HR software takes recruitment and onboarding processes by storm. Employers can now equip new hires with user-friendly apps that not only give access to the information about the company and colleagues, but also navigate them around the office like GPS. Can such solutions increase the level of onboarding satisfaction and help to turn millennial hires into loyal employees? The case study of InOffice app implemented at Daftcode shows how to benefit from the latest tech developments and onboard Millennials well.
Millennials’ specific needs
Today’s digital generation is always on the go. Employees having less than 35 years want to do their tasks effectively and move up the ladder faster. What's more, they expect their workplace to be agile, just as they are. If it’s not, Millennials are not afraid to change their job and they do it more often than any other generation. Thus HR executives come up with dozens of employee retention strategies aligned with their values. A good plan for keeping employees for years should start just at the beginning of their journey with the company, and that means – during the onboarding process.
As the KPMG research shows, hires who go through a structured onboarding process are 58% more likely to stay at the company for the next 3 years. The more engaging and smooth it is, the chances for long-term employment are higher. To design such process, HR professionals have to take into consideration the habits of the young generation – the digital natives, who always want to be well-informed and who use technological gadgets to fulfill this need, both privately and professionally. They’ll make up their mind whether to stay at your company or not in less than 6 months. What to offer Millennials who have just joined your team to stop them thinking about job hopping again?
Guiding employees around the office and into their new roles
HR software has been a hot trend for past couple of years. But now HR professionals can take a step further and offer staff members a company onboarding application that brings management and communications into one integrated mobile platform. Such app allows new employees move from an office desk and yet have all the information at hand. The IT department or an outsourced software house doesn’t need to build one anymore. A fully-customizable app has been created by Indoorway and it’s called InOffice. Not only does it offer a company calendar and a handy directory, but it is also the first system for HR purposes that uses indoor positioning and indoor navigation.
Indoor location system enables creating interactive, customized office maps. The InOffice solution will quickly navigate new employees to rooms and departments they’re looking for, as well as show additional information, such as names and contacts to coworkers responsible for given areas. Such GPS-like indoor positioning will save new hires’ time and energy.
At the same time, having the company calendar they’re up-to-date with the most recent events, trainings and upcoming celebrations, even when busy and constantly in motion. The HR Department can decide what to put is such a planner, depending on the company’s objectives. If it’s e.g. building a strong team, employees are informed about pastimes or colleagues’ birthdays.
In addition, the app has a document repository, where employers can upload introductory files, such as the company’s structure and politics, code of conduct, benefits, basic contacts or anything that might be helpful while acquainting employees with the company. People responsible for the onboarding process or internal communications can come up with additional content and add it online via intuitive dashboard. The app can be also branded and customized to get an individual look.
InOffice at Daftcode – success story
The onboarding process based on InOffice app has been implemented at Daftcode, a venture builder from Warsaw. – Only this year Daftcode hired more than 100 young, tech-savvy talents. Having indoor navigation in the office and an intelligent self-service platform for seamless employee experience we’re positive everyone is taken care of – says Aleksandra Borowska, HR team leader at Daftcode.
Better onboarding means better employee retention. Therefore, redesigning the onboarding process and applying technologically advanced solutions like InOffice simply reduces company’s costs. Not to mention building the image of an enterprise, which is up to date with high-tech, user-friendly tools or willing to use technology to make a significant shift in its corporate culture. Technology-enabled digital workplace is very important to Millennials, and by 2025 they will be nearly 75% of labour work globally. They are loyal and engaged employees if given enough attention from the start. Employee onboarding can be a great journey for the Generation Y–they just want its first steps to be convenient and enjoyable.
For more information visit: getinoffice.com
Indoorway delivers smart tools for seamless digitization of brick-and-mortar venues. The company provides accurate indoor location and precise digital maps based on information gathered from multiple sensors. Indoorway provides data and algorithms for in-depth analysis of foot traffic within a space, both real time and historical. It offers an SDK for iOS and Android developers to build their own space-aware apps. Additionally, Indoorway delivers two ready-to-use B2B solutions to create smart workplaces: Indoorway Industry 4.0 for manufacturing plants or magazines and InOffice for offices. Visit indoorway.com to find out more.
Daftcode is a Polish venture builder, that brings cutting-edge tech products from concept stages, through development and up to market launch. By making use of powerful technology, it also provides remarkable digital and consultation services that help growing businesses. As a Venture Capital Daftcode invests in fast-growing tech companies from the CEE region, such as Booksy or Perfect Gym. For further information visit: daftcode.com.
Indoorway Industry 4.0 enables data-driven management in factories and warehouses
Indoorway launches a set of tools for monitoring and traffic analysis in manufacturing or logistics sites. The newly released B2B service – Indoorway Industry 4.0 – has been implemented at the Electrolux factory, where it helps to identify potential areas for productivity improvements.
Increasing the efficiency of industrial processes is one of the biggest challenges for managers and executives in manufacturing plants and logistics hubs. They work in an interdependent and complex environment, where each and every person, vehicle, asset and second counts. The optimization of procedures in such organizations leads to better use of the company’s resources, brings financial gains and improves health & safety in the workplace. Understanding the needs of the industry, Indoorway introduces a new B2B service for traffic measurements. By employing precise indoor location technology, this advanced solution upgrades production and storage venues in the spirit of the fourth industrial revolution.
Bringing transparency to production processes
Indoorway Industry 4.0 can be used on a daily basis for operational excellence or just for a couple of weeks as a brief checkup of the current efficiency of a site. It helps managers and executives seamlessly collect and analyze information about manufacturing processes, such as: movement patterns, shifts’ activity level, mileage statistics, usage level of vehicles and many more. Indoor positioning of assets and employees is possible thanks to sensors, which are placed on machines and walls, as well as those built in mobile devices.
The data gathered from a plant or store is presented in an accessible and intuitive Analytical Dashboard delivered by Indoorway. This tool gives the access to the real time and historical information, heat maps, movement recordings, as well as detailed statistics for a specific zone, pathway or platform. Such insights ensure optimised use of crucial resources, help with identifying potential safety hazards and make adaptation to the changing dynamics of production smoother and quicker.
Digitization of Electrolux factory
The first manufacturer that applied Indoorway Industry 4.0 in its factory is Electrolux. The pilot implementation has been launched in a pick-up zone at the component warehouse in Żarów.
– This is a strategic location and the starting point for all the internal logistics processes. Any delays at this point can affect the workflow of the whole company. Thanks to data collected by Indoorway’s solution, we’ve examined the usage rate of each unloading ramp, activity of each shift, as well as the movement of forklifts. With such insights and analytical tools we can easily standardize our employees’ work cycle, monitor assets and optimize logistics processes better – says
strong Kamila Gudzowska-Krzyżak, Supply Chain Manager Electrolux Żarów.
The Polish tech company has lowered the number of needed devices to deploy their highly accurate system, which makes Indoorway Industry 4.0 even 3 times cheaper than other indoor positioning solutions. Indoorway team takes care of the whole implementation process. It can be done during a night shift or a weekend, so it doesn’t impact the running production. Covering the space of 3500 m2 and setting up the digital map at Electrolux took less than 8 hours. Indoorway operates worldwide and so far it has digitized nearly 1 million m2. For more information visit: indoorway.com/business/industry4.0/
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Indoorway, powered by Daftcode, is a smart building solution for brick-and-mortar venues with an easy to implement API ecosystem. This sensor-fusion tool provides accurate indoor location and data analysis based on information gathered from mobile devices, gyroscope, accelerometer, geomagnetic field and beacons. Indoorway provides data and algorithms to analyze foot traffic and routines in real time. It serves as a Business Intelligence tool designed for venue owners, property managers and marketing teams to improve performance of any business facility. By offering precise digital maps and delivering customized, location, context and time-based messages straight to end-users’ mobile devices, Indoorway increases customer engagement and boosts user experience.
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Indoorway - a tech company based in Warsaw, Poland - has just released an effective technology for indoor positioning within large-sized venues. Thanks to unique sensor fusion Indoorway delivers 1-2 meters accuracy. The solution employs big data gathered from multiple sensors built-in mobile devices to analyze end-users’ foot traffic routines. By digitizing the brick-and-mortar space , venue owners and brands open up a wide range of marketing and customer expe rience possibilities.
A Pathway to Intelligent Spaces
The concept emerged back in early 2015 with the aim to create a reliable Business Intelligence tool focused on microlocation and analysis of foot traffic. The project was initially developed as a graduation work at the Warsaw University of Technology. Because relying solely on one method for measuring visitor’s movement turned out to be either too slow or inaccurate, the idea was to blend a number of different technologies. That’s why Indoorway algorithms analyze data from gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer and beacons , to deliver a solution which is as fast and effective as possible. Indoorway developers have built a tool which makes indoor positioning fully practical. The company has launched a pilot implementation at Electrolux factory, where foot traffic analysis helps to optimize production processes.
Unlike companies producing beacons, Indoorway delivers a universal set of tools for app developers. With Indoorway they can build their own smart solutions based on indoor positioning . The team keeps the tool simple for both users and developers. The first group will be satisfied with intuitive map editors and offline access to analytical features. The other will appreciate SDK, which can be easily integrated into new or already existing mobile apps developed for iOS and Android run devices - almost like a plugin. For fun or professional purposes, anyone can try out fully-featured solution for free. Moreover, Indoorway creators have built four open source apps, which can be deployed in any venue. They will help with navigating, finding colleagues and reporting maintenance issues in offices. There is also an augmented reality game based on Indoorway solution, which will inject fun into the workplace.
Bringing Smartness To Any Indoor Venue
The company puts a huge emphasis on the scalability of its SDK. It may collect and process any amount of information gathered from a single at-home tester, as well as large companies with 25.000 active users. Therefore, Indoorway can be used in all types of large venues: be it residential estates, shopping malls, multi-storey office buildings, warehouses or logistics hubs. Managers of all these spaces can provide visitors with indoor navigation and location-based services, and in turn analyze data on user traffic. Such business insights have never been available before!
We believe that smart spaces are brought to live when developers get access to a robust code, continuously improved APIs, and clear documentation. Our SDK has been created by developers and for developers, so the deployment process is quick, transparent and logical. Indoorway's developer-friendly interface lets anyone build digital indoor experiences and get real-time business insights about their property. You can seamlessly smarten up any physical indoor space and immediately improve customer satisfaction - explains Tomasz Janusz, CTO at Indoorway.
During beta testing Indoorway has mapped spaces covering in total over 350k m2. Constantly improving its solution, the company invites testers to Indoorway forum , where they can give their feedback. For more information go to: indoorway.com.
Indoorway is a smart building solution for brick-and-mortar venues with an easy to implement API ecosystem. This sensor-fusion tool provides accurate indoor location and data analysis based on information gathered from mobile devices, gyroscope, accelerometer, geomagnetic field and beacons. Indoorway provides data and algorithms to analyze foot traffic and routines in real time. It serves as a Business Intelligence tool designed for venue owners, property managers and marketing teams to improve performance of any business facility. By offering precise digital maps and delivering customized, location, context and time-based messages straight to end-users’ mobile devices, Indoorway increases customer engagement and boosts user experience. For more visit: indoorway.com