Paylocity Adds Features to Help Prepare for Reopening


Paylocity launched a set of features intended to help employers streamline the process of recalling workers and reopening facilities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The future of the workplace looks vastly different than it did a few months ago, and it’s crucial that organizations rethink the way they recruit, rehire and engage their workforces,” said Paylocity CEO Steve Beauchamp. 

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With that in mind, Paylocity’s new features are meant to help businesses safely resume operations. Among them:

  • A “mobile attestation” feature that allows employers to configure punch-in prompts on kiosks, websites, portals or mobile apps. Through the prompts, Paylocity asks employees if they are feeling specific symptoms before clocking-in, then either allows or blocks entry and notifies managers. 
  • Photo capture has been added to mobile photo punch, allowing employees to use their mobile devices to take photos as they punch in. Managers can review photos on time cards and in a gallery to ensure the correct person is clocking in.
  • Capacity enforcement helps employers follow CDC social distancing guidelines. Paylocity’s platform enforces limits on staff, start and end times and employee availability.

Bulking Up Paylocity’s Modules

Other new tools help organizations streamline their recruiting and onboarding processes in preparation for bringing back furloughed employees or making new hires. Using Paylocity’s Recruiting and Onboarding modules, employers can launch virtual re-hire events and enable candidates to apply for specific jobs. Geolocation enhancements help validate state and local taxes based on an employee’s home and work address.

New content, tool kits and training were added to address new challenges in engaging employees. New Survey templates can be used for employee feedback and Journal templates for assisting with virtual performance management, for example.

Within its LMS, Paylocity launched new courses to support managers as they pursue remote engagement. In addition, new courses around mindfulness and managing stress are now available.  

Finally, the company updated its labor cost dashboard to provide details on labor cost and overtime trends on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.

This spring, Paylocity launched new features and resources meant to help companies implement legislation enacted to help workers during the pandemic. The company also launched an Emergency Setup Dashboard to help customers keep their employees informed during the pandemic. The dashboard helps ensure employee contact information is updated, shares information and allows set up of direct deposit for payroll.

In April, Paylocity acquired VidGrid, a video platform that provides two-way, peer-to-peer learning courses.  

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