It’s time for this month’s round up of what’s new and emerging in the world of HR and payroll technology – from new acquisitions and integrations to innovative services designed to help organisations find the perfect L&D solution…
Starting off as a payroll company, Paylocity is further extending its capabilities to include end-to-end HCM solutions, catering not just to small companies of between 20 and 50 employees, but also to mid-market organisations of up to 500. Recently, they have also seen interest from companies over 500 employees who are increasingly selecting Paylocity as their vendor of choice.
The company has also recently announced the acquisition of VidGrid, a leading video platform provider which enables peer-to-peer video learning courses. Paylocity has worked with VidGrid for several years to deliver a video-enabled learning management system (LMS) to clients.
SAP has announced that they are building new integrations with Microsoft Teams for SuccessFactors, alongside other SAP solutions including S/4HANA and SAP Customer Experience. Launch is planned for delivery in mid 2021 with integrations designed to encourage growth of the ‘frictionless enterprise’.
BrightHR has introduced a free online vaccine tracker, VaccTrack, designed to help organisations ensure their workplace is safe to reopen again and employees can get back to work as safely as possible.
It enables employers to keep track of who’s had the COVID-19 vaccine in the business with features including:
- Covid 19 vaccination logs
- VaccTrack ‘passes’ for employees
- Resource library
- Vaccine awareness e-learning courses and resource library
- Free advice and guidance on reopening workplaces
Cloud based accounting software provider Xero, has purchased workforce management platform Planday – expanding its reach beyond small business bookkeepers.
Planday is a platform that aims to simplify employee scheduling by enabling businesses to forecast and manage their labour costs. Their online staff rota software is designed to save time with features including scheduling, communication, time tracking and HR management solutions.
Simply Brilliance is an innovative new platform created to allow learning and development providers to connect with interested professionals. More than just a connection platform, Simply Brilliance is currently building a portfolio of handpicked forward-thinking providers, partners and professionals who want to do things differently in this space.
The platform’s founders aim to revolutionise the way people in which search for the best L&D, HR and people development suppliers, with features including ‘post a project’, free resources and consultancy support.
Omipresent’s new international employment business enables businesses to employ people anywhere in the world, without all of the associated admin stress. With Omnipresent you can employ anyone in over 150 countries around the globe within one week.
Thousands of companies including Facebook and Coinbase are already benefitting from their services which include compliant employment contracts, payroll and benefits.
ADP has added a customised coaching tool to its StandOut engagement and performance platform designed to encourage deeper conversations and result in more meaningful feedback to employees being coached.
Called Standout ® coaching intelligence, the tool integrates customised insights into conversations between employees and managers, based on an individual’s strengths and what information they share with the platform during check-ins.
The insights, which are provided as talking points to the manager involved in the discussions, help managers to take action and provide feedback and guidance that’s relevant to each team member.
Last month, Zellis unveiled its next generation Human Capital Management cloud solution, Zellis HCM Cloud.
This flagship, mobile-ready, cloud solution combines the latest innovations in cloud, automation and AI to deliver engaging employee experiences, provide businesses with transformative data analytics and benefit from increased levels of efficiency for payroll and HR processes.
The Access Group
The Access Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of software to the mid-market, has recently announced the acquisition of Eazipay, one of the UK’s leading payment platform providers for the leisure, insurance, utilities and telecoms sectors.
This acquisition enables Access to offer even more of their customers, current and future, the capability to process easy and secure payments in an integrated fashion through Access Workspace
With so many solutions and providers available to support your business in all areas of HR and payroll management, it can be hard to know where or how to start narrowing down your options.