Created by Leicester tech entrepreneur Mark Seeman – StaffCircle is a communications, performance and culture platform that unites employees in one central location. And with the likeliness of ‘working from home’ to remain an option for many in the foreseeable future, this cloud-based software provides business owners and management a streamlined solution, ensuring performance and two-way communication can be achieved remotely.
Following a successful 18-months since launch, there is no slowing down now. StaffCircle will continue to develop product features (such as the recently launched Today Screen) and expand its offering to customers with a robust 2020/21 product roadmap. This demonstration in growth is backed by Blackfinch Holdings and Mercia Asset Management who have recently invested funds totalling £775k in the SaaS business.
Positioning itself as an all-in-one platform allowing managers and employees to unify performance, progression and responsibilities through culture – StaffCircle sets itself apart from other HR products and services that are expensive, clunky and disjointed, which make it difficult for employers and employees to communicate easily.
Aimed at medium to large organisations, StaffCircle has been developed by tech entrepreneur and CEO Mark Seemann to provide businesses with an efficient, collaborative and transparent way of managing employees and monitoring productivity. These core qualities, along with the ability to carry out a number of features such as setting KPIs, booking annual leave, creating personal development plans, instant alerts with feedback and more – provides employers with a 360-view of their staff.
CEO Mark Seeman explains, “The mission for StaffCircle is simple – to capture collaboration between staff, from front-line to top management and everyone in between. Quite often, businesses grow and communication breaks down, especially with a disparate workforce. It’s exactly what happened to me over the years and that’s how StaffCircle was created. This platform is about interacting with staff and empowering them but perhaps more importantly, at a time like this, it’s also about maintaining communication when businesses are not able to do so face to face.”
Since launching in 2017, StaffCircle has a portfolio of clients among sectors including healthcare, manufacturing, construction, logistics and civil engineering to name a few. Most recently, transport infrastructure giant Colas, has been added to its customer base. Features such as instant messaging and SMS to front line staff where email is not accessible, is just one of several useful reasons for recent businesses coming on board. This is met with a cost-effective solution where a combination of internal comms, performance management and HR can occur in one platform as business owners are expected to be stringent on upcoming investments.