Leicester-based StaffCircle snaps up €900K for its people management platform

UK HRtech startup StaffCircle, an all-in-one employee management platform, has raised around €900K from Blackfinch Holdings and Mercia Asset Management. The cloud-based SaaS startup has raised funds at an opportune time when many companies are working from home, and need extra team management tools on hand to stay on track.

StaffCircle, founded in 2017, is a communications, performance and culture platform that enables companies to manage employees across many locations. With home working likely to remain firmly in place for months ahead, this cloud-based software provides business owners and management a streamlined approach to employee communication, ensuring performance can be achieved remotely.

Positioning itself as an all-in-one platform allowing managers and employees to unify performance, progression and responsibilities through culture – StaffCircle sets itself apart from other HR products and services that are expensive, clunky and disjointed, which make it difficult for employers and employees to communicate easily.

Aimed at medium to large-sized organisations, StaffCircle allows companies to complete tasks such as setting KPIs, booking annual leave, creating personal development plans, instant alerts with feedback, and more – basically, a 360-view of staff.

StaffCircle’s CEO Mark Seeman explains, “The mission for StaffCircle is simple –  to capture collaboration between staff, from front-line to top management and everyone in between. Quite often, businesses grow and communication breaks down, especially with a disparate workforce. It’s exactly what happened to me over the years and that’s how StaffCircle was created. This platform is about interacting with staff and empowering them but perhaps more importantly, at a time like this, it’s also about maintaining communication when businesses are not able to do so face to face.”

Since launching, StaffCircle has gained a portfolio of clients in sectors like healthcare, manufacturing, construction, logistics and civil engineering. Most recently, transport infrastructure giant Colas has been added to its customer base. In addition, during this challenging time, to support businesses, StaffCircle has opened its use to businesses of all shapes and sizes giving them a free 12-week, unlimited licence for use.

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