HR ANALYTICS

JOON Raises $2.3M to Strengthen HR Wellness Benefits That Staffs Actually Use and Appreciate

JOON | July 21, 2021

JOON, the first platform to cover all dimensions of employee wellbeing in one place. This corporate wellness solution substituting one-size-fits-all perks and manual expenditure reporting with accessible and individualized aids announced that it had raised a $2.3 million Series Seed. Alpha Edison led this with participation from Rock Health, Roth Martin Co-Founder - Rothy's, Allan Jones HR Founder - Bambee, Alex Bitoun Co-Founder - Livongo, David Baga CEO - Even.com, Alex Canter Ordermark Founder and Twenty40 Ventures Partner, Jonathan Neman Co-Founder - Sweetgreen, and Anthony & Joe Vennare Founders - Fitt Insider.

During this past year's Covid-19 pandemic, corporates shifted to remote work; JOON grew its customer base tenfold as employees and employers wanted to improve work-life stability and wellbeing. Top employers like Ordermark, OLIPOP, 72andSunny, Lunchbox, and Hi Marley now use JOON to control their wellness agendas, improve employee engagement and retention, and better compete for top talent.

Contrasting most assistances platforms that issue cards or have a limiting list of qualified vendors, JOON works by connecting employees' existing bank accounts and debit or credit cards. Employers can select approved groups or individual vendors, and JOON's algorithm and technology run in the background, flawlessly conducting approvals and reimbursements.

JOON offers wellness categories such as family care, education, mental health, fitness, and food all under one roof. Thus, giving every employee the freedom to select what's important to them. The significant reduction in friction enables HR teams to go from dull programs with low engagement to lively programs with high participation. The result is an 80% employee acceptance rate; otherwise, the average industry is 10%.

JOON intends to use the seed subsidy to develop its platform to offer a much-improved reporting setup for HR teams and added the practice to help workers line up their aids with their individual and professional goals. The organizations already offer concessions and incentives at select vendors and are gradually becoming a launching pad for brands to build consciousness amongst well-being-focused customers.

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HR STRATEGY

Mogul, Inc. Receives 2022 High Performer Award From SoftwareSuggest

Mogul | July 06, 2022

Mogul, Inc., a high-growth disruptor in the HR technology and executive recruitment industry, today announced that it has been awarded the High Performer 2022 Award from SoftwareSuggest’s Recognition Summer Awards 2022. The award recognizes Mogul for its strong commitment to customers and for “going above and beyond” in the HR industry. Mogul is changing the way that recruiters and talent acquisition professionals find and hire diverse talent. While most talent acquisition platforms are built with algorithms that favor non-diverse candidates, Mogul’s subscription-based software offers direct access to more than 494 million diverse candidates–the most comprehensive database available worldwide–and has been shown to increase diverse pipelines by 74.4% annually. Additionally, recruiters can sort results by gender, ethnicity, veteran status, and disability status, with no limit on the number of candidates sought. No other talent acquisition platform offers this combination of abilities. “In a rapidly changing job market, our customers appreciate that our offerings allow them to find a deeper level of diverse talent than ever before,” said Tiffany Pham, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board at Mogul. “In a rapidly changing job market, our customers appreciate that our offerings allow them to find a deeper level of diverse talent than ever before,” said Tiffany Pham, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board at Mogul, “We are so honored to be recognized by SoftwareSuggest for our commitment to our customers.” Mogul’s long-time clients include hundreds of top companies and Fortune 1000 organizations such as Anheuser-Busch, Bain & Co., The Hershey Company, The Honest Company, Nike, Shopify, Stanley Black & Decker, and United Healthcare. Going Above and Beyond in Diversity Founded by Tiffany Pham in 2014, the company initially began as a thriving and inclusive online community for professional women, minorities, and people of color. Since then, it has expanded into the largest online resource for women and diverse professionals, creating an entire ecosystem for finding, hiring, retaining, and promoting top talent globally. Mogul’s product offerings include educational and networking events, a job board, subscription-based talent acquisition software for HR professionals, and diversity-focused executive and board recruitment services. About Mogul At Mogul, our vision is to unlock the world’s greatest potential. We support diverse individuals and organizations to achieve their goals and cultivate meaningful success, through pioneering technology solutions and inclusive community. An innovator in the $200 billion global recruitment market, Mogul is a diversity recruitment platform and one of the world's largest resources for diverse talent. We partner with the Fortune 1000 and the world's fastest-growing companies to attract and advance top diverse talent — from entry-level to executive and board-level worldwide — through our market-leading software and executive recruitment services. Our long-time clients include hundreds of top companies and Fortune 1000 organizations such as Anheuser-Busch, Bain & Co., The Hershey Company, The Honest Company, Nike, Shopify, Stanley Black & Decker, and United Healthcare. With our rapid growth, Mogul supports, invests in, and provides free resources for the economic advancement of individuals in need globally, through international partners such as the United Nations. Mogul has been named one of the “100 Most Exciting Startups” by Business Insider, “Best Website for Finding Top Talent” by Inc. Magazine, “Top Website for Marketing Your Company” by Forbes, and “Top Online Learning Platform” by Entrepreneur. With market-leading HR technology, fast-growing executive recruitment services, and a diverse, inclusive online community of executive and board-level talent, Mogul is innovatively paving the way for diverse professionals and the companies that need them.

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REMOTE WORKFORCE

Marginalized Employees Say Remote Work is More Equitable, but at the Cost of Hiding Their Authentic Selves

Software Advice | July 07, 2022

As HR departments work to make their organizations more equitable and inclusive, new research from Software Advice suggests that remote work may at first seem like the best format for reducing workplace bias and discrimination, but survey data reveals it often means employees are sacrificing their true identity at work. This survey analyzed employee responses from groups often impacted by negative bias and discrimination in the workplace, including women, employees aged 55 or older, LGBTQ workers, racial minorities, and those with a disability. Across all minority groups surveyed, remote workers are most likely to agree that their employer treats every employee fairly, compared to those who work hybrid or on-site. This may be due to their ability to customize work environments to individual needs, managers measuring work more fairly through outcome-based metrics, or a reduction in toxic behaviors overall. However, marginalized employees working remotely also admit to lying about or omitting a part of their identity at their current job out of fear of discrimination, including: 71% of employees with disabilities 65% of employees 55 years or older 64% of women 64% of LGBTQ workers 57% of racial minority workers Women in particular are uncomfortable bringing their full selves to work. Over two-thirds (71%) of women who work remotely say they’re afraid to be their authentic selves at work, compared to 64% and 57% of women who work on-site and in a hybrid format, respectively. While on-site employees may be more honest about their identities, it isn’t always by choice. They may face more discrimination because they can’t hide who they are in-person. “With more employers implementing remote work permanently, it’s encouraging to see that minority workers believe remote work is more equitable,” says Brian Westfall, principal HR analyst at Software Advice. “With more employers implementing remote work permanently, it’s encouraging to see that minority workers believe remote work is more equitable,” says Brian Westfall, principal HR analyst at Software Advice. “But, DEI initiatives don’t really work unless employees feel safe to be their authentic selves.” Remote work isn’t a magic solution for encouraging workplace inclusivity. HR leaders must intentionally act to ensure marginalized employees working from home feel seen and included for who they are. Examples include forming employee resource groups, setting the right tone during onboarding to encourage new hires to share their own perspective, and diversifying remote leadership. To find resources on how to promote authenticity in a remote workplace, visit softwareadvice.com. About Software Advice Software Advice simplifies software buying. Through 1-on-1 conversation and trusted insights, industry-specific advisors guide buyers to top software options in as little as 15 minutes (and it’s 100% free). Founded in 2005, Software Advice has helped nearly 900,000 businesses find the right software for their specific needs. Software Advice also features over 1.5 million verified user reviews to ensure people feel confident in their technology decisions. For more information, visit softwareadvice.com.

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HR ANALYTICS,HR STRATEGY

Reejig launches the Reejig Impact Fund at HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas

Reejig | September 19, 2022

Enterprise-grade workforce intelligence platform Reejig is proud to announce the launch of the Reejig Impact Fund at the HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. The Impact Fund is designed to help underrepresented communities unlock career opportunities, growth, and potential. It will donate Reejig's workforce intelligence technology to veterans, skilled refugees and other underrepresented communities, with a goal to reskill, build new capabilities, and remove barriers to career opportunities for all. "Reejig's mission is to create a world with Zero Wasted Potential in business, people, and society. We're not just building technology; we're also creating recurring impact and change for the better. The Reejig Impact Fund is our way of giving back to society by removing barriers to career opportunities for all. When people have fair and equitable access to personally meaningful work no matter their background all of society can reap the benefits" -Siobhan Savage, CEO & Co-Founder of Reejig Reejig is calling on as many people as possible to join the pledge to unlock a world with Zero Wasted Potential. For each pledge, Reejig will gift its workforce intelligence technology to someone from an underrepresented community, giving them access to career opportunities that align to their skills, interests, and potential. The launch of The Impact Fund comes after a huge year of growth for Reejig. The team has grown by over 1000% and opened offices in APAC, NAMER, and the UK. It is rapidly adding to its global enterprise client portfolio with clients such as AWS, KPMG, Woolworths Group, John Holland, and Allianz. Reejig announced last week that it had secured an investment from Salesforce Ventures, adding to its world-class investor portfolio including Skip Capital, headed by Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar, Airtree Ventures, and Culture Amp's Didier Elzinga. Siobhan Savage will be speaking at the HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, which runs from 13th – 16th September. Siobhan's session, Have you got your Zero Wasted Potential People Strategy? will focus on how HR leaders can create a winning people strategy in this volatile environment. Siobhan Savage, said of being at the conference, We are excited to connect with the world's top people leaders in Vegas this week at HR Tech. We're challenging leaders to approach their people strategy with the same rigor that they would do their supply chain or finances. This starts with knowing who your people are, what skills they have and how you are utilizing them. We created Reejig to give organizations true visibility of their people and their potential, at scale, so they can optimize their workforces and create meaningful careers for everyone involved. About Reejig: Reejig is a leading workforce intelligence platform that enables global organizations to find, retain, and upskill talent at scale. Powered by the world's first independently-audited, ethical AI, Reejig acts as your central nervous system for all talent decisions, enabling zero wasted potential.

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HR PRACTICE,EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

Navigate360 Named Top Workplace, Receives NorthCoast 99 Award for Second Consecutive Year

Navigate360 | September 09, 2022

Navigate360 has been named a 2022 NorthCoast 99 award winner by ERC, the Employers Resource Council. The NorthCoast 99 award honors 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. This is the second time that Navigate360 has received the prestigious award. “Our 2022 NorthCoast 99 recognition is a testament to all of our team members’ hard work and passion for our culture, mission, values, and each other, In addition to our national Great Place to Work® Certification™, the NorthCoast 99 award is another acknowledgment that our organization attracts, develops and retains top performers – people who drive innovation through the pursuit of our mission to end targeted school violence and self-harm and to put school communities on a path to growth and success. Whole-child safety takes the whole community, and it is that shared belief that makes a difference.” -Navigate360 CEO, JP Guilbault NorthCoast 99 winners participated in a rigorous application process that asked for detailed information about how their organizations excel in the areas of organizational strategy, policies and benefits; talent attraction, acquisition and onboarding; employee well-being; employee engagement and talent development; total rewards; and diversity, equity and inclusion. Navigate360 stands for an equitable world and workplace; for inclusivity and respect for people, their views and their practices; for seeing possibilities and building bridges to a world absent of fear; and for kindness, passion and purpose. Without our dedicated employees, none of this is possible. I am humbled and honored every day to be part of this organization, Guilbault continued. It’s no surprise that the 2022 NorthCoast 99 winning organizations are leading our region! These outstanding companies prioritize the employee experience, offering attractive benefits and innovative policies that today’s workforce demands. We are thrilled to recognize the winning companies and look forward to sharing their success stories, said ERC President Kelly Keefe. Maintaining this recognition is not something we take lightly. Our mission and our employee experience go hand in hand, and we make them top priority every single day, We owe our continued success to our dedicated employees. They are the reason for this recognition, and we look forward to attracting, cultivating and maintaining additional talent as we continue to grow our award-winning team. Our world needs Navigate360 and everyone who supports our meaningful initiatives,added Navigate360 Chief Human Resources Officer Alex Teodosio. About Navigate360  Navigate360 is the most widely chosen safety partner in the United States, protecting more than 50,000 districts, schools, law enforcement agencies, businesses and houses of worship nationwide. For more than 20 years, we’ve helped communities mitigate and reduce acts of violence with solutions backed by research and developed by industry experts. Through our complementary and integrated suite of safety and wellness solutions, we enable organizations to enhance their safety plans with threat detection and prevention, mental health and wellness, safety management and preparedness, and active shooter response training. The success of every Navigate360 partner is ensured with world-class, U.S.-based safety consultants who help customize, implement and support our solutions. About ERC For over 100 years, ERC has been a trusted resource for organizations in Northeast Ohio and around the country. ERC helps leaders build great workplaces through thought leadership, comprehensive data and HR solutions that include membership, training and professional development, consultative services, and more. ERC is the founder and producer of the NorthCoast 99 awards program and sponsors the ERC health insurance program for Ohio employers.

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The needs of the modern enterprise are no longer built on labor arbitrage but on creative innovation. In the last 40 years, the contributions of digital technology in enabling this innovation has proven prodigious. Today, we stand at a new threshold, with a confluence of transformative tools of our own making, such as block chain, machine learning, neural networking, and artificial intelligence, just to name a few. When combined they possess the potential to offer us the ability to create a new kind of workforce, a digital workforce, one that can work alongside humans to help them make the best, data-driven decisions and enhance productivity.

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