The voicebot, called Darwin, will use voice-based inputs and highly intuitive AI and ML to help employees engage in continuous feedback.

Hyd-based Darwinbox launches voicebot to improve employee engagement in workplaces
Atom Tech Shorts Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:24

Hyderabad-based HR platform Darwinbox has launched a first-of its-kind voicebot that allows employees to share real-time feedback. According to the company, the voicebot, called ‘Darwin’, will bring in a ‘voice-first’ approach to HR technology, with the aim of making employee engagement intuitive and conversational.

Darwinbox says that a lot of workplace data and interactions fail to get captured on a system because of the effort involved in doing what one is thinking. It feels that Voice-based interaction can significantly reduce this friction and capture the real-tie data to derive valuable insights on employee engagement and performance.

Darwin combines the power of voice-based inputs and highly intuitive AI and ML to reduce time to action in a multitude of business scenarios such as leaves, compensation, feedback and roster analysis. It even helps employees access data such as finding out who’s in for the day, who’s been disengaged lately or tracking the general trend of team performance, all with a simple conversation instead of clunky reports.

“Voice driven interaction in HR Technology has the potential to increase employee efficiency by cutting down the time spent on routine tasks by more than 50%. We wanted to apply this advantage to something more culture-impacting and talent-critical like feedback as well. After all, for the mobile-first generation, voice is the most intuitive form of interface with devices and organizations need to start embracing this,” said Chaitanya, co-founder and Product Head, Darwinbox said in a statement.

Darwin will further expand its availability through more and more mediums including voice assistants like Siri, Google and Alexa. Darwin has been made available starting June 12 2018 on the Darwinbox platform.

Founded and led by Rohit Chennamaneni, Chaitanya Peddi, and Jayant Paleti, Darwinbox is a new age HR platform which takes care of all HR needs across the employee life-cycle — from recruitment, onboarding, employee management, payroll, leave, transfer, and performance management to exit management.

The company claims to have 250,000+ employees using the platform currently across marquee clients such as Dr. Reddy’s, Paytm, Nivea, Myntra, GVK Bio, Delhivery, Ekart, Swiggy etc. Darwinbox is backed by investments from the likes of Mohandas Pai, Sateesh Andra (ex DFJ India Head) and silicon-valley based investor Lightspeed Ventures.  

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