Oakland County’s cloud collaboration nets national award

Oakland County, Mich. captured Workforce magazine’s gold 2015 Optimas Award for Innovation for making leading-edge human resources software available in the cloud to other governments, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The Optimas Awards recognize human resources and workforce management initiatives that achieve business results for an organization.  

Oakland County created G2G Marketplace to bring innovative technologies to small and midsize governments by simplifying the purchasing and licensing process so government agencies are able to access technologies and services more quickly. Oakland County qualified for the Optimas Awards because it offers Kronos Workforce Ready® to local governments through G2G Marketplace.

“This award recognizes that Oakland County is driven to do it better at lower cost and share what we know with others,” Patterson said. “Kudos to our IT staff and G2G Marketplace for a job well done helping other governments.”

Kronos Workforce Ready is a cloud-based workforce management solution that automates time and attendance records, HR records, payroll, and more. It cuts down on the amount of time that goes into collecting and analyzing employee data. 

“Becoming more efficient in a labor-intensive area of government such as human resources is a win-win for everyone,” said Phil Bertolini, deputy Oakland County executive and CIO. “Kronos has enabled Oakland County and other governments to spend more time making effective, well-informed personnel decisions and less time gathering and analyzing employee data.”

For more information about G2G Marketplace, go to G2GMarket.com.