Blue Ridge Companies, a full-service real estate firm in North Carolina, has employees spread across several locations which makes consistent communication challenging. Many of these employees do not use a computer during their daily work which adds even more complexity.
“Getting in touch with our property managers, leasing agents, groundskeepers, and other on-the-go roles has been challenging in the past, and the pandemic only added to that difficulty,” according to Blue Ridge Companies VP of HR, Susan Watts. This challenge provided an opportunity for Susan and her team to double down on communication and engagement tools through Paylocity.
“With Paylocity, our people get alerts on their mobile devices when we post important announcements, and peer-to-peer recognition has more than doubled - we’ve kept everyone informed and connected through a difficult time.”
Making data-driven decisions has become more important than ever in HR – especially during a time when communication and engagement is critical. Susan and her team understand this and have adopted Paylocity’s Modern Workforce Index as a go-to tool to dig into metrics like utilization, organizational, health, ROI and more.