Making the Most of Your Corporate Events in 2022

‘Tis the season for new year’s resolutions. We’re all thinking about how we can do better in 2022, and if you’re a vendor planning to host events in the coming year, 3Sixty Insights has some advice to share. We’ve seen many vendors going all-in on events in the COVID era. Some have been great; others, not so much. Below are our takeaways from the past few years. First, let’s agree that event hosts should always offer virtual options. Even as we prepare for more in-person events, we must continue to provide virtual accessibility. If COVID has proven one thing, it’s that we are all living with uncertainty: about the future, about the right decisions, and about our own and others’ comfort levels. At this point, […]

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Case Study: Colt Technology Services Continues to Accrue Efficiencies in Global Payroll with Longtime CloudPay Deployment

What You Need to Know Perhaps nothing defines the first two decades of the 21st century so much as globalization. Well before the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated these trends, we were already seeing unprecedented growth in the number of companies operating worldwide and finding that job markets and workforces were no longer limited by geographical barriers. There are now hundreds of thousands of multinational companies in business, and each one needs a way to pay its employees, wherever they are in the world. In the old days, this meant retaining local service providers in every region where even a single employee was based—the only way to ensure compliance with, for example, regional tax and year-end processing requirements. Aside from the obvious administrative challenges that naturally occur […]

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Anatomy of a Decision: Engagedly Helps Customers Provide and Manage Modern, Positive Employee Experience

What You Need to Know It has long been understood that employee experience is critical to a company’s success. However, companies that prioritized employee experience over risk mitigation and revenue increases were few and far between — until recently. The mass exodus from the office to remote and hybrid work environments has rendered the link between employee experience and company performance undeniable. This sudden shift left business leaders and human resources practitioners urgently solving complex challenges like maintaining productivity in an uncertain time. Over time, these shifts have created a competitive candidates’ market that highlights the powerful influence of employee satisfaction on retention. A critical component of employee satisfaction is engagement. An engaged employee is a productive and dedicated employee who will serve a company […]

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Market Alert: Paylocity Positions Itself Wisely with Blue Marble Global Payroll Acquisition

What Happened On Sept. 1, 2021, Paylocity, a vendor of software for human capital management, announced that it had acquired global payroll provider Blue Marble Global Payroll. By connecting its U.S.-based project managers to local payroll experts in more than 150 countries, Blue Marble helps its clients manage the pay of international employees according to their local conventions and regulations. Background A necessity for many these days, remote work has also long been a popular employee perk. Enlightened employers hoping to create competitive work environments have perceived that offering flexibility on that front is one highly effective way to improve the employee experience, and in a competitive job market, the employee experience is critical. The best way to retain employees is to keep them from […]

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Square Meets the Moment with Afterpay

Square, the digital payments giant co-founded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, has this week acquired Australian fintech company Afterpay. The announcement has already made the rounds; plenty of outlets have proffered their own predictions of the effects this acquisition will have on the market. We at 3Sixty Insights see this going far beyond the market moment: we believe that buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) will continue to increase in relevance at the point of sale. By connecting AfterPay directly to purchase transactions, this acquisition has the potential to have a profound and lasting generational effect. Pay and Payments in the Present On-demand pay (ODP) has taken the HR world by storm since DailyPay was founded in 2015. There’s Dayforce Wallet (from Ceridian). Last month, global payroll provider CloudPay […]

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Pandemic Fallout and the Future of Work

Even as parts of the world return to a state resembling normal, the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold. Referring to this global event as “unprecedented” has become so commonplace as to be clichéd, and yet, the term hits the nail on the head. The unprecedented nature of this worldwide disaster renders its effects unpredictable, and as we march into the future, those effects continue to develop in ways we could only have guessed. Pandemic lockdowns had an immediate and marked effect on work. Who could or should go to work, where that work took place, how it was done—these work life fundamentals changed overnight for the majority of the population. Had lockdowns lasted only two weeks, as first predicted in those optimistic […]

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Channel Fish Anatomy of a Decision SAP Business One

The first decade of the 2000s saw a sea change in IT  spending. Until about 2009, spending oversight was starkly different from what it has become at most companies today. Chief Information Officers were generally happy to sign off on anything that stayed within their budget, so IT departments were free to make the technological and system decisions they thought would be best since they would be supporting that technology should anything go wrong. In the last decade or so, however, there’s been a shift. It’s far more common today for every purchase decision to go through finance and other departments, involving colleagues who may be unfamiliar with the provider or the ultimate use of the system and potentially slowing the adoption process (3Sixty Insights […]

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