YOOBIC | July 14, 2022
Today YOOBIC, the all-in-one digital workplace for frontline teams, announced a new strategic partnership with Legion Technologies, a pioneer in AI-powered workforce management (WFM), to provide the most comprehensive solution available to employers with large hourly-paid workforces. The combined power of these platforms will allow more visibility, transparency, and operational efficiency for frontline teams.
Hourly workforce operations are in dire need of transformation. With two-thirds of frontline workers (60%) describing their job as understaffed, and three-quarters (72%) feeling unduly worn out after work, workload management is a critical capability for today's retailers, food service operators, and other businesses. Additionally, Legion's recent State of the Hourly Workforce Report uncovered that hourly workers had an Employee Net Promoter Score of -7, indicating a deep dissatisfaction amongst this group.
To boost morale and retain their best employees, businesses need to bring workloads in sync with workforce capacity. Together, Legion and YOOBIC will enable these businesses to increase employee engagement through superior task management, communication, and efficiency. These solutions will complement each other to modernize the frontline experience.
Legion is recognized as a pioneer in AI-powered workforce management (WFM), with a powerful platform that helps businesses ranging from retailers and restaurants to logistics and manufacturing to optimize labor efficiency and enhance the employee experience simultaneously. With advanced AI-driven demand-forecasting and labor-budgeting, the Legion WFM platform enables organizations to optimize labor efficiency and increase sales by assigning their best workers to the shifts and situations where they are most needed.
The platform also drives employee satisfaction with greater scheduling flexibility and control, modern communication tools and self-service capabilities, instant access to wage and performance information and rewards designed specifically for the needs of hourly employees and their managers.
Through the new partnership, the Legion WFM platform will dovetail seamlessly with YOOBIC's game-changing mobile-optimized digital workplace tools to deliver across-the-board benefits for top retail and food service organizations as they streamline operations and engage their workforces. Together, YOOBIC and Legion will further supercharge frontline teams with capabilities that provide more efficient task management, improved labor optimization, and enhanced empowerment for hourly-paid employees.
"For frontline teams, YOOBIC's powerful digital workplace platform and Legion's AI-based WFM platform really are a match made in heaven, Now, employers can automatically create optimized schedules that match business needs with employee preferences — while simultaneously empowering their frontline teams to work smarter and deliver more value along the way."
-Sanish Mondkar, CEO and founder Legion.
Legion has built an amazing WFM solution, and this strategic partnership will add enormous value for YOOBIC's retail and food service customers, said Fabrice Haiat, YOOBIC's CEO. By bringing together these two solutions, we're building something that's greater than the sum of its parts — a true end-to-end solution that simultaneously optimizes workforce management, boosts efficiency and engagement, and dramatically improves the employee experience.
YOOBIC is an all-in-one digital workplace for frontline teams. Our mobile app gives business leaders and frontline teams the performance tools they need to communicate, learn, and work - all in one place. With streamlined communications, mobile learning, and digitized task management, YOOBIC drives operational excellence while drastically improving the frontline employee working experience. 300+ companies around the world including Boots, BurgerFi, Lancôme, Lacoste, Logitech, Peloton, Puma, Vans and Sanofi trust YOOBIC to improve operational consistency and agility, get real-time visibility into multi-location business execution, and improve their customer experience. To learn more about YOOBIC, visit www.yoobic.com or follow us on LinkedIn.
About LEGION TECHNOLOGIES-
Legion Technologies' mission is to transform hourly jobs into good jobs. The company's industry-leading, AI-powered workforce management (WFM) platform optimizes labor efficiency and enhances the employee experience simultaneously – at scale. The Legion WFM platform has been proven to deliver 13x ROI through schedule optimization, reduced attrition, increased productivity, and increased operational efficiency. Legion delivers cutting-edge technology in an easy-to-use platform and mobile app that employees love. The company is backed by Norwest Venture Partners, Stripes, First Round Capital, XYZ Ventures, Webb Investment Network, Workday Ventures, and NTT DOCOMO Ventures.
ExtensisHR | June 27, 2022
ExtensisHR, a well-known professional employer organization (PEO) and human resources outsourcing (HRO) solution provider, is pleased to celebrate 25 years of providing customized, individualized human resources.
ExtensisHR was founded in 1997 with the sole purpose of streamlining HR. Since its beginning, the company has revolutionized HR outsourcing by providing unmatched, lightning-quick customer care to support the success of small business owners and entrepreneurial enterprises. ExtensisHR has helped various companies decrease the complexity of HR, enabling businesses to expand and provide appealing employee perks and other services that will help them draw and keep top talent. With an industry-leading 96 percent client retention rate and an above-average Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 81 during the preceding 12 months, the company is still committed to upholding its objective.
“We are proud to celebrate this achievement of 25 years in business. For over two and a half decades we’ve evolved our services and Work Anywhere™ technology to address the needs of today’s distributed workforce, while also developing innovative solutions to anticipate tomorrow’s challenges. ExtensisHR’s accomplishments and success have always been grounded in our commitment to helping both our customers and our employees grow, and we’re excited to maintain this momentum in the years to come.”
- Blake Morris, CEO of ExtensisHR
The business has recently achieved a number of milestones and accolades as a consequence of its continued substantial investments in people, processes, and technology. ExtensisHR received outstanding approval ratings on all job search and employer review websites in 2020 and was recognized as a Top Workplace in New Jersey by NJ.com and Crain's Best Places to Work. The following year, ExtensisHR debuted its PEO PremierTM solution, received many Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, became certified as a Great Place to WorkTM, and enhanced its Work AnywhereTM technology platform to offer clients even better support. ExtensisHR continued to receive awards and have excellent employee satisfaction levels in 2022, earning another honorable spot on NJ.com's annual list of the Top Workplaces.
TELUS and LifeWorks | August 12, 2022
TELUS Corporation and LifeWorks Inc. today announced that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) has granted its final order (the Court Approval) approving the plan of arrangement (the Arrangement) in respect of the acquisition by TELUS of LifeWorks previously announced on June 16, 2022.
TELUS and LifeWorks also announced that the Competition Bureau of Canada has issued a no action letter in respect of the Arrangement. Accordingly, Competition Act Approval, as defined and as required by the Arrangement Agreement previously entered into between LifeWorks and TELUS, has been obtained. In addition, the applicable waiting period in relation to the Arrangement under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, has expired (the HSR Approval), with the result that the acquisition is clear to proceed in the United States as well as Canada.
The Court Approval, the Competition Act Approval and the HSR Approval are significant milestones toward closing TELUS’ acquisition of LifeWorks and follows LifeWorks’ shareholder approval, which was obtained at a special meeting of LifeWorks’ shareholders on August 4, 2022. Pending receipt of regulatory approvals in the United Kingdom and Australia, and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the Arrangement is expected to proceed to closing which is anticipated to be on or about the fourth quarter of 2022.
“We are pleased to have reached this significant milestone, with clearance to proceed with the TELUS – LifeWorks transaction in Canada and the United States, Importantly, we have seen overwhelming support from LifeWorks’ team members, customers and shareholders, and I am confident that the potent combination of the respective skills and capabilities of LifeWorks and TELUS Health will create a world-leading, end-to-end, digital-first employee primary and preventative healthcare, mental health and wellness platform, covering more than 50 million lives, and growing, on a global basis. We look forward to welcoming LifeWorks employees into our TELUS family so that, together, we can help even more people around the world lead their healthiest and most productive professional and personal lives.”
-Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS
This is an exciting new chapter for LifeWorks and together with TELUS we will be able to accelerate our shared vision of empowering individuals to take a more proactive role in the management of their health by unifying the continuum of care through digital-first innovations, as well as our unmatched in-person care, Our two organizations are aligned as leading purpose-driven companies that are committed to improving the lives of people around the world,said Stephen Liptrap, President and CEO of LifeWorks.
About TELUS Corporation
TELUS is a dynamic, world-leading communications technology company with $17 billion in annual revenue and 17 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security. Our social purpose is to leverage our global-leading technology and compassion to drive social change and enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. The numerous, sustained accolades TELUS has earned over the years from independent, industry-leading network insight firms showcase the strength and speed of TELUS’ global-leading networks, reinforcing our commitment to provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better.
TELUS Health is Canada’s leader in digital health technology, improving access to health and wellness services and revolutionizing the flow of health information across the continuum of care. TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods is a global technology provider of innovative data insights and digital solutions, creating a unified, trusted and sustainable value chain. TELUS International is a leading digital customer experience innovator that designs, builds, and delivers next-generation solutions, including AI and content moderation, for global and disruptive brands across high-growth industry verticals, including tech and games, communications and media and ecommerce and FinTech. TELUS and TELUS International operate in 28 countries around the world.
Driven by our determination and vision to connect all citizens for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired TELUS, our team members and retirees to contribute more than $900 million, in cash, in-kind contributions, time and programs, and 1.8 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world. Together, let’s make the future friendly.
LifeWorks is a world leader in providing digital and in-person solutions that support the total wellbeing of individuals – mental, physical, financial and social. As the trusted leader in mental health and wellbeing, LifeWorks delivers a personalized continuum of care that helps our clients improve the lives of their people and by doing so, improve their business. Guided by our purpose to improve lives and improve business, we help our clients improve the wellbeing of their people, we help them improve workforce engagement and productivity, thereby improving the performance of our clients’ organizations. LifeWorks is a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange. LifeWorks has approximately 7,000 employees, 25,000 clients, and serves 36 million individuals and their families in more than 160 countries.