Tennessee, [October 17, 2023] – In an ever-competitive labor market, Weigel’s, a beloved family-owned retailer with 75 stores throughout Tennessee, has stood out by prioritizing an exceptional employee experience that mirrors the satisfaction of its customers. The retailer recently clinched the Best Unique or Innovative HR Programs Award from the Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards for 2023. This recognition underscores its outstanding partnership with Paylocity, whose modern software suite has empowered Weigel’s to transform its human capital management.

Amidst the tightening labor market and the proliferation of the gig economy, Weigel’s concentrated on three key areas to enhance the overall employee experience:

  • Flexible Schedules: Empowering employees with the flexibility they need to balance work and life.
  • On-demand wages: Providing early access to earned wages through Paylocity’s On Demand Payment solution.
  • Strong Workplace Culture and Open Communication: Fostering a culture of positivity and open lines of communication among employees.

These initiatives, in conjunction with Paylocity’s innovative HCM solutions, propelled Weigel’s to win the prestigious Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Award for 2023. This marks a remarkable achievement for the partnership, as Paylocity also secured a Brandon Hall HCM Excellence award in 2022.

Melanie Disney, Director of Human Resources at Weigel’s, expressed her excitement about the award, saying, “We are thrilled to be recognized for our innovative partnership with Paylocity to enhance our HCM solution, driving impact across our business. We constantly seek innovative ways to engage our employees, communicate effectively, and provide them with the benefits they need to succeed and grow with us.”

While many traditional HR and payroll vendors primarily focus on automating HR processes such as payroll and benefits administration, Paylocity’s HCM platform stands out for its modern, employee-centric approach. Paylocity’s platform connects employees to their work, their colleagues, and their leaders, crucial in an industry characterized by high turnover rates. Building a strong employee-first culture has become a true differentiator for Weigel’s.

Melanie added, “Culture is the key to retention. Recognizing and engaging with our employees and connecting different stores to each other—those have been huge, and they all come through Paylocity.”

Weigel’s leads the retail industry with its innovative strategies in scheduling, benefits, and culture. By utilizing Paylocity, Weigel’s HR team has successfully connected over 75 store locations, fostering a sense of shared purpose. As a result, a genuine culture of fun, positivity, and enjoyment now runs through the company, keeping employees motivated and committed.

Entries for the HCM Excellence Awards were rigorously evaluated by a panel of veteran industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts, and seasoned executives based on multiple criteria, including alignment to business needs, program design, functionality, adoption, integration, user experience, innovation, creativity, overall effectiveness, impact, and measurable benefits.

Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer at Brandon Hall Group, praised the Excellence Award winners, stating, “These HCM programs have been validated as best in class for business value and the impact on the employees themselves.”

Paylocity continues to innovate in the HCM space, including pioneering the integration of generative AI across its platform. With ongoing product enhancements such as dynamic scheduling capabilities and in-depth data insights into market compensation trends, Paylocity continues to lead the way as the most modern HCM platform on the market today.

For more information about Weigel’s and Paylocity, please visit weigels.com and paylocity.com

About Weigel’s:

Established in 1931, Weigel’s is a family owned and operated East Tennessee business. Weigel’s is a trusted name in the convenience store industry, known for its commitment to providing top-quality products and exceptional customer service. Weigel’s operates 75 convenience stores, a dairy, and a bakery. The bright spacious stores represent state-of-art convenience retailing, premium customer service, and locally sourced products. Weigel’s is dedicated to enhancing the convenience store experience for its valued customers.


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