WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT,EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE
WeWork | July 25, 2022
WeWork (NYSE: WE), a leading global flexible space provider, today announced the official debut of WeWork Workplace, a new space management solution built in partnership with Yardi, the leading provider of real estate software. WeWork Workplace provides companies with a universal platform that enables inventory management across office spaces, enhanced employee experiences and space optimization through insights and analytics.
The proliferation of remote and hybrid work models – vastly accelerated as a result of the pandemic – has created new opportunities for both employers and employees to fundamentally rethink the office and how we engage with it. WeWork Workplace marries space, asset and people management capabilities, removing guesswork from designing a strategic work model by providing actionable data to inform decision making in real time. As a result, the software aims to help employers reduce real estate costs, while empowering employees to more purposefully engage with the spaces they choose and create more meaningful physical connections.
WeWork Workplace is the only product in the market that can combine all space types (privately leased/owned, WeWork and WeWork shared/affiliate) within a single experience. Additionally, companies that may need overflow space will have the option to enable access to WeWork and WeWork affiliated locations for their employees globally.
"Businesses today must solve for bringing flexible work models to life – optimizing their spaces without sacrificing the culture, collaboration and productivity that happens in-person. This is what we aim to deliver with WeWork Workplace, Combining our advantages in scale, speed and access to flexible spaces, with Yardi's industry-leading software and tech capabilities, WeWork Workplace doesn't stop at desk booking or at backend insights – it aims to solve for a dynamic, constantly evolving future of work."
-Scott Morey, President of Technology & Innovation WeWork's.
A One-Stop-Shop Solution
WeWork Workplace combines the capabilities needed, in one place, to help build, manage and evolve any office space strategy. The software aims to help businesses:
Enhance employee experience across an entire portfolio. Dynamic, collaboration focused features built in – interactive floor maps, team booking capabilities, overflow booking automation, visitor management, company announcements and calendar integration, make engagement with the office more intentional and impactful.
Manage and optimize all spaces regardless of asset type or geographic location. Universal portfolio management – across all asset types – enables office space strategies centered on utilization. Create user groups, spatial zones and navigate capacity and overflow management.
Future proof real estate strategies through actionable insights. Make decisions with confidence through access to stronger, more accurate data. Instantly look into daily and building level data, or view trends over time, such as booking to occupancy ratio, including the ability to sort by property type.
Designed to offer a frictionless office experience for companies of all sizes, helping to maximize their spaces for collaboration and innovation, WeWork Workplace is uniquely positioned to enable companies and their people to continuously adapt to a flexible world of work.
WeWork Inc. (NYSE: WE) was founded in 2010 with the vision to create environments where people and companies come together and do their best work. Since then, we've become one of the leading global flexible space providers committed to delivering technology-driven turnkey solutions, flexible spaces, and community experiences. For more information about WeWork, please visit us at wework.com.
Yardi develops and supports industry-leading investment and property management software for all types and sizes of real estate companies. With over 8000 employees, Yardi is working with our clients globally to drive significant innovation in the real estate industry.
HR ANALYTICS,REMOTE WORKFORCE
Relogix and Butlr Technologies | August 03, 2022
Relogix, a leading occupancy analytics provider for hybrid workplace monitoring and performance, today announced the integration of Butlr Technologies' people counting sensors to its occupancy analytics solution offering. Through this partnership, Relogix brings the most comprehensive occupancy and utilization insights that companies need to create effective hybrid workplaces while optimizing their overall real estate spend.
As more people return to the office, some organizations are relying on booking or badging data to get a high-level understanding of the number of individuals entering and exiting a specific space throughout the day. However, this data alone is limited and not sufficient to truly understand actual employee behavior and reveal the new, emerging, and continuously changing work styles and preferences. Creating effective and efficient hybrid workplaces requires the flexibility to combine different occupancy data sources to surface the insights needed to make informed decisions about workplace design, spending and employee experience. Having one platform for all occupancy use-cases makes Relogix the must-have occupancy analytics platform for the hybrid workplace.
"We are thrilled to add Butlr's advanced sensor technology to Relogix's already robust offering, By combining threshold, area, and our desk-level sensors, users can now achieve a more complete picture of employees' work preferences in a flexible, easy to deploy package that scales up or down to meet their changing needs. This information, and the ability to mix and match it with other data sources, empowers employers and CREs to make more informed workplace experience decisions to best meet the needs of today's hybrid workplace."
- Andrew Millar, Relogix CEO.
Using non-intrusive thermal technology, Butlr's sensors are mounted above doorways or ceilings to detect the number of people in defined zones – common areas, meeting rooms, open collaboration spaces, or groups of desks. Unlike other people counting sensors on the market, Butlr's sensors do not use cameras and are incapable of capturing personally identifiable information. The sensors function on their own, independent low-power thermal array network by being wirelessly connected to a gateway. All sensors can form a mesh network starting from the gateway – connected to the internet by either a cellular connection, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
We are thrilled that Relogix, a true pioneer in workplace analytics, chose Butlr to enable threshold and open area sensing data into their Conexus platform, With the addition of our sensors, Relogix customers now have the opportunity to better understand where, when, and how their employees are using spaces in order to build a more effective hybrid workplace where highly engaged and productive teams thrive, said Honghao Deng, co-founder and CEO of Butlr.
Relogix empowers productive work from anywhere. Relogix provides insightful, actionable and predictive workplace analytics so companies can create better experiences for their people. Founded in 2010, Relogix is focused on solving customer outcomes by combining data and technology. To learn more, visit: www.relogix.com.
Spun out of the MIT Media Lab in 2019 with offices in Silicon Valley and Boston, Butlr was founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs Honghao Deng and Jiani Zeng with a mission to make the built environment people-aware. Butlr's People Sensing Platform anonymously infers human presence and activity via its thermal, wireless sensors to deliver rich spatial insights at a fraction of the cost and time of legacy alternatives. Since the recent launch of its platform in late 2021, the company is already working with dozens of top occupiers, landlords and service providers in North America, Europe and Asia, in addition to partners in senior living and retail.
PlanSource | August 16, 2022
PlanSource, a leading provider of cloud-based benefits administration technology, announced today the launch of its Celadon Product Release. Available August 11 to all PlanSource customers and partners, the Celadon Release aims to elevate the employee experience, engage employees to increase benefit understanding and consumption and streamline processes for HR leaders and new ecosystem integrations.
“I’m really proud of the Celadon release and the features that we have invested in to improve the experience for HR teams and their employees, Open enrollment is the busiest time of year for our customers and partners, so we know that delivering quality updates and new features that will make their jobs easier is a huge benefit.”
- Srini Venkatramani, Chief Product and Technology Officer at PlanSource
Employees are often confused by their benefit offerings. 80% of employers say employees don’t even read their benefits materials, and half of those don’t understand what they are reading. HR teams are tasked with attracting and engaging talent by offering new benefits and initiatives, but employees are overwhelmed by choices and how to access and utilize those offerings. In the Celadon release, PlanSource is announcing a new product offering called The Source, aimed to make company news, benefits and initiatives relevant 24/7/365. Other updates in the Celadon release are driven by a need to streamline and improve efficiencies for HR and employees ahead of the busy open enrollment season.
These updates align with what PlanSource customers and partners need and value with a benefits administration partner. Celadon key features include:
The Source – This new product offering will allow HR teams to drive their culture by showcasing company messages, benefits and initiatives in one place. They can deliver timely content to their team members via a mobile command center which is key for employees who don’t have company email addresses. An informed employee is more likely to understand, utilize and appreciate their benefits.
New Integration with Paylocity – Based on customer and partner feedback, PlanSource has launched a new HCM API integration with leading HR and payroll provider, Paylocity. Employees can access PlanSource via single sign-on from the Paylocity platform, add and update their information in real-time and see payroll deductions reflected in Paylocity within that current pay cycle.
Member Portal Integration with Prudential – Employees can now access Prudential’s Employee Portal right within the PlanSource experience through a single sign-on integration. This allows employees seamless access to file a claim, check claim status and more.
Voluntary Benefits in DecisionIQ – Employees will now see Voluntary Life contribution recommendations, making enrollment easier and more intuitive. Based on employee data already stored in the system, 100% of employees will automatically see a suggested contribution with no additional effort on their part.
Guided Renewal Enhancements – To further simplify things for HR leaders, several enhancements have been made to the Guided Renewal Experience so that it’s easier than ever to renew your plans, track progress in a new renewal dashboard and have enhanced control over carrier file changes and updates. With these updates, Guided Renewal will allow HR teams to automate and quickly complete the renewal processes.
Auto-Enabling Boost Carrier Content – Customers will now be able to use the provided partner carrier content templates that contain education, legal, and marketing material during enrollment while also allowing HR leaders flexibility to add their own content.
New Partner Marketplace Benefit Templates – In this release, there are 36 new voluntary benefit categories that HR teams can choose from to select the correct setup and content more accurately for their benefits offering.
PlanSource launches major software releases three times a year and conducts ongoing updates and enhancements throughout the year.
PlanSource is a technology company that automates and simplifies every aspect of employee benefit programs, so employees and HR teams can make smarter, more confident benefits decisions. More than 5 million consumers receive their benefits through the PlanSource platform, which provides the best experience possible for benefits communications, shopping, enrollment, billing, compliance and ongoing administration. With an end-to-end benefits platform and suite of technology-enabled services, PlanSource helps people maximize the benefits of their benefits, so they can live happier, healthier lives.