Feb 19, 2020

WorkJam Announces Acquisition of Forge

Industry leading digital workplace provider to acquire trusted flexible scheduling and talent sharing platform

MONTREAL, February 19, 2020 — WorkJam, the leading digital workplace solutions provider, today announces the acquisition of Forge, an on-demand staffing platform enabling multiple industries. This is WorkJam’s second acquisition of an innovative provider of Digital Workplace technology in the last 18 months as the company continues its accelerating momentum as the leading digital workplace for frontline employees.

Through the acquisition, WorkJam is deepening its investment in thought leadership in open shift marketplaces, flexible scheduling for employees, and schedule self-service for frontline workers and managers. 
By providing frontline employees and their managers a consolidated, centralized digital workplace platform, WorkJam’s customers, a group of some of the most successful companies in the world with household brand recognition, achieve breakthrough productivity and cost savings from increased shift coverage, retention, labor utilization and optimized task execution.

Additionally, WorkJam is bringing more customers on the leading edge of frontline workforce management into the WorkJam customer community. These customers span across a variety of industries including retail, hospitality, logistics, healthcare, and restaurants, and will provide a playbook of innovation and change management on how to bring future of work solutions into business operations. Both WorkJam and Forge were named Cool Vendors in 2019 by Gartner — WorkJam in Human Capital Management: Transforming Talent to Drive the Digital Workplace and Forge in Retail for Excellent Execution of Customer Expectations.

Stacey Ferreira, CEO and co-founder of Forge, will join WorkJam as Director of Digital Workplace. A seasoned author, speaker, and entrepreneur in talent sharing technology, Ferreira brings a profound level of insight into how companies can empower their frontline employees with flexible scheduling and mobile resources in a single platform. Prior to founding Forge, Ferreira founded MySocialCloud, a password storage and SSO technology that was acquired by Reputation.com in 2013. She has also been recognized on Forbes 30 Under 30, co-authored best-selling book 2 Billion Under 20, and spoken at a number of prestigious events including TEDx, Singularity University, Inc. Women’s Summit, among others.

“Forge’s vision surrounding the future of work and employee autonomy aligns with our longstanding value of delivering productivity gains, cost savings and improved customer experience for employers while enabling frontline employees with the tools that foster engagement with their work,” says Steven Kramer, CEO, president, and co-founder of WorkJam. “Together, WorkJam and Forge will continue to transform how companies are managing, and engaging their frontline workforce.”

“We’re thrilled to join the WorkJam family and further advance the company’s mission of unleashing the potential of the frontline workforce,” says Ferreira. “We’re especially drawn to WorkJam’s customer-centric culture and passion for improving the lives of hourly employees. It’s evident WorkJam is solving the same workforce challenges that we are, and joining forces was a natural fit.”

WorkJam is a global, leading end-to-end solution that enables the digital workplace for large and mid-sized service organizations. The WorkJam Digital Workplace platform streamlines scheduling, communication, training, task management, and more into a unified ecosystem for employees across a wide range of industries, enabling companies with non-desk workers to achieve outsized operational improvements, foster collaboration, build their culture, and discover new ways of doing business.

Ferreira will speak on the future of work for hourly employees at a variety of events this year including ShopTalk 2020, Link2020: RILA Supply Chain, Future Forum Caucus, and ICSC’s Hawaii Idea Exchange.

To learn more about WorkJam, please visit: https://www.workjam.com/

About WorkJam

The WorkJam Digital Workplace unleashes the potential of your enterprise workforce through agile scheduling, transformative communication, experiential learning, and tailored recognition.

Available in over 28 languages & deployed in over 35 countries, WorkJam increases sales conversion & CSAT, drives down labor costs, lowers absenteeism and attrition rates, improves compliance and improves the customer experience through a more skilled, motivated and engaged workforce. For employees, WorkJam delivers more opportunity & control over their schedule, providing work-life balance, as well as the tools to develop skills, improve business acumen, and maximize their earnings to advance their economic well-being. Learn more at https://www.workjam.com/

About Forge

Forge Technologies is the leading Talent Sharing pioneer, whose technology provides a new model for companies to efficiently source, train, and schedule hourly employees while providing flexibility and work life balance. With 100+ clients served in the United States alone, Forge improves the way the world works. Visit us at www.joinforge.com.

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