SINGAPORE, April 14 2020 EngageRocket, the fastest-growing Asian employee engagement and performance software today announced it is joining the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The Singapore-based startup is collaborating with the Institute for HR Professionals (IHRP) and Singapore HR Institute (SHRI) to give businesses a tool to improve the effectiveness of their workforce while telecommuting. They will also be able to track the well-being of their employees as they adapt to the dramatic changes in their work environment.
The “circuit breaker”, to pre-empt escalating coronavirus infections, has caused thousands of companies of every size and in every industry to switch to an all-remote workforce. Human resources and leaders have been stretched working on business continuity plans to maintain the welfare of employees and reduce business operations impact.
“Many companies have rolled out their business continuity plans since late January and these needed to be constantly adjusted in response to government advisories and social distancing regulations. HR has found itself in the eye of the storm, directing the organisation’s response, cheerleading their teams and sense-making with much uncertainty ahead,” said Mayank Parekh, CEO of IHRP.
To support businesses in navigating this change, EngageRocket, IHRP and SHRI are launching a People Continuity Package. This digital platform will help organisations ensure employees stay engaged and productive through this crisis while empowering them to share thoughts and concerns anonymously.
This software service will be publicly available for Singapore companies starting 13 Apr 2020. Data submitted will be anonymised and aggregated, offering companies with a comparative view against industry benchmark data.
“COVID-19 has caused a phenomenal change in the way businesses are operating worldwide. Telecommuting may be a norm in the workplace where non verbal cues will be lacking. The monitoring of employee’s well-being should be pushed to the front and creating a culture that values mental health does not need to be a costly endeavour. Instead, it will be a greater organisational cost if mental health of our employees are left unchecked.” shared Alvin Goh, Executive Director at SHRI.
“In the light of the current measures, it is important that Singapore businesses collaborate to fight this crisis together. We would like to contribute as much as we can to help Singaporean companies transition effectively to compliance with the circuit breakers, and to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak”, said Leong CheeTung, Co-founder and CEO at EngageRocket. Singaporean companies of all sizes and industries are encouraged to improve their telecommuting effectiveness by applying for the service here.