March 12, 2018

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Sirenum Client GWR Named Rail Business of the Year at Rail Business Awards

UK Division of World’s Number One Surface Transportation Group, a Longtime Sirenum Client, Garners Big Award

London, UK–Sirenum client Great Western Railway (GWR), a division of The First Group, won awards for Rail Business of the Year, Rolling Stock Excellence and Safety & Security Excellence at the Rail Business Awards held in London on 22 February 2018.

GWR Rail Business of the Year 2018

Rail Business Awards: GWR was named Rail Business of the Year 2018

The Rail Business Awards are designed to “recognise business, customer service and technical excellence, as well as individual achievements, providing a valuable opportunity to pay tribute to all the hard work that goes on across the UK rail sector, day in, day out.”

Last year, GWR was named a finalist for Technology Innovation, recognising the implementation of Sirenum to manage rosters with integrated fatigue management.

This year GWR was named Rail Business of the Year for having shown an ‘incredible versatility and resilience through a very difficult period’, despite the disruption caused by electrification and upgrading works. GWR has also won the Rolling Stock Excellence and Safety & Security Excellence categories.

“We’re very proud of our partnership with GWR, starting with Ajmal Akram from Old Oak Common believing in us back in 2014, and now continuing all the way up to First Group headquarters,” said Sirenum Founder and CEO Benjamin Rubin, who developed Sirenum after nearly a decade in the transportation staffing industry. “We have learned so much from Ajmal and the rest of the team at GWR and First Group over the past three-plus years, and our whole client base benefits from the advancements in our product that are the fruits of our longtime relationship.”

Core to the solution at GWR, Sirenum Compliance helps organisations looking to ensure a robust health and safety programme while streamlining operations, especially in highly regulated industries like transportation.

Sirenum is proud to service The First Group with Workforce Management across its organisation, including GWR and First Bus.

To learn more about Sirenum’s solutions for the transport industry, visit sirenum.com/transport.

January 17, 2018

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Sirenum is Taking Europe’s Recruitment industry into the 21st Century

Europe, get ready for the next phase of the auto-fulfillment and self-service recruitment revolution!

London, UK–Sirenum, the leading global provider of cloud-based workforce management technology to temporary recruitment agencies, is proud to announce the kickoff of one of the most ambitious and innovative digital transformation staffing projects ever implemented.

One of the largest recruitment agencies in the world has chosen Sirenum to lead their business into the 21st century. During the kickoff, the CEO of the leading temp agency told the team, “Sirenum will transform our business.” The project manager for the implementation added that, “in 25 years in the industry, Sirenum is the only true game changer I have seen.” The top-5 global agency will be leveraging Sirenum scheduling and monitoring tools across its temporary workforce of more than 13,000 workers.

The agency selected Sirenum primarily for its proven return on investment, as the Workforce Management (WFM) solution of choice for four of the world’s top twenty recruitment agencies. A recent analysis performed by a leading recruitment agency shows an increase in gross profit of £1,000 per consultant per month, alongside a fill ratio increase and a massive time-to-fill decrease. This data was proven after only three months using Sirenum.

“We are proud to spearhead the digital revolution of the recruitment industry. In the age of disruptive technology, Sirenum was chosen because of its ability to enable agencies to adapt and grow in an ever-competitive environment,” Sirenum CEO and Founder Benjamin Rubin says. “Sirenum is the system of choice of the largest players on earth, providing value across diverse sectors such as education, nursing, construction, and light industrial. Sirenum is attractive to both large players with multiple divisions, and boutique agencies specialising in one sector.

“We are really excited about our progress on the Continent, with this new client as well as with our numerous partners based or operating there,” Co-founder and Director of Marketing and Corporate Development Joshua Pines added. “We are well positioned to help agencies and other employers of dynamic workforces all across Europe, helping them increase revenue, while also dramatically improving operations with clients, workers, and their own employees.

About Sirenum: Sirenum powers the dynamic workforce. As the leading global provider of cloud-based workforce management technology to temporary staffing agencies, Sirenum provides transformational technology to innovative employers, streamlining the management of tens of thousands of workers across the UK, Europe, and the USA, including organisations in the government, transport and logistics, care, and security and events verticals. To learn more about Sirenum solutions, please visit www.sirenum.com.
Contact: Joshua Pines, Director of Marketing and Corporate Development, josh.pines+PR@sirenum.com

December 21, 2017

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Sirenum Transforms Care Operations at Global Agency

The care industry is one of the most complex environments when it comes to managing and supplying staff. Being compliant with government regulations and getting the right professional to the right place with all the right credentials can be a nightmare to many operations teams at staffing agencies.

Effectively managing staff in the care industry can be challenging. But we believe it can be easier when adopting the right technology, plus it can help management and financial departments optimise results. One of our clients, a global temp agency here in the UK, just finished an analysis of their team’s usage of Sirenum after three months with our platform being live in their care division. The results are eye-opening.

At the top of the list is probably the fact that they’ve recorded an increase of gross profit of £2,000 per consultant per month. We had to ask for them to repeat that stat, because even we couldn’t believe our ears. We’re so excited for this client to see these improvements. We’ve put together this infographic to help you understand the benefits they’re realising with Sirenum.

Sirenum Care Client ROI infographic

September 6, 2017

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Sirenum Expands Into The Far East

London-based workforce management platform to support Outward Bound’s Hong Kong-based operations with scheduling, monitoring, and mobile technology

London, UK–Sirenum Ltd, the leading provider of cloud-based workforce management to manage dynamic workers in highly complex environments, is proud to announce its first client in East Asia. Outward Bound, an international outdoor education organisation with over 40 schools across the world, has chosen Sirenum as its workforce management platform for its Hong Kong branch.Outward Bound Hong Kong sirenum

Managing a diverse and variable group of teachers, some of whom are seasonal, is a significant challenge. By leveraging Sirenum, Outward Bound will drastically improve its scheduling processes, saving as much as 75% of the time it previously took to build and manage its rosters. In addition, it will also be using the MySirenum mobile app to manage clock in/out and streamline the payroll process. Similar Sirenum clients have saved upwards of 75% off payroll processing times.

“Outward Bound faces the same challenges that our staffing and transportation clients do–getting the right person to the right place at the right time. Historically, organisations like these have been relegated to paper, whiteboards, and basic spreadsheets to try to accomplish that feat. As we’ve seen with Randstad, FirstGroup, and our other clients big and small, there’s a quantum leap to using our software to help with these processes, and we’re thrilled Outward Bound has chosen us to help.”

This new contract represents the London company’s first foray into the Far East and caps off a summer of continued growth, including hiring its 20th employee.

“It’s really an exciting time for our business. We’re growing both in size and reach, and China obviously represents a massive market opportunity for Sirenum. With this development, alongside multiple ongoing opportunities in our pipeline in Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East, the Asia Pacific region should be a significant source of growth for us in the coming months and years.”

To learn more about Sirenum solutions for managing a dynamic workforce, please visit sirenum.com/solutions.

To learn more about Outward Bound Hong Kong, please visit outwardbound.org.hk.

 

 

August 16, 2017

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Living Vicariously Through Our Clients…Where’s My Cape?

We’ve already written more than a couple times about some of the cool and/or mundane things our clients do. When you make workforce management software, it’s impossible not to be a part of what people are doing in their jobs. Usually, it’s pretty vanilla–though far from unimportant–stuff like the everyday workers described in my colleague Jennifer Cuetara’s great post about commuting to work, entitled The Invisible Workforce.

The Invisible Workforce

But earlier this week, just a few blocks from my flat, a security guard from our client, SQR Security Solutions, decided his regular job wasn’t enough for him and instead he would be a superhero. And he did it just metres from one of the many London-area transport stations where Sirenum-managed workers are placed by our client Pro-Active Rail. Check out The Evening Standard for coverage and even video of the heroism.

 

The common perception is that the only connection between software and superheroes is that most engineers are avid comic book readers–see literally any episode of The Big Bang Theory–but clearly, as our friends at SQR demonstrated, there’s more to it than just that!

Big Bang Theory

August 1, 2017

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Get On The Bus, Gus! Sirenum Expands Into the Bus Industry With FirstBus

FirstBus Selects Sirenum To Improve Scheduling, Minimise Fatigue, and Improve Compliance

London, UK–Sirenum, the leading provider of workforce management solutions in the cloud for the rail industry, has expanded its transportation industry footprint to include the bus sector. Sirenum will now enable First Bus, one of Britain’s largest bus operators, to manage their depot staff in the cloud. This agreement deepens Sirenum’s relationship with FirstGroup, the leading transport operator in the UK and North America. For almost three years, Sirenum has been the workforce management platform of choice for FirstGroup’s GWR, one of the most popular train operating companies (TOCs) in the UK.

First Bus chose Sirenum for its industry-leading integration of fatigue and health and safety management capabilities with its powerful scheduling and roster management engine. GWR has leveraged these capabilities plus Sirenum’s monitoring tools since 2014, saving hundreds of thousands of pounds across its UK depot network while maintaining the highest levels of health and safety compliance. To that end, the GWR solution has also garnered multiple awards and nominations including best practice by the GWR health and safety external auditor and a finalist for a London Transport Award.

With our heritage in staffing and the rail, solving workforce management challenges for First Bus is a natural extension of the work we’ve already done at GWR for FirstGroup,” said Sirenum CEO and founder Benjamin Rubin. “In our short history, Sirenum has time and again addressed the most complex work environments so we’re thrilled to take what we’ve learned to help FirstBus.”

Sirenum’s scheduling module is already in action with FirstBus, but the hope is to implement the rest of the Sirenum platform just as GWR has successfully done. Early feedback from First Bus executives has highlighted Sirenum’s ease of use and administration

Managing your workforce in the transportation industry is particularly challenging, especially in the UK, which has some of the strictest health and safety regulations in the world.” said Rubin, who had spent nearly a decade in the rail industry prior to founding Sirenum. “So it’s important for us to develop and deliver innovative technology that is easy for our transport customers to digest and can grow with their needs.”

To learn more about Sirenum’s solutions for the transport industry, visit sirenum.com/transport.

 

 

April 19, 2017

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Sirenum Announces F3, The Fastest Way to Place Temporary Workers

London-based Software Platform Helps Leading Global Agency Place Substitute Teacher in Just 31 Seconds

Sirenum, the leading global provider of cloud-based workforce management technology to temporary staffing agencies, is proud to announce the availability of F3 by Sirenum, the fastest way to place temporary workers. F3 allows recruitment consultants and operations professionals at staffing agencies to broadcast openings and get confirmations from workers faster than ever before. F3 is now generally available to all Sirenum clients along with a slew of new features also included in the 27 March release.

The launch of Fcoincides with the end of Sirenum’s best performing quarter to date. The company, which launched in 2013, secured agreements with three of the top 20 global agencies–including two of the top five–in the first three months of 2017. It also coincided with the launch of Sirenum at the largest of those agencies. Within one day of using the system, a substitute teacher was placed in just 31 seconds, an improvement of well over 1,000% over previous placements.

“We’re thrilled to bring F3 to the agency market,” said Benjamin Rubin, Sirenum’s CEO. “Prior to founding Sirenum, I spent nearly a decade in temp agencies, and nothing was more frustrating than the unnecessary delays of placing a temporary worker, especially in industries like education and transport. It impacts literally every person in the value chain–the agency, the workers and the clients. F3 is a revolutionary step for the industry that will transform the way agencies place and manage workers.”

Sirenum is in the process of rolling out F3 to its clients, and their excitement is palpable.

“We can’t wait to get our hands on F3,” said Tom O’Shea, COO of Pro-Active Recruitment, a longtime Sirenum client. “We’ve already gained a ton of efficiency from the Open Shift functionality and expect F3 to drive a similar boost.”

Other product updates in this Sirenum release include the latest version of MySirenum, Sirenum’s revolutionary mobile app for workers and managers, available from both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. In addition, the release includes improved functionality for the Sirenum scheduling engine, advances for the Open Shift function, and significant developments in Sirenum’s invoicing and payroll engine.

About Sirenum: Sirenum is powering the dynamic workforce. As the leading global provider of cloud-based workforce management technology to temporary staffing agencies, Sirenum provides transformational technology to innovative temporary agencies, streamlining the management of thousands of workers across the UK, Europe, and the USA. Sirenum also streamlines staff management for organisations in the transport and logistics, care, and security and events verticals. To learn more about Sirenum solutions for staffing, please visit www.sirenum.com/staffing.
Contact: Joshua Pines, Director of Marketing and Corporate Development, josh.pines@sirenum.com.

February 24, 2017

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Sirenum Client GWR Named a Finalist at Rail Business Awards

London, UK–Sirenum client Great Western Railway (GWR), a division of The First Group, was named a finalist for Technology Innovation at the Rail Business Awards held in London on 24 February.

The Rail Business Awards is designed to “recognise business, customer service and technical excellence, as well as individual achievements, providing a valuable opportunity to pay tribute to all the hard work that goes on across the UK rail sector, day in, day out.” Last night’s were the 19th annual edition of  the awards and we were proud to be represented for the work we’ve done with GWR.

GWR’s submission highlighted the implementation of Sirenum to manage rosters with integrated fatigue management. GWR uses Sirenum for its staff management platform for its engineering depots, managing thousands of rail engineers across the UK.

Core to the solution at GWR, Sirenum Compliance helps organisations looking to ensure a robust health and safety programme while streamlining operations, especially in highly regulated industries like transportation.

April 7, 2015

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Sirenum Cares – Makes inroads into home care

care-industryNorth London Workforce Management Startup Announces Home Care Client Launch

Late last month, Sirenum agreed to terms with its first client in the health care space. By providing advanced scheduling and monitoring solutions, Sirenum will enable an innovative London-based home care provider to pay its army of carers more accurately, and with less manual labour. This will let the organisation focus its human interactions more on caring and less on calculating.

To learn more about Sirenum solutions for health and home care, please visit our solutions section.

March 3, 2015

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Sirenum is Cleaning up – Helps Cleaning Industry Save on Staff Management

London Startup Announces Scheduling and Monitoring Solution for the Cleaning Industry

In another milestone for the company, Sirenum added its first commercial cleaning customer earlier this month.

The London-based service will use the scheduling and monitoring modules from Sirenum’s staff management platform, enabling its operations team to build more effective rosters in shorter times and ensure accurate and efficient service by their staff.

To learn more about Sirenum solutions for the cleaning industry, visit our Solutions page.

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