Paylocity Named to Forbes 2022 America’s Best Mid-Size Employers List

Read on to find the workplace factors that earned Paylocity a spot in the Forbes 2022 America’s Best Mid-Size Employers list.

Today Paylocity was named to the Forbes 2022 America’s Best Mid-Size Employers list, based on an independent study from the renowned business publication dedicated to inspiring “the conversations that lead to change.”

To determine the list, Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to pinpoint the companies liked best by employees in their annual ranking of America’s Best Employers. Statista surveyed 60,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. All were conducted anonymously, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they would be to recommend their employer. They were also asked to rate their companies on working conditions, development opportunities, and compensation. The final list ranks the 500 large (more than 5,000 employees) and 500 midsize (1,000 to 5,000 employees) employers that received the most recommendations.

“We feel so proud every time we’re recognized as a great employer,” said Monica Roberts, Paylocity’s Vice President of Talent Acquisition. “A culture like ours takes the work of many people to preserve, and we live our company values, including ‘Be Unbeatable Together.’ Today, job seekers want to join organizations where they can bring their whole selves and continue to grow.”

“The employees are in control at this point because there’s such a plethora of openings,” said Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half, who is also a contributor to Forbes. “With the number of job openings today and the choices that good candidates have, you have to move swiftly but diligently,” he adds, noting that “A lot of organizations have realized that, through all the retention efforts and through all the resignations, they've had to re-recruit their current staff.”

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) were among the many factors that respondents were asked to rate. A recent study of job seekers reported that three-fourths felt a diverse workforce was crucial when evaluating companies and job offers. As companies look for ways to attract and retain talent, creating a welcoming environment for employees to bring their whole selves to work is a key part of the employee experience. Paylocity has added a range of enhancements across its platform to help inform and enable DEIA efforts. These tools provide HR professionals with data-driven insights to better understand their workforces’ needs, foster a more inclusive employee experience, and measure impact.

Under the leadership of CHRO Cheryl Johnson and Chief Diversity Officer Tauhidah Shakir, our company has made progress in DEIA, including sharing Paylocity's first ESG report. Training is also a critical component of any DEIA strategy, and our Learning & Development team worked hard to impact Paylocity employees and their clients. To date, the team has created dozens of DEIA courses, modules, and instructional kits, including a popular three-part video series on unconscious bias that has been accessed by clients more than 50,000 times. The DEIA Learning and Development content has reached all Paylocity employees, and 94% of internal respondents to the Great Place to Work survey agreed people at Paylocity were treated fairly, regardless of age, gender, race, or sexual orientation.

The Forbes honor rounds out other recent workplace recognition for Paylocity, including Inc. Best-Led Companies, Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation, and Flexjobs Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022. Click here for a complete list of Paylocity's recent awards for creating a great workplace and read more about career opportunities at Paylocity.

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