HR Workflows that “Just Work”
Paylocity has transformed the way the Wagstaff HR team works, while making life easier for employees and managers, too.
More Candidates, Fewer Clicks
Paylocity’s Recruiting capability has fully automated Wagstaff’s hiring process— everything from job descriptions and placing ads to making job offers can all now be done with a few clicks, saving at least five hours per week. The system also sends automatic reminders to HR and managers if an applicant hasn’t been seen within 48 hours. “Those touchpoints save us potential candidates,” says Wade.
Onboarding is automated too, with integrated Video, so new employees can now complete all their onboarding tasks and training before their start date. As Wade puts it: “Nobody likes spending their first day with HR. Having no wet signatures and no paperwork on day one is a big win.”
No More Missed Punches
Wagstaff now uses Paylocity for Time and Attendance, allowing employees to punch in, manage sick time, or make vacation requests with the Paylocity Mobile App. “The missed punch issue is just gone,” says Wade, “That’s hours and hours of time that we’ve saved with Paylocity.”
Paylocity’s Compensation module also helps automate pay changes and bonuses, simplifying the payroll process. As a result, payroll processing workload has gone from nearly two FTEs to just 25% of one FTE’s workload — a saving of almost 87.5%. Or as Wade puts it: “When my payroll person can run payroll on her tablet from anywhere, and it just works—that’s pretty cool.”
Productivity Without Distractions
With Paylocity’s Performance tools, managers can manage reviews on their phone or tablet without taking employees away from the production line and impacting productivity. And as employees are now accustomed to using the mobile app on a daily basis, the HR team can send out Surveys and promote Employee Self-Service—further reducing the need for lengthy detours to HR.
Transforming the Role of HR
By automating and integrating Wagstaff’s HR processes, Paylocity has helped free the HR team to become strategic partners for the business.
Halving HR’s Workload
Looking at the positive impact of Paylocity on Wagstaff, Wade comments: “My best estimate is that with Paylocity, we've reduced our total HR workload by 50%. And because my managers aren’t spending so much time on performance evaluations, I’d estimate we’ve saved at least 10% of their time too.”
The time-savings aren’t just improving productivity—they are liberating the HR team. Wade comments: “We had a qualified accountant stuck doing payroll full- time. Now she’s able to take on much more interesting work. That’s good for morale, and good for her career too.” The extra time allows HR to be a strategic partner to other business units. In addition, there’s additional time to focus on culture and employee engagement.
Simplifying IT in the Cloud
From a technical perspective, Wagstaff has been able to retire around 10 legacy HR systems and hundreds of spreadsheets. Better yet, as Paylocity is a cloud-based system, it only needs a fraction of the support as before from Wagstaff’s internal IT team. “Paylocity works so well because it was built on cloud technology from day one—it’s not a legacy system that’s been dressed up for the web,” says Wade. “I think it’s the most stable and secure system in the company.”
Earning Trust for HR
In the bigger picture, Paylocity is helping Wagstaff’s HR team earn trust as a strategic partner for the business. “Today, HR is a fully integrated and highly trusted function,” concludes Wade. “The CFO, the CEO, and the President all rely on HR. We’re now in the right place to deliver what our organization needs—and that wasn’t the case before Paylocity.”