Big box retailer Walmart partnered with healthcare data analytics company Embold Health to launch Featured Providers, a benefits initiative that connects their employees with insurance plans and local doctors. Embold Health uses artificial intelligence to comb through data from public and private insurance and gathers a list of best providers, ensuring the optimal cost effectiveness and patient outcomes. Employees who choose a provider outside of the recommended list are required to pay more.
Nimbus is a peer-to-peer in-person tutoring platform that connects students to their university’s tutoring program, allowing them to schedule sessions on demand, message and pay tutors in one streamlined app. It currently partners with universities across Canada and Singapore.
Subawu+ is an app designed to help STEM students find study partners and peer tutors. Created by a student at the University of Illinois, the app enables students to find nearby study partners with similar schedules in order to form study groups. Users can earn study points, which they can redeem for special deals around campus.
Superior North EMS, paramedics in Ontario, Canada, created a peer support platform that connects colleagues who are experiencing the same issues, such as work-related PTSD. The service is available 24/7, allowing paramedics to use an app to connect with mental health professionals as well as a peer support network, indicating how they would like to be contacted, such as via text or phone call. Supervisors can also recommend that the peer support team contact a specific paramedic who has recently experienced a particularly difficult call.
In response to customer feedback, cosmetics retailer Sephora closed its stores, distribution centers and corporate offices to host an inclusion training workshop for its 16,000 US employees. The workshop coincided with the unveiling of its brand platform and tagline “We Belong To Something Beautiful,” meant to outline Sephora’s commitment to championing diversity and self-expression.
Home improvement retailer Lowe’s is leading a group of 60 companies working to teach trade skills to young people. The program, called Generation T, is meant to improve job prospects for underprivileged people and shrink the gap in the skilled trade labor market, which could have three million vacancies by the end of the next decade.
Ridesharing company Lyft’s Jobs Access Program provides free and subsidized rides to members seeking job training and trying to get to interviews. On top of those rides, the company will also provide up to three weeks of subsidized rides to those users, which is meant to keep them mobile until they receive their first paychecks.
Startup Lunchclub leverages AI and data to help users foster professional relationships inside specific industries, setting them up for 1:1 meetings with the ideal connections. Each Monday, users receive an email asking them their preferred meeting times and places, then they receive their matches along with personalized introductions twenty-four hours later.
Team management platform Asana is designed to help teams effectively manage their human resources and combat employee burnout by offering a single view into projects, allowing managers to easily reassign and postpone tasks, quantify overall efforts and set alerts when the workload exceeds an employee's preset capacity.
With 500 gaming stations and an 800-seat arena, plus studios, coworking and gyms, the just-announced Space will be esports' biggest stage yet
Beddr, a sleep monitor startup that launched last year, is now offering its devices to employers in the latest work-focused wellness deal
From housing to networking to cooking, brand-new experiences are now catering to Baby Boomers who want to connect with other generations
Customers can now have their car delivered to home or work thanks to CarMax, which is unrolling a completely remote retail experience that prioritizes personalization