Not only is Paylocity remote-friendly, but they understand and value a true work-life balance!
Congrats to Michelle Ensey who was just hired as Paylocity's newest Product Owner!
Established in 1997, Paylocity has revolutionized the marketplace for Payroll and HR professionals by offering a hybrid of services and technology — all on the cloud. Noted for their fifth straight appearance on Crain's 'Fast Fifty' list as one of Chicago's fastest-growing companies, and stealing 29th place in Glassdoor's 2018 list of Best Places to Work, we couldn't be more excited for Michelle and the impact she will have on such a rapidly growing company!
We got the chance to ask Michele a few questions about her new role and her tips for someone looking to start their next career at Paylocity! Head over to Paylocity's page on PowerToFly to see all of their open roles and don't forget to press follow.
What excites you about your new role at Paylocity?
Michelle Ensey: Three things really — the people, culture, and their mission. There are a ton of really smart and talented people here. Paylocity also has a clear culture where everyone has a voice, they work together and are accountable for their work. Human capital is any company's most valuable asset. It's exciting to work with a company whose mission is all about creating solutions that help companies and employees have a better experience.
What made Paylocity stand out in your job search?
ME: The core values that Paylocity embodies aligned with my core values. They have a remote workforce and manage it well - meaning that I feel confident about working remotely and being a valued member of the team. I'm able to balance my family and my career without having to sacrifice one for the other.
Can you tell us a little more about your journey to finding this job?
ME: Previously, I worked in a corporate environment where there was a lack of work-life balance. Through weekly emails and various networking invitations, PowerToFly became a key resource reinforcing a feeling in my gut that there were options out there... I just had to find the right one. When PowerToFly introduced me to Paylocity, it opened my eyes to an opportunity that allowed me to still have a young family and my career without making sacrifices.
What advice do you have for someone looking to get hired at Paylocity?
ME: Share your experiences in delivering on customers' unmet needs. That's a huge part of the Paylocity culture, so don't be afraid to let your passion for customers shine!Good luck Michelle!
Life at Paylocity
Below is an article originally written by PowerToFly Partner Paylocity. Go Paylocity's Page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.
An employee's first day at your company may be one of the most exciting in his or her career — until the avalanche of onboarding paperwork begins.
Using technology to improve your onboarding process — and therefore, your employees' first impressions of your company — can help make those employees more productive, more quickly. It can also ensure they stay at your workplace longer.
"Onboarding software can make the process more consistent and let employees dive into their job faster," writes Tatiana Lebedzeva for Ere Media's TLNT. "IT is not a magic stick, and you can't automate the parts that heavily rely on human relations. … Focus on the areas where onboarding software is most applicable, no matter whether it's an out-of-the-box product or a custom solution."
In fact, you can start as you finalize your employment agreement with a new hire by allowing important documents to be signed electronically, writes Nick Otto for Employee Benefit Adviser.
"The top 10 percent of candidates are on the market for 10 days or less," Otto writes. "In the final steps of the whole process, you're mailing the offer letter for a signature to the employee. "You're adding days to the mix, and those are days a competitor can swoop in and give a better offer."
After you seal the deal, your onboarding system can start making the employee feel welcome in advance.
"You can automatically send welcoming emails to newcomers, reminding about the needed documents, (such as) security cards, passports and driver's licenses," Lebedzeva writes. "Or, it can provide a link (so hires can) upload the required documents. Along these lines, sharing some basic information about the company and planned onboarding activities for day one will be equally helpful."
When onboarding begins in earnest, a portal system for onboarding can help you and the employee track progress, advance through training sessions they don't need and provide a lasting central location where employees can check back to find important documents, like the employee handbook and benefit documents.
You can even add information to personalize the experience and help your new employee feel comfortable, writes Cathy Reilly for Entrepreneur.
"Have employees who will be working closely with a new hire record short introductory videos, where they talk about who they are and their interests," she writes. "That way, (new employees) can know a little bit about everyone. Then when they actually meet in person, they can begin to make a deeper connection with their co-workers."
Finding ways to make your company's onboarding engaging and insightful through technology will help an employee feel productive and welcome, and emphasizes their importance to your organization.
"Comprehensive support, a welcoming environment and an engaging experience from the first moments trigger employees' motivation for a productive and long-term relationship with the company," Lebedzeva writes.