HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Independent Purchasing Co-Op for SUBWAY® Selects PeopleMatter Technology for 29,000+ Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

June 12, 2014

IPC Unveils “You’re Hired” to North American Franchisees

PeopleMatter, the largest provider of workforce talent management specifically for the service industry, and Independent Purchasing Cooperative, Inc. (IPC), the independent SUBWAY® franchisee-owned purchasing cooperative, have partnered to provide  “You’re Hired,” an online employee onboarding module to more than 29,000 SUBWAY® locations throughout North America. The partnership will allow these locations to increase profitability and improve efficiencies by leveraging PeopleMatter’s innovative technology.

The platform is accessible through real time integration with My SUBWAY® Career, IPC’s online applicant tracking system.  The system allows managers and new hires to complete onboarding tasks electronically – including I-9s, E-Verify, W4s, state and provincial tax documents, franchisee specific documents, and employee handbook review.  Configurable to meet the unique needs of each individual franchisee, “You’re Hired” allows managers to easily upload onboarding content and edit workflows.

The new process helps SUBWAY® Franchisees transition their paper-based employee onboarding to the cloud, giving new employees the ability to access and complete tasks at their convenience from any computer or smartphone via the PeopleMatter app. Managers can track activities and manage workflows across all locations ensuring compliance and successful completion of documents, while saving valuable time for both managers and new hires.

“Our sole focus at IPC is to continually enhance franchisees’ competitive edge in the marketplace,” said Brian Wheeler, Senior Director of Franchisee Services for IPC. “Strategic partnerships with innovative technology companies like PeopleMatter support our franchisees’ success by maximizing managers’ time efficiency, reducing onboarding time and ensuring 100 percent compliance – all while providing an engaging onboarding experience to new employees.”

The module is designed for optimum adoption within My SUBWAY® Career, giving franchisees the ability to use and receive value from day one. Designated franchisees and managers in an early adopter program are currently using “You’re Hired”, with a national rollout to U.S. franchisees by late summer and Canadian franchisees by 4th quarter 2014.

“We proudly welcome IPC to the PeopleMatter family and are honored to provide technology to the largest QSR restaurant chain in the world,” said Nate DaPore, PeopleMatter’s President and CEO. “IPC’s dedication for providing SUBWAY® franchisees with leading innovation is a key to their success. By offering a seamless onboarding experience through the PeopleMatter platform, which is built on a single multi-tenant code base, we can help their managers save time and focus on the great customer service SUBWAY® is known for.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Cornerstone OnDemand Launches Cornerstone Onboarding

June 6, 2014

Newest addition to Cornerstone’s unified talent management software suite helps to decrease time to productivity and increase employee engagement of new hires

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 13, 2014Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based talent management software solutions, today announced the upcoming release of Cornerstone Onboarding, featuring capabilities to help organizations provide rich, personalized experiences for new hires that translate into stronger engagement, deeper understanding of company culture and faster time to productivity.

 

Built organically to enhance Cornerstone’s unified talent management suite, including Cornerstone Recruiting, Cornerstone Onboarding unifies the talent acquisition process to deliver a simple, holistic approach to the new hire welcoming process for improved efficiency and collaboration between new employees, colleagues, managers and hiring teams.

 

Available in June, Cornerstone Onboarding features include:

 

  • Personalized welcome portals. Engage new hires before day one by offering social, self-service portals where employees can learn about the company and access critical information, take courses, make internal connections and communicate with their team.

 

  • Real-time task and training management. Keep track of the entire onboarding process and time-to-productivity metrics with the ability to set goals and reminders, track milestones and report on task progress.

 

  • Centralized onboarding documentation. Generate, assign and route new hire forms from one centralized location. Upcoming functionality will enable integration with eVerify and other services to manage critical compliance information.

 

  • Socially engage new hires. Drive new hire engagement by establishing virtual communities and connecting new hires with their colleagues.

 

Comments on the News

 

  • “For many organizations, the quality of the initial onboarding experience is the primary predictor of employee retention. In fact, research shows that roughly nine out of ten new hires fail because of poor engagement, rather than lack of skill, within the first 18 months,” said Adam Miller, founder and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand. “Cornerstone Onboarding provides a unique approach to streamline the onboarding process and new hires in a company’s culture, connecting them with the right team members and giving them the information they need to be successful from Day One.”

 

  • “The onboarding process is incredibly important in ensuring team members are well-equipped to hit the ground running and thrive in their role,” said Greg Churchman, who, as New Belgium Brewing’s “talent sage,” leads the company’s talent acquisition initiatives. “I am excited to see Cornerstone unveil this offering at Convergence, and I look forward to implementing this feature into our suite.”

 

 

Additional Details

 

  • Live Cornerstone Convergence Keynote: Cornerstone will showcase this new software functionality as part of Adam Miller’s opening keynote address at Cornerstone Convergence 2014, the company’s annual client conference, which is being held May 12-14 in San Diego, Calif. The keynote will be streamed live via the Cornerstone Convergence website this morning from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. PT / 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET.

 

  • Learn more: Read additional commentary about Cornerstone Onboarding from Reyhan Jhaver, Cornerstone’s director of product innovation, on the Cornerstone blog.

 

Connect with Convergence: For more information about Cornerstone Convergence 2014, visit www.CornerstoneConvergence.com. To follow Convergence on Twitter, go to twitter.com/CSODConvergence or search #CSODConf.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Shaker Consulting Group’s Virtual Job Tryout® Achieves Oracle Validated Integration With Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service

June 5, 2014

Integration Extends Reach of Unique, Gamified Pre-Employment Testing Simulations to More HR Professionals and Recruiters Worldwide

CLEVELAND, OH–(Marketwired – May 5, 2014) – Shaker Consulting Group, a Gold level member of Oracle® Partner Network (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of its Virtual Job Tryout® solution with the Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service, a component of Oracle Talent Management Cloud. This Oracle Validated Integration will combine Oracle’s cloud platform for human capital management for midsize companies and organizations with the unique candidate application process to help improve employee selection and help companies make better hiring decisions.

To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customers.

A highly customizable simulation for pre-employment testing with gamelike components, Virtual Job Tryout offers a distinct competitive advantage for companies by engaging candidates with a realistic and memorable job preview. According to Shaker Consulting Group’s research, the majority of candidates surveyed would refer others based on the unique nature of their Virtual Job Tryout application experience. Virtual Job Tryout helps improve companies’ staffing processes through four specific metrics — predictive candidate data, increased staffing efficiency, reduced staffing waste and improved new hire performance.

“With realistic simulations that present an engaging test drive of a variety of job demands, our clients are using the analytic power of Virtual Job Tryouts to improve the accuracy and quality of their hires while enhancing their candidates’ experience,” said Shaker co-founder Brian Stern. “From financial institutions to specialty retailers and every type of business in between, companies are using our solution to measure critical success-related characteristics of a candidate and enable HR professionals and recruiters to better identify qualified candidates and make more reliable staffing decisions.”

“Achieving Oracle Validated Integration gives our customers confidence that the integration between Shaker Consulting Group’s Virtual Job Tryout and Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service is functionally sound and performs as tested,” said Kevin O’Brien, senior director, ISV and SaaS Strategy, Oracle. “For solutions deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or both, Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process that helps to reduce deployment risk and improves the user experience of the partner’s integrated offering.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Global Talent Management Provider Technomedia Announces First Feature Pack Release of 2014

March 10, 2014

Company Introduces New Product Enhancements, Continues to Lead Innovation in the Talent Management Space

NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 27, 2014Technomedia, a leading provider of Talent Management Solutions, today announced the details of the company’s first feature pack release of the year. One of three releases planned for 2014, this update offers the customers of Technomedia’s industry-leading talent management suite a series of new features and enhancements designed to further extend their HR processes.

This update is the latest in the company’s ongoing innovations designed to transform the talent management space. Among the new features included in this release are:

  • New  integrations with solution partners that enable the Technomedia platform to fully support online testing and assessments, video interviews, background checks and more
  • Enhanced jobs distribution and sourcing tools, along with better source tracking and monitoring dashboards
  • New features designed to optimize workflow between HR and operational needs throughout the hiring process
  • More efficient communication tools to better inform all parties involved in talent management activities across desktop and Mobile experiences
  • Significantly improved onboarding management
  • Support for new EEOC and OFCCP regulations related to recruiting
  • Enrichment on many features within the Development and Training modules

In all, the release adds over 60 new features and enhancements across the platform.

“With this new feature pack and those subsequently planned for 2014, Technomedia continues to transform the talent management space, providing today’s leading employers with the tools, technologies and services that facilitate attracting, hiring and developing top talent,” said Dwaine Maltais, Executive Vice President of Technomedia. “This release offers high value features and enhancements that employers can immediately use to improve all elements of the Talent Lifecycle.”

Technomedia will unveil its next major update in early summer.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Saba Unveils Recruiting@Work to Enable Collaborative and Predictive Hiring

December 16, 2013

New Recruiting Solution Further Extends Saba Cloud – Saba’s Next-Generation Talent Management Suite

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – Dec. 12, 2013 – Saba (OTCPink: SABA), a global leader in next-generation cloud solutions for talent management, today announced its new recruiting offering, Recruiting@Work. A part of Saba Cloud, Recruiting@Work brings objectivity into hiring decisions, giving recruiters and hiring managers the ability to more effectively hire talent in the new world of work. Built upon Saba’s long-standing heritage in talent management, the innovative Recruiting@Work solution addresses three core requirements: predictive recruiting, collaborative hiring, and accelerated screening and onboarding. This focus enables organizations – from small-to-midsized companies to larger enterprises – to quickly discover, hire and onboard top talent.

Too often, hiring managers and recruiters seek new hires within the limited confines of inbound resumes, social media profiles and subjective interviews. To compete today, it is vital that organizations accurately understand the needs of their internal teams and have the tools to uncover the best candidate for the job – whether it is someone halfway across the globe or an employee just down the hall. But today’s challenges cannot be solved with yesterday’s solutions. In order to source the best potential candidates – both externally and internally – recruiters and hiring managers need a state-of-the-art recruiting solution, a smarter applicant tracking system (ATS). It must be simple-to-use, social, mobile, smart and collaborative.

“Recruiting the best, most talented workforce is more important than ever to an organization’s success. Current tools, unfortunately, aren’t delivering the best candidates or providing the required objectivity to make the best hires,” said Shawn Farshchi, president and CEO at Saba. “Saba has uniquely delivered a consumer-grade user experience with advanced capabilities such as machine learning, native video interviewing and comprehensive mobile recruiting support to help bring in top talent faster and increase the number of successful hires that can then contribute to long-term business success.”

The key features included in Saba’s Recruiting@Work offering are:

  • Predictive Recruiting: Saba lets recruiters and hiring managers more effectively identify both external and internal candidates using Web-sourcing and Saba’s patent-pending machine learning technology, The Intelligent Mentor (TIM). TIM insightfully reviews, sorts and prioritizes possible candidates based on skill-sets, offering guidance on which internal candidates managers might want to approach for new opportunities. TIM also can make recommendations to the employees on the skills or training needed to qualify for a new position and thus, open up new career paths. Additionally, Saba’s new offering provides a SmartHire AssistantTM decision dashboard which allows hiring teams to take subjectivity out of hiring and select the right candidate.
  • Collaborative Hiring and Video Interviewing: Recruiting@Work allows hiring to be a connected, collaborative process, offering companies a team-oriented interviewing approach. All employees can provide input on possible candidates, as well as feedback on each candidates experience and potential – online or directly from their mobile device. As part of Saba Cloud, Recruiting@Work is able to tap into Saba’s market-leading video conferencing capabilities to power video interviews, including recording interviews for later review across the hiring team.
  • Accelerated Screening and Onboarding: Recruiting@Work enables organizations to more effectively screen candidates, as well as quickly bring selected new hires up-to-speed on the company’s operations and his or her new role. By tapping into Saba’s native online assessment capabilities, each job posting can auto-screen new candidates based on simple-to-advanced assessments within the candidate application process. Once selected, companies can rapidly onboard candidates using Saba’s advanced onboarding capabilities allowing employees to become integrated into the company and delivering increased bottom line results faster.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Lumesse Launches Accelerator to Speed up Productivity and Engagement With New Hires

October 14, 2013

Ideal for HR, Recruiters, Learning and Development Pros Looking to Streamline, Enhance Onboarding, New Employee Engagement Strategies

LAS VEGAS – Oct. 7, 2013 - Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, today announced here at HR Technology Conference the availability of Accelerator, a new package that combines the power of Onboarding, Learning and Social — all available on its TalentLink platform. This offering will empower organizations to fast-track time to productivity and drive new hire engagement. Accelerator is ideal for HR, recruiters and learning and development professionals looking to streamline and enhance their onboarding and new employee engagement strategies.

According to research from the Aberdeen Group, 34% of companies still conduct onboarding on paper. In addition, the Wynhurst Group found that 20% of employees leave new jobs within the first 45 days. As such, organizations are losing out on talent they worked hard to recruit, as well as wasting valuable time and money on staff turnover (turnover costs are often estimated to be 100% – 300% of the base salary for the replaced employee) as a result of not engaging effectively with their new recruits before day one.

In some cases, particularly within certain industries, there are particularly long periods between notice and start-date. It is therefore critical to ensure that new hire feels engaged with the company to avoid losing them before they have even started. Accelerator ensures that the new hire’s time to productivity is increased, knowledge gaps are closed as quickly as possible and HR and recruiters can engage with new onboardees ahead of joining the organization.

Lumesse’s new Accelerator package is designed to address the challenge of onboarding from three key perspectives:

 

  • An intuitive, easy to use and highly engaging employee-facing portal that enables recruiters to connect and socialize with new hires before they even set foot in the office. As well as creating their own unique social profile on this portal, new hires are able to search the company directory and begin to engage with peers and the company culture as soon as they accept their new position.
  • New personnel can fill in and upload all necessary paperwork online for compliance, saving the HR team time and money in administrative tasks, printing and mailing costs.
  • The learning and development team can empower the new hire with knowledge in the form of training documents, videos, SCORM compliant courses and background material tailored to the specific employee profile.

While new hires access Accelerator through an engaging social portal, HR and recruitment staffs have full control of the back end with a flexible CMS-based system. This allows them to define onboarding pages with rich media, select an individual’s onboarding team and set roles and responsibilities, and utilize a workflow engine for automated routing and handling of pre-employment tasks such as form-filling and training. Designed in HTML 5, the portal is optimized for mobile viewing on smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks for new hires on the move, particularly important for those still employed elsewhere who are looking to conduct their initial learning for a new role while on the move or commuting.

Neal Bruce, director of Product Strategy at Lumesse, said, “Today’s skilled candidates have high expectations; and to engage the top talent, organizations need to showcase their values, culture and knowledge as early in the recruitment process as possible. Following this initial engagement with new hires, it is important to maintain a strong relationship over the period of time between acceptance of offer, through notice period and well into the first months of employment. The new Accelerator package enables organizations to do this on a platform that is intuitive, familiar and easily accessible, enabling employees to spend more time getting settled in their new job and less time learning new systems.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: HireVue Announces 110 Percent Sales Growth and 71 New Customers in Record Second Quarter

September 9, 2013

Digital Interviewing and Talent Management Leader Recognized by Inc. 500 as a Fastest Growing Company in America

 

SALT LAKE CITY – September 4, 2013 – HireVue, the leading digital interview platform provider, today announced results for its fiscal second quarter, ending July 31, 2013.

 

Quarterly highlights include:

  • 110 percent year-over-year sales growth
  • More than 200 percent year-over-year increased adoption rates
  • Welcomed a record 71 new customers
  • 106 sales transactions, averaging more than one per day during the second quarter
  • Interviews completed in more than 150 countries
  • Mobile app downloads for Android and iOS grew to over 30,000
  • Customer candidates reported record overall satisfaction score of 96 percent
  • The addition of more than 40 new team members to better serve customers
  • Mentioned in August, 2013 Forrester Research, Inc. report “Embrace the Talent Acquisition Phenomenon
  • Signed new and extended relationships with clients including BevMo!, Bunchball, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Dow Jones & Company, HealthSouth, New Belgium Brewing, Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Random House, Raytheon Company, Valassis, and Xerox
  • Clients continued to report results from their use of HireVue including: a 35-50 percent reduction in screening time, a 50 percent reduction in time to hire, improvements in quality of hire, a doubling of recruiter productivity, increased sales,  and more

“As a global organization, we have quickly realized the power of place-shifting and time-shifting the entire recruiting process,” said Brigham Tomco, CEO, Zylun, an international offshoring firm. “With HireVue, we’ve cut our screening time in half, improved our quality of hire, and ultimately boosted sales. At the end of the day, we are focused on growing our business quickly, while scaling at the same time. HireVue is helping us handle double and triple the output without increasing the size of our staff. We will continue to save money, even as the volume of hires increases for us, thanks in part to HireVue.”

 

HireVue is honored to also be recognized by Inc. magazine for its growth and innovative solutions. HireVue’s strong financial track record and best-in-class on-demand digital interviewing technology caused the company and its CEO, Mark Newman, to be celebrated separately by Inc.magazine. Inc. recognized Newman as a 30 Under 30 honoree, citing HireVue as “The Future of Job Interviews.” Recently, Inc. also honored HireVue on their Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., with HireVue ranking 347th overall and 11th out of the top 100 Utah-based companies on account of its three-year growth of over 1,200 percent.

 

“HireVue’s rapid growth over the last three years is a testament to the platform we’ve built but more importantly, the results our customers are achieving,” said CEO Mark Newman. “The HireVue team continues to concentrate on empowering companies with the ability to better connect and engage people through more meaningful interactions – at the speed, quality and consistency of digital.”

 

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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