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Paychex Launches Learning Management System at HR Technology Conference & Expo

September 06, 2018


According to the 2018 Paychex Pulse of HR Survey, more than half (59%) of HR leaders say that it’s increasingly difficult to find and hire quality candidates because of the tightening labor market. Facing record-low unemployment and millions of open jobs in the U.S., today’s employers need every advantage they can get when it comes to recruiting and retention. For that reason, Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, human resources, retirement, and insurance services, is introducing Paychex Learning, a web-based learning management system (LMS) that provides employers with a simple and affordable learning tool. The newest addition to Paychex Flex®, as well as a redesign of the suite’s HR solutions, will be showcased at the 2018 HR Technology Conference & Expo in Las Vegas next week.

“With more open jobs than qualified candidates to fill them, today’s market puts tremendous pressure on employers and offers employees greater flexibility in where they want to work,” said Tom Hammond, Paychex vice president of corporate strategy and product management. “As an employer, if you’re not constantly developing and re-recruiting your best people, you risk them seeking work elsewhere. A competitive compensation and benefits package can help you get the right candidates in the door, but once there, ongoing engagement and real-time skills development are key to retention.

“With Paychex Learning, employers can foster a learning environment that provides employees with everything from business acumen to tactical skills to HR compliance,” Hammond added. “It takes the guesswork out of training and provides businesses with an easy-to-use, affordable way to help their employees reach their full potential and, in turn, distinguish the business as an employer of choice.”

Launched from within the Paychex Flex platform, accessible via desktop or mobile device, Paychex Learning features access to hundreds of pre-loaded learning modules. Clients also have the ability to upload existing training materials that may be specific to their industry or workforce. Additionally, customers can create new materials in the LMS system and enhance those materials by easily importing video from sites like YouTube and Vimeo, as well as other third-party content. Learn more about Paychex Learning.   

For clients utilizing a new Paychex Flex performance management solution, integration with Paychex Learning offers richer benefits.

“Clients using our performance management solution can choose whatever employee review cadence they’d like – annual, quarterly, monthly, weekly, you name it,” Hammond explained. “Once a review is complete and growth opportunities have been identified, administrators can assign relevant training requirements immediately to the employee that will help them take their work to the next level and contribute to the overall success of the business.”

Performance management is one of several Paychex Flex modules to undergo a user experience (UX) refresh over the last six months. Others include health and benefits, retirement, and time and attendance. The result is a simple, unified experience for both administrators and employees.

“Today’s workforce not only expects mobile solutions, but they expect the same easy-to-use experience they have when using personal apps,” Hammond said. “The enhancements we’ve made across our HR solutions deliver a unified experience and truly make it possible for users to complete any HR task from anywhere in the palm of their hand.”

In addition to the new LMS, Paychex Learning, the company will be showcasing several new products and features at the HR Technology Conference & Expo, including HR enhancements, tablet-enabled facial recognition for time and attendance, and the Paychex Flex Assistant, a chatbot programmed to answer commonly asked HR-related questions.

To learn more about how Paychex is simplifying HR for today’s businesses, stop by the Paychex booth (#1115) at the HR Technology Conference & Expo at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Sept. 11-14, 2018 or visit Show attendees can also catch Hammond presenting at a breakout session on Sept. 14 that examines how a Paychex client leverages Paychex Flex to unify its HR function.

About Paychex
Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, human resources, retirement, and insurance services. By combining its innovative software-as-a-service technology and mobility platform with dedicated, personal service, Paychex empowers small- and medium-sized business owners to focus on the growth and management of their business. Backed by more than 45 years of industry expertise, Paychex serves over 650,000 payroll clients as of May 31, 2018, across more than 100 locations in the U.S. and Europe, and pays one out of every 12 American private sector employees. Learn more about Paychex by visiting, and stay connected on Twitter and LinkedIn.