As a healthcare employer, you’re managing staffing and payroll in an industry with unique and demanding concerns. You need support teams who understand the challenges of attracting talent, assigning employees, and managing teams during a long-term candidate shortage. Payroll for healthcare businesses should offer this same level of support.
Why Do You Need Payroll Built for Healthcare?
Traditionally, payroll companies have serviced every industry, from restaurants to construction, manufacturing to home care. But payroll for healthcare is complicated due to multiple rates, retroactive pay and overtime, and complexities at both the state and local levels.
To help answer this need, Apploi partners with Viventium, a payroll and HR company specializing in home care. Viventium offers flexible software to address your unique pay calculations and a dedicated health services team to provide you with expert guidance.
As partners, Apploi and Viventium fully integrate our platforms, creating a seamless experience for agencies and employees alike.
Viventium: Caregivers, Compliance, and Connectivity
Viventium specializes in payroll and HR services related to home health care.
Home care is among the most competitive labor markets in the country. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that home health and personal care aide roles will grow 33% from 2020 to 2030, “much faster than the average for all occupations.”
If you’re able to staff your roles, your next step is to retain them (an equally difficult task). According to Home Care Pulse’s 12th Annual Home Care Benchmarking Study, “caregiver turnover costs agencies an average of $1,650 per bad hire.”
Most of that turnover happens in the first 90 days. By improving the caregiver experience, Viventium can help.
The Caregiver Experience
Caregivers have a keystone role in home health agencies, and they want to know that their pay is safe and accurate. From the moment they are onboarded to their first paycheck (and every payroll thereafter), Viventium makes payroll easy and transparent, helping employers build trust even when they’re not face-to-face with caregivers.
Inaccurate pay can be very damaging to employee satisfaction and trust. Employees should have confidence in their paycheck’s accuracy. Any changes to pay should be clearly communicated, and there should be a clear and easy process for employees to ask questions and get clarification.
This ultimately leads to higher employee satisfaction and trust, resulting in less turnover. Pay accuracy is a win-win for employers and employees.
Viventium helps employers attain consistent pay accuracy by offering:
- Native Employee Self Service (ESS), allowing caregivers to access their pay, PTO requests and approvals, and year-end information from anywhere, at any time.
- Custom pay stubs, providing unmatched visibility to detailed pay data.
- Access to on-demand wages, replacing the need for employee advances at no cost to the agency.
Agencies are responsible for keeping up to date on current and changing compliance legislation, drafting written compliance policies and procedures, and ensuring that employees are trained and paid properly and on time.
Payroll is complex. There are a multitude of wage and hour regulations on the federal, state, and even local levels, especially in the home care industry. These include wage parity, 7th day overtime, and daily overtime. On top of that, you have to keep up with various in-service training requirements and any labor audits that may arise.
There really is no room for error, and the stakes are high.
Viventium, like Apploi, believes in true integration.
Viventium and Apploi together create a seamless solution for HR and talent acquisition professionals. From candidate to employee, the process is easy. No double-keying demographic information or uploading the same data into two systems. Once your candidate is hired, you can easily onboard them into Viventium, and from there, administer payroll.