LAS VEGAS, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The 2019 Paychex Pulse of HR Survey, released today, found talent and technology are the two primary factors impacting HR leaders this year. The third annual report from Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, benefits, and insurance services, showed an increased emphasis on improving employee efficiency and experience, as well as driving HR success with technology.

A historically tight labor market, fast-changing legislative landscape, and an increasing reliance on HR technology all play a role in HR leaders’ evolving job responsibilities. However, more HR leaders feel they have a voice in company strategy and decisions today (90 percent) than in the previous two years (80 percent in 2018 and 2017).

“The strategic contributions HR leaders make are bolstered by innovative technology solutions that not only dramatically reduce time spent on administrative tasks but can also provide valuable insights on their workforce and the business overall,” said Leah Machado, Paychex senior director of HR services. “With more time, information, and resources, HR professionals are better positioned to successfully address the evolving, complex HR needs of both employees and the organization.”

As part of their role, HR leaders are leveraging the following top five tactics in 2019 to help shape business success:

  1. Evaluate workplace productivity and efficiency (86 percent)
  2. Provide staff training and development programs (83 percent)

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