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.
While the pandemic may have shuttered travel, in many ways, the workplace has become more global. The shift to remote working and work from home has now allowed employees to work without consideration for borders and the location of their traditional offices. However, managing a remote workforce has its own complexities from a human resources standpoint. Omnipresent is the SaaS platform that enables companies to tap into a truly global workforce without having to worry about managing the local requirements. The platform focuses on making sure that all employee issues are appropriately handled, compliant with local requirements, whether legal, payroll, tax, or benefits-related. London TechWatch caught up with Co-CEO and Cofounder Matthew Wilson to learn more about how the pandemic impacted the trajectory of the platform, the future of work, and the company’s most recent round of funding from investors that include Episode 1, Playfair Capital, and Truesight Ventures.
Although impressive strides have been made to make the workforce more inclusive recently, still 56% of workers think that companies should be doing more to recruit and hire from the LGBTQ+ community and almost 20% believe employers have negative attitudes towards LGBTQ+ hiring. myGwork is a professional community and network focused exclusively on the needs of this community and its supporters. The free network, which currently has over 300,000 members, offers resources for employers and prospective employees to connect, features events and news, and offers a mentorship program; the company charges corporate members on a tiered schedule.
London TechWatch caught up with brothers and Cofounders Adrien Gaubert and Pierre Gaubert to learn more about the inspiration for the business, the company’s traction, expansion plans, and first institutional round of funding from 24Haymarket.
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.
London is home to some of the biggest disruptors in fintech like Starling Bank and Nutmeg and these businesses need access to the best fintech talent. Storm2 is the recruiting platform specialising in fintech talent solutions in positions across Data Science, the C-Suite, and Product Management. Storm2 presently has over 20,000 candidates within its network and […]
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.