Embracing an All-in-One HR & Payroll Platform
Paylocity has brought newfound consistency and control to HR operations, making manual work a thing of the past.
Paylocity Simplifies Payroll
Rachel made the call to introduce Paylocity—a move that has harmonized HR operations and replaced time-consuming manual work with automated processes.
“I hadn’t used Paylocity before, but I had always heard good things about it. When I got the opportunity to check out the platform, I was sold on it from day one,” says Rachel.
With Paylocity’s Payroll module, Seattle-Tacoma Box Co. has an efficient way to calculate wages, subtract deductions, and ensure paycheck accuracy. And using Employee Self-Service enables employees to make changes to their bank account number or home address, and to view their pay stubs and tax forms.
Enabling Easier Onboarding
The company uses Paylocity’s Onboarding module to guide new starters, and keep HR and managers updated on their progress. Rachel says: “I could not be more in love with Onboarding. As an HR practitioner, it’s just dreamy. We’ve gone from working with paper, email, and spreadsheets to a single system that takes all the details and pushes new hires straight through onto our payroll and helps us stay compliant.”
The company uses the module to customize onboarding for different roles. For instance, truck drivers must provide extra details such as vehicle record and driving license—and Paylocity makes the process straightforward. “We capture all the information at once, so we don’t have to go back and forth with new hires, improving their onboarding experience,” Rachel notes.
Supporting Seamless Communication
Paylocity’s Community has become the communication hub at Seattle-Tacoma Box Co. “Not all employees have email – but all have Paylocity. When we need to communicate, we do it through Community. We’re having a company BBQ at a plant soon. If I email out the message, maybe a dozen people would get it of the 100 employees there. I made the announcement in Community today and it’s already got 67 views. The ability to connect with employees has been game changing.”
Fit for the Future
Paylocity helps Seattle-Tacoma Box Co. save time, reduce errors, and focus on what matters most – its people
Saving Time and Effort
The move to Paylocity has unlocked huge time savings and productivity gains. For example, streamlined onboarding means teams are saving eight to ten hours a week. Rachel adds: “Payroll used to be a four- to six-day process. But with Paylocity, we can complete payroll for all four companies in six hours. It’s made life so much easier and freed up days for us to focus on other things.”
The efficiency gains have enabled Seattle-Tacoma Box Co. to accommodate a growing workforce with ease. Rachel comments: “Since 2020, we’ve onboarded close to 25 new full-time employees, and we’ve added five new positions in the last six months. When we worked with paper application packs, it took at least an hour to set up a new employee. With Paylocity, it takes less than 10 minutes.”
A Better Benefits Experience
Paylocity’s Benefits Administration helps the company manage benefits enrollments and automatically notifies HR about eligibility errors. Rachel notes: “Before, I would send enrollment packets to managers, and they would chase people to complete and return forms. Now, we manage everything in Paylocity, and employees can track it all themselves. The system sends reminders about cutoff dates, so it’s much easier to ensure that people enroll on time.”
Meaningful Metrics on Employees and Operations
Seattle-Tacoma Box Co. can now dig deeper into workforce trends thanks to Paylocity’s Insights & Recommendations module. The HR team and company leaders use dashboards and analytics tools to track staffing, overtime, and employee turnover—helping them make better decisions, faster.
“When I showed the dashboards to our COO and President, his eyes were the biggest saucers,” recalls Rachel. “He’s worked here for 67 years, and this was the first time he was able to see all of our hiring trends, payroll activity, labor expenses, and so on. It’s given us a way to track and understand trends that we knew were happening but had no concrete visibility into before.”