Today we are announcing the expansion of our platform to include future of work solutions. We are officially rolling out a Hybrid Experience Platform, to help managers, HR leaders, and employees alike to enable a future-ready workforce, including features to support hybrid work models, flexible schedules, employee engagement and healthier workplaces.
We decided to invest in expanding our tools as more businesses focus on finding effective and creative solutions to improve their employee retention, compete for top talent and optimize workforce engagement and performance. Leading in transforming the future of work is the hybrid work model, providing employees with in-office and remote work flexibility.
According to Gartner®, Hybrid work is changing how employees experience culture: Hybrid or remote knowledge workers spend 65% less time in offices than before the COVID-19 pandemic and are meeting with their teams in-person two days a week less.(1) By developing a seamless and personalized approach using our Hybrid Work Playbook, HR leaders and business managers can clearly define and measure their hybrid work experience and provide a sense of connectivity while maintaining flexibility for their employees.
The Hybrid Experience Platform will include:
Flexible work options: Define and easily communicate with individualized teams the hybrid options that work within organization policies and programs.
Socialize office visits: Coordinate and share on-site work plans with colleagues to optimize time in office to increase in-person collaboration and socialization.
Workplace well-being: Provide employees the information they need to make informed decisions on safety protocol in the workplace. Provide awareness of COVID case trends in the workplace and community.
Crisis communications: Send alerts to impacted employees based upon location and status.
Minimize business disruptions: Respond quickly to possible viral outbreaks and minimize business impact with the HR health and safety command center.
Hybrid work analytics and goals: Get real-time insights and data on the success of hybrid work programs and make adjustments quickly as things evolve to create a vibrant, high-performing and healthy workplace.
"We are entering a new chapter of work for the global economy, and businesses that put people first to embrace workplace flexibility, keep employees engaged connected and engaged and prioritize employee’s health and wellbeing will outperform those that do not,” said Jikku Venkat, our co-founder and chief executive officer. “Our company has been on a mission the past two years to help companies quickly adapt to change and stay resilient with health and safety solutions. As we look ahead at the future of work, we are excited about the possibilities for a happier, healthier and more high-performing workforce than we have ever known before, while empowering businesses to become sought-after places to work for decades to come.”
“As a global company with 6,000 employees, it is critical for our organization to meet the needs of today’s changing workforce,” said Scott Oblow, Chief Human Resources Officer at Kroll. “ReturnSafe has been a valuable partner for us by helping keep our workforce healthy and safe, in compliance, and also staying ahead of workplace trends and best practices. We are excited to see ReturnSafe expand their capabilities to help meet the new future of work challenges within our organization and provide Kroll employees with greater flexibility and opportunities to be successful in work and life.”
Since launching the company in May 2020, we have developed trusted workplace tools and resources for employers to navigate the complexities of the evolving COVID-19 virus and changing public health guidelines – from employee contact tracing and viral testing to vaccine management. Our platform protects more than 225,000 employees across 150 employers and on six continents. We have raised $5 million in funding, grown to a 40-person team, and recruited world-leading health scientists and workforce experts to its advisory council.
Our team is excited to bring these new tools to employers who are managing the impacts of the pandemic on employee morale, productivity, and engagement. Learn more about these tools and watch our product demo.
(1)Gartner, Culture in a Hybrid World, Published 28 April 2022, By HR Practitioner Research Team - ID G00768936 . GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.