October 23, 2014

Globoforce and ADP Announce New Strategic Alliance

October 23, 2014 | Globoforce Press Release

Industry leaders team up to help companies better manage, engage, and measure the performance and cultural values of their workforce

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., and ROSELAND, N.J., – October 23, 2014 – Globoforce® (https://www.workhuman.com/), a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced a new strategic alliance with ADP® (NASDAQ: ADP), a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions. The multi-faceted relationship includes sales referrals, the new ADP Marketplace, and solution integration. Under the terms of the new agreement, ADP will refer Globoforce’s solutions to ADP’s customers, comprised of companies across all industries. The sales referral arrangement extends the value of ADP’s talent and performance management solution set, with social recognition serving an increasingly strategic role within companies today. In conjunction with the ADP Marketplace, ADP selected Globoforce as a new premier partner within ADP’s talent management ecosystem. The pre-configured integration available to joint customers of ADP and Globoforce brings ADP’s employee and organizational data into Globoforce’s leading recognition platform, providing greater insight into both individual and team performance as well as cultural values adoption. Joint customers of Globoforce and ADP will have an easier and more streamlined way to manage and recognize employees’ ongoing performance and productivity without the need for customized integration. “We believe this partnership is the first step in re-shaping the future of data for HR leaders and also signals the importance of social recognition to ADP clients,” said Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce. “Unifying Globoforce’s crowdsourced recognition data with ADP’s open technology platform will provide HR leaders with more actionable data and talent analytics. This data can be used to inform and drive multiple facets of their core HR strategy, including performance management, resource planning, and organizational development.” The shared vision of ADP and Globoforce includes a number of future enhancements for solution integration. These are designed to leverage the increased openness of ADP’s API structure for joint customers and provide a more complete picture of employee’s performance. The enhancements include:
  • Using recognition data to round out employees’ talent profiles and enhance all HCM processes, including performance reviews, succession planning, and years of service.
  • Expanding to bi-directional integration, enabling Globoforce recognition data to go into ADP’s payroll system, talent management, and tax and benefits administration solutions. This will help joint customers to more effectively manage tax compliance.
“This relationship extends the value of ADP’s HCM solutions for companies that strive to improve employee performance and also measure their culture,” said Don Weinstein, SVP of product management, ADP. “Social recognition is one of the fastest growing markets in HR today, and we’re pleased to work with a proven leader like Globoforce as our recognition partner.” About ADP Employers around the world rely on ADP® (NASDAQ: ADP) for cloud-based solutions and services to help manage their most important asset – their people.  From human resources and payroll to talent management to benefits administration, ADP brings unmatched depth and expertise in helping clients build a better workforce.  A pioneer in Human Capital Management (HCM) and business process outsourcing, ADP serves more than 610,000 clients in 100 countries.  ADP.com.   About Globoforce Globoforce is the leading provider of social recognition solutions, helping companies build strong cultures of engaged employees through the power of thanks. Named one of the Best Workplaces in the US and Ireland by the Great Place To Work Institute, Globoforce is trusted by some of the most admired companies in the world to inspire and energize employees and create best places to work. Our award-winning SaaS technology and proven methodologies empower HR and business leaders to take a modern, more strategic approach to recognition programs. The result: measurable business results, qualified by increases to employee engagement, retention, and productivity. Globoforce is co-headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland. To learn more:
Contacts: Shweta Agarwal (508) 229-1541 Shweta.Agarwal@globoforce.com
Rachel Vaccari (617) 275-6521 rvaccari@greenough.biz


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