Hyderabad, June 16, 2018: Darwinbox, the new age cloud-based Human Capital Management platform, created in India, has launched a first-of-its kind voicebot
The voicebot, called ‘Darwin’, will bring in a ‘voice-first’ approach to HR technology, making employee engagement intuitive and conversational.
Darwin combines the power of voice-based inputs and highly intuitive Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, to reduce time to action in a multitude of business scenarios such as leaves, compensation, feedback and roster analysis – thereby enhancing efficiency and employee productivity. It also empowers employees to access data, which traditionally is hard and time-consuming – 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.
Says Chaitanya Peddi, Co-founder & Product Head, Darwinbo: “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."
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. Voice based interaction can hugely reduce this friction and capture the real moments-of-truth to ultimately derive valuable insights on employee engagement and performance.
What of the future? “Darwin will further expand its availability through more and more mediums including voice assistants like Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa. Pairing voice with our holistic talent analytics, a manager should be able to start his day by sipping his coffee at 7am, asking his home assistant to estimate the time it would take him to hire his next sales executive, if he were to start today.” says Chaitanya.
The Darwinbox team was founded and led by Rohit Chennamaneni, Chaitanya Peddi, and Jayant Paleti to transform the interaction between workforce and technology, through enterprise products that are as simple and effective to use as daily consumer apps. The company currently has over 250,000 employees using the platform with clients like Dr. Reddy’s, Paytm, Nivea, Myntra, GVK Bio, Delhivery, Ekart, Swiggy etc. Darwinbox is backed by investments from Mohandas Pai, Sateesh Andra (ex DFJ India Head) and Silicon-valley based investor Lightspeed Ventures.