Roundup: ServiceNow, Deloitte Extend Alliance; Paychex Revenue Slips

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ServiceNow and Deloitte extended their strategic alliance to help customers accelerate HR service delivery. The companies will conduct joint go-to-market activities to support ServiceNow’s solution through global sales and training activities. Deloitte will also work with ServiceNow to expand product features and functions.

Paychex said total revenue decreased by 7% during its fiscal fourth quarter, $915 million, but increased 7%, to $4 billion, during the fiscal year. CEO Martin Mucci said the year began on a “good track,” but results were hampered by the pandemic and resulting business shutdowns. However, he added, the company has seen “sequential improvement” in key business metrics since the end of April.

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Employers increased their hiring of D&I executives by 113%, according to ZoomInfo. The company said most of these executives run internal D&I programs, encourage “comradery” in the workforce, and help minorities feel supported. At the same time, ZoomInfo found barely 40% of the Fortune 500 had a diversity executive as of 2020’s first quarter. 

Slack acquired Rimeto, a startup that created a business directory solution. Rimeto’s features will be integrated into Slack, although the company’s product will continue to be available as a stand-alone solution. Slack called Rimeto “a powerful cultural tool that can help strengthen employee ties to each other and to their work.”

Culture Amp announced integrations with Microsoft Teams and Slack. Prompted by the growth in remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the integrations allow users to give and receive feedback while continuing to work within their primary application.

Dublin-based payroll technology firm Immedis joined Ultimate Software’s UltiPro Connect Partners program. An integration now allows mutual customers to exchange data between the UltiPro and the Immedis platforms.

Hibob announced bob HR for Microsoft Teams, an integration that helps teams stay up-to-date on company news and information, onboard and communicate with HR. The company said the integration will help cultivate culture remotely, make HR more transparent and support collaboration.

Workhuman announced Moodtracker, a solution designed to help businesses remain aligned with their employees. The tool, which is free, allows organizations to keep a pulse on employees’ feelings and implement recommendations to help them better understand their workforces.

Investment firm Silver Lake will acquire Silae, which provides cloud-based payroll and HR software for the French market. Silae offers automation solutions to more than 550,000 businesses in France, in partnership with a network of CPAs and HR outsourcing specialists. Terms weren’t disclosed.

Consulting firm Collaborative Solutions will now help new users of Phenom’s talent experience platform with implementation, optimization, and adoption. Collaborative Solutions will also provide ongoing training and support. 

CURO Compensation updated its compensation management solution with features intended to help employers manage pandemic-related situations. New features include the ability to affect negative salary changes, review pay reduction scenarios by employee and use advanced filters to identify key talent groups.

Bend, Ore.-based Nine Peaks Solutions launched a software application designed to extract historical data from existing HCM systems. The HCMReporter streamlines payroll by providing access to compliance and historical data.

Last Week’s Top Stories

Q&A: How to ‘Systematize’ Increased Engagement

Amy Leschke-Kahle, vice president at ADP unit Marcus Buckingham Company, and Joe Sullivan, vice president of ADP Talent Solutions, discuss the value that may be hiding in the nooks and crannies of employee engagement data, and why communications is critical to navigating transitions. Read more.

Ultimate, Kronos Want Employers to Apply D&I Research

Ultimate Software and Kronos want to help employers use research that explores the development of truly diverse and inclusive workplaces. To that end, the companies are funding a new Equity at Work Council, comprised of business and academic practitioners focused on D&I and workforce issues. Read more.

SAP SuccessFactors Adds Features to Simplify Tasks for HR, Employees

SAP SuccessFactors believes its experience-focused approach to HCM technology is becoming increasingly important as businesses reimagine their approach to workforce management and engagement as they adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic’s new realities. Read more.

Podcast: How Workday Used Feedback to Support Culture, Pivot to Remote Work

SVP Greg Pryor on how Workday maintained, and maybe even increased, engagement as it pivoted to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen here.

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