Contributed to by: Tracy Van Auker, Public Relations Program Manager, Paychex, Inc.

Rochester, N.Y. (January 28, 2014) Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for America’s businesses, today announced it won a Brandon Hall Group bronze award for excellence in the Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Technology category for its software-as-a-service applicant tracking suite, myStaffingPro.

The myStaffingPro product suite provides technology that streamlines, simplifies, and drives the applicant workflow and hiring process for companies of all sizes. The comprehensive web-based myStaffingPro system was recognized for its vast number of social media tools that assist with and strengthen social recruiting activities, including one-click access to the company’s social media pages, requisition posting to Twitter and Facebook, an RSS feed of job openings, a “share” button allowing candidates to easily share openings with their networks, and social media sign-on with contact information and work history parsing capabilities.

“We are honored to receive this award,” said Andy Childs, Paychex vice president of marketing. “Finding and building relationships with talent is an integral part of the hiring process, and we take pride in being recognized for our software’s capabilities to help our clients do that with integrated social recruiting tools.”

The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executive leadership based upon the product innovation, unique differentiator, value proposition, and measureable results.

“It is our honor to recognize this year’s award winners, who exemplify the commitment to innovation and excellence that drives growth and over-the-top business results,” said Mike Cooke, chief executive officer of Brandon Hall Group.

Winners were announced on January 8, 2014, and a complete list can be found at

http://brandonhall.com/excellence-technology.php?year=2013.

About Paychex

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) is a leading provider of payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses.  The company offers comprehensive payroll services, including payroll processing, payroll tax administration, and employee pay services, including direct deposit, check signing, and Readychex®. Human resource services include 401(k) plan recordkeeping, section 125 plans, a professional employer organization, time and attendance solutions, applicant tracking, and other administrative services for business. A variety of business insurance products, including group health and workers’ compensation, are made available through Paychex Insurance Agency, Inc. Paychex was founded in 1971.  With headquarters in Rochester, New York, the company has more than 100 offices serving approximately 570,000 payroll clients as of May 31, 2013.  For more information about Paychex and our products, visit www.paychex.com.

About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is the most well-known and established research organization in the performance improvement industry. We conduct research that drives performance, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that Empowers Excellence Through Content, Collaboration and Community. Our members have access to research that helps them make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, combined with research-powered advisory services customized to their needs.  (www.brandonhall.com).

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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