Roundup: ADP Expands Next Gen Payroll; PeopleGoal Launches Social Graph

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ADP’s Next Gen Payroll platform has gone live with its first client in Mexico, expanding the service’s reach across all of North America. Built natively on the public cloud, the platform gives practitioners and employees transparency into how they’re paid, along with predictive insights with suggested actions. ADP said Next Gen Payroll helps employers address regulatory challenges and the complexities of global payroll while simplifying the overall process.

HR app business PeopleGoal released PeopleGoal Social Graph, a tool that captures team dynamics and relationships to provide a complete view of how teams and team members work together. Based on the company’s workflow app engine, the Social Graph captures forms as they move across processes, then identifies the network interactions within workflows. The result is a “holistic, multi-dimensional view of the relationship dynamics at play” within teams and between employees, the company said.

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Ceridian will acquire Ascender, a payroll and HR solutions provider with more than 1,200 customers in Asia Pacific Japan. Ascender has industry expertise across all verticals, including higher education and government, as well as a solid partner ecosystem. With the acquisition, Ceridian will serve a combined 1,500 customers and 2.5 million employees across 30 countries in the region. 

Employers can reduce average turnover by 30% to 60% in high-churn industries such as retail, and 20% among organizations with salaried workers, according to Nucleus Research. On average, companies spend more than 30% of an employee’s salary per turnover, which can increase with costs required to train a replacement. Employers can reduce turnover and give recruiters more time to make strategic hiring decisions and develop more effective overall talent plans by leveraging talent acquisition solutions to recruit and retain more qualified employees, Nucleus said.

eLearning Brothers introduced the Rockstar Learning Platform, which combines LMS and LXP features to address needs in virtual onboarding, employee training, self-directed learning, upskilling, reskilling, cross-training and virtual instructor-led training. The platform also enables continuous learning through a combination of channels and user-generated content.  

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