September 7, 2018

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Announcing Sirenum’s Autumn Events Schedule

London-based workforce management vendor to appear in 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 2018 trade show schedule, with presence at multiple Staffing Industry Analysts events, the world’s largest technology conference, and more.

Sirenum kicks off the event season attending Dreamforce on 25-28 September in San Francisco. Dreamforce is the largest technology conference in the world, and Sirenum is a Salesforce ISV. King Cheung, Director of Sales, will attend the show representing Sirenum.  Please contact King today to grab an open slot on his increasingly busy calendar!

 

Sirenum will be at booth F25 at the Recruitment Agency Expo, which is in Birmingham, 3-4 October. The show, the largest of its kind in the UK, is expected to be attended by recruitment agencies and industry representatives from the Midlands. Sirenum, which has sponsored three previous expos, is thrilled to return to the event. Free tickets are still available on the RAE website. You can book a live demo with one of our product experts here.

At virtually the same time, 4-5 October, Sirenum CEO and Founder Benjamin Rubin will be part of a panel entitled, “How Staffing Firms Can Benefit From Online Platform Technology,” at Staffing Industry Analysts’ Collaboration in the Gig Economy event in Dallas, Texas. After proudly taking both audience and dragons’ prizes at the “Dragon’s Den” event at the London show in April, Sirenum is excited to cross the pond for this one.

Finally, Sirenum will be a sponsor and exhibitor at SIA’s Executive Forum Europe 27-28 November for the first time. The event is an exclusive gathering of CEOs, owners, and senior staffing executives from staffing organisations across industry sectors and sizes.

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.

July 18, 2018

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Sirenum halfway 2018

2018: What a (Half-Year) It’s Been

Usually, first half reviews are published in the first week of July so forgive us for getting this post up a bit later than originally hoped, but frankly, we’ve been swamped!

Many software entrepreneurs are into mountaineering and it’s no wonder, building a software business is a lot like climbing a mountain: it’s difficult, requires teamwork, the summit is not always where it appears to be, and you’re always looking for the next summit.

We started the year here at Sirenum with some big mountains in mind, and looking back to our annual kickoff in January, we can already say: What a year 2018 is!

In only six months, we have added six new Sirenumites to the team, expanding the services, development and commercial teams, in a continued commitment to improving the services and products that we offer to our clients. As we had hoped and planned, Sirenum is quickly becoming the workforce management solution of choice for the largest agencies in the world, chosen by the biggest and most complex employers for our product’s flexibility and industrial strength.

Sirenum halfway 2018

Our product market leadership continues as we released a major product update with a new user interface and we have also delivered numerous new versions in the past six months. Sirenum also launched Sirenum Clock, driving innovation in the world of BYOD time and attendance capture. Also on the product front, even we have been surprised by the astonishing success of tools like F3 by Sirenum, driving down the time-to-fill to an almost unimaginable eight seconds.

In the spring, Sirenum stepped up to the big leagues by joining Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) as a corporate member. That was followed by our sponsorship of their “Collaboration in the Gig Economy” event, where we proudly earned the audience and dragons’ vote to win the Dragons’ Den competition.

Onto the corporate development front, in May we completed our first year as a member of the Mayor’s International Business Programme, alongside dozens of other leading London-based scale ups. We’ve also established and deepened partnerships with key players like Twilio, TextLocal, and 1218.

Finally, Sirenum just recently gained G-Cloud 10 certification, further demonstrating our commitment to the public sector and those business that service it.

All in all, we want to thank our team, clients, and partners for our continued growth and the amazing progress towards the next summit. We look forward to an even more exciting second half of the year! Keep climbing!

March 21, 2018

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Getting to the Head of the (Enterprise) Class with SIA

From early on here at Sirenum, being enterprise class has been a high priority for our team. It’s core to our mission of powering the global dynamic workforce. So we have not only built our product in a way that leading employers like Impellam, Randstad, and the First Group trust for their mission-critical processes and sensitive employee information, but we have also tried to align ourselves with similarly minded industry leaders every step of the way.

SIAThis focus on building an enterprise-class product and organisation really started with building our platform on Salesforce. It has since continued with our partnerships with leading software providers like Jobscience, Bullhorn, and Sage. Today, we are excited to share that this strategy has taken the form of joining Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) as a corporate member. SIA is the leading global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, and we are thrilled to collaborate with such an important player in our industry.

SIA is a great source of market analysis on the staffing industry, and our team is very eager to learn more. After no doubt consuming a ton of great research from their team over the next few weeks, the next thing we’ll officially do as SIA members will be to sponsor their upcoming event entitled, Collaboration in the Gig Economy. We’re very excited to be a part of this event. It should be a great opportunity to hear the challenges being faced by both agencies and corporate clients in recruiting and managing a dynamic workforce. We hope to see you there!

Reserve now your space for an in-person demo here!

March 20, 2018

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Sirenum Gets a Makeover

We here at Sirenum are very proud of the fact that we crank out product improvements with regularity, ensuring the latest and greatest is available for all our clients. It’s a tough job for our development team but here we are, with more than 80 releases of the product having gone live since 2015.

But one thing we had shied away from for much of that time was our user interface. As you may know, Salesforce has been heralding a new user interface called Lightning for many years, and we were waiting for it to be fully (or at least close to fully) baked. As a Salesforce ISV, we task our development and product teams with leveraging the best bits of Salesforce while building out our functionality to provide the best features and user experience for dynamic workforce management. So when Salesforce finally let the reins off Lightning, we were thrilled with the opportunity to modernise our look and feel.

Over the past few months, we’ve been working towards finalising that new look–it won’t be completely finished until Salesforce finishes some parts of the new Lightning experience–and we’re very excited to share the results of that work. You may have actually already noticed this new look by the time you read this, as we’ve updated all our screen shots. We are confident this new UI is easier to use and easier on the eyes. Below are some highlights–each image is a screen shot of a different Sirenum module and you can click the image to read more about that module:


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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 25, 2018

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Sirenum is Ready to go Beyond the Tipping Point as it Kicks off 2018

2018 Kickoff Retreat: Beyond The Tipping Point

Team building is one of the most important (and fun!) activities to create a robust team spirit in a startup. Working across multiple locations with team members all across Europe and Israel can make it difficult to make personal connections and develop strong relationships. That’s why Sirenumites like to have fun outside our working hours with our teammates in a variety of activities and events.

Some of the activities that Sirenumites have enjoyed most over the past few years have involved cooperating with other team members outside our working groups and departments. Three years ago Sirenumites successfully completed escape rooms in central London, and similar activities have been enjoyed since.

Laser tag, scavenger hunt, paintball, morning hikes, karaoke parties… Sirenumites know how to have fun. Also, our team has a number of foodies who love the wide variety of cuisines in London. Getting to know each other over these activities and a good meal helps the team become one when pursuing the company goals.

After the fun, the 2018 briefing

As part of our third team annual retreat, Sirenum held an internal briefing day led by each department director and including an address on the market from a senior consultant in the recruitment sector from our partners. The team agreed that the day was inspiring to get the necessary focus towards achieving our company goals in 2018.

Having reached its key targets for 2017, Sirenum is quickly becoming the temporary staffing workforce management solution of choice for the largest agencies in the world. The team grew accordingly and continues to grow as the business matures. In addition, Sirenum has gained a number of partners that help to deliver the best service to customers worldwide.

2018 is a year of big goals for Sirenum, building exciting new functionalities and furthering penetration into the staffing and transportation industries.

November 21, 2017

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A Month To Be Thankful For: Sirenum Has Had A Global Presence This November

Sirenumites have spanned the globe this month to attend and exhibit at Dreamforce in San Francisco, Web Summit in Lisbon, and CO For It in Rotterdam

What a month! Autumn has been a great conference season for the Sirenum team, but November specifically has been full of great opportunities for us to learn from tech and staffing experts across the globe and to showcase Sirenum at some of the biggest technology events in the world.

Web Summit

Sirenum was selected to exhibit at Web Summit as a member of the exclusive BETA programme, which highlights start- and scale-ups looking to get to the next level. Enjoying the atmosphere of one of the most creative and best organised events in Europe, the Sirenum team established relationships with technology businesses from around the world, both in the Altice Arena and during several networking events in the city. And we all fell in love with Lisbon, which is a fabulous host to this annual gathering of more than 60,000. “Getting to the Web Summit has been on our radar dating back to its days in Dublin,” Joshua Pines, Sirenum co-founder said about the trip, where he was joined by Sirenumites James Ridge and Jennifer Cuetara. “But the truth is that the event was even more impressive and valuable than I expected in my wildest dreams.” Sirenum is honored to be named by Web Summit as a top 100 (#32) startup.

Our staffing superheroes (l to r): Joshua Pines, James Ridge, Jennifer Cuetara

Dreamforce

Every autumn, San Francisco hosts the biggest Salesforce technology conference in the world. Dreamforce ’17 welcomed more than 171,000 Trailblazers from over 90 different countries, including Sirenum CEO and founder Benjamin Rubin, who had a great time representing the team while learning from the inspirational speakers and networking with other Salesforce partners. “Sirenum is very proud of its position as the leading scheduling solution in the Salesforce AppExchange,” Rubin explained, “and we’ve been going to Dreamforce since 2014 because it’s THE event for the Salesforce ecosystem.”

 

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One of the keynotes at the massive Dreamforce ’17

CO For It 17

Co For It 17 is an annual Recruitment, HR, and Technology event hosted by Connexys (now part of Bullhorn) in Rotterdam. It was a fantastic journey of inspiring keynotes, product sessions, customer cases, workshops and more. Sirenum was invited by Connexys, the leading Applicant Tracking System provider on the Salesforce platform based in Continental Europe. Rishi Kanbi, who represented Sirenum said about the event, “[I]t was great to connect with so many key players from the Continent, and the enthusiasm about Connexys and Sirenum working together was evident from everyone.”

Connexys

Fun in Rotterdam at Co For It

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

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.