Burlington-based start-up uses AI for measuring employee experience
Zeal Technology, provider of a unique artificial intelligence-based employee engagement platform, announced Tuesday that it earned second place honors in a competition hosted by the HR Examiner at their 2018 HR Technology Conference. Zeal was selected as a finalist from hundreds of entrants and invited to present to thousands of conference attendees in Las Vegas last Thursday. The company earned a close second place, earning 31% of total votes from the audience and panelists.
Zeal uses a proprietary AI to capture employee experience metrics including morale, work relationships, and managerial effectiveness. Its built-in bot Ava engages employees in a conversational manner using natural language and regular check ins. Human resources teams can use this data to develop strategies and policies that improve employee satisfaction, increase retention, and boost productivity.
“We believe that to build great company cultures and maximize employee retention, we must prioritize employees’ wellbeing and understand what engages them,” said Zeal co-founder and CEO, Mark Somol. “Zeal is the only company with a completely open engagement platform. This means managers can survey their employees about any element of their company’s culture, such as productivity, advocacy and diversity and build custom dashboards to track their progress.”
Employee retention is a particularly challenging issue in today’s high-employment economic environment. Companies rely on guesswork and subjective information about their employees’ wellbeing. Managers struggle to find the time to check-in with their team. Zeal provides objective, real-time data and unique insights about employee engagement and retention enabling HR leaders and company executives to make data-driven improvements to their company’s culture and employee experience. Companies using Zeal have a more engaged workforce and positive company culture, greater employee productivity and higher retention rates.