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Realday: A Hybrid Approach to Workforce Management

Georg Schmertzing, Co-Founder & CEO, RealdayGeorg Schmertzing, Co-Founder & CEO
Whilst working as a manager for a retail chain, Georg Schmertzing—currently CEO at Realday—witnessed the multiple challenges that recruiters faced in the temporary workforce and gig-economy space. “A lot of people and businesses were dealing with repetitive workflows and administrative tasks rather than focusing on improving experiences in recruitment,” he says. The old and rigid software tools that these businesses were relying on to keep track of vast workforces were adding to the complexity. This prompted Schmertzing to build a workforce management platform with the prime focus of nurturing strong relationships and making the recruitment experience vastly more transparent for everyone involved. “We aim to change the way temporary staffing agencies and employees work together and provide agencies with the ability to easily and dynamically schedule and manage their workforce,” remarks Schmertzing, Co-Founder and CEO, Realday. In other words, Realday’s namesake workforce management platform is designed to transform how businesses engage, manage, and retain their workers and clients with a seamless technology-led experience.

By using the Realday platform to automate repetitive administrative work—from onboarding paperwork to payroll, billing, and data generation— recruiters are then enabled to spend more time focusing on other important aspects such as finding the right talent, arranging interviews, pre-screening, starting conversations, building relationships, and delivering a brilliant experience for everyone in a stress-free, time-efficient manner. For any business, employees are its primary asset; efficiently managing them is the stepping stone to success. “With Realday in place, there is a seamless flow between registering a new candidate, giving them their first shift, communicating through the Realday app, and sending an automated invoice,” adds Schmertzing. The platform enables recruiters to automate shift scheduling, and assign and deploy within seconds while creating a seamless and improved experience for everyone with a mobile-first approach.

A notable aspect of Realday is that organisations can integrate and embed the platform into their product suite easily and quickly without any external involvement.

We aim to change the way temporary staffing agencies and employees work together and provide agencies with the ability to easily and dynamically schedule and manage their workforce

“There might be several software providers out there that have superior applicant tracking systems or better pay and bill solutions but we strive to be the best when it comes to scheduling and deployment. Our platform’s intuitive feature set, and modern user interface, enables recruiters to find available candidates for every shift in a streamlined and simple way,” states Schmertzing.

From an employee perspective, Realday’s dedicated mobile app empowers the workforce to effortlessly manage their availability, request time off, and accept and trade shifts with each other. Additionally, the software’s direct two-way messaging feature allows businesses to contact their employees and maintain healthy, open internal communication. By encouraging constant and honest communication with employees and clients, Realday fosters great team spirit and motivation. “There are no lone wolves at Realday, instead, we have a great team working together always,” claims Schmertzing.

A recent instance that highlights Realday’s superior expertise in workforce management is its success story with a healthcare client. Working with Realday, the client saw an increase of 40 percent in their booking requests and fulfilments, 30 percent reduction in payroll queries, 2.5 times faster compliance checks, and a 41 percent reduction in administrative burden tasks (availability checks and timesheet chasing). With Realday, the client was also able to quickly view and book available candidates and detect timesheet errors easily and more effectively.

Another remarkable facet of Realday is that the firm places utmost importance on transparency and communication. “It’s always important to admit when you make a mistake. Every company makes mistakes. We work i tight collaboration with all our existing customers to further enhance the platform and refine the solution, which is especially great when it comes to new customers as it allows us to provide an even better product than before,” highlights Schmertzing. In the last 12 months, Realday has grown extensively, adding new features as well as updating existing ones. As part of their plan for the future, Realday strives to be the best scheduling and deployment platform that also offers robust and meaningful integrations with the world’s best solution providers. Beyond this, Realday is truly committed to harnessing the power of technology to help organisations establish a recruiter-employee-client relationship that is the key to their continued growth and success.
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Company
Realday

Headquarters
Zug, Switzerland

Management
Georg Schmertzing, Co-Founder & CEO

Description
Realday is a workforce management platform specialising in scheduling, deployment and retention of staff. The platform has been designed to provide companies the tools needed to manage their workforce more effectively, whilst complementing their current technology stack. Through their client portal, candidate app and agency portal, Realday transforms how temporary recruitment agencies engage, retain, and manage their candidates and clients, with a seamless, technology-led experience. The platform enables recruiters to automate shift scheduling, and assign and deploy within seconds while creating a seamless and improved experience for everyone with a mobile-first approach