SOURCE: Glint

Glint

February 18, 2015 07:30 ET

Glint Launches First Real-Time Platform to Measure and Improve Employee Engagement

Interactive Dashboards, Predictive Insights and Alerts, and Sophisticated People Analytics Dramatically Reduce Time From Measurement to Action

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2015) - Glint, the real-time employee engagement platform, today announced the launch of the first real-time cloud solution to help people thrive at work. Glint's sleek, user-friendly platform empowers organizations to send frequent, simple pulses that provide human resources professionals, executives and managers with immediate engagement data. The platform's rich analytics help companies like FICO, Marketo and others identify and measure the key drivers of engagement specific to their organization and to demographic groups within those organizations.

Businesses have always strived to foster an engaged workforce, and today the need to keep people happy and productive in their jobs is more acute than ever. More than 85 percent of workers worldwide were not engaged or were actively disengaged, according to a 2014 study, with actively disengaged workers alone costing the U.S. about $500 billion per year. Many organizations have struggled to boost or simply maintain employee engagement using consultants and long annual surveys that produce cumbersome data in lengthy reports that do not fit with today's fast-moving, always-on workplace. In response, Glint was designed with the idea that engagement should be a real-time conversation, and so its simple and elegant platform empowers employees to communicate freely and gives all leaders the feedback, insights and tools to respond quickly.

"Today employee engagement is one of the biggest competitive differentiators in business," said Josh Bersin, principal, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, which advises Fortune 100 companies on HR issues. "It's exciting to see solution providers help to redefine engagement from an annual measure to a real-time, data-driven program that is core to an entire business strategy."

A New Paradigm to Measure and Respond to Employee Engagement

Glint's platform for real-time engagement conversations between people, managers and leadership is based on attractive, user-friendly pulse surveys that take only two or three minutes to complete. Automatic analysis of survey data delivers immediate insights into key employee engagement drivers (leadership, culture, manager, recognition, etc.), and allows managers and executive leadership to slice and dice the data by almost any attribute, including business unit, tenure, location or performance rating, while protecting individual employee confidentiality. In addition, Glint's cloud solution delivers smart alerts that can highlight groups with engagement scores that fall far outside the industry benchmark or company average, as well as significant increases or decreases in scores.

"We created a platform to deliver real-time feedback that allows you to drill down into specific engagement data while ensuring a level of confidentiality that employees need in order to give direct and honest feedback," said Glint CEO and Co-Founder Jim Barnett. "In addition, we spent a lot of time and effort designing our pulse surveys so that they are a quick and positive experience that employees look forward to, as opposed to the dreaded annual survey."

Unlike traditional employee engagement solutions that produce static reports once a year with months-long lag time, Glint provides frequent pulses and predictive analytics and alerts that deliver real-time insights that keep pace with modern business. Glint's quick implementation and easy configuration empower companies to hit the ground running and react swiftly to new information. And unlike basic survey tools, Glint offers a turnkey solution that can be made available real-time to managers, allowing them to see just their team's results in comparison to the company average, all while protecting confidentiality. Glint's platform also allows organizations to compare their scores to industry benchmarks and easily produces presentation-ready results and insights for internal communication.

FICO Uses Glint to Measure Engagement More Frequently and Empower Managers Across Offices Worldwide

Glint has already helped FICO, the leading analytics software company with more than 2,600 employees in 25 locations worldwide, establish a responsive and agile new approach to employee engagement. Using Glint's solution, FICO has reduced the cycle time from measurement to analysis to action, and its leadership gained a deeper understanding of the employee drivers with Glint's interactive dashboards.

"With Glint, we have more frequent longitudinal data and an environment where managers can analyze it in real time. It's proven invaluable in increasing awareness and energy around the topic of workforce engagement," said Richard Deal, SVP and chief human resources officer at FICO. "More importantly, we sent a very clear message: we care about how you're feeling."

Glint is now fully available through an annual software-as-a-service subscription model. For more information or to register for our upcoming introductory webinar on Feb. 26, visit www.glintinc.com.

About Glint
Glint helps you see into your organization in revolutionary ways, giving you the power to create real impact on employee engagement, retention and performance. Glint leverages real-time people data to give you and your managers a holistic view of your organization's health, the insight to predict problems, and direction to take action. Based in Redwood City, California, Glint is backed by Norwest Venture Partners and Shasta Ventures. For more information, please visit www.glintinc.com.

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