New year, and more new awards recognition! The inaugural OnConferences ONCON ICON Awards took place at The Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, FL, complete with red carpet, live music, dinner, and the awards ceremony. Celebrating top performers and leaders in the categories of marketing, human resources, and legal, nominees are voted on by leading professionals within each job function or industry.
The esteemed panel of judges included CMOs, CHROs, VPs and other professional leadership from iconic brands such as Pepsi, Hewlett Packard, and TripAdvisor. Nominated in the HR category for the HR Solutions Icon of the Year Award, we are excited to announce that Beekeeper's workplace app won the day!
The Role of Workplace Apps in HR Tech Solutions
As an online professional resource, OnConferences presents presentations, roundtable discussions, and ideas directly from the world’s top executives. The HR Tech Solutions Icon of the Year
is chosen based on the ability to demonstrate the overall characteristics below.
- Impact: has made the largest positive impact on an organization or industry.
- Trailblazer: shows the most innovation and creative success.
- Contributor: provides most value to industry through thought leadership and exchange.
- Leadership: demonstrates the most leadership in building, leading, and motivating a highly-successful team.
- Ripple Effect: in recognition of the influence of results of an event or action with the industry.
Here at Beekeeper, we know how important open channels of communication are to the success of a company in all aspects, from employee retention to company culture. While there’s an abundance of workplace apps out there, it’s vital to understand how they can support non-desk teams. Workplace apps can play an especially integral role in streamlining HR tech in this case, freeing up valuable time and resources for HR teams and their dispersed workforce to do their jobs better and more efficiently.
Cloud-based HR Analytics Boost Efficiency
The HR Solutions Icon of the Year Award was introduced by Susan Meister, EVP, Human Resources, Heritage Insurance. An HR industry leader, Meister recalled her first HR role of her career, and that all functions were handled in-house directly by the HR department. She noted the inefficiency and dearth of time-consuming administrative work.
It’s certainly a very different world today! According to Meister, 50% of today’s organizations outsource various components of their HR functions. She concluded that HR professionals today are fortunate to have state-of-the-art HR tech and HR analytics tools to better focus on the core aspects of their jobs, which are:
- To develop and implement strategic initiatives that reduce costs and positively impact the bottom line.
- Effectively and efficiently mitigate compliance risk.
Interestingly, current trends and research undoubtedly back up Meister’s assertions. A study on HR functions found that high-performing HR organizations invested in cloud-based HR tech in order to streamline operations and redirect resources. The secret to their success? These companies also designed a system to capture HR analytics and use team collaboration tools to glean and share this data with leadership.
Team Collaboration Tools to Connect the World’s Mobile Workers
We are thrilled to be named the HR Solution Icon of the Year by the amazing ONCON team and the esteemed juror panel. Our team of over 150 Beekeepers across five global offices are proud to work everyday to connect the unconnected: the world’s non-desk workforce.
We believe in the power of every single employee. Being recognized with this award, and knowing ONCON and the jurors supports this mission as well, is an honor. We extend our gratitude to ONCON and the juror panel!
Download our eBook, “How to Choose the Best Team Collaboration Software” to start revolutionizing your HR operations with technology.