Waggl is an employee feedback platform that offers organizations a simple way to listen to their people, distill insights, and improve. At its core, Waggl is a faster and more engaging alternative to a traditional survey.
Waggl, a simple way to crowdsource insight from groups of people, today released new data revealing a significant shift in attitudes toward negative feedback from employees.
"No specific remedy could be found, but at Earls, management has become so obsessed with the “engagement” of its staff that it now places more importance on it than sales numbers, says Ms. Rigney. The reason is simple: the leaders of Earls have concluded that the components of engagement—employee happiness and commitment to the business—are exactly what drive sales, and therefore the bottom line"
Do you honestly believe that we, your employees, can be defined by a 10-point scale? Do you think capturing our feedback once or twice a year gets to the heart of our day-to-day emotions, thoughts, and feelings for the company?We’re not suggesting you need to eradicate surveys altogether; there’s a time and place. But as employees, we’re fed up with this being the only tool used to get our feedback.
"Launched in February as a spin-out from Fort Hill Company, Waggl is backed by a slew of individual investors including Jeff Snipes, founder and chief executive of Ninth House; Robert Hohman, the former president of Hotwire and founder of Glassdoor; James Gutierrez, the founder of Progreso Financiero; Ignace Goethals, a president of Smithkline Beecham’s animal health group; and Joe Abrams, a co-founder of Software Toolworks and Intermix, who joins the company as a director".
Michael is a technology entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience building and leading Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses within the discipline of Human Capital Management. Michael has been a co-founder and CEO of two HR Tech companies and the most recent venture, Waggl, is transforming the way organizations connect and engage with their employees. His teams and products have improved the performance and engagement of thousands of organizations and hundreds of thousands of employees around the globe. Some of his clients include companies like GE, Honeywell, Cisco, Sony, HP, Agilent, Home Depot, Oracle, eBay, Yahoo! and Pfizer. Michael believes respect, candor, and transparency leads to a more connected and engaged workforce and the best ideas and input can (and should) come from anywhere in the organization. Michael attended Babson College, the nation’s #1 school for entrepreneurship and graduated with a B.S. in business Finance & Entrepreneurship.
Tony Mitchell serves as Waggl’s Chief Evangelist. He is an energetic, seasoned entrepreneur with executive leadership, sales, and business development experience. Tony was a founding member and head of sales for Ninth House LLC, an enterprise leadership simulations software company that was ultimately acquired by Korn Ferry. Prior to Ninth House, Tony was CEO of SalesKit Software corporation, an enterprise CRM and Sales Force Automation Provider which was acquired by Deltek Systems (NASDAQ: PROJ). Tony graduated from, Washington and Lee University with a B.A in History and was President of the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
Adam is a natural product manager with over 8 years of experience managing SaaS products used by greater than 20% of the Fortune 1000. Adam holds certifications as a Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and in Pragmatic Markteting Frameworks (PMC-II). Adam completed his undergraduate work at Miami University (OH) and served in Americorps VISTA before obtaining his Masters degree from the University of Delaware.
Kate is Waggl's Head of Ignition with over 10 years experience creating systems for outstanding customer success and engagement. Human hacker, currently finishing a masters in psychology. Startup veteran and founder of 5 startups, 4 with liquidity events. Kate is a holder of people, connecting and listening to client experiences while guiding them to successful outcomes. She collects human experiences into data trends to guide process and product improvement. Kate brings to Waggl endless enthusiasm and the ability to spark joy in anyone.