Zellis: Empowering Financial Wellbeing in the Workplace
Today, I enjoyed an engaging conversation with David Woodward, the Chief Product and Technology Officer at Zellis, a frontrunner in Human Capital Management (HCM) and payroll technology. David, with his extensive background spanning over two decades in the HR and payroll tech industry, including senior roles at ADP, SD Worx, and MHR, brings a treasure trove of insights and experiences.
This episode arrives at a crucial time as the world grapples with a significant cost of living crisis. David sheds light on how technology is not just a tool for efficiency but a powerful ally in enhancing the financial wellbeing for employees. He shares his experiences with integrating Wagestream’s financial wellbeing suite into several large organizations, both in the public and private sectors, highlighting how these initiatives are making a real difference in employees’ lives.
We delve into the nuances of how HR and payroll teams can effectively use technology to provide much-needed support to employees during these challenging economic times. They explore future technological advancements that could further improve the financial wellbeing for workers and businesses.
A particularly poignant part of the discussion revolves around early access to wages. David explains how this approach can be a game-changer for employees, offering them much-needed flexibility and support. However, it has its challenges. David candidly discusses the hurdles organizations face when implementing these new tech solutions, from integration issues to ensuring user-friendliness, and shares valuable insights on navigating these challenges successfully.