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Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Plan to Increase Employee Benefits to Spur Hiring, Growth

Principal® study finds increased employee benefits, including financial wellness and retirement planning, continue to be key to recovery

DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Principal Financial Group® reported today an increased focus on key employee well-being initiatives and how benefits are helping employers cope with the pandemic fluctuation as they also make businesses more competitive for the next phase of recovery and growth. Over 90% of surveyed businesses plan to increase at least one benefit in the next 12 months1.

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While recent variants of COVID-19 could bring extra hurdles to the recovery efforts small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are putting in place, the latest Principal Financial Well-Being Index℠ results show most businesses (82%) expect their financials to keep improving over the next 12 months and are ready to move forward when given the chance.

The pulse survey of 500 employers from companies with two to 10,000 employees spans a diverse array of industries, with more than half of the employers falling within finance/insurance, professional/scientific/technical, construction, manufacturing, and information management. Data shows that almost 70% of surveyed businesses have improved financials, compared to this time last year2, and 84% are comfortable with their cash flow despite the continuing impact of the pandemic.

Greater competition for talent means more benefits and digital access

With the resiliency that small and medium-sized businesses have shown during the last 18 months and a national increase in hiring3, greater competition for talent is underway. Sixty-three percent of businesses reported being fully operational, driving the need for additions to their workforce, and more businesses say they’re hiring, from fewer than one-third in March to nearly half in June.

“As businesses start to ramp up operations, employers are dealing with the complex American labor shortage and a workforce empowered to determine where they want to work and what they want from an employer, making benefit offerings more critical,” says Amy Friedrich, president of U.S. Insurance Solutions at Principal®.

The significant role employee benefits play in this recovery seems more apparent than ever. Employers are choosing certain benefits to address specific employee needs. A list of 18 benefits tracked by the survey—everything from retirement savings to pet insurance—made gains. A greater percentage of businesses plan to increase telehealth (42%), healthcare benefits (41%), and mental health/well-being services (38%) in the next 12 months.

The focused efforts to increase benefits are accompanied by changes to the way businesses are presenting them to their workforce. Sixty-five percent of businesses are improving digital access to benefits for employees, while only 14% lack any digital options. According to those surveyed, this digitalization addresses the need to help employees better understand their benefits (71%), onboarding employees online (62%), and the need of reducing paper (40%).

Friedrich explains that the unprecedented events of the last 18 months forced businesses to adapt in order to survive, and now they must become more competitive recruiters to grow again. “Today, winning the differentiation battle has gone from experimenting with e-commerce to supporting a remote workforce and offering a full suite of resources at their fingertips, including benefits.”

Financial wellness and retirement plans trending with employers

There is broad agreement among employers that investing in financial wellness programs is also key to recovery. About 70% of employers agree with the positives of financial wellness programs, ranging from improving employee long-term financial planning to helping attract and retain talent. But only 62% of businesses currently offer financial wellness benefit programs.

“We have seen increased interest in financial wellness programs and guidance from clients over the past year, with a growing understanding that these offerings are essential not just for employees, but also for business success,” said Renee Schaaf, president of Retirement & Income Solutions at Principal. “Offering impactful financial wellness solutions can be daunting, which is why it’s so important that businesses of all sizes and industries have access to simple, customizable solutions.”

Forty-five percent of businesses see access to a financial professional as the most useful financial wellness offering for employees (out of 25 options in the survey). That is followed by tax preparation services (35%), identity theft protection (34%), and savings programs for higher education (34%).

Employers also acknowledged the importance of retirement plans to their workforce. Over 80%4 of businesses see retirement plan offerings as essential in the attraction and retention of talent, and 74% of employers feel it is their role to help employees prepare for retirement.

This desire for retirement plan offerings comes at a time when lawmakers are advocating for increased incentives and programs to help small and medium-sized businesses with retirement offerings. Many of these businesses, however, are not aware of these programs or their positive impact.

Of employers with less than 500 employees, a little under half5 are aware of proposed legislation known as The Securing a Strong Retirement Act (SECURE 2.0) in Congress that could help them implement or expand retirement offerings. In contrast, 90% of businesses with 500 to 10,000 employees know about the proposed legislation.

“We have a window of opportunity for businesses to get support in implementing retirement plans to aid their employees overall financial security,” Schaaf said. “We are working to provide the best possible retirement solutions to small and medium-sized businesses as well as educate them on the options available to them now and in the future.”

For more survey results, view the full infographic report (PDF).

About the Principal Financial Well-Being Index℠

The Principal Financial Well-Being Index℠ surveys business owners, decision makers and business leaders aged 21 and over who work at companies with 2 – 10,000 employees. The nation-wide survey, commissioned since 2012, examines the financial well-being of American workers and business employers. In response to COVID-19, the Well-Being Index was transformed from an annual survey to a quarterly pulse, offering three waves, revisiting questions and measuring sentiment regarding timely issues in the small and medium-sized business marketplace. The survey was commissioned by Principal and conducted online by Dynata from June 14-22, 2021 with a total of 501 participants. The research report focuses on providing a holistic perspective on key trends and timely issues in the small and medium business market.

Principal developed a dedicated portal for employers designed to help business handle the effects of COVID-19 and a challenging economy in the months ahead. To learn more visit Navigating Business Now.

About Principal Financial Group®

Principal Financial Group® (Nasdaq: PFG) is a global financial company with 18,000 employees[1] passionate about improving the wealth and well-being of people and businesses. In business for more than 140 years, we’re helping more than 45.5 million customers[2] plan, insure, invest, and retire, while working to support the communities where we do business, improve our planet, and build a diverse, inclusive workforce. Principal® is proud to be recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies[3], a member of the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, and a Top 10 “Best Places to Work in Money Management[4].” Learn more about Principal and our commitment to sustainability, inclusion, and purpose at principal.com.

[1] As of June 30, 2021.

[2] As of June 30, 2021.

[3] Ethisphere Institute, 2021.

[4] Pensions & Investments, 2020.

Dynata is not an affiliate of any company of the Principal Financial Group®

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2 44% in June 2020

3 According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report. August 2021.

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5 49% of businesses with less than 500 employees.

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Asana Named #3 on the 2021 Best Small & Medium Workplaces™ list by Fortune and Great Place to Work®

Fifth consecutive year for Asana in the prestigious top 10 ranking

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Asana, Inc. (NYSE: ASAN), a leading work management platform for teams, has been recognized by Fortune and Great Place to Work as one of the Best Small & Medium Workplaces for 2021. Marking the fifth year for Asana in the list’s top ten rankings, the company came in this year at #3.

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“As we continue to navigate the challenges presented by a global pandemic, our commitment to fostering a culture of connection and inclusivity is stronger than ever,” said Anna Binder, Head of People Operations, Asana. “This award is a testament to the people-first culture we’ve created where all Asanas, regardless of location, feel respected, valued and empowered to thrive.”

Asana’s ranking on the Best Small & Medium Workplaces list marks the tenth outstanding honor for Asana’s award-winning culture in 2021, with Asana also recently named as one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators. Earlier this year, Asana was awarded by Fortune Great Place to Work as the #1 Best Workplace in the Bay Area; #1 Best Workplace in Technology; #1 Best Workplace for Millennials; and #14 Best Small Workplace in Ireland. Additionally, Asana was recognized as one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces, #14 on Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work list, and #15 on Fast Company’s prestigious list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021, including a #1 ranking in the Workplace category.

The Best Small & Medium Workplaces award is based on analysis of survey responses from more than 280,000 current employees of various companies. In the survey, 96% of Asana’s employees said it is a great place to work, compared to 59% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company.

Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.

About Asana

Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Asana has more than 100,000 paying customers and millions of free organizations across 190 countries. Global customers such as Amazon, Japan Airlines, Sky and Under Armour rely on Asana to manage everything from company objectives to digital transformation to product launches and marketing campaigns. For more information, visit www.asana.com.

About the Best Small & Medium Workplaces™

Great Place to Work® selected the Best Small & Medium Workplaces™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 280,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology. To get on this list next year, start here.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Nicola Cunningham

press@asana.com

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Fortune Names Bounteous Consecutive Winner on Best Medium Workplaces™ List for 2021

Digital experience consultancy secures back-to-back position on prestigious list

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#bestworkplacesFortune magazine and Great Place to Work® have honored Bounteous, a leading insights-driven digital experience consultancy, as one of the 2021 Best Small & Medium Workplaces™. This is the company’s second time being named to this prestigious list. Earning a spot means that Bounteous is one of the best medium-size companies to work for in the United States.

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The ranking analyzes experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make-up, and what’s typical relative to their peers in the industry. Based on assessing how consistent employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and their leaders’ effectiveness are, the 100 Best Medium Workplaces stand out for excelling in one of the nation’s most competitive marketplaces, employers with 100 to 999 employees.

“We continue to celebrate remarkable growth and recognition in 2021 and our extraordinary people, clients, and culture are the reasons for our repeated success,” said Leah Weyandt, Chief People Officer at Bounteous. “Our team members work alongside the industry’s best talent, are developing and defining innovative digital products for some of the world’s biggest brands, and benefit from deep-rooted, long-tenured relationships with their coworkers. The result is positive, unsurpassed growth, and equally abundant opportunities for our people and our client partners.”

Bounteous’ competitive ranking is based on analytics and confidential employee feedback based on their work experience. The survey is benchmarked against more than 280,000 current employees working at small- to medium-sized businesses. In that survey, 95 percent of employees said Bounteous is a great place to work, compared to 59 percent of employees at the average U.S. company.

Bounteous in 2020 was certified by Great Place to Work throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since then, the digital experience consultancy has been recognized on multiple workplace lists, including Best Workplaces for Millennials, Best Workplaces for Consulting & Professional Services, and the Best Workplaces™ for Women for 2021.

“Their impact and commitment to improving employee experience stacks up against some of the world’s largest corporations,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “Their ability to scale business while maintaining a high level of employee care is nothing short of amazing. A job well done to the Best Small & Medium Workplaces.”

Bounteous is hiring across all departments for talent located anywhere. Visit bounteous.com/careers to learn more.

About Bounteous

Founded in 2003 in Chicago, Bounteous is a leading digital experience consultancy that co-innovates with the world’s most ambitious brands to create transformative digital experiences. With services in Strategy, Experience Design, Technology, Analytics, and Marketing, Bounteous elevates brand experiences and drives superior client outcomes. For more information, please visit www.bounteous.com. For more information about co-innovation, download the Co-Innovation Manifesto at co-innovation.com.

For the most up-to-date news, follow Bounteous on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

About the Best Small & Medium Workplaces™

Great Place to Work® selected the Best Small & Medium Workplaces™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 280,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

To get on this list next year, start here.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Contacts

Bounteous

Sarah Baker

(877) 220-5862

sarah.baker@bounteous.com

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LogDNA Named to Fortune Best Small and Medium Workplaces List for Second Consecutive Year

Rapid-growth company recognized for its commitment to sustaining a cohesive, high-performing culture where everyone is supported.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ApplicationDevelopersLogDNA, the leading log management solution for teams that embrace DevOps, today announced it was selected by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine as one of the 2021 Best Small & Medium Workplaces™. This is LogDNA’s second time being named to this prestigious list.

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Earning a spot means that LogDNA is one of the best companies to work for in the US. In fact, 96% of employees at LogDNA say it is a great place to work, compared to 59% of employees at a typical US-based company.

“Taking care of our employees is deeply important to LogDNA leadership. This award shows that in the midst of an unpredictable year, our employees told the world that working at LogDNA was a positive experience,” said Tucker Callaway, CEO of LogDNA. “The pandemic reinforced how important our focus on culture has been in building a thriving, resilient business. Now, LogDNA is at a point of massive growth, and we are doubling down on our investments in our people. It is our vision to create and sustain a cohesive, high-performing culture where everyone is supported.”

LogDNA is a remote-first company with employees across the globe who come together each day to build a product that makes developers’ lives better. The company works to create an environment where:

  • People have the opportunities and resources to do their best work and grow their careers;
  • Teammates can achieve outstanding business results together;
  • Teams are made stronger by individuals’ differences, compassion, and desire to grow;
  • Employees are champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the community.

LogDNA’s guiding principles include commitments to work-life balance, freedom and flexibility, productivity and impact, well-being, work satisfaction, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). LogDNA’s new Director of Talent Acquisition Anna-Marie Gutierrez-Lee has set new goals for improving DEI efforts. The company has also created Employee Resource Groups to celebrate the diversity of employees and provide opportunities to engage with the communities that built them. A few examples include Women in Tech, PrideDNA, and LogDNA’s Asian Pacific Society.

In addition to being Great Place to Work Certified for two consecutive years, LogDNA was also selected as a Y Combinator Top Company for the second time. Together, the companies on July’s list are valued at more than $400 billion and have created more than 70,000 full-time jobs. LogDNA is growing quickly with nearly 20 job positions open across nearly every area of business. Visit the LogDNA Career and Culture center to learn more.

About LogDNA

LogDNA is a centralized log management solution that enables frictionless consumption and actionability of log data so developers can monitor, debug, and troubleshoot their systems with ease. Launched in Y Combinator’s Winter 2015 cohort, LogDNA is the sole logging provider for tech giant IBM Cloud, and it fuels massive productivity gains for modern engineering teams at hyper-growth startups and Fortune 500 companies alike, including Asics, Better.com, Sysdig, and 6 River Systems. The company has been recognized as one of Forbes’ Cloud 100 Rising Stars, Gartner’s Top 25 Enterprise Software Startups to Watch, CRN’s 10 Hottest Cloud Startups, and Fortune’s Best Small and Medium Workplaces, and it received the IBM Cloud Embed Excellence Award. Visit www.logdna.com and follow on GitHub, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About the Best Small & Medium Workplaces™

Great Place to Work® selected the Best Small & Medium Workplaces™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 280,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

To get on this list next year, start here.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Contacts

Media contact:
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Axonius Named One of Fortune’s 2021 Best Small & Medium Workplaces™

Rapid-growth company ranked 58th with 99% of employees citing Axonius as a Great Place to Work

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#GreatPlacetoWork–Axonius, the leader in cybersecurity asset management, today announced that it was selected by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine as one of the 2021 Best Small & Medium Workplaces™. Axonius earned 58th place with 99% of its employees citing Axonius as a great place to work, compared to 59% of employees at a typical US-based company.

“The driven employees at Axonius are what enable us to deliver the highest level of service to our customers, so we are committed to providing an outstanding workplace that focuses on diversity, wellness, and innovation,” said Dean Sysman, co-founder and CEO, Axonius. “This recognition is a tribute to our incredible team and their enthusiasm for the work we are doing. Even as we grow at a rapid pace, we will continue to invest in our people.”

Axonius was distinguished as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization in May 2021. The company offers growth and development opportunities including the Axonius Mentorship Program that pairs mentors and mentees, the quarterly Star Recognition Award, the Professional Development Fund for employees to attend conferences and invest in education, and a New Hire Buddy program that pairs new hires with fellow colleagues as they transition into the company. Axonius also offers numerous virtual engagement and volunteer opportunities as well as generous benefits, including a flexible schedule program.

Leadership at Axonius believes that the best companies to work for and do business with are those that support freedom, inclusion, and equality. The company strives to support these efforts in hiring practices and corporate engagement, offering holiday gift donations, and paid time off for volunteering. Axonius makes a concerted effort to find and evaluate vendors that are independently owned, and woman, minority, and LGBTQ+ owned, and frequently contributes to scholarships, mentorship programs, and organizations that invest in the next generation of diverse cybersecurity talent, cultivate industry engagement, and strengthen our communities.

The Axonius team is growing significantly to accommodate global demand for its cybersecurity asset management platform. In the first half of 2021, the team expanded by 77%, including more than 90 new hires spanning multiple international regions and supporting nearly all aspects of business. The company is actively recruiting for positions across the board, and it plans to expand its Tel Aviv office in the coming year.

The Best Small & Medium Workplaces list is highly competitive. Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.

About Axonius

Axonius is the cybersecurity asset management platform that gives organizations a comprehensive asset inventory, uncovers security solution coverage gaps, and automatically validates and enforces security policies. By seamlessly integrating with hundreds of security and management solutions, Axonius is deployed in minutes, improving cyber hygiene immediately. Covering millions of devices at Fortune 500 customers like The New York Times, Schneider Electric, and AB InBev, and earning prestigious accolades from CNBC and Forbes in recent years, Axonius has been cited as one of the fastest growing cybersecurity startups in history. For more, visit Axonius.com.

About the Best Small & Medium Workplaces™

Great Place to Work® selected the Best Small & Medium Workplaces™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 280,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

To get on this list next year, start here.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Contacts

Jennifer Tanner

Look Left Marketing

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Direct: 229-834-3004

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Kathleen Pai Named as Chief People Officer of N-able

New addition to leadership team helps support and develop the N-able workforce environment

DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–N-able, Inc. (NYSE:NABL), the purpose-built technology partner for managed services providers (MSPs), has named Kathleen Pai as its new chief people officer. Pai brings vast experience across all elements of human resources strategy and people development, and will help nurture, support, and grow the global N-able team.

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“Kathleen has exceptional knowledge and a deep understanding of international people strategy; the great strides she has made since transitioning from SolarWinds to N-able have been felt throughout the company,” said John Pagliuca, CEO, N-able. “I look forward to having Kathleen’s partnership to help continue to fuel our employee growth and development—our success and our partners’ success stems from our pool of talented, experienced, and high-performing employees across the world—both N-able and our MSP partners wouldn’t be where we are today without them.”

Pai will be responsible for driving the global people strategy for N-able, along with overseeing people operations, business partners, total rewards, talent acquisition, talent development, internal communications and engagement programs to support the company’s growth. Prior to joining SolarWinds in January 2020, Kathleen served as vice president of people at Ultimate Software. She won the 2018 Human Resources Excellence Award from South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine, recognizing her as a distinguished HR professional who built and nurtured talent and elevated companies to the top of their industries.

“I’m so honored and excited to have the opportunity to enhance the way we work at N-able—more specifically, our People Team has an opportunity to play a key role in continuing to improve our employee experience and creating an environment where people can develop and grow,” said Kathleen Pai, chief people officer, N-able. “As a company with employees all over the world, we’re committed to fostering a culture built on diversity, equality, and belonging. My goal is to help create a place where people can truly have a career—and not just a job—a place where our employees can envision themselves working indefinitely.”

About N-able

N-able empowers managed services providers (MSPs) to help small and medium enterprises navigate the digital evolution. With a flexible technology platform and powerful integrations, we make it easy for MSPs to monitor, manage, and protect their end customer systems, data, and networks. Our growing portfolio of security, automation, and backup and recovery solutions is built for IT services management professionals. N-able simplifies complex ecosystems and enables customers to solve their most pressing challenges. We provide extensive, proactive support—through enriching partner programs, hands-on training, and growth resources—to help MSPs deliver exceptional value and achieve success at scale. n-able.com

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GoCo.io Launches New Features in Support of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

GoCo expands its top-rated HR platform with aim to become the most inclusive HR software solution for SMBs

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HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#deiGoCo.io, a leading provider of cloud-based HR, benefits, and payroll software, today announced new features as part of an ongoing effort to make GoCo the most diverse, equitable, and inclusive HR software for SMBs.

With more businesses than ever shining a light on the need to combat systemic racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia (and more) in the workplace, GoCo is rising to the occasion to provide technology and education solutions to help HR professionals and business leaders advance their DEI initiatives.

Some of the new feature highlights include:

  • Gender-inclusive HRIS. HR administrators in GoCo can now flexibly decide if and how they want to collect or display Pronouns, Legal Sex (for Benefits administration purposes), Preferred Names, and more.
  • Racially and ethnically inclusive holidays. GoCo added Juneteenth and Indigenous People’s Day as holidays that HR administrators can optionally add to their company calendar. Custom holidays can also be added to match a company’s own values.
  • Anonymous feedback and harassment reporting. GoCo expanded its acclaimed Workflows feature to allow employees to submit workflows anonymously and safely, without fear of retaliation. Some common use-cases include enabling employees to anonymously report sexual harassment or racial discrimination, and send anonymous feedback or suggestions to managers or HR. This feature also facilitates two-way conversations between HR, managers, and the anonymous employee, without revealing the employee’s identity.

“The last year has been a period of reckoning for small businesses, and a period of awakening for HR professionals who are feeling newly empowered to make profound and meaningful changes to how humans are treated in the workplace,” said Allie Collins, Director of Marketing and Head of the DEI Taskforce at GoCo. “At GoCo, we’re proud and eager to be a part of that change, and these new features are a big step forward in equipping HR with the tools they need to pioneer the next frontier of inclusivity.”

To learn more about GoCo and see the new DEI features in action, visit www.goco.io

Contacts

Allie Collins

Director of Marketing

marketing@goco.io