Waggl Celebrates 5-year Anniversary with Continued Growth Trajectory, Agile Culture, and a Great Customer Experience

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Adds Premiere Brands to its Client Roster, Announces New Award Wins

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Waggl is focused on building a great culture and employee experience

“From the very start, Waggl has prioritized the creation of a committed and resilient culture as the most critical component of the company’s long-term success,” said Michael Papay, Co-founder and CEO, Waggl.

Waggl, the leading platform for real-time feedback powered by Employee Voice, today announced that it achieved remarkable growth in FY 2018 by adding many well-respected brands to its client roster in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, consumer beverages, aerospace, energy, technology and more.

Waggl has been recognized by the Bay Area Newsgroup as a Top Workplace, and as San Francisco Business Times/Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work, earning the #2 ranking for wellness and the #10 spot for smallest companies. Waggl was also recently named as a winner of the #DigitalChallenge by BASF Corporation, the second largest producer and marketer of chemicals and related products in North America. As the recipient of this award, Waggl will receive a project budget of up to €100,000 and work with a dedicated BASF team in the areas of Employee Feedback.

“From the very start, Waggl has prioritized the creation of a committed and resilient culture as the most critical component of the company’s long-term success,” said Michael Papay, Co-founder and CEO, Waggl. “These awards, for which we are grateful, are a testament to our commitment to purpose-driven work. Our primary focus is on building a great culture and employee experience, which translates into a strong, trustworthy brand and a superior customer experience.”

With an increase in usage of almost 80% from 2017, Waggl is the most powerful Employee Voice platform used by strategic HR and Executive leaders today. After closing its series A round of $7 million in May 2018, Waggl spent the second half of 2018 hiring and training new team members and growing its customer base, particularly in the healthcare sector, where it more than tripled its number of top-tier hospital system customers over the course of 2018. Waggl’s Employee Voice platform is continually evolving in response to strong adoption by a global customer base, which includes household names and major industry leaders in the areas of healthcare, manufacturing, consumer beverages, aerospace, energy, technology among others.

Waggl’s Customer Success team has implemented rigorous, repeatable and scalable models to engage voices across 130 unique organizations, many of whom are entering their 3rd or 4th year of partnership (visit https://www.waggl.com/product for a partial list of clients). For example, Waggl is in its third year as an organization-wide employee engagement pulsing program at Paychex, a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, benefits, and insurance services. Paychex is using Waggl to drive conversations and consistently ensure that employees feel connected and understand how they fit into the larger organization. “Since deploying Waggl at Paychex, it has frankly become almost a household name, said Rick Amering, Senior Manager of Human Resources, Paychex. “We don’t talk about engagement surveys, we talk about Waggl and we talk about pulsing. It’s become that channel of regular feedback.”

UCHealth, Colorado’s premier 9-hospital system employing more than 20,000, is entering its third year with Waggl, and has expanded its use well beyond the foundational Employee Voice for Engagement program. This last year Waggl also supported the hiring of a new Chief Nursing Officer, helped to broaden its Physician Voice strategy, and underpinned the New Hire Orientation program by integrating transparent communication into the very fabric of how UCHealth engages with employees. Dr. Matthew Gosney, VP of Organizational Development and Learning Services at UCHealth, commented, “Adopting an Employee Voice model, grounded in the values of transparency, immediacy, accountability, and alignment, can significantly transform organizational culture and re-cast engagement as a powerful lever for action.”

Waggl is developing a reputation as the place to be for smart, energetic professionals who want to make a positive impact on the world. The Co-founders of Waggl believe that people’s voices should be heard, and are deeply dedicated to listening, trust and mutual respect. In order to keep pace with the constant change and other challenges that come with rapid growth, the organization has intentionally focused on cultivating agility and resilience, knowing that inclusive and transparent communication leads to greater engagement and productivity, a shared sense of purpose, and a clearer path of action.

Waggl’s own employee experience resources and initiatives are focused around the core values of health and wellness throughout the company. Not only does Waggl provide perks like reimbursable gym memberships, wellness challenges, and educational resources, it also supports a healthy mindset in day-to-day work. Employees regularly take one-on-one meetings while walking on a path around a beautiful marina rather than sitting in the conference room all day. The company has a partnership with a unique local wellness center next to the office that offers fitness, yoga, meditation, kayak rentals, and other classes.

To find out about employment opportunities at Waggl, please visit https://www.waggl.com/careers/

About Waggl
Waggl is the voice of people at work. Not a survey, not simply data -- Waggl is a real-time, transparent engagement platform that goes beyond measurement to catalyze authentic dialogue and alignment around critical business topics: Employee Engagement, Culture Building, Internal Transformations, and Operational Excellence. Waggl elevates Employee Voice to deliver actionable insight, fresh perspective, and tangible knowledge to leaders and teams. People thrive when you engage their voices to make a difference. Organizations excel when their unique talent DNA helps strengthen agility, resilience and retention. Waggl is the most powerful Employee Voice platform used by strategic HR and Executive leaders today.

With a highly seasoned management team and advisors including esteemed executives from Glassdoor, SuccessFactors, and Coupa, Waggl has built a customer-first culture that values strong relationships and ongoing innovation. The company’s solutions are continually evolving in response to input from its burgeoning customer base, which includes global industry leaders in diverse industries like aerospace, manufacturing, insurance, consumer beverages, healthcare and technology. For more information, please visit: http://www.waggl.com/.

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