Waggl Commended for Putting People First During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Wins a 2020 Stevie Award for Great Employers in the Category of "Most Innovative Use of HR Technology During the Pandemic"

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Waggl's "Putting People First During the COVID-19 Crisis" initiative has earned a Bronze Stevie in the category of "Most Innovative Use of HR Technology During the Pandemic."

"Putting people first is the number one principle that can help guide an organization through the ups and downs of turbulent times," said Michael Papay, Co-founder and CEO, Waggl. "Inviting all employees to share their ideas results in a more deeply committed team and produces better outcomes."

Waggl, the most powerful Employee Voice platform for strategic business and HR leaders, today announced that it is the recipient of a 2020 Stevie® Award for Great Employers. Waggl’s “Putting People First During the COVID-19 Crisis” initiative has earned a Bronze Stevie in the category of “Most Innovative Use of HR Technology During the Pandemic.”

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers are an international business awards competition that are open to all organizations worldwide. The awards recognize the world's best companies to work for, and the HR teams, professionals, achievements, new products, and suppliers that help to create and drive great places to work.

“As we move through this global pandemic together with our customers, we become more aware every day of the need for organizations to hear the voices of all employees -- not just the people in the Boardroom and the Executive Suite,” said Michael Papay, Co-founder and CEO, Waggl. “From what we’ve seen and experienced, putting people first is the number one principle that can help guide an organization through the ups and downs of turbulent times. Inviting all employees to share their ideas, and taking the time to genuinely and empathically understand their perspectives, results in a more deeply committed team and produces better outcomes for all types of organizations.”

Waggl is an agile engagement solution that crowdsources real-time insight from employees to drive faster action and alignment around critical business topics. With a unique approach that enables a shared real-time dialogue, Waggl rapidly surfaces and prioritizes insights, ideas, and information to help organizations maintain connection with their people. In the COVID-19 crisis, the abrupt transition to remote work interrupted the normal workflows of most organizations and presented steep challenges to keeping employees engaged and productive. In order to help support organizations during this transition, Waggl launched an initiative called “Putting People First During the COVID-19 Crisis.” The initiative consisted of three key components:

1. "Putting People First" Module. A new module with 3 pre-loaded question sets designed to help HR leaders sustain connection, guide organizational actions, and shape the future.
2. “Putting People First” Pulse. A collaborative offering that invited HR leaders to share insights and learnings with their peers about their organizations’ responses to the COVID-19 crisis, in order to surface best practices and help support wellbeing.
3. Free access. HR Leaders were invited to use Waggl’s Employee Voice platform to navigate the many challenges associated with the Pandemic, free of charge for 90 days. Waggl’s COVID-19 offering helped to keep people engaged, connected, and informed, filling a gap in the existing engagement toolset and paving the way for ongoing Employee Voice initiatives. Waggl’s inherent ability to facilitate agile, topical and localized engagement around issues people care deeply about made this solution particularly powerful and relevant during the Pandemic.

“The truth is that the COVID-19 crisis has forever changed the landscape of business and work,” said Alex Kinnebrew, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Growth Strategy, Waggl. In order to adapt to the future, we can’t go backward. Building a successful organization in the ‘new normal’ will require leaders to employ transparent communication, encourage authentic dialogue, and cultivate a sense of shared ownership.”

To learn more about Waggl, please visit https://www.waggl.com/.

About Waggl
For HR leaders who need to measure, and truly improve engagement, Waggl is an Employee Voice platform that crowdsources real-time insight to drive faster action and alignment around critical business topics. Inspired by the waggle dance honeybees do to communicate vital information, Waggl believes every voice matters. Unlike heavy surveys or basic pulse tools, Waggl is a dialogue-first approach to engagement that creates shared ownership through inclusive team-based action planning.

With a seasoned Executive Team and premiere customers including Freddie Mac, Paychex, Heineken, 3M, Mastercard, UCSF Medical Center, McGraw Hill, Taylor Morrison and Parsons, Waggl partners with leading enterprises to harness the collective intelligence of their people. For more information and an expanded customer list, please visit https://www.waggl.com.

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