Paying and Getting Paid — The Future Is Already Out of the Barn

“I want it all, and I want it now!” belted the late, great Freddie Mercury on a criminally underrated song by the rock band Queen. Was he channeling typical first world consumers and employees from some four decades into the future? He might as well have been. People these days, not all of them want it all, truly, but most seem to want whatever it is they do want, now. They expect every accommodation. Leeway and speed are what they want. They want what they buy to arrive as soon as possible. They want to pay in the easiest way available, in a way most accommodating to their needs and wants. And they want the pay they’ve earned so far, right now — not in […]

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3Sixty Insights Monthly Recap | September 2021

Recent Research: Case Study: Allianz Global Investors Deploys Ceridian Dayforce to Modernize the Necessities of Employing People For well over a decade, employers have been ripping out legacy deployments of software for human capital management in favor of superior, cloud-based solutions delivered via software-as-a-service (SaaS). Providing the impetus for their decision to leave these often on-premises solutions behind is, typically, some combination of factors: the desire to emancipate HCM from pernicious inefficiencies, the business rationale to lower IT-related labor expenditure and eliminate expensive yearly maintenance fees, and more. Modern technology for HCM tends to deliver automation that greatly alleviates the administrative burden associated with the last generation of software for HCM. It is unacceptable today to accept highly manual processes in payroll or anything immediately […]

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Market Alert: UKG Raises the Bar for HCM Market by Acquiring Great Place to Work Institute, Inc. with Promise to Help Build Better Workplaces for All

What Happened In September 2021, UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) acquired Great Place to Work Institute, Inc. A pioneer in workplace culture, Great Place to Work was founded in 1990. More than 10,000 companies worldwide rely on the company’s software and insights. Great Place to Work will continue to operate as a standalone company under CEO Michael C. Bush. UKG plans to embed elements of Great Place to Work insights into UKG’s HCM solutions over the next few years for customers to enhance organizational health and give a greater voice to their employees. Background Human resources became a distinct domain of the enterprise out of a necessity to manage the employment of people. First going by terms such as personnel administration, according to Wikipedia, HR had […]

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3Sixty Insights Monthly Recap | August 2021

Recent Research: Case Study: Core-Mark International Empowers Its People with Centralized HR Operations Powered by UKG A Fortune 250 company founded in 1888, Core-Mark International is one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America. The company serves 44,000 customer locations and operates 32 distribution centers. Core-Mark employs approximately 7,500 across its geographic footprint, which spans the United States and Canada, and first went public in 1974 under previous ownership. For several intervening years afterward, Core-Mark returned to private ownership. Since 2005, the company has publicly traded on the NASDAQ. To gain an understanding of the company’s deployment of UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), 3Sixty Insights spoke with Ahmad Noordin, who joined Core-Mark in December 2020 […]

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Case Study: Core-Mark International Empowers Its People with Centralized HR Operations Powered by UKG

Organizations employing thousands in staff and spanning thousands of miles in geographic footprint face a dilemma in human capital management. There is no way, really, for a centralized HR function to enjoy absolute, full command and control of every people-related nuance and idiosyncrasy at play at such a company’s many locations, let alone oversee everything from afar, back at headquarters. This should never be the goal anyway. Hardworking staff closest to the action always are in the best position to understand the day-to-day. This report explores an example. A large, dispersed company, Core-Mark International has long operated competitively as a decentralized organization. Even so, Core-Mark wanted greater centralization of HCM—not to exercise unnecessary control over the company’s many locations in North America (which were doing […]

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Thomas Cielak, VP of HR Operations at Allianz Global Investors

3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Thomas Cielak, Vice President of HR Operations at Allianz Global Investors

We welcome Tom Cielak to this episode of the 3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat video podcast. Tom and I met several years ago to discuss his team’s use of Ceridian Dayforce when he was director of HR operations at ACCO Brands. He later joined global asset management firm Allianz Global Investors, in mid-2018, as its vice president of HR operations. This is his current role, and Tom’s team at Allianz Global happens to use Ceridian Dayforce too. Tom is an advocate for the notion that, to be effective in their craft and as an asset to the organization, HR leaders today must become technologists. In today’s environment, where decision-making to buy enterprise software involves a broad variety of stakeholders, the IT department still has a say. The […]

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