“Work-life balance is an important topic as HR departments compete to attract and retain top talent. Espresa simplifies providing services that keep employees focused and engaged, and build company loyalty. We streamline business operations with a unified platform for employees to use, employers to manage, and vendors to deliver services in the workplace.”
California-based Espresa, has introduced a cloud platform that allows companies to provide workplace services for employees. Claiming to be the first of its kind, this platform aims to enable the employees to maintain a balance between work and life in order to increase the productivity. Espresa will be offering and managing the services such as car repairs, dry cleaning, massage, and wellness classes through a simple mobile app or web interface. Espresa also announced $2 million in seed funding from Crosslink Capital, Clear Ventures, TEC Ventures and other angel investors. The platform is currently available to companies in the Bay Area, and will expand to other markets over next year. With the launch of this employee services application, the company states that the employers can simply log in, select the programs they want, choose trusted pre-screened vendors to provide services, and offer the services to their employees. Espresa also suggests that, Companies that already offer workplace services can better manage and analyze their impact on employee happiness and productivity with this service. Also the managers can set up a variety of bonus, incentive, reward, or peer review programs. Espresa CEO Alex Shubat stated:
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