Samsung, PCL Construction, Thales among top employers for young workers

Samsung Canada, PCL Construction and Thales Canada are among Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for 2020, according to Mediacorp Canada. Winners of the competition were chosen based on programs and initiatives they offered to attract and retain younger workers. These include benefits such as tuition assistance and co-op or work-study programs. This year’s winning companies created more than 56,000 job opportunities in Canada for students and new graduates last year, in summer employment, co-op placements and paid internships, and hired more than 19,000 new graduates for full-time positions last year, according to Mediacorp. At Samsung Canada, for example, the “Solve for Tomorrow Challenge” is a national educational initiative for Canadian students from grades six to 10 who apply STEM learning to solve issues in their communities. The challenge provides winning schools with Samsung technology grants (four grand prizes of $20,000 each).

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Workhuman Elevates Employee Recognition with New Microsoft Teams App

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. About Workhuman 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.

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Employee Benefits

HiBob Enhances Payroll Hub with Choice of Benefits Administration Solutions

PR Newswire | September 29, 2023

HiBob, the company behind Bob, the HR platform transforming how organizations operate in the modern world of work, is pleased to announce the integration of notable benefits administration provider bswift, into its versatile Payroll Hub. This much anticipated collaboration marks a significant advancement in the HR landscape, offering US customers flowing and efficient solutions to manage all their benefits administration needs. The eagerly awaited feature - Payroll and BenAdmin - allows HR professionals to unify all benefits administration activities in one convenient place. This includes monitoring ongoing staff or policy changes, updating vendors with employee data, and ensuring that all employee details are up-to-date. Customers will benefit from having a single source of truth that easily and quickly connects to other essential systems used for administration. By eliminating duplication and reducing human error, these solutions promise to increase efficiency and enhance accuracy for HR professionals and organizations alike. bswift is thrilled to partner with HiBob to enhance the experience for our shared customers. We value the seamless integration that allows data to move swiftly between our platforms, streamlining processes and reducing manual tasks. This collaboration exemplifies the commitment of both companies to prioritize our customers, says Don Garlitz, Senior Vice President of Partnerships at bswift. The benefits administration integration marks a significant step towards HiBob's overarching goal of enhancing the overall function and value of its Payroll Hub. By incorporating benefits administration solutions into the platform, HiBob aims to provide HR professionals with comprehensive and coherent experience particularly for those managing multi-site or global workforces. "The importance of a comprehensive benefits administration solution cannot be overstated, particularly in the United States, where managing employee benefits is crucial for companies to attract and retain top talent. The integration allows for quicker payroll processing, reducing manual work, and guaranteeing data accuracy," says Ronni Zehavi, CEO at HiBob. "Just like running a payroll hub pay cycle, our integration simplifies the process of bringing in demographic information to expedite enrollments including medical insurance and many other employee benefits. It provides quick and automated access to select people data, providing a hassle-free and secure experience for end users and employees," Zehavi concluded. For more information about HiBob's Payroll Hub and the new BenAdmin Hub feature, please click on here. About HiBob HiBob is at the forefront of HR innovation, transforming the way organizations operate in the modern world of work with its award-winning HCM 'Bob'. Its modular approach caters to the needs of multinational companies seeking agile technology and robust analytics to support operations across distributed workforces in the ever-evolving economic and workplace landscape. Companies using Bob are able to accelerate hiring, retain the best talent, upskill and elevate employee experience. More than 3,400 global businesses serving hundreds of thousands employees worldwide - including Uala, SugarCRM, The Josh Bersin Company Fiverr, The&Partnership, and VaynerMedia - appreciate its ease of use, high configurability and the ability to customize based on business requirements. The platform's high adaptability and focus on people engagement and community creation are seen in its consumer-grade user interface, providing easy access to HR processes while fostering engagement. Awarded one of the best places to work in 2023, HiBob's global team of "Bobbers"come together to build the exceptional in an inclusive and empowering culture.

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Payroll

BambooHR’s New Payroll Experience Benefits Admin Solutions

BambooHR | September 13, 2023

BambooHR, a leading cloud-based human resource platform, has introduced a new Payroll experience to complement its HR and benefits administration solutions. This innovative payroll system significantly streamlines payroll processes, reduces processing time by up to 80 percent, and enhances the overall HRIS and benefits administration platform. This Payroll experience is accessible through desktop and mobile platforms, providing flexibility and convenience for HR professionals and employees alike. It aims to create an integrated, accurate, and efficient payroll process. It significantly reduces the risk of errors and ensures employees are paid correctly and on time. This not only benefits organizations but also aligns with employee financial stability, given that many Americans live paycheck to paycheck. This is supported by the research by LendingClub, reporting that 6 in 10 Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Chief of Staff, Rockford Silk Screen Process, Rachael Schau, remarked, BambooHR and payroll together have saved me almost 20 hours a week, and we've honestly saved 20,000 dollars over a year. [Source: Cision PR Newswire] The introduction of the new Payroll experience reflects BambooHR's commitment to simplifying payroll and delivering an exceptional user experience for its customers. Payroll errors can have a significant impact on employees, leading to financial stress and mistrust. BambooHR's streamlined solution addresses these concerns while enhancing the overall efficiency. The new platform simplifies the intricate payroll process by eliminating double data entry, automating time tracking, and calculating employee compensation, deductions, and taxes accurately. This user-friendly interface allows for easy management of employee records, payment tracking, and report generation and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. Employees can access pay stubs and make withholding or direct deposit changes through the BambooHR payroll portal or mobile app. Chief Product Officer at BambooHR, Brian Crofts, stated, Our goal has always been to make payroll an integrated, always accurate, and even delightful experience for our customers. [Source: Cision PR Newswire] He added that their team has worked hard to ease the intricate, outdated process and that they’ve made that quick, clean and easy for HRs. To celebrate the launch, new BambooHR customers can benefit from a 75 percent discount on Payroll implementation costs for January 2024 payroll start dates. This offer further demonstrates BambooHR's commitment to supporting organizations in their HR and payroll needs. About BambooHR BambooHR is the foremost provider of cloud-based HR software solutions, offering a robust platform that empowers HR professionals in managing, nurturing, and fostering their workforce. The core mission of the company is to liberate individuals to excel in their work by streamlining, centralizing, and interconnecting employee data within a single comprehensive system, thereby facilitating informed decision-making. Its user-friendly and thoughtfully designed suite encompasses payroll, time tracking, benefits administration, performance management, and reporting solutions, catering to the entire spectrum of HR responsibilities.

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Employee Engagement

Paylocity Introduces New Products Designed to Further Engage Today's Modern Workforce

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. Availability 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. About Paylocity 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.

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