May 8, 2018

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Sirenum Slays Dragons at SIA Gig Economy Event

Dynamic Workforce Management vendor takes both audience and dragons’ prizes at Staffing Industry Analysts’ Collaboration in the Gig Economy Dragons’ Den competition

London, UK–Sirenum, the leading provider of dynamic workforce management technology to the temporary staffing industry, is proud to announce that it was the audience and dragon favorite at the Dragons’ Den competition during SIA’s Collaboration in the Gig Economy, held in London in late April. The conference, the first such event from SIA in Europe after multiple successful years in the US, brought together hundreds of executives from across the gig economy supply and value chains: workforce solutions enterprise buyers, staffing firms, RPOs, VMSs, MSPs, suppliers to staffing, gig economy, and human cloud companies.

“The SIA has long been an organisation we have admired,” said Sirenum founder and CEO Benjamin Rubin. “That we were able to win the Dragons’ Den in the first SIA conference we’ve ever attended is truly thrilling, but it’s also a great testament to the effort our team has put in to get here.”

The Dragons’ Den competition, the capstone session of the conference, featured industry leaders Viktor Calabro, CEO and Founder, Coople; Kevin Green, CEO, What’s Next Consultancy; Kelly Griffith, Head of AGX UK&I, The Adecco Group; and Bryan Peña, SVP, Contingent Workforce Strategies, CCWP, Staffing Industry Analysts playing the roles of the dragons first made famous on the Japanese TV show entitled, “Money Tigers” and later in the US as “Shark Tank” and in the UK as “Dragons’ Den.”

SIA Collaboration in the Gig Economy Dragons' Den Judges sandwiched around Sirenum executives Joshua Pines and Benjamin Rubin.

SIA Collaboration in the Gig Economy Dragons’ Den Judges sandwiched around Sirenum executives Joshua Pines and Benjamin Rubin.

Sirenum’s presentation given by company co-founder Joshua Pines, director of marketing and corporate development. Competition was fierce from the three finalists: e-staffing agency Jobandtalent, consulting project management tool Deployed, and cryptocurrency provider GigEcoin. After each competitor finished a five minute presentation followed by five minutes of Q&A, votes were solicited from both the audience and dragons based on the innovative nature of the business idea, its market potential, and the quality of presentation, and Sirenum was the top choice for both groups.

“We were thrilled to be mentioned alongside industry leaders,” said Pines. “But it really was a blast to get up in front of hundreds of industry leaders and help them understand how Sirenum is changing the paradigm for dynamic workers,”

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 technology for dynamic workforce management, please visit www.sirenum.com/solutions.
Contact: Joshua Pines, Director of Marketing and Corporate Development, josh.pines+PR@sirenum.com

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 31, 2018

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Sirenum Releases Major Update to its Dynamic Workforce Management Platform

Massive Performance Improvements Highlight January Release

London, UK–Sirenum, the leading UK-based provider of technology to manage a dynamic workforce, is pleased to announce general availability of the latest version of its software platform. Version 184 represents a major performance improvement for users, particularly in the scheduling user interface. Beta customers have reported page load times up to five times faster than the previous version of Sirenum.

“We’re delighted to see what a positive impact the new version has on users and their ability to execute. With our fast-paced client base, schedules are often decided with seconds to spare so every one counts,” said Hagai Shatz, Sirenum’s Director of R&D. “Our new implementation of worker pools allows our users to work more contextually, so we haven’t just improved technically, we’ve also made big strides in terms of process.”

“I’m so proud of how our engineering team has continued to improve the product even after so many releases,” remarked Founder and CEO Benjamin Rubin. “The kinds of improvements they’ve pushed through here really get to the heart of what makes dynamic workforce management such an exciting space to be in.”

For more information about Sirenum solutions for dynamic workforce management, please visit sirenum.com/solutions.

January 31, 2018

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Sirenum Launches Sirenum Clock for BYOD Hardware Time Capture and Site Access

New BYOD Solution Cuts Hardware Time Capture and Site Access Costs by Up to 90%

London, UK–Sirenum, the leading UK-based providers of technology solutions for innovative temporary staffing agencies, is proud to launch Sirenum Clock, a BYOD (bring-your-own-device) solution for hardware time capture and site access. 

Temp agencies that provide staff to work sites where access is controlled have long struggled to cost-effectively capture time and attendance while meeting client standards for site access. Expensive solutions for hardware time capture were often difficult to integrate with while hurting the bottom line of the agency or end client, and sometimes both. With modern hardware punch clocks costing well over £1,000/year with few advantages over old-fashioned punch clocks, many agencies and their end clients still rely on paper timesheets to calculate pay.

But Sirenum Clock changes the calculus. With a simple combination of an NFC-capable phone and a specially designed version of MySirenum built to manage the time capture and site access process, Sirenum Clock is easy to use for agencies, sites, and workers, with limited infrastructure requirements and at a fraction of the cost of traditional hardware solutions.

“When we launched Sirenum, we decided that our primary goal was to streamline the management of staff with whatever technology we can build. Our Sirenum software platform, including the MySirenum family of mobile apps, is obviously the most powerful component. But we also understand the value of hardware in the right use cases,” said founder and CEO Benjamin Rubin. “With Sirenum Clock, we’re transforming the way our clients and their clients think about managing time capture and site access.”

Sirenum Clock has already been in beta use at multiple Sirenum client sites since late 2017 and the company is announcing its availability at the 2018 Recruitment Agency Expo London.

“As a company, we are laser-focused on innovation in dynamic workforce management, and time capture and site access are areas ripe for innovation” added Joshua Pines, co-founder and director of corporate development and marketing. “Delivering a BYOD solution is exactly the kind of innovation our clients and their sites and clients need right now and we’re thrilled to launch it at a prestigious and innovative industry event like the Recruitment Agency Expo.”

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

November 3, 2017

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Sirenum Adds Scheduling and Workforce Management Expert to Lead Development

London-based workforce management vendor announces Hagai Shatz as new Head of R&D

London, UK–Sirenum, the leading UK provider of cloud-based workforce management to the temp agency market, is proud to announce the addition of Hagai Shatz to the executive team as Head of Research and Development, where he will be leading the development of the Sirenum platform.Hagai

Shatz brings almost 20 years experience in engineering and implementation in the workforce management industry, playing key roles for well-established organisations in Israel and the UK, including more than 13 years at industry-leading field service management vendor Click Software. At Sirenum, Hagai is responsible for directing the core development team, aiming to transform customer needs into new features and capabilities. A key focus for Shatz and his team will be improving the UI/UX of the company’s workforce management tools, which has been one of Shatz’s core areas of expertise throughout his career.

“Hagai is a top-notch developer and development manager in workforce management and scheduling,” said Sirenum Founder and CEO Benjamin Rubin. “It’s clear that our market is clamoring for better workforce management technology. As we have matured, it was time to move our engineering focus into this area. Knowing that, getting someone like Hagai is really a coup for a growing business like Sirenum.”

“I’m really excited to lead development for an organisation like Sirenum,” said Shatz. “Our market is ready for next-generation workforce management, and I really believe in what Benjamin and the team he’s put together are doing.”

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

October 3, 2017

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Sirenum Defines Five Key Values for Today’s Temp Agencies

London-based workforce management vendor announces new campaign to educate market on the benefits of improved worker engagement, streamlined scheduling, increased mobility, faster payroll processing, and expanded staff monitoring.

Birmingham, UK–Sirenum, the leading UK provider of cloud-based workforce management to the temp agency market, announced its latest educational campaign, “How to Become a Staffing Superhero.” The campaign, which launched today to coincide with the launch of the Recruitment Agency Expo in Birmingham, will highlight how innovative staffing agencies in the temp market will need to behave in the era of the gig economy.

The Staffing Superhero campaign focuses on a team of superheroes and their strengths to communicate the importance of five key areas: improved worker engagement, streamlined scheduling, increased mobility, faster payroll processing, and expanded staff monitoring.

“We talk to agencies every day. No matter the industry or size of agency, our conversations always seem to come back to these five areas,” said Benjamin Rubin, CEO and Founder of Sirenum. “So we set out to determine what we could learn from these businesses and how technology can help, and we’ve synthesised that into something they could all benefit from.”

Staffing agencies looking to learn more can visit staffingsuperhero.com and keep their eyes open for a series of white papers, webinars, and other materials to help them get the most out of their efforts to become staffing superheroes.

Contact: Joshua Pines

September 8, 2017

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Sirenum Announces Autumn Event Schedule

London-based workforce management vendor to appear in Portugal, The Netherlands, The US, and Great Britain during the upcoming autumn trade show season

London, UK–Sirenum, the leading UK provider of cloud-based workforce management software to the temporary staffing industry, is proud to announce its autumn trade show schedule, which represents the company’s most substantial such investment ever.

First Group Sirenum

The North London-based company actually kicked off its autumn schedule a bit early last week by sponsoring the FirstGroup’s Old Oak Common Open Day to benefit Place2Be, a leading children’s mental health charity. This annual event takes visitors inside the Old Oak Common depot in West London, one of the oldest and most active depots in the UK rail network. As the FirstGroup is one of Sirenum’s longest running clients, we were thrilled to be one of the sponsors.

Recruitment Agency Expo Birmingham Sirenum

But it’s October when things will really pick up. Sirenum will be exhibiting for the second time at the Recruitment Agency Expo 4-5 October at booth F29. This show is the largest of its kind in the UK and is a great opportunity to meet agencies and industry representatives from the midlands. Sirenum had a very successful presence at the Recruitment Agency Expo in London in February and is thrilled to continue to work with the team behind these events.

The following week, 11-12 October, Sirenum will be sponsoring Bullhorn Live in London for the first time. The show,Bullhorn’s largest globally expects to receive over 1,000 attendees for the first time in its history. Sirenum partners with Bullhorn to deliver an integrated front- and mid-office experience for our temporary agency clients.

Skipping ahead to November, we will be exhibiting at The Web Summit for the first time as a member of the exclusive BETA program, which recognises start- and scale-ups looking to get to the next level. The Web Summit, which is Europe’s largest and most important technology marketplace, takes place in Lisbon during 6-9 November.

The same week, Sirenum is thrilled to be an invited guest at CO For It 17, the annual recruitment technology event from Connexys, to be held this year on 7 November in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. Connexys is the leading Applicant Tracking System provider on the Salesforce platform based in Continental Europe.

Dreamforce

Also that week, Salesforce executives will be out in force at Salesforce’s Dreamforce, which is the largest technology conference in the world. Look out for Founder and CEO Benjamin Rubin and Director of Sales King Cheung in San Francisco!

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Finally, our co-founder Joshua Pines will be featured on a panel at Hacktrain 4.0 on 24 November. The panel will explore the impacts and benefits of accelerators in the transportation industry. Sirenum has completed two accelerators, both in 2016, HackTrain in London and Dynamo in Chattanooga, TN.

For more information about Sirenum solutions for dynamic workforce management, please visit sirenum.com/solutions. For more information on Sirenum marketing and events, please contact Joshua Pines, co-founder and director of marketing and corporate development.

 

 

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 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.