OAKLAND, Calif., April 7, 2020 — Beekeeper, the mobile-first communications platform for frontline workers, is releasing a host of new features for free for 2 months to help companies communicate with their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rollout comes in response to a massive threefold increase in platform-wide activity since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new feature set is the most recent addition to the company’s Crisis-Ready Kit, a temporarily free Beekeeper product offering that was released last month to help companies cope with the evolving health and regulatory situation. The new features include:
- A tool for communicating shift schedules and scheduling changes
- A mobile-first document library with useful document examples
- Inline translations to coordinate across a multilingual workforce
- Health-related forms to help employees report symptoms or request sick leave or personal protective equipment
- FAQ chatbots to educate employees about COVID-19 and best practices for health and safety
“We’ve seen companies really pulling together to provide quality care and service, and to keep their teams safe. It’s been inspiring to see how companies have responded to this crisis and we want to do our part to help them communicate and operate as effectively as possible in these difficult times. Together with our customers, we identified the key capabilities for companies to reach every single employee and give them the information and tools to address their needs in a single, pre-configured package,” says Beekeeper’s Chief Product Officer, Kees de Vos.
The industries that have shown the steepest increase in weekly active users since the start of the pandemic include:
- Health (+85%)
- Logistics (+56%)
- Construction (+45%)
- Manufacturing (+30%)
- Government (+39%)
- Utilities (+27%)
Beekeeper has set up an emergency rollout team to support new customers who need to reach their frontline workforce faster than ever before. The company has helped many businesses implement the platform in less than 48 hours, with more than 80% of the workforce being active on the platform within just 3 days after rollout.
Interested companies should fill out the company’s Crisis-Ready Kit form and will be contacted shortly for information on how to get started.