The process of managing and organizing shift schedules for workers can be a daunting and time-consuming task for employers. For employees, disorganized shift scheduling creates uncertainty and affects their personal lives in a number of ways including daily activities and sleep. Sirenum is a technology-enabled management solution that allows employees to manage their shift-based workforce from a single centralized platform. The startup handles a variety of tasks including scheduling, payroll, compliance, and reporting. London TechWatch caught up with Cofounder Joshua Pines to learn more about how the company emerged from a solution built for the 2012 London Olympics, the company’s future plans, and latest round of funding from investors that include William Currie Group and former Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy.
In the midst of the pandemic, the election, and the resurgence of significant social justice movements, people operations professionals are needing to navigate a far more complex environment lately.
The popularity of flexible work arrangements has skyrocketed due to COVID, however, flexible work arrangements can have a larger impact. According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, flexible work arrangements are a primary driver for improving gender equality in the workplace and encouraging more roles to be flexible could solve the gender pay gap. Juggle is the employment platform solely dedicated to flexible roles. The platform matches companies with top-tier mid and senior-level talent seeking flexible working arrangements. London TechWatch caught up with CEO and Founder Romanie Thomas to learn more about how her experience as a headhunter inspired her to create Juggle to increase the number of women in senior leadership roles, her experience fundraising as a sole founder, and the company’s latest funding round from investors that include Social Capital, 7percent Ventures, Oxford Capital, Andreas Mihalovits, Andrew Gault, Andrew J. Scott, Charlie Kemper, Charlie Songhurst, Curtis Chambers, Rajiv Kapoor, and Pip Wilson.
Soft skills don’t come naturally to everyone, so companies like Bodyswaps are using AI, VR, and behavioral science to develop immersive modules for soft skills training. Through unscripted intervention that places users in realistic workplace situations, Bodyswaps’ platform helps to improve soft skills such as emotional intelligence, empathy, and leadership to complement workforce training programs. LondonTechWatch caught up with Cofounder and COO Julien Denoel to learn more about the unique benefits of using VR for workforce training, the company’s experience raising in the middle of the pandemic, and recent funding round, which brings the company’s total funding raised to £795K.
Anas Nader, a physician, saw firsthand scores of colleagues leaving the profession on account of mounting stress caused by temporary staffing shortages. He cofounded Patchwork Health as a tech-driven solution to reduce the huge financial strain that staff shortages and inflexible systems were placing on an overburdened NHS. Dr. Nader shares more about the company, its impressive traction, response to COVID-19, and future plans.
This physician was frustrated with the difficulties in scheduling while working in the ERs of several London hospitals. Chris McCullough built Rotageek, an automated scheduling platform that leverages machine learning to optimize shifts, benefitting both employees and management. The headaches of scheduling are a thing of the past, thanks to Rotageek.
You may be in a position where you have to make some very tough decisions about your team and its future. Here are a few tips to help you navigate that journey.
Pushfar is a mentorship and career progression platform that allows users to manage all aspects of a successful mentorship experience. CEO and Cofounder Ed Johnson shares more about the differentiating factors that make Pushfar valuable to organisations and individuals.
Loeb.nyc cofounder Rich Vogel shares the best practices for recruiting talent and ensuring talent is a good cultural fit.
A company’s greatest asset is its talent but the great tragedy of the workplace is untapped talent. Large multinational organizations have scores of employees but no efficient way to know who specializes in what, which causes significant wastage of money and time. ProFinda puts an end to this by mapping an organisation’s employees’ expertise and […]