Paylocity Seamlessly Integrates Employees Into the Organization
With Paylocity, Upward Projects found a scalable solution that streamlined and improved every stage of the employee journey.
Automated Recruiting and Onboarding Speeds Talent Acquisition
Upward Projects chose Paylocity because it offers flexibility for the recruiting team and easy use for applicants — the ideal combination to accelerate the talent acquisition process. Paylocity streamlines the application process, even allowing candidates to apply for roles on their mobile devices. Using Paylocity makes it easy for both recruiters and applicants to connect and share information.
Sam and his team appreciate the customized hiring workflows they can adjust based on each role. Once candidates are in the Upward Projects system, they move through it with little manual effort from the HR team, making it an ultra-smooth process for both recruiters and candidates. “It's a one-stop shop,” Sam says. “The information flows from onboarding to HR to payroll. You're not playing with a bunch of different systems. You can focus on high-level work like talent acquisition strategy.”
All-in-One System Makes Payroll and Benefits Easier Than Ever
Now Upward Projects’ payroll and benefits are all in one place. Supervisors can build shifts, adjust schedules on the fly, and approve timecards using a single system. Employees can verify their information and download paystubs. Employees are more engaged than ever, adapting quickly to the self-service options, which lightens HR’s manual task load even more.
In addition, Sam’s team receives notifications whenever an employee is eligible for benefits like health insurance and retirement planning. They can then follow up to ensure every employee takes full advantage of the organization’s benefits package. HR and employees appreciate this top-tier integrated experience.
Performance Management Enhances Employee Development
Paylocity’s Performance Management module lays the groundwork for greater employee retention by tracking career goals and progress toward achieving them. Now Sam and his team leverage communication tools like Journals to help employees and managers keep career conversations going throughout the year.
Sam explains, “We call the [Paylocity] Journals 'jam sessions.’ Employees fill out the jam session, so the supervisor knows what they want to discuss. And the supervisor can easily add notes. We keep it in the employee file. It's a great tool to capture ongoing conversations, plus we use the jam sessions for annual reviews." With documentation easily accessible to managers and employees on one platform, career path development is an ongoing process rather than a once-in-a-while event.
Upward Projects Scales Its Business with Help From Paylocity
Streamlining HR tasks and engaging employees forms a great foundation for company growth.
Streamlined Recruiting Delivers 800+ New Hires Per Year
The Upward Projects team appreciates the difference with a talent management system that goes beyond basic recruiting functionality. “Now you've got this huge database that lets you send emails and texts to spur interest in open positions or new store openings. So Recruiting becomes a powerful tool for us, not just an applicant tracking tool but also a talent acquisition tool.”
Now it’s easy for Upward Projects to stay connected with potential candidates. When a candidate applies for a position, the hiring process is an opportunity to showcase the company’s people-first culture immediately. Additionally, the team has visibility throughout the hiring and onboarding process, keeping their hiring practices agile. Sam says, “We're hiring about 85 people daily, and as we send out links to Onboarding, we immediately know if somebody is actively engaged in the process.”
Company Growth Rate Reaches 30%
Organizations growing as quickly as Upward Projects often struggle without automation. Sam explains, “Upward Projects knows that a smooth, user-friendly HCM platform is the best-case scenario for HR professionals and the people they serve.”
The first impression is critical when competing for top talent, and making the employee experience a smooth one makes an impact. “I can't count the number of times I've heard the onboarding process was difficult at other organizations with paperwork, paycheck issues, or other hurdles. We know our process is smooth with Paylocity, and our employees share that sentiment.”
Upward Projects' leadership recognizes how crucial an effective hire-to-retire HCM platform is for attracting and retaining talent. In Paylocity, Upward Projects found an integrated solution that automates HR tasks, supports efforts to attract and retain talent, and makes it easier for the company to grow. In addition, moving to Paylocity helped Upward Projects consolidate multiple platforms into one complete solution.
Since implementing Paylocity, Upward Projects has rapidly expanded its workforce—going from 300 employees to 1,300—with an average growth rate of 30% per year. And they’re not done yet, with plans to continue using Paylocity to help them double in size by 2025.