What’s New Blog | February 2023

March 14, 2023

February 2023 Releases: Estimated Hours for Scheduling, Updated UI for Self Service Portal, Sentiment Analysis, and More.

Forbes recently noted that employee experience is among the top six HR trends of the year. More and more employees expect their work experience to be seamless and customizable. In February, we released a modernized Employee Self-Service interface, goal setting customization options, sentiment analysis, and additional tools that empower you to upgrade your employee experience and make your day-to-day tasks simpler.


Give more constructive feedback in the review process with tone and sentiment analysis  

When writing review comments, the sentiment analysis tool helps managers and leaders analyze tone & sentiment with the simple click of a button. Get a real-time pulse on how your text might be coming across so you can edit if needed. This new capability analyzes both the overall sentiment (positive, neutral, or negative) and tonality (joyful, surprised, angry, or sad) to gain a better understanding on how to write and deliver feedback – It’s like your own virtual performance management coach! Managers who understand their tone and how they come across can write better reviews, provide better coaching, and effectively develop employees. Overthinking what you write and how you write in reviews is a worry of the past.

Leverage insights on estimated hours to make key scheduling decisions

Empower managers with new insights to make informed decisions around staffing and coverage needs up to 4 weeks in advance. Based on your historical punch data, Paylocity can now surface estimated hours required for future workdays to help plan coverage and staffing.

Easier-than-ever self-service with a reimagined portal

Access Paylocity’s Self-Service Portal to experience a refreshed, new look that puts functionality such as On Demand Payment, time-off requests, and punching in at your employees’ fingertips—making self-service simpler and more intuitive than ever.

Target specific groups or individuals in Workflows with new launch filters

Easily assign workflows to individuals or specific groups of employees by using extensive launch filters in the Workflows and Approvals dashboard. You can even track progress of those workflows! For example, if you need a form signed by employees from a specific work location, easily select a location filter to identify the group of employees from the location needed and then simply click launch.


If you’re already a Paylocity client, visit the Product Training Catalog, or PEAK for more details:


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