It takes a lot of hard work to create a truly enjoyable experience.

Consider the Birmingham Barons, a minor league baseball franchise with a strong fan base in Alabama’s largest city. From early morning starts, to making finishing touches to the field, preparing food, selling tickets and bringing the stadium to life before each game, it takes hundreds of people working in unison to get ready for the gates to open and the crowds to pour in.

“We have so many great and unique gameday employees that are not only charged, but really feel responsible and are excited about providing that special experience,” said Jonathan Nelson, president and general manager of the Birmingham Barons.

That experience plays out in one of the most modern ballparks in the country, Regions Field. The Barons moved to the downtown stadium in 2013, and the relationship between the Barons and Regions Bank has added value to the community for years.

Recently, that relationship got even stronger as Regions worked with the Barons to address a key business need. During the six months surrounding each year’s baseball season, the Barons hire 700 seasonal employees who all help create that positive gameday experience. That means the Barons organization needs a modern, user-friendly payroll system to keep track of hours and ensure the needs of the additional workforce are handled seamlessly.

So Regions introduced a solution – Paycor Payroll and HR Services. Paycor gives the Barons an effective, customizable HR platform, along with a dedicated representative.

“It was exciting to see them go from a place of very manual processes to now everything is electronic. Everything is streamlined. They’re saving time,” said Tracy Carbonie, client representative for Paycor. “And now they’re becoming more analytical and more strategic about what it is that they can do for their employees – in other words, provide them things that they didn’t have in the past.”

To see how Paycor is making a difference for the Barons – and to get a glimpse at what goes into a great gameday experience – check out the video below.

“Business partnerships are incredibly important,” added Nelson, the Barons’ general manager. “And our relationship with Regions is off the charts.”

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