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.
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.
HR PRACTICE,EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
SeekOut | September 13, 2022
SeekOut, the platform that helps great people and great companies grow together, today announced the launch of SeekOut Grow–a new solution that empowers HR teams to understand and maximize the organization, and gives employees a self-service portal to realize their career development and advancement goals. With the launch of SeekOut Grow, the SeekOut Platform is now the most comprehensive Enterprise Talent Optimization platform available.
“People are the foundation for success at all companies. Yet today, most leaders lack visibility into the talent they already have–their skills and experiences and ways to energize and maximize that human potential, With SeekOut Grow, we’re giving companies a comprehensive view of talent across the organization so they can help grow, retain, and redeploy talent–allowing businesses and their people to succeed.”
-Anoop Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder at SeekOut
The SeekOut Platform offers the best solution in the industry to help leaders understand the talent they have, while giving them a clear picture of the external talent landscape as a whole. Companies today are missing critical data about their employees like prior roles, skills, and experiences outside of their current job. SeekOut’s comprehensive data profiles use multiple external and internal data resources in real-time, providing an unmatched and deep understanding of the talent companies have and their potential to drive success. The powerful talent-intelligence layer also delivers on high-value scenarios for HR leaders, business leaders, and employees.
We saw a 30% increase in employee internal mobility within the first few months of implementing, It really enabled our recruiters to find untapped talent within our own organization,said Tammy Coleman-Craig, VP of Talent Acquisition and People Enablement at Ciena.
SeekOut Grow is built on a Talent Data Platform that puts employees in control of their career growth. Unlike other solutions, Grow leverages:
Comprehensive Talent Profiles: Skills and role information for employees are pre-populated from external and internal data sources so they don’t have to fill out tedious forms.
Dynamic HR Tech Stack Integration: Integrations with internal systems such as HRIS, internal GitHub, Jira and more, result in real-time and up-to-date information about employees skills and experience.
Interactive Career Paths: Powerful AI-matching between profiles and open jobs lets employees interactively explore future paths within the organization, discover roles that are a good fit for their skills, and grow within their company.
Visibility for Managers: Managers can see recommendations on career opportunities for their reports, helping them better guide career development.
Talent Insights for Leaders: Actionable insights for HR and business leaders with search and filter capabilities to transform workforce planning, diversity analyses, internal mobility, and talent redeployment.
SeekOut is the only holistic people-first platform with SeekOut Recruit for external talent acquisition and SeekOut Grow for internal employee development and engagement.
SeekOut is the leading Enterprise Talent Optimization Platform that companies use to quickly hire, grow, and retain great talent while focusing on diversity, technical expertise, and other hard-to-find skillsets. In 2022, SeekOut was named on the Forbes annual list of America’s Best Startup Employers and CEO Anoop Gupta was crowned GeekWire’s Startup CEO of the Year. Throughout 2021, SeekOut was ranked number two in the B2B category of The Information’s 50 Startups to Watch list, and was included on Madrona’s Intelligent Apps Top 40 list. Founded in 2017, SeekOut has raised $189 million in funding, is backed by Tiger Global Management, Madrona Venture Group, Mayfield, and Founders Circle Capital and is valued at $1.2 billion.
RECRUITMENT & RETENTION
Compete and Globalization Partners | September 21, 2022
Compete, developers of the leading SaaS platform for real-time compensation and benefits benchmarking, has announced that it will be partnering with (G-P), the leading Global Employment Platform™ that makes it fast, simple, and compliant for companies to hire anyone, anywhere. Together, they will enable companies to hire talent in over 187 countries smartly and competitively.
This announcement follows the launch earlier this year of G-P Recruit by Globalization Partners. G-P Recruit provides G-P Customers with exclusive access to an unrivaled network of global recruiting specialists to find the perfect talent based on their unique requirements, including industry, location, prior roles, and more. Given how benchmarking salaries and benefits is one of the most significant components of the hiring process, Globalization Partners was looking for an organization capable of integrating this data into its global employment platform. This is essential to enable companies to quickly identify and hire new team members in key locations globally.
Compete provides immediate insights into complete compensation package data and enables organizations to develop more effective workforce management strategies. Compete empowers leaders with analysis of over 50 types of benefits, real-time benchmarking data, advanced analytics, and tailored insights to support hiring decisions, identify risks, improve retention, and develop informed compensation policies.
"Companies are trying to navigate the challenges of hiring talent as employee motivations have shifted beyond monetary benefits to include things such as more flexible remote working environments, more accommodating leave policies, and the like, We are excited about this integration with Compete to empower customers worldwide with insights on the compensation packages unique to each region and to support their ability to hire talent with just a few clicks via our platform.”
-Nick Adams, Director EMEA at Globalization Partners
The real-time benchmarking of compensation data provided by Compete reflects a dynamic talent environment. This is one where organizations are reliant on accessing the right data to make smart decisions around talent acquisition to reduce the pay and equity gap many organizations are experiencing.
Partnering with an industry leader like Globalization Partners reinforces our value proposition of providing organizations with a 360-degree understanding of real-time compensation benchmarking data, Our data, when combined with the global footprint of Globalization Partners, enable any organization regardless of location to gain a competitive advantage in the job market,said Amit Rapaport, CEO and Co-Founder of Compete.
Visibility into common compensation and benefits practices is a must for developing workforce management strategies. Taking the guess out of guesswork, Compete gives an unfair advantage with immediate insights into complete compensation package data, including parental leave, work from home policies, and health benefits. An easy-to-use SaaS solution, Compete provides real-time data and instant analysis with advanced filtering capabilities perfectly tailored for tech companies. Founded in 2020 and headquartered in Israel, Compete is trusted by hundreds of leading tech companies around the world.
About Globalization Partners
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Randstad Sourceright | September 23, 2022
Global talent solutions provider Randstad Sourceright today announced that it has been recognized as a Leader in Everest Group's 'Contingent Workforce Management (CWM) / Managed Services Provider (MSP) PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022,' and a Leader and a Star Performer in Everest Group's 'Services Procurement / Statement of Work (SOW) PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022.'
In addition to being named a Leader which recognizes a provider's ability to successfully deliver MSP services — for the ninth consecutive time, Randstad Sourceright achieved the highest rating in the Vision and Capability Category for managed service providers (MSP).
"It is an honor to be recognized by Everest Group once again as a Leader in MSP, In a market characterized by higher demand for skilled workers, growing talent shortages and uncertainty about the future, it's more important than ever to leverage the full spectrum of contingent talent freelance, temporary, independent contractor, gig and SOW. Our goal is to empower companies with analytics-based, easy-to-use and scalable solutions that connect them with the people who will help them achieve their priorities, all while providing the agility to quickly react and adjust to changing business needs."
-Mike Smith, global CEO of Randstad Sourceright
As a Star Performer in the Services Procurement / Statement of Work (SOW) assessment, Randstad Sourceright has shown significant improvement over its 2021 performance in the Vision and Capability and Market Impact categories. Reflecting the company's commitment to enhancing SOW management, such as the introduction of Services Procurement 360, Randstad Sourceright offers robust and simple ways for companies to manage their SOW engagements for greater efficiency and transparency.
Over the past year, Randstad Sourceright greatly expanded our SOW capabilities to meet the needs of companies looking for effective ways to manage their third-party supplier engagements, Our Service Procurement 360 solution enables any company, no matter the level of maturity, to achieve greater value from their people-based services. We are honored that Everest Group has recognized how we're transforming the SOW process for businesses,said Paul Vincent, global head of Services Procurement at Randstad Sourceright.
Everest Group's PEAK Matrix is the most trusted and factual analysis of service provider capabilities, covering over 50 different market segments each year. The CWM Assessment segments 24 CWM/MSP providers into Leaders, Major Contenders, Aspirants and Star Performers categories, while the "Services Procurement / Statement of Work (SOW) assessment does the same for 18 SOW providers. Each provider is evaluated on seven dimensions market adoption, portfolio mix, value delivered, scope of services offered, innovation and investments, delivery footprint, and vision and strategy.
Randstad Sourceright remains a key player in contingent talent management, offering a breadth and depth of services to help businesses efficiently manage the MSP and SOW processes, The company's continued investment in expanding technical capabilities and growing focus on analytics, along with a high-touch delivery model, have all contributed to its positioning as a Leader,said Krishna Charan, Practice Director, Everest Group.
As more companies seek to shift a greater number of roles to contingent, project or contract work, Randstad Sourceright offers the combination of technology and human intelligence to help companies achieve the flexibility, workforce agility and business readiness. This approach includes the latest MSP 4.0 strategies, such as market intelligence; employer branding; talent marketing; direct sourcing; talent pooling; and diversity, equity and inclusion.
Along with the growing use of contract work, companies are often challenged to manage the link between talent acquisition and the utilization of project-based expertise. Introduced in May 2022, the Services Procurement 360 SOW management solution offers a holistic procurement workflow, spanning defining business requirements, sourcing talent, monitoring contracted deliverables, and evaluating service provider performance. The result is a simple, customizable model to manage services procurement processes more effectively.
About Randstad Sourceright
Randstad Sourceright is a global talent solutions leader, driving the talent acquisition and human capital management strategies for the world's most successful employers. We empower companies by leveraging a Human Forward strategy that balances the use of innovative technologies with expert insights, supporting both organizations and people in realizing their true potential. As an operating company of Randstad N.V. — the world's leading global provider of HR services with revenue of € 24.6 billion — Randstad Sourceright's subject matter experts and thought leaders around the world continuously build and evolve our solutions across recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed services programs (MSP) and total talent solutions.