The lack of functionality facilitating connection between employees was particularly an issue. The SLVBHG team knows the important role recognition plays in a positive company culture, but their efforts were limited in their impact. Individual employees were celebrated as Employee of the Month and with Caught You Doing Something Good awards, for example, but they needed a way to share this with the entire team, especially with so many members on the road and spread out across eight locations.
As important as data is in the HR world, SLVBHG’s previous solution didn’t provide easily accessible data. Toni explains, “I had to manually pull the data and create spreadsheets. That would sometimes take me up to 10 days [with our previous provider], and we would have to do these spreadsheets quarterly. That would be an average of eight weeks a year spent pulling data and filling out spreadsheets. We needed a more efficient way.”
SLVBHG knew that Paylocity’s all-in-one system could help bring their employee engagement strategy to life, which studies show also results in increased profitability. They created opportunities for connection on Community and Impressions, Paylocity’s recognition tool. “We’ve been using Paylocity to get people more involved and engaged,” says Toni. “We celebrate birthdays and anniversaries on Community [Paylocity’s social collaboration platform], and our team members interact and communicate with each other. I recently sent a reminder out asking people to take a minute to recognize each other. And there was a huge flood of Impressions. We’ve had 200 impressions in 2020, with more than 30 individual employee awards that were given out through Impressions.”
Paylocity’s Modern Workforce Index (MWI) equipped Toni and her team in another critical way, by allowing them to pull the data they need in a matter of minutes and take it directly to their leadership team. “I was working on reporting from 2019 and had to go to our previous provider to get the information,” says Toni. “Then I remembered they don’t have the dashboards or reporting features we do now! With Paylocity, I can pull a report in a matter of minutes, and it puts the information in a pie chart, or I can drill down into the details. There are clear dashboards with scores attributed to our engagement. Our CEO is very visual so having the information in a way he can quickly glance at and understand has been huge.”
In addition to implementing the new platform, SLVBHG was also onboarding a new, dedicated recruiter, Hank Maxwell. “It only took two days to navigate and learn the system,” says Hank. “It’s super easy to learn. Once you enter information into the system, it’s all automatic and filters through the employee journey. And it’s definitely going to save us money, because it streamlines so many other programs.”
The team at SLVBHG was blown away by the transparency, visibility, and results they achieved with Paylocity’s platform, particularly Recruiting, Onboarding, and MWI. “This was the first time we’ve had an abundance of qualified candidates for an open position,” says Toni. “We’ve had more interviews for this specialized role than [all roles] in the last five years! We also have much more visibility to the data. We can now track where and how candidates are finding us, and why employees are leaving us. Not only are we more efficient, but we are also saving significant time and money.”