PeopleStrategy Review

PeopleStrategy
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PeopleStrategy At A Glance

Good: Strong focus on employee and manager self service, intuitive user experience accessible from any device, single database so all data is accessible in one location, end-to-end modular suite that includes HRIS, Payroll, Benefits Administration, Time & Attendance, Talent Acquisition.
Bad: LMS and full talent management functionality is not built in (can be obtained through a third-party provider).
Bottom Line: End-to-end HCM suite that helps businesses efficiently manage all HR functions in one system.

Product Overview

PeopleStrategy offers a comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solution designed for small and mid-sized companies that would like to manage all HR functions from a single platform.

In addition to not having to maintain separate software for each HR function, PeopleStrategy offers employers these benefits:

  • Easy-to-use interface that’s accessible from any device
  • No hardware or software to purchase or maintain
  • Reasonable Per-Employee Per-Month pricing model with a one-time implementation fee
  • Empowers employees and managers with self-service tools accessible 24/7 from any mobile device
  • Single system of record simplifies tracking and reporting data necessary for legal or regulatory compliance
  • Configurable workflows to match existing business processes

PeopleStrategy’s platform includes most HR functions, such as:

  • Recruiting
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll
  • HR (employee data, training tracking and compliance)
  • Workforce Management (time, attendance and scheduling)
  • Benefits Administration
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation Planning
  • Risk Management Services

PeopleStrategy is accessible via the web browser on mobile devices. Employees and managers can access their benefits information, paystubs and vacation/sick leave balances straight from their devices.

Features

Each PeopleStrategy component includes its own set of features. We’ve listed a few of them below:

Recruiting/Talent Acquisition:

  • Branded career center for applicants to submit resumes and apply
  • Applicants can apply for jobs in English and Spanish
  • Configurable qualification, hiring and onboarding process steps
  • Ability to post job descriptions to many job boards
  • Online Communications Center to manage scheduling and communication with applicants, hiring teams and recruiters
  • Work tax credit screening
  • Background checks, including credit, criminal history, education and more (applicants can give consent to background checks using electronic signatures and recruiters can track results)
  • Ability to move applicant from hire to onboarding in a few clicks

Core HR:

  • Single database for all employee data
  • Ability for managers and employees to update their personal information
  • Online organizational charts
  • Onboarding tool including new-hire paperwork, I-9 management and E-Verify
  • Automated notifications and approvals
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation Planning including access to salary survey data
  • Access to Risk Management services and tools such as a Compliance Hotline & Library, Employee Handbook Tool and job description builder

Payroll:

  • Payroll process dashboard and interactive pay grid make running payroll faster and easier
  • Preprocessing editing tools to reduce errors
  • Unlimited capabilities for deductions, earnings, accruals, wage garnishments, off-payroll cycles (e.g., bonuses) and more
  • Ability to print or direct deposit checks
  • Ability to print W-2s and other year-end tax forms
  • Unlimited Direct Deposit Accounts
  • Automatic calculation of Retro & Prorated Pay
  • Geocoding
  • Full payroll tax filing services

Workforce Management (Time, Attendance and Scheduling):

  • Various time-collection methods including online, physical time clocks and time sheets
  • Ability to post shift schedules and allow employees to swap shifts with manager approval
  • Messaging between managers and employees
  • Reporting on attendance, labor costs and other workforce data
  • Integrates with third-party payroll systems

Benefits:

  • Online access for employees to select and enroll in benefit plans, as well as view plan information
  • Ability to set up plans for one or more companies
  • Automatic notices sent when proof of insurance or other life event is needed
  • Benefits calculation and eligibility rules based on client or benefits requirements

Target Market

PeopleStrategy is designed for employers with 50 to 300 employees, but is highly scalable. The average client size is around 300 employees (up to 1,000 employees).

Out of respect for its clients’ privacy, PeopleStrategy does not disclose client names, but will provide references to prospects at the appropriate time in the sales cycle.

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Implementation/Integration

As part of its Client for Life philosophy, PeopleStrategy evaluates the potential client much like the potential client would evaluate the software. This is done to make sure the relationship will work going forward and that the software will work for the client.

As part of this evaluation, PeopleStrategy follows a consultative engagement process that includes a thorough discovery, demo and needs analysis to better understand each prospect’s specific needs and to identify what they’re looking for in an HR solution.

The client is assigned a dedicated Client Success Partner (CSP) after a contract is signed to help them manage the implementation process and to serve as a point of contact after the solution is live. The CSP conducts regular reviews to ensure PeopleStrategy is continuing to meet the client’s needs.

The implementation process typically takes 60 to 90 days, depending on the modules purchased and the complexity of the implementation. A clear, concise and detailed Implementation Plan with validated estimated requirements and a timeline will be developed with the client. The implementation fee includes training for system administrators, which is delivered virtually.

Customer Service & Support

In addition to the CSP, PeopleStrategy offers online technical support, product and user documentation as well as live support staff that are accessible by email and phone.

PeopleStrategy continuously solicits feedback from its clients via multiple surveys conducted throughout the year and quarterly reviews with the CSP team.

Pricing

PeopleStrategy follows a simple pricing model consisting of a Per Employee Per Month fee for the technology and a one-time implementation fee. The PEPM will range from $16 – $33 depending on the modules purchased and other employer details.

Shortcomings

PeopleStrategy does not offer a comprehensive talent management suite or LMS. They do offer single sign-on to a third-party LMS partner for an additional fee.

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From intuitive, hire-to-retire HR technology to comprehensive benefits consulting and HR services, PeopleStrategy offers employers a single source for the tools and services necessary to attract, manage and retain talent.

A full-service broker, PeopleStrategy works with clients to identify competitive benefits packages to meet the needs of employees, their families and the company’s financial obligations. PeopleStrategy also provides clients with a technology suite that simplifies recruiting, hiring and onboarding; payroll and payroll taxes; open enrollment and benefits administration; time and attendance; compliance, reporting and more.

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