Shifting Gear for Greater HR Agility
Team 1 Plastics uses Paylocity to inject flexibility and efficiency into its HR processes, automating labor-intensive manual working and delivering insights into turnover and diversity.
A Robust Solution Simplifies Time Collection
With Paylocity, Team 1 Plastics now has a reliable HR platform. The Payroll module maintains paycheck accuracy, while employees access Time & Attendance via the Paylocity Mobile App or a kiosk tablet to clock in and out, with geofencing ensuring only those on site can punch timecards. “This has been huge: the Paylocity platform is always available for people to record attendance,” adds Rob.
Making Life Easy for Employees
Clocking in via mobile keeps things simple for employees, and Paylocity’s Employee Self-Service enables them to check paychecks and request paid time off (PTO) remotely. “Simple things like viewing paychecks or holiday balances from your couch make a big difference,” explains Rob. Team 1 Plastics also uses the Paylocity Surveys tool to monitor employee satisfaction, and to arrange corporate events that help build team spirit.
Digitalized Processes Replace Clunky Spreadsheets
Inefficient spreadsheets and paperwork are now a thing of the past. New hires enter their details online in Paylocity’s Onboarding module, and data flows straight into their HR and payroll records. During enrollment for health insurance coverage, employees use Benefits Administration to view and select plans. “It’s as simple as completing a few online forms, and the system automatically shows how plans will impact their paycheck,” adds Rob. Team 1 Plastics leverages Paylocity’s Flexible Benefits, which helps maximize third-party administrative (TPA) benefit offerings such as health saving accounts (HSAs) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs).
Tracking Key HR Trends and Metrics
With Insights & Recommendations, Team 1 Plastics generates regular reports on employee turnover and diversity and inclusion. “I really like using the Paylocity analytics tools, and will use them a lot more in future,” says Rob. “They’re so useful for filtering data from employee and customer surveys, or for grabbing a snapshot of departmental headcounts or gender and demographic trends.”
Motoring Towards a More Successful Future
With Paylocity, Team 1 Plastics has accelerated onboarding and benefits enrollments, made life better for both HR and employees, and gained more time for value-add strategic work.
Improved Employee Experiences Cut the Risk of Turnover
Team 1 Plastics now offers employees a frictionless working experience that helps to increase retention. Rob explains: “Around 60% of our workforce doesn’t use
a computer, so the mobile app is so important. People just love using the app, especially for clocking in and out. They don’t have to wait in line at the time clock at shift changes.” The self-service model cuts Rob’s workload, too, as employees can now change direct deposit details and W-4 forms themselves.
Generating Huge Time and Cost Savings
Using Paylocity to automate processes such as calculating insurance deductions
has unlocked massive time and cost savings. Onboarding now takes no more than 30 minutes, saving an hour and a half per employee. ACA reporting is now more than 99% faster, while benefits management workloads are lower by at least 80%. Rob confirms: “The benefits process has gone from extremely cumbersome to taking barely any time. Conservatively, I’d say we save as much as 50 hours each year.”
Turning HR Into a More Strategic Function
With more time available and stronger data analytics capabilities, the role of HR at Team 1 Plastics is shifting, too. Rob now focuses more on strategic work for the company rather than data entry. “I have so many plans, such as building HR performance scorecards, and analyzing first year retention and labor costs per dollar, which will help us build more robust business processes,” adds Rob.