Humanizing Technology- LeaveLogic's Product Leader Designs Solutions for People that Solve Big Business Needs
By Amanda Neely
It’s no secret that Human Resources (HR) in Technology is among one of the fastest growing tech markets and is projected to continue double digit growth through 2025. Global Newswire reports that HR Technology has grown at rate of 14% during 2014-2019. Additionally, SHRM reports that Employee Self Service technologies are at the top of that list for 2020. Employers are now able to solution many of their manual pain points with technologies. They range from plug & play to re-structuring their department or organizational strategy.
We live in a world where technology can solve many of our problems. If we adopt it, embrace it, and generally approach it with an open mind akin for change, there’s a good chance for success. That’s a tall order when sourcing a tech solution to solve human problems inside of organizations. Especially with processes that are deeply rooted in business operations, compliance, and ultimately the bottom line.
The Challenges- Building Human HR in Technology to Support Business Needs
So how do you build technology focused on people that also solves real business problems? We know employees want a straight forward and easy to understand experience. Employers want efficiency and cost effectiveness. And tech companies want to be the solution in the portfolio.
At LeaveLogic we are on a mission to create a humanized leave experience that works for businesses and people. Since 2015, we have approached the complexity of leave with an eye for a more personalized experience that benefits all. So how do we make it all work together for the most cohesive and successful experience?
The answer is our product strategy. We believe success starts with approaching business problems in a human way, using technology. Defining a product strategy that develops a solution in such a way requires expertise in technology, empathy, and compassion.
To help us understand this better, we are speaking with Christian Sacoolas, LeaveLogic’s Senior Product Owner. Christian came to LeaveLogic after years of working with some of Silicon Valley’s booming technologies. Through his experience he realized there are many ways to be fulfilled with work, including working on products that he feels facilitate a lot of positive change. Christian is the leader behind how the LeaveLogic solution continually develops a dynamic solution for a more humanized leave experience.
Tell us a little bit about you:
Why is the product LeaveLogic is building important to you?
Leave of absence is a normal and necessary part of life. LeaveLogic is the premiere HR Technology solution leading a movement that supports that message. When employees are faced with life events that require planning leaves, it can be daunting. Not just for them but for their managers and HR as well.
A solution that streamlines the whole experience for everyone, saves companies money and time. It also educates and keeps everyone up-to-date with the latest information that is important to know. The result? We can reduce a lot of anxiety for all parties when faced with an constantly changing landscape of benefits and legislation. Normalizing leave adds a human element back into the leave experience and workplace, which I find very inspiring.
Why should this be important to HR & People Leaders & HR Tech Overall?
LeaveLogic focuses on the state and federal benefits available to employees that are available. It also weaves in a company’s custom benefits as part of the employee leave education and planning journey. Simple technology for complex processes that impact very important times in our lives stands to enhance the quality of life for employees. The ultimate test of a technology solution made to support businesses is for customers to see returns on their investment through increased productivity and better use of company resources.
Our technology accomplishes this by making it easy to access the very latest education material for location and company specific benefits regarding leave. Everyone wins. And that makes partnering with LeaveLogic an easy step to take.
LeaveLogic is the emerging market leader creating a new and much needed space. I think this product facilitates a lot of positive change. And that’s a big part of why I am onboard.
What are you excited about for the future of the LeaveLogic Product?
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