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Featuring product release updates, industry views and news, and the latest from our valued clients and customers. 

Product Release | 02.12.18

Product Release | 02.12.18

No one appreciates the tasks of the HR administrator better than we do! We are happy to announce that the HRIS and Benefits Administration portal in the Flock platform are getting even better with this product update. In this release you will see a variety of new features, usability improvements and a refresh of the user experience with an overall update to the look and feel of Flock with better use of space and consistency. 

How to best utilize your HR on-boarding processes?

How to best utilize your HR on-boarding processes?

Companies need the right approach towards on-boarding their employees in this modern era!

Onboarding an employee is one of the initial and crucial part of an entire employee lifecycle for any company. There are few instances in the employee lifecycle as momentous as the first few on the job. New hires join a firm with the promise of productivity.

They are focused on opportunities to grow and develop in their careers while making a positive impact both personally and professionally. Loyal to their organizations, new hires bring with them an enthusiasm and energy that is contagious.

It is on the part of the employers to make sure that the employees' enthusiasm and energy remain constant even before their first day of joining to their last day in office.

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According to a joint study from Kronos and the Human Capital Institute, it was learned that:

  • Three-fourths of the employees reported that onboarding practices are underutilized.
  • Nearly a quarter of organizations have no onboarding strategy or process for new hires.
  • 36% of companies have the insufficient technology to automate or organize the onboarding process.
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Consistent and automated onboarding programs reduce work-loads for the HR manager:

  • Managers frequently lack sufficient time and bandwidth to single-handedly support or implement onboarding efforts.
  • Self-onboarding strategies, embedded content within online training, and onboarding platforms with interactive checklists minimize the over-tasking of managers and co-workers.

I truly believe that onboarding is an art. Each new employee brings with them a potential to achieve and succeed. To lose the energy of a new hire through poor onboarding is an opportunity lost.
— Sarah Wetzel, Director of Human Resources at engage:BDR

Tech is becoming prominent everywhere, so why not HR?

Today, you don’t even need to present your check at the bank to make a deposit—just a quick snap on your smartphone, press deposit, and that’s it. Applying this similar method to set up a direct deposit for an employee in a simple format on an App, just by entering their account details and routing number.

At the same time, exporting all onboarding forms into an HRIS system, implementing digital and e-signatures for legal compliances will further help eliminate excessive paperwork.

By thinking beyond the paperwork and developing an effective onboarding process, your organization can leverage technology to achieve an onboarding process that will not only attract but also retain employees with top talent.

What are your thoughts on implementing digital HR onboarding for your company?

Feel free to reach out to us on twitter and facebook for your comments.

Product Release | 1.8.2018

Product Release | 1.8.2018

Flock is wishing you, your family and friends a new year filled with new hopes, new joy & new beginnings. Flock is excited to be bringing many new features in the Flock platform to assist our Human Resource administrators and broker partners across the country. Flock’s 2018 new year resolutions.

Digital HR for small businesses

Digital HR for small businesses

The digital world is changing how we live, how we work, and how business is organized and conducted. For HR and business leaders, this digital transformation poses two fundamental challenges. First, HR can help business leaders and employees shift to a digital mindset, a digital way of managing, organizing, and leading change. Second, HR has the opportunity to revolutionize the entire employee experience by transforming HR processes, systems, and the HR organization via new digital platforms, apps, and ways of delivering HR services.

ACA Reporting - Flock simplifies the process

ACA Reporting - Flock simplifies the process

ACA reporting isn’t a simple business...it’s confusing, and, more importantly, it’s new to most brokers and employers alike. Flock has offered an ACA reporting solution since this became a requirement in 2016 with passage of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

You focus on your core business, let Flock handle your HR activities.

You focus on your core business, let Flock handle your HR activities.

Flock is an all-in-one software platform designed to better manage your HR administration, benefits, and compliance. We provide a paperless and automated system for the painful, but very important administrative tasks required to onboard and continuously manage your employees.

Open Enrollment Season

Open Enrollment Season

It’s no secret that a robust and competitive benefits platform is one of the best tools to recruit and retain the best and the brightest talent in your industry.

Employee vacation tracking made easy with Flock

Employee vacation tracking made easy with Flock

Having trouble keeping track of all your employee time-off requests and holiday schedules?

Add Flock's easy to use time-off tool to your wish list. Flock can simplify your employee time-off tracking and reporting needs, as well as provide employees an elegant onboarding and benefits experience. 

We are giving back this holiday season.

We are giving back this holiday season.

Thanksgiving 2017 came in a week early for Flock.

’Tis the season of giving, and one of the most rewarding aspects of running a small business is having the freedom and flexibility to make a difference in the community. 

ACA Update - Second Transitional Payments Due

ACA Update - Second Transitional Payments Due

Friendly Reminder: Your second transitional reinsurance payment is due November 15, 2017. This is for employers who opted for the Two-Part Contribution payment program.

Traditional HR vs Digital HR

Traditional HR vs Digital HR

Like many companies in the United States today, you're challenged with the overwhelming tasks of processing all HR activities. From sourcing the right candidate to onboarding, managing payroll, and benefits to offboarding an employee. Lean more about Flock's all-in-one solution.

Introducing FLOCK-A-THON: our very first Hackathon!

Introducing FLOCK-A-THON: our very first Hackathon!

Traditionally, a hackathon is when a team of computer programmers, software developers, and product designers get together to code, brainstorm, and come up with new ideas and features for a product in a limited amount of time.

But here at Flock, the fun is not just for the engineers but the entire team including the customer success, marketing, and sales folks. It’s more like an idea-a-thon!

Product Release | 11.03.17

Product Release | 11.03.17

Daylight savings may have passed, but Flock has raised our game in time for another flock-tastic product release. Packed with new features and enhancements, our latest update delivers an engaging and personalized experience for Employees, HR Administrators and Brokers alike.

Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Join us as we unlock the powerful features Flock offers to solve the mission critical tasks facing companies today.

ACA Compliance. Simplified.

ACA Compliance. Simplified.

Join us for an informative webinar with Flock, and learn how to best prepare for the upcoming ACA deadlines! We’ll review the intricacies of the ACA reporting requirements and what you must do to be in compliance!

ACA Compliance. Simplified.

ACA Compliance. Simplified.

Join us for an informative webinar with Flock, and learn how to best prepare for the upcoming ACA deadlines! We’ll review the intricacies of the ACA reporting requirements and what you must do to be in compliance!

ACA Update

ACA Update

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced an increase in the applicable dollar amount used to determine the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee which came about during the passage of the ACA. This applies to plan years that end on or after October 1, 2017 and before October 1, 2018.

NYC Hiring Alert! - What Employers Need to Know

NYC Hiring Alert! - What Employers Need to Know

New York City has released a set of FAQ’s in anticipation of a new local law which will prohibit employers from asking or relying on a candidate's salary history while interviewing and hiring to fill a vacant or newly created position.