Dan Sizelove joined HRchitect in 2022, bringing over 10 years of technical and workforce management consulting experience to the team. In his role as Director, UKG Dimensions Implementation Consulting Services, Dan leads a team of skilled consultants ensuring high-quality service delivery for HRchitect’s clients that utilize the UKG Dimensions platform.
Hometown: Chesterfield, Indiana
Alma mater: Ball State University
All-time favorite restaurant: Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria located in Chicago
Last book you read: The Five Marks of a Man by Brian Tome
What do you do when you’re not working? I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy playing disc golf and the occasional round of golf when I have free time and the weather is nice.
How did you find out about HRchitect, and what made you join the company? I had been connected on LinkedIn with the President & CEO for a while before joining HRchitect. I was contacted when HRchitect was looking to add a director to manage and grow the UKG Dimensions practice. The skill set and experience HRchitect was looking for in a candidate and what I was looking for in my next role aligned perfectly.
How has your background impacted your experience as a consultant? I have been in the HCM space since 2013. I started at Kronos as a Solutions Consultant and then I joined another firm where I was able to get into the consulting, pre-sales, and team management side of the business. As I continued to build upon my experience, I later moved into a management role at another consulting firm. Though so much has changed in the HCM world over the past 10 years, from a business perspective I have become very knowledgeable and proficient in all the different components there are to managing an implementation practice such as pre-sales, consulting, billing, project management, and all the various phases of the implementation process.
In your own words, what do you do at HRchitect? As the Director, UKG Dimensions Implementation Services, I manage all aspects of the practice. This includes consulting with our clients and my colleagues, managing new hires as they come on board to set them up for success, staying up to date on product knowledge and sharing that knowledge, and working with our internal managers to make sure they have what they need in order to support their team and projects.
What’s a typical workday like for you? I start early, between 6:00 and 7:00am as I prefer to take on my more challenging tasks first thing in the day. Then I get caught up with emails and tackle my heads-down work. After 9:00am through the end of the day, I take care of meetings and collaborate with my team. I like to take 30 minutes at some point during the day to reset. Sometimes when a client is going live or if we are providing go-live support, I will work a bit later in the evening to get those mission-critical tasks completed.
Tell me about a project you’ve worked on that you’re particularly proud of. I am very proud of an implementation project our team is currently working on for a global retail organization. The project is in full swing and it is very gratifying to see the way our team is working together and stepping into each of their responsibilities and meeting each milestone. We have a great team that works very collaboratively, which has made this project and the implementation process a positive one for both the HRchitect team and the client.
What’s been one of your favorite destinations to travel to for a client site visit? I really enjoyed visiting a client in Los Angeles. I spent 3 days onsite with the client and enjoyed one day of exploring on my own after the work wrapped up.
As part of a team that works 100% virtually, what technology or collaboration tools do you use to make your work life easier? Slack is a great collaboration tool for our team. It not only allows for quick collaboration and kudos, but also keeps our virtual team connected during projects and is a great tool for fun office banter.
What motivates you to wake up and go to work every day? My team and my clients are my biggest motivators. What makes HRchitect a great place to work is that everyone is marching towards the same goal. We all have the motivation to rise to the standard that it takes to achieve that.
Which employee perks that HRchitect offers do you enjoy the most? I enjoy the monthly home office allowance, which has allowed me to purchase home office supply upgrades. In addition, the unlimited PTO is a great perk that helps with work-life balance.
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