To Improve Business Outcomes in Highly Competitive Labor Environment

Paylocity | August 04, 2021

Today, HR and Payroll software provider Paylocity announced continued momentum and adoption of its Modern Workforce Solutions that include innovative features such as Community, Premium Video, Surveys, Learning Management and the recently launched Modern Workforce Index. Companies are leveraging these features to help elevate the employee experience in the current competitive environment, where attracting and retaining talent has become paramount. The company has also received recognition for these solutions from third-party organizations including G2 and Lighthouse Research and Advisory.

In the fiscal year ending June 30, client usage of Community announcements on the Paylocity platform increased by over 150% year-over-year, and total announcements doubled this Spring compared to the same period in 2020. Community is a single source for announcements, group collaboration, and messaging that improves communication effectiveness and employee engagement compared to broadcast emails or antiquated intranets. Monthly unique visitors of Community on the Paylocity platform doubled in the last year, and employees created hundreds of thousands of interactions per month, including reactions and comments. Most of this activity happens on mobile devices, where the employee user experience mirrors the social media apps that people are accustomed to using every day, including the use of video. Community has seen rapid adoption by companies with dispersed workforces – including mobile and remote employees, contractors and shift workers, or other "deskless" workers that may not have regular access to corporate email or computer terminals.

In addition, monthly video creation in the last four months steadily outpaced the first four months of 2021, and the number of videos created on the platform as of June 2021 was nearly triple the total from December 2020 as clients use videos across the platform in Community, Learning Management, Onboarding, and Recruiting.

Another increasingly popular capability of the Paylocity platform is the ability to generate Surveys to uncover employee needs and open the door for ongoing and transparent conversations.  Millions of surveys were completed last year using the Paylocity platform, including popular ready-to-use templates available to customers.

Michigan-based manufacturer Revere Plastics relies on Paylocity to create a strong culture and compete with larger chains to attract and retain talent. Kristi Stuetzer, VP of HR for Revere Plastics commented, "We needed a system that could help build our culture, connect our 1,200 employees across nine plants, and give our HR team useful data. Paylocity cut our HR team's onboarding work by 25-30% and helped us increase engagement with Surveys, Community, and Video, and our employees have embraced these tools." When Revere Plastics transitioned its employee NPS survey to Paylocity, the response rate went from less than 1% to more than 40%. Stuetzer explained that Paylocity is helping "build relationships with people and build our culture. And for the first time, now we have a pulse on both."

Paylocity clients also have access to deep insights into their organization through the Modern Workforce Index (MWI). Built with patent-pending artificial intelligence, MWI is a unified dashboard of how well clients are doing with step-by-step ways to improve engagement. They can see their overall scores and compare performance to peers – then break down results across tool utilization, employee sentiment, and organizational health. Companies with higher MWI scores show 15-25% lower attrition and higher headcount growth.

VStyles, a collection of hair salon franchises in Southern California with 150 employees, was unable to gain relevant business insights, such as company turnover, with their prior human capital management system. VStyles transitioned to Paylocity to accommodate specific compliance and regulatory needs and gain efficiencies in reporting. Using MWI, they were also able to index where the salons were against the industry and make decisions with data driving the strategic vision for the franchises. "When we first accessed the data insights, we realized our turnover rate was high relative to peers in our industry," said VStyles Owner and HR Director Christy van de Sande. "We made some changes internally, such as offering incentives for employees who stayed longer than a year. We also spent more time training and investing in our employees' future. After our second year with Paylocity, our turnover was cut by more than 60%. It's gratifying as an owner to know that your investments are paying off," continued van de Sande.

Outside Recognition for Paylocity
Clients have also validated Paylocity's solutions through endorsements on G2. Paylocity was named an Overall Leader in seven HR and payroll product categories for enterprise and 12 categories for mid-market based on customer reviews. In addition, the company was awarded the "Best Solution for Talent Development" in the 2021 HR Tech Awards from Lighthouse Research and Advisory.  Earlier this year, Paylocity also received the Top 100 BEST Award from the Association for Talent Development for excellence in building modern employee learning solutions.

Paylocity's continued growth and momentum is complemented by its leadership team's commitment to building a culture of caring for its customers and employees. Recent awards and recognition reinforce Paylocity's focus on retaining and attracting the best talent to serve clients. Paylocity ranked on the "Crain's Fast 50" list of the fastest-growing companies in the Chicago area for the eighth consecutive time and was recognized by Yahoo as one of the Top 20 companies with the happiest employees. The company once again was named Great Place to Work-Certified™ for 2021 by the GPTW Institute, a global authority in workplace culture. Paylocity's Chief Executive Officer Steve Beauchamp received a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs among large companies in 2021 for the fourth time, and Paylocity's enterprise sales team was named both National Sales Team of the Year and Field Sales Team of the Year at the 15th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

About Paylocity
Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) is a leading provider of cloud-based HR and payroll software solutions headquartered in Schaumburg, IL. Founded in 1997 and publicly traded since 2014, Paylocity offers an intuitive, easy-to-use product suite that helps businesses tackle today's challenges while moving them toward the promise of tomorrow. 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 people achieve their best through automation, data-driven insights, and engagement.


Across all industries, the challenges and frustrations of human resource executives are remarkably similar. Human resource departments have an increasingly strategic role within an organization, particularly in the areas of recruiting, compensation, benefits cost containment, and employee development.

Other News

Industry Leading HR and Payroll Company ADP Works with LightHouse to Enhance Accessibility of Products to Blind Users

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco | December 18, 2021

The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco and blind LightHouse staff members reached an agreement with the Professional Employer Organization ADP TotalSource® to enhance the accessibility and usability of the ADP Workforce Now® solution to LightHouse staff who are blind or have low vision and use screen-reading software to access digital content. LightHouse, a 120-year-old nonprofit which supports and promotes the independence, equality, and self-reliance of people who are blind or have low vision in northern California, uses ADP TotalSource products for its human resources and payroll needs. ADP is working with a leading web accessibility expert to help enhance the accessibility of its Workforce Now solution for the blind or those who have low vision. The group will audit the ADP Workforce Now web and mobile applications to help ensure they conform to the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), version 2.1, Level AA. ADP is also rolling out an enhanced policy that reaffirms its commitment to accessibility and outlines its procedures for incorporating accessibility into the development and testing lifecycle for its solutions. ADP will also provide enhanced training to ADP TotalSource associates to ensure a deeper level of service that will help them provide greater technical assistance to individuals who use screen readers to access ADP Workforce Now. "This agreement is a major commitment by ADP TotalSource to building an accessible workplace environment for LightHouse's blind employees, managers and executives to participate efficiently alongside their sighted peers. We expect that this commitment represents an important step towards bringing an accessible workplace environment to any blind employee in the vast workforce ADP TotalSource serves." -LightHouse's CEO, Bryan Bashin "I am pleased that this work will result in my having greater access to essential human resources and payroll functionality, and I am excited that many other blind and visually impaired users of ADP's services will also benefit from these changes," - Frank Welte, Senior Accessible Media and Braille Specialist at LightHouse. About LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco Headquartered in San Francisco, California, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides education, training, advocacy, and community for blind individuals in California and around the world. Founded and based in San Francisco since 1902, the LightHouse is one of the largest and most established comprehensive blindness organizations in North America, with a wide variety of programs to suit a wide variety of needs, as well as a rich network of blindness advocates and professionals. Visit for more information. About Disability Rights Advocates DRA is one of the leading non-profit disability rights legal centers in the nation. With offices in Berkeley and New York City, DRA's mission is to advance equal rights and opportunities for people with all types of disabilities nationwide. To advance that mission, DRA regularly advocates for greater access to modern technology. DRA has negotiated access improvements to several types of popular technologies including audio described content on HBO Max.

Read More


Supporting employee’s wellbeing through the festive season

HR News | December 15, 2021

The NHS Confederation has warned that mental health problems are growing at an ‘alarming’ rate in England, with 1 in 6 adults having experienced some form of depression in summer 2021, exacerbated by the pandemic. “The festive season is meant to be a wonderful time of year; however, it can bring a lot of extra stress and worry. Many employees are balancing work pressures with family duties and add to this financial worries and fears about the new Omicron variant. This year, offering support to people over the holidays season is so important and could make a big difference to employee wellbeing and ensure your people return to work in 2022 refreshed, motivated and ready to hit the ground running.” -Mark Fosh, Divisional Director at Howden Here are Howden’s top tips to support employee wellbeing this festive season: Encourage employees to ‘switch off’ – An ‘always on’ culture has been exacerbated by the pandemic as the boundaries between home and work have blurred. Encouraging employees to switch off and take a break has never been more important. Spending time with family and friends and catching up on sleep are key ingredients for good wellbeing. Be aware of ‘Divorce Day’ -The first working Monday after the festive break has been named ‘Divorce Day’ due to family lawyers reporting higher than usual enquiries on this day. While relationship issues are personal, the impact of a divorce can be difficult for employees to manage, with prolonged periods of stress leading to depression and anxiety. Being mindful of this, employers can remind employees of support services that could help people going through relationship troubles including a divorce, such as Mental Health First Aiders and the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which offers mental health, financial planning and legal support. Festive money worries – The average UK family will spend an average £821.25[ii] in the run up to the festive season. Money worries can cause anxiety, stress and depression. Promoting support services such as EAPs, Citizens Advice, Step Change and the National Debt Line could help employees. Also, businesses could consider running a financial wellbeing programme in 2022, to give employees the tools and know-how to make informed financial decisions. Support employees’ mental health – Be mindful of employees who might not be coping well over the festive period. Look out for uncharacteristic behaviour such as missing deadlines, someone acting more quietly or aggressively or frequently turning up late. Ensure help and support are in place as this will help to reduce absences. Benefits such as EAPs. Virtual GPs and Mental Health First aiders can be used as a first line of defence. Also, promote mental health support available through charities such as Mind, the Samaritans and Victim Support. Signpost employees to their employee benefits – Often employees don’t know what benefits are available, so why not send out a reminder over the festive period? Use end of year communications to provide a useful summary of the benefits and support on offer and importantly, how employees can access them when they need them. Encourage health activities -A combination of lack of exercise and overdoing the festive treats can have a detrimental impact on physical wellbeing. Encourage employees to stay active over the festive break, for example by going out for daily walks. This can also help them cope with any extra pressure over the festive period. In the New Year why not set up a workplace health challenge such as walking, running or cycling? This can be a great way to get teams involved in some friendly and healthy competition, encourage better health habits and boost employees’ wellbeing. Finally, a simple thank you can go a long way – When employees are snowed under and pressure is high, it can be easy to forget the importance of saying thank you. A small but important gesture that lets people know their efforts are noticed and appreciated can really boost morale and motivation. To find out more about looking after employees’ mental health and wellbeing or request an employee benefits review, to make sure they are still fit for purpose for 2022, get in touch with Howden.

Read More


SkillStorm Announces Appian Partnership

SkillStorm | April 21, 2022

SkillStorm, a leader in technology talent development, announced today that it has become an Appian Education Partner. SkillStorm deploys specialized teams of custom-trained U.S. tech talent to its commercial and federal services clients. As an authorized Appian Education Partner, SkillStorm will help its clients accelerate their digital transformation initiatives by providing an exclusive pipeline of custom-trained and certified Appian Developers at scale through its Hire, Train, Deploy ("HTD") and upskilling programs. The Appian Low-Code Platform is the unified platform for change. Appian combines process mining, workflow, and automation to accelerate business by allowing customers to discover, design, and automate their most crucial processes. Appian accelerates development up to 10x compared to traditional coding. By providing a single interface that unifies data, process, people and the digital workforce, Appian helps organizations improve digital innovation and optimize business outcomes. "SkillStorm's broad focus on students, career-changers, military veterans, and other communities matches our commitment to democratizing access to the opportunities inherent in a low-code career, Our partnership has grown over the past two years, and we look forward to scaling it to even greater heights in the future." -Marc Wilson, Chief Partner Officer at Appian "Appian has been a great partner, as we've collaborated together over the last two years, skilling up strong resources to become Appian developers. I am very excited to officially announce our partnership, and excited for the road ahead providing Appian careers for individuals and supplying the Appian Partner community with superb Appian developers, Low-code is transforming the way we develop software, by moving some of the most time consuming development tasks into simpler configurable or graphical interfaces items, empowering developers to create more and more rapidly. As an Appian Education Partner, we will continue to support the initiative of lowering TCOs of products via low-code, model-driven, process-centric, and case-centric software development." -Neil Hassanwalia, Chief Revenue Officer at SkillStorm. SkillStorm is helping to close the tech skills gap by investing in creating a workforce that is custom trained to meet the dynamic needs of its clients across the U.S. SkillStorm's workforce and talent development platform provides college graduates, transitioning service members, and military veterans with specialized training tailored to the specific needs of SkillStorm's clients, preparing these newly-certified professionals to easily integrate with experienced teams and have an immediate impact. About SkillStorm Founded in 2002, SkillStorm was built on the mission of accelerating careers in high-demand technologies. We create Stormers, the world's most elite developers. We hire, train, and deploy Stormers from all backgrounds and experience levels in today's in-demand technologies, including AWS, Appian, Salesforce, PEGA, and ServiceNow. We are committed to hiring and training college graduates and veterans for high-growth technology careers with our Fortune 100 clients. Through these dedicated efforts, we provide our clients with an exclusive pipeline of high-quality, U.S.-based tech talent that is custom trained with the skills required to support our clients' critical technology initiatives. As a flexible technology workforce partner, we provide fully formed tech teams at every level of experience, skill sets, and clearance. Stormers are deployed either at our clients' sites or at our U.S.-based delivery centers.

Read More


CrossCountry Consulting Announces Spin-Off of Workday Practice into Standalone Technology Company CrossVue

CrossCountry Consulting | April 27, 2022

CrossCountry Consulting, a leading business advisory firm, announced a spin-off of its Workday practice into a standalone company, CrossVue, dedicated exclusively to the Workday ecosystem. As a full-service Workday deployment partner, CrossVue will remain committed to providing exceptional Workday services and solutions to drive business transformation. CrossCountry will continue to deliver business advisory and technology solutions that enable companies to transform operations, minimize risks, and achieve future growth. Backed by RLH Equity Partners, CrossVue will further develop its position in the industry with a powerful go-to-market strategy led by CEO Jill Jones, CrossCountry's former Workday Practice Lead. As a contemporary consulting firm that provides the blueprint for modernizing client operations and processes through Workday, CrossVue will continue to provide advisory, deployment, and post-production support to clients throughout a wide range of industries including medium to large enterprise, healthcare, financial services, private equity, and nonprofit. "Over the past 11 years, we've built a strong reputation for being fast and nimble in order to reach our goals and to serve our customers, Today's announcement clearly marks another significant accomplishment in our firm's history, and we look forward to continued growth and success across our advisory services and technology solutions. Both CrossCountry and CrossVue will continue our strategic relationship and partnership as we utilize the complementary strengths of both firms to support our clients." -Erik Linn, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CrossCountry Consulting. CrossCountry's Advisory business has a demonstrated record of excellence and performance over the past 11-years. The strategic focus on advisory and technology-enabled solutions will position CrossCountry to continue to capitalize on favorable industry trends, better serve its clients, and enhance its growth. CrossCountry Consulting is a trusted business advisory firm that provides comprehensive solutions encompassing business transformation, technology, accounting, risk, and cybersecurity. We partner with our clients to help them navigate complex business challenges and achieve goals related to improving operations, minimizing risks, and enabling future growth. AboutCrossVue CrossVue is a contemporary consulting firm providing the blueprint for modernizing client operations and processes through Workday. As a leading Workday advisory, deployment, and post-production support firm, we drive critical results for our clients and help them reach their transformation goals through the Workday platform.

Read More


Across all industries, the challenges and frustrations of human resource executives are remarkably similar. Human resource departments have an increasingly strategic role within an organization, particularly in the areas of recruiting, compensation, benefits cost containment, and employee development.