Scale By Numbers| Episode 2: Joel Lacayo| Rippling Lead Channel Account Executive

Scale By Numbers Podcast

Vanreusel Ventures is a member of several networking groups in San Francisco, and one of the main questions we get is “what is the best payroll provider or HR software?  There are so many options, that it can be hard for a smaller business to choose one.  They have different setups, and need different features. In this week’s Scale By Numbers podcast episode, we take a deep dive into Rippling with their Lead Channel Account Executive Joel Lacayo.  Joel discusses what makes Rippling unique, how they support companies throughout every stage of their business and what they have in store for the future. Rippling is more than just a payroll provider.  They are set up to grow with your company, and include a high level of automation, and API integration for over 500 apps.

WHO WAS OUR GUESTJoel Lacayo is the Lead Channel Account Executive at Rippling. 

HOW TO CONTACT JOEL:  Website | LinkedIn

🔥WHO IS RIPPLING: They are a younger company founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco. Rippling is an excellent payroll and HR platform that has taken technology integrations to the next level. They manage employee payroll, benefits, apps, onboarding, and more. They are one of our startup stack partners. We use them internally, and we have clients who use them and are very grateful for what they provide with regards to automation. They automate manual work like onboarding new hires.

“In just 90-seconds, a company can set up an employee’s payroll, health insurance, work computer, and third-party apps, like Gmail, Microsoft Office, and Slack.” – 

🚀HOW CAN RIPPLING HELP YOU AS YOU SCALE: Rippling focuses on being the one source of truth for employee information, increasing efficiency and accuracy, and decreasing human entering of information and interaction. When one piece of data is changed, that triggers Rippling to make changes to all the other departments for you. It will check for compliance, accuracy and alert the necessary people for actionable tasks. Ultimately, this automation will add the bandwidth that your People Ops and HR team need to create an accurate, automated and compliant HR machine. 

🔥WHAT’S RIPPLINGS SPECIALTY: The system is centered around a-la-carte products based on where YOU are in your business journey. The platform can expand as you add to it. You start with the foundation–that’s the employee management system. Then you build out your plan based on where you are in your company. Smaller companies may only need Employee Management and Payroll. In comparison, medium-sized companies may need to add on benefits and our ATS system. But then, for those larger companies, they can build a very sophisticated model to support every aspect of their people ops, payroll, benefits, hiring, and more. 

🔥NOTEWORTHY ADVICE: When you’re thinking about your employee management. Don’t think about Rippling as just a way to pay employees, provide benefits, and document things. It’s best to view it with an entrepreneurial mindset when planning and ask yourself questions like

  • How can I have a great staff?
  • How will I build my company culture?
  • How am I going to retain them?
  • How am I going to pay them?
  • How can I make sure my staff isn’t bogged down and make work efficient and streamlined?

Remember you’re going to continue to have to compete with everybody else that’s probably bigger than you.

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