WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT,HR STRATEGY

This HR Tech Company is Solving the Everyday Pain of People Management Challenges for Managers

Culturro | November 28, 2022 | Read time : 04:00 min

This HR Tech Company is Solving the Everyday Pain of People Management
Culturro today announced the launch of Risely, an AI coach for people managers and leaders. Risely helps managers in real-time to solve their daily people challenges and, in turn, helps them create high-performing teams.

"In my 17 years of career, I have worked with several managers and been a manager to many. In the last five years, we have worked with 200+ managers, and one thing became clear, managers are pivotal for any organization. Managers must ensure that the team performs optimally and meets or exceeds the management's expectations. The team and manager's working relationship impacts the end performance of the team. But often, managers are unaware of their blindspots and have little idea where things go wrong. They deal with different challenges with different people on the team. Bad working relationships impact the careers, health, and well-being of everyone involved. This is why we designed Risely,"

- Ashish Manchanda, Founder & CEO at Risely

Leadership and Manager development is ~30Bn $ market growing 10% annually. But we still observe trends such as #TheGreatResignation and #QuiteQuitting. So, what's missing, we asked ourselves. Most current solutions fail at some point and don't create the correct impact for their clients. There is a clear need for a solution that focuses on people managers' problems, is in the flow of work, works consistently at scale, and doesn't bite the pocket, added Ashish.

According to the statement from the company, Risely has been in early access so far with a host of managers from Fortune 500 companies such as SAP, Zalando, Wayfair, Axtria, Caastle, Incedo, Micron, Byju's, and AES, among others. These managers have not only been the early users of the product but have also helped shape it since the early days.

Risely has been a game-changer for my team and me. The customized tips my team and I get daily have helped us create stronger working relationships. We are more confident in our ability to deliver on our objectives, says Prashanth BN, AVP Technology at Byju's, an early Risely user.

Risely is simple to set up. The manager starts by configuring their details and the challenges they face with the team. They have the option to customize challenges for different team members. Once set up, Risely creates a Learn Journey, a step-by-step process through which Risely starts guiding the manager daily. The learning comprises a daily bite-sized learning tip focused on one challenge or skill in the Learn Journey or a detailed toolkit the manager gets at stipulated times. The manager can track their progress through different skill assessments built into the system. Additionally, Risely is offering a host of resources such as toolkits and leadership skills self-assessments for Managers.

About Culturro
Culturro is an HR tech company leveraging AI and People Science to solve organizational problems.

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HR STRATEGY,EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

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. We celebrate their accomplishments and applaud their innovative spirit.” -Bob Hughes, chief customer and strategy officer at UKG This year’s UKG Aspire Innovation Awards winners include: TravelBrands and Coast Mental Health in the Product Suite category, for their innovative use of the UKG suite of human capital management and workforce management solutions. One of the largest travel companies in Canada, TravelBrands is leveraging UKG to scale its continued growth. Since rolling out its full-suite solution, the company has experienced a 10% decrease in employee turnover, a 50% decrease in time spent creating financial reports, and a total first-year savings of $150,000. Meanwhile, Coast Mental Health, a provider of housing, support, and services to people in Canada with mental health challenges, is using UKG to manage its complex union workforce. Managers no longer have to spend hours calculating premiums related to collective agreements, and its finance center doesn’t have to allocate cost centers and percentages. Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Hamadeh Educational Services, for their successes in HR Transformation. With UKG Pro, managers at Bethpage have a more active role in the recruitment process. The company has automated offer letters and transfer forms, and eliminated spreadsheets previously used for compensation planning. With UKG Ready, Hamadeh has moved from paper to a fully electronic system, dramatically cutting its carbon footprint and saving several hours each week that had been spent on filing, scanning, copying, and shredding. Co-Operators, for ROI achieved through its use of Pro. The Canadian-owned insurance co-operative is leveraging data and insights from its UKG solution to create dozens of easily accessible dashboards and reports, saving more than $300,000 in productivity improvements and system savings. Greenville County Schools, TTCU Federal Credit Union, and Community Healthcare System, for their innovative use of UKG Life-work Technology, in the Innovation Evangelist category. With UKG Wallet, all 11,000 employees at Greenville County Schools have early access to their earned wages as well as payroll cards, discounts, and financial wellness tools, providing an additional measure of financial stability. Community Healthcare System is using UKG Dimensions employee self-scheduling, which allows workers to select their preferred shifts — leading to greater autonomy, satisfaction, and overall engagement. And with UKG HR Service Delivery, authorized employees of TTCU Federal Credit Union can access documents from anywhere, dozens of manual tasks have been moved to a digital workflow, and the organization’s service desk is administering more than a dozen types of actions and requests. The results we’ve experienced with our full-suite UKG solution, in just one year, are simply remarkable, Not only have we gained significant efficiencies, but we’re also providing a more empowering and engaging experience for our employees in support of the important, people-centric mission we share with UKG,said Diana Valler, chief human resources officer at TravelBrands. 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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HR ANALYTICS,HR STRATEGY

LumApps Advances Conversational AI Development Strategy with Acquisition of Vizir

LumApps | December 15, 2022

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HR ANALYTICS,REMOTE WORKFORCE

Caremark Deploys Connecteam's All-in-One App to Manage 7,000 Remote Caregivers Across 115 Franchises

Connecteam | November 04, 2022

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HR ANALYTICS

ChartHop Honors People-First HR Leaders Through 2nd Annual People Pioneers Award

ChartHop | November 16, 2022

ChartHop, the leader in people analytics transforming the way companies manage and support their people, has recognized 10 People leaders redefining the HR discipline in its 2nd Annual People Pioneers Award. ChartHop created the People Pioneers Award to honor HR professionals who have positively impacted their companies and employees via company growth, cultural change, new benefits programs, and more. "This past year we've seen a people-first revolution and People leaders have been tasked with developing programs for the whole employee lifecycle to create a true sense of workplace belonging, We celebrate this year's group of talented People Pioneers for their ability to drive change, embrace the future of HR, and pave the way for future leaders." -said Ian White, founder and CEO of ChartHop The 2nd Annual People Pioneers Award winners were nominated by their peers and selected by a rigorous judging process evaluating their impact on implementing people-first initiatives to positively influence both their people and business' bottom line. Winners earned their accolades for their success in establishing fair compensation policies, scaling company growth, increasing employee net promoter scores, and implementing DEI initiatives. This year's recipients are: Adrianne Court, CHRO at Tealium Aleksandra Paszkiewicz, Head of People at Netguru Chad MacRae, VP of Talent at Tinder JaNaye Norman, VP of People at Modo Labs Jen Paxton, VP of People at Smile.io Joanna Wise, SVP of People at Whip Media Larry Indovina, Chief People Officer at Top Hat My Doan Cong, Head of People at ALT Natalie Rast, Director of People Operations at Stensul Noah Warder, Head of People at Guusto Chad MacRae, VP of Talent at Tinder, earned a spot on the list for bringing strategic foresight to his company's talent team and overseeing triple headcount growth over the last three years. Tinder hired 70% of its current employees under MacRae's leadership. Other key initiatives MacRae introduced to support this dynamic growth include creating workshops, moving to true scenario planning, and implementing the "Be Your Best Self-Education Reimbursement" program. I help my team to lean into the current state of the business and examine the external drivers affecting a business and its headcount growth, With this focus, the Talent team has been able to plan for multiple scenarios while scaling through a global pandemic and launching hybrid work possibilities across North America,said MacRae. My Doan Cong, Head of People at ALT, a champion for inclusivity and employee wellbeing, was chosen for her tremendous impact in creating an empathetic environment for all ALT employees. Since joining the company in early 2022, Doan Cong has rolled out several people-first initiatives: she authored employee leveling and raise structures, increased events and communication to promote belonging, and developed an employee wellness program addressing physical, mental, and financial health. We've heard a lot of talk about driving efficiency across different tech companies, At ALT, we approach efficiency through a people-first lens by asking ourselves, 'How can I get folks to do their best work?' Engagement and feedback culture is really important, especially in companies with remote workers,said Doan Cong. About ChartHop: ChartHop is transforming the way companies manage and support their people. By consolidating people data into one employee-centric platform to visualize, discover, and act on insights, ChartHop creates more informed, empowered, and connected organizations. From executives to individual contributors to every employee in between, ChartHop is designed for everyone in the organization. ChartHop plays well with dozens of platforms through robust integrations across the HR tech stack, and serves companies like 1Password, BetterCloud, and Starburst. Founded in 2019 by Ian White, ChartHop is backed by Andreessen Horowitz.

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