Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people
management solutions, announced today that Berkeley College, a
coeducational institution of higher education specializing in business
and professional studies, has consolidated and simplified talent
management processes, filled talent management communication gaps, and
strengthened employee engagement with UltiPro®.
With 1,700 employees in many locations, Berkeley
College had been using a payroll service bureau and another
separate solution for HR, but the higher education company found that
interfacing the two different systems was costly, inefficient, and
cumbersome. HR executives sought a single, scalable solution-supported
by strong service-that could deliver the full
scope of HCM functionality and help them manage people and
administrative operations in a more streamlined and strategic way.
Berkeley College chose UltiPro in October 2009 and was live on HR and
payroll in only 10 weeks.
Today, the organization has expanded its use of UltiPro and transformed
the talent management experience by leveraging onboarding, talent
acquisition, and performance
management in one cohesive, organized, and efficient system of
record, rather than disparate activities that occur sporadically during
the employee lifecycle.
"Before UltiPro, many of our talent management processes were
decentralized, manual, and inconsistent, and we were always concerned
about the accuracy of our data," said Karen Carpentieri, vice president
of human resources at Berkeley College. "By having UltiPro as our single
solution of record, which provides a go-to
hub for our people management processes, our employees have one
login where they can find anything employee-centric whenever needed, and
everyone-employees, managers, and HR-understands and follows the same
channels and procedures for every HR practice."
Organizations that use UltiPro for talent management can take
information collected during the hiring process and move it directly
not only orients employees and helps them complete proper documentation,
but also alerts others in the organization to the arrival date of the
new hire. As a result of this streamlined communication, employees can
have their IT hardware, company identification/security privileges, and
workspace ready so they can be productive very quickly.
"At any workplace, HR must manage employee changes and the communication
associated with these changes. Whether employees are starting with the
company, switching jobs, or just modifying their direct deposit, it's
easy to have a miscommunication or even no communication among people
and departments when there are multiple systems in play and thousands of
people involved who are making changes all the time," said Yvonne Ruiz,
HRIS analyst at Berkeley College.
"UltiPro automates communication using built-in security and workflow
so, for example, candidates and employees can know right where they are
in the job
application process. When the HR staff logs into UltiPro,
associates can see the status of these types of changes, including who
has yet to complete open enrollment, what manager needs to complete a
performance appraisal, or what department has employees with the most
overtime. With UltiPro, both communication and collaboration have been
dramatically improved-impacting productivity, employee engagement and
adoption, and the overall perception of Berkeley and our HR team."
UltiPro helps businesses engage employees by delivering online
tools for career-related interaction-such as goal journaling or
sharing an accomplishment; reading company news; tracking career
progress; or quickly accessing individual pay, benefits, and career
details. The team at Berkeley College also believes that UltiPro is
particularly welcomed by the younger generation of the workforce, who
are very accustomed to consumer technologies, mobile devices, and a
sense of collaboration and innovation in the workplace.
Millennials enter the workforce in higher numbers, businesses
need to adapt to accommodate them by leveraging the technologies they
expect," said Carpentieri. "You have to have technology like UltiPro in
place when you want this rising group within the workforce to adopt
these applications and stay engaged."
"New talent entering the workforce today expects employers to provide
technology that enables them to do more than just access information.
The younger workforce wants new ways to collaborate and interact with
the people they work with, and they reject experiences that fall short
of the high expectations set by consumer applications," said Greg Swick,
chief sales officer at Ultimate Software. "We are very mindful of what
businesses need now and for the future, and we continuously reevaluate
not just the capabilities our product delivers but the experience of our
users. Berkeley College recognizes the importance of solutions
designed to engage employees as well as help HR teams spend more
time on developing an effective people strategy for their business."
About Ultimate Software
Ultimate is a leading
SaaS provider of people management solutions, with more than 8
million people records in the cloud. Built on the belief that people are
the most important ingredient of any business, Ultimate's award-winning
UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, and talent management solutions that
seamlessly connect people with the information and resources they need
to work more effectively. Founded in 1990, the company is headquartered
in Weston, Florida, and has more than 1,600 professionals focused on
developing the highest quality solutions and services. In 2012, Ultimate
was ranked #25 on FORTUNE'S "100 Best Companies to Work For" list.
Ultimate has more than 2,300 customers with employees in 115 countries,
including Adobe Systems Incorporated, Culligan International, Major
League Baseball, The New York Yankees Baseball Team, Pep Boys, and Texas
Roadhouse. More information on Ultimate's products and services for
people management can be found at www.ultimatesoftware.com.
UltiPro is a registered trademark of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc.
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