Roundup: HR Acuity Launches Tool for Employee Relations; Companies to Increase Headcounts

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HR Acuity unveiled an employee relations maturity model, the Employee Relations Quotient or ER/Q. With the tool, employee relations teams can establish a baseline for their current maturity level based on the purpose, processes and influence the team currently has within the organization. Once the baseline is set, teams identify with the closest maturity profile and receive actionable steps to improve.

Companies plan to increase hiring work tech budgets by about 47%, with 94% expecting to increase headcounts significantly, according to a study by WorkTech and Greenhouse. In fact, their research found that the majority of companies (71%) are planning to increase or maintain their budgets in 2023.

Scan-Optics, an intelligent data management company, expanded its technology partnership with UKG. With this collaboration, organizations utilizing both Scan-Optics and UKG will be able to convert and digitize paper documents, seamlessly transferring existing data from legacy HRIS systems into UKG Pro Document Manager. As a result, customers will be able to retrieve documents while keeping files updated and audit ready.

ExtensisHR, a professional employer organization and HR outsourcing services provider, announced enhancements to its Work Anywhere application. According to the company, the additions were designed to deliver better performance, convenience and security. They include the usage of facial or finger print recognition and multi-factor authentication as well as the ability for users to add or update their direct deposit information.

Visier announced the appointment of Matt Weaver as senior vice president of sales. He brings over 20 years of experience to the role, with his most recent role being senior vice president of sales at iCIMS.

Bullhorn promoted Kelley Morse to chief people officer.

Last Week’s Top News

New Unicorn Beamery Will Layoff 12% of Its Workforce

Barely a month after it hit unicorn status, Beamery said it’s laying off “around 12%” of its workforce. According to Tech.EU, UK-based Beamery informed its staff about the cut backs during an all-hands call on Tuesday. The call was followed by a company-wide email that said it intended to let go of more than 10% of its staff. Read More.

Security, Burnout and Performance Pressure HR Departments

A significant number of employers face rising issues related to their IT security, including security challenges, HR-employee burnout and struggles with performance, according to a pair of recently released studies. Read More.

Engagedly Launches New Listening Tool for Teams

Engagedly launched Team Pulse, a listening tool that uses a recurring set of questions that are sent out to employees on a set frequency. Employees can then come up with responses, collaborate with peers and managers, and become more active in the engagement process. Read More.

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