TempBuddy Honoured with Award Promoted by the European Commission
SaaS contingency workforce software firm named European Social StartUp 2016 for its game-changing staffing software and worker app.
DUBLIN – 13th June 2017 – TEAM Service Provider TempBuddy, contingent workforce software innovator, is named the best European Social StartUp at the StartUp Europe Awards 2016.
The StartUp Europe Awards (SEUA) are promoted by the European Commission, supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament and implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe. The goal is to recognise the effort of European startups in ten categories including social, with each member country providing one startup winner per category to represent them at the European final. In total 84 startups from 14 countries contested across the ten categories. The award winners are set to become inspirational examples for new generations with a positive impact on changing the entrepreneurship culture in Europe.
Having won the Bank of Ireland Tech StartUp Award last year, TempBuddy was selected to represent Ireland in the StartUp Europe Awards, beating the other finalists to be recognised as best European StartUp in the social category. The SEUA recognises social innovation as the development and implementation of new ideas to meet social needs. By using the mobile devices we already have in our pockets, TempBuddy simplifies the entire recruitment process helping staffing agencies to improve productivity and achieve growth whilst improving the candidate and client experience.
Upon receiving the award last night in Brussels Roderick Smyth, CEO and Founder of TempBuddy, commented: “I am so proud to be honoured with this truly significant award on behalf of the entire team who have brought TempBuddy from concept to a multi-award winning reality. Our vision is to make life easier for the flexible workforce, helping more people find temporary work when and where they want. By enabling staffing organisations and hiring managers to “uberise” their candidate database through real-time availability, we help to them compete in the on-demand economy without sacrificing workers’ employment rights.”
Michel Servoz, Director of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion said: “Stimulating innovation, entrepreneurship and the knowledge-based society is at the core of the Europe 2020 Strategy. TempBuddy was chosen as the best European Social StartUp for their innovative technology that empowers the worker. Their purpose and technology is completely aligned with why Social StartUp Europe Awards were conceived - to recognise the work of startups trying to make this world a better place to live and work.”
The awards were delivered by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani; the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Mr. Carlos Moedas; the Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions, Karl-Heinz Lambert; the Vice-President for Communication of the European Economic and Social Committee, Gonçalo Lobo Xavier and the DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Mr. Michel Servoz.
TempBuddy’s game-changing software has already scooped six industry awards and has been adopted by users in over 1500 cities across 3 continents. The recruiter platform integrates real-time availability, scheduling, deployment, time capture, pay and bill and compliance linked to a worker mobile app and employer portal.
Mairead McGuinness, Vice President of the European Parliament said, “It is fantastic to see an Irish StartUp being recognised on the European stage for their hard work and technological innovation. Ireland has a lot to offer the European marketplace and, with the backing of the StartUp Europe Accelerator of Finnova Foundation, Roderick and the TempBuddy team will have access to a highly experienced network helping them expand even further internationally. This is great news for TempBuddy and for Ireland’s participation in the European and international marketplace.”