With a focus on employer branding and employer value proposition (EVP), HUMANSTARSapp makes an important contribution to strengthening the employer brand and employee satisfaction. Employee Experience (EX) is becoming a relevant lever for employee satisfaction and motivation in companies. EX refers to all experiences of employees that are collected from the application for the corresponding position, through the entire employee journey, up to the point of leaving. A wide variety of experiences determine the quality of the relationship between employees and the company.
HUMANSTARSapp already supports you in recruiting with a good employee experience. Open positions can first be advertised internally on the intranet, where all job postings can be found and from where employees can apply directly via our digital forms. Prioritizing an internal job posting and addressing employees personally conveys appreciation and recognition (alternatively for external applicants: access form via QR code - on your website). We also support you during onboarding with our feedback module to optimally introduce your employees to work processes and to communicate procedures and the corporate culture to them. After leaving, alumni, employees on maternity leave (temporary), students, etc. can exchange information via the alumni network or stay in touch and informed with employees or departments in the company via HUMANSTARSapp.
With a social intranet tailored to your company, you promote communication in both directions: top-down and bottom-up. Information emanating from management reaches all employees in real time via app, PC or TV/infoscreens, just as it does when employees exchange information with each other. In addition, all employees can actively participate in discussions under posts, in open forums and communities, chats and video conferences. HUMANSTARSapp can significantly help to stem the email tide in companies by simply organizing questions, discussions, tasks, etc. in appropriate channels of the social intranet. This ultimately saves a lot of time.
Team rooms make it possible to design collaboration efficiently. The people involved can develop ideas, solve problems, organize tasks or drive projects forward. Above all, the chances that employees with HUMANSTARSinnovation can discuss ideas and suggestions for improvement as well as provide input in general increases the innovative capacity of your company. In addition, the corresponding opportunities and freedoms have a very positive effect on the corporate culture, the employee experience, the "we" feeling as well as the internal branding or corporate identity. Evaluate employee performance with HUMANSTARSindex and promote high potentials. This promotes EX through connection and satisfaction.
Our platform can be extended with all relevant HUMANSTARSapp modules as well as HUMANSTARSinnovation & HUMANSTARSindex to become your complete Employee Experience Intranet and significantly help you improve Employee Experience. Here, experiences and experiences for employees can be designed consciously. In addition, HUMANSTARSapp gives you the ability to initiate and maintain dialogue throughout. Your company can use this potential to increase employee satisfaction, strengthen the employer brand and turn employees into your brand ambassadors.
With our digital tools, employees, teams and locations can fully develop - via contacts, insights, tasks, goals and personal development.
The future of employee communication is mobile
For fast interaction and internal coordination of employees in the company, field service or home office, we use the same tools that have long been taken for granted in private communication.
In addition to information (file storage, enterprise wiki), calendar , and the feedback module (pulse surveys, briefings, messages), all relevant functions of Teams, Zoom, and Webex (telephone and video conferences, online meetings), WhatsApp (Messenger, chats), Yammer (informal networking), and LinkedIn and Facebook (storytelling with visualizations and videos), including push messages, are mapped analogously - encrypted - in the employee app for digital employee communication and collaboration.
With the decisive advantage for you that all your company's data is located on our servers (no cloud solution) in Germany (ISO27001, Docker technology, EU-DSGVO compliant, 100% green electricity) - as a tunnel connection or on-premise on your server if desired - and no external marketing of your user-generated data takes place!
A great advantage, in our opinion.
More than 800 renowned companies, banks, clinics, public utilities and associations in 120 countries place their trust in us.
Back in 2009, we were the first company in Germany to develop the employee app for digital communication and information for all employees at the Schindlerhof as a web app and PC version. In 2014, the system was further developed as a hybrid app (HTML5). The security and data protection concept of the latest generation of the employee app & PC version was developed in 2019 together with VR-Bank Starnberg , which is considered a modern communication tool in the bank with regard to design, usability and all security topics such as DSGVO, MaRisk, etc. (source: abg-bayern).
Agile further development of the system, regular security updates, new features and ongoing improvements in coordination with our customers as well as external penetration tests take place several times a year.
For stability and security reasons, HUMANSTARSapp offers the current employee app exclusively as a fully native app (analogous to LinkedIn, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc.) with a native editor.
Since these programming languages are not standard on mobile devices, it also opens up opportunities to inject malware into the app. This is proven by our regular external penetration tests.
Your data is located within our closed system 100% on servers in Germany - ISO27001 (no cloud solution) and is directly managed by us or is located on-premise on your server if desired. Our sub-contractors are also located exclusively in Germany. Employees can communicate within the workplace-independent information and work platform with their own mobile devices / BYOD (bring your own device) DSGVO-compliant .
The management & update of your user data can be done automatically via Active Directory (SAML Login / PowerShell / Azure / CURL / Powerautomate etc.), via csv file or directly. Optionally, an on-premise solution on your own server is possible.
Login to the employee app for iOS and Android is only possible with Touch-ID/Face-ID or PIN (for older mobile devices) as well as user name, password, matching device ID and customer key (optional: SSO, VPN, two-factor authentication/2FA). Only 3 devices are allowed per user (e.g. iphone, iPad and PC). For security reasons, the password will only be sent to the second device via push or third device (PC) via mail when requested (forgotten password).
In the browser version on the PC or mobile, user name and password must be entered before each login for security reasons (possibly several user accounts for one PC). After a defined timeout, a logout occurs automatically.
During onboarding, in addition to the login data, i.e. user name and password (to be changed by the user when logging in for the first time) or, in the case of SharePoint, the login data already used, the device IDs of the smartphones or tablets automatically transmitted during installation are used for matching, but not (private) mobile numbers or e-mail addresses of the users. New users can be invited automatically by email if desired.
For internal communication and use of the various modules, the system accesses the rights you have defined for your respective divisions, locations, departments, groups and their users. In this way, you can easily determine who is allowed to see what at what time or who can communicate directly with which contact person within the closed system online and mobile - with read confirmation per user incl. time stamp or anonymously is freely definable.
With secure, DSGVO-compliant mobile messaging, all chats are encrypted and protected for the participants in terms of data protection so that no other person outside the group (not even an admin) can read the chats.
For video calls/video conferences, online meetings & presentations analog Webex, a direct connection with end-to-end encryption is established between the cell phones directly (without a server). The devices communicate directly with each other. If a server is needed, then our servers in Germany.
Your used data volume for company data to be uploaded within the platform is unlimited. The data, videos, etc. that you post in the employee app are compressed by the system on the PC in their original size and for each mobile device via device ID individually without any loss of quality in order to minimize the data consumption per user.
During file upload, the integrated virus scanner checks whether a respective file may be uploaded to your system by the user via the employee app.
Saving files on mobile devices is prevented by the system in the native app - thus very low storage requirements on users' mobile devices (content can be saved or forwarded if desired). If an employee's status is set to inactive by your company or if he or she is in offline mode, the employee no longer has access to the platform content provided for the user in compressed form. This also applies in particular to the data generated in the chat history, which does not remain on the employee's device after the employee leaves the chat group or the company, as is the case with various messengers, but access is blocked by the employee app on the system side.
The employee app reinvents the intranet
With us, you can reach all employees in your company in real time via push messages, network better and optimize your internal processes. Via the native app (iOS & Android) with push messages, via browser version (PC, smartphones and tablets) with pop-ups as well as digital signage / TV info screens (additional module), employees "of all generations" can be quickly reached online and mobile and transparently brought to a common and current level of knowledge.
SharePoint, for example, as a complete intranet platform for all employees (stand-alone solution), however, quickly becomes a very cost-intensive and complex web application. The employee app can be easily connected via the HUMANSTARSapp interface and information can be automatically transferred from already used applications such as SharePoint to our platform in order to reach especially commercial employees without Microsoft licensing in a cost-effective and timely manner on all devices. Feeds can be integrated directly from your existing intranet application (e.g. Microsoft 365, SharePoint, Teams and Viva Connections) as activity streams, in the wiki or in the channels into the platform as well as vice versa via HTTP requests via PowerAutomate, CURL, PowerShell etc.. This eliminates the need for duplicate maintenance of your existing intranet and employee app, and all employees, especially frontline and blue collar workers without a fixed PC workstation, can access your company's information efficiently (BYOD) and there is no need to maintain two separate platforms - ideal for midsize and large companies, especially distributed enterprises with different locations, decentralized production, national companies, departments, teams or logical groups.
In addition to the already integrated HUMANSTARSapp modules, you can add your own applications based on our API. This makes the employee app the central mobile access point for your employees to the existing intranet - the "front door" with direct connection to already existing or frequently used systems to the digital workplace.
Tailored to your needs - closed platform for employee communication and collaboration for your internal and external users.
The employee app is the platform for secure digital communication and information in the company, both internally with your employees and teams and externally in collaboration with your customers, suppliers and partners.
With the employee app, also provide your relevant partners, customers and suppliers with secure and individual access to their internal platform. You can flexibly design your menu per customer at any time. For each menu item, you can create your own tiles in the desired look & feel for each customer individually, provide these in turn with access rights and upload relevant content. Your customers can always be kept up to date during the course of the project, exchange information, make logged commitments and communicate individually with the contact person of your company or other external contacts within the group 1:1 mobile and online. The employee app offers you bundled "one" secure channel (and not emails, WhatsApp, Zoom, SMS etc. in parallel) on German servers for documentation, communication and retention of your customers.
Large companies worldwide use the employee app to replace previous print media such as employee newspapers, catalogs, etc. and henceforth provide employees, alumni networks, retirees, supply chain partners, and customers with current information in digital form as well as news feeds in various languages online and mobile in a flexible manner. Relevant information can be created very efficiently as a "digital twin" and delivered to various target groups individually in the local language.
Business groups and associations use the employee app for secure internal communication and as an information network for members.
Your data is stored 100% on servers in Germany (ISO27001) within our closed system and is managed directly by us. With ENTERPRISE solutions , your data can be stored on-premise on your server if you wish.
With our digital tools, employees, teams and locations can fully develop - through contacts, insights, goals and personal development.
Choose one of our employee app & social intranet packages:
- HUMANSTARSapp ENTERPRISE (employee app & social intranet platform) - EXCLUSIVE as well as PREMIUM - for medium-sized and large companies in the corporate design of your company incl. all basic and enterprise modules (incl. quick setup of the native app & browser version, phone & video training, new features and updates, 365 days tel. support). Turnkey ENTERPRISE solutions individualized according to your company's specifications - on servers in Germany or on demand as tunnel connection or on-premise on your server. Ideal as a mobile access point for your employees also to the already existing intranet (e.g. SharePoint) as well as a platform for secure interaction with your customers, suppliers and partners.
- HUMANSTARSapp COMMUNITY for associations, interest groups, schools and clubs. All features analog PREMIUM (price on request).
- HUMANSTARSapp - the employee app for teams and small businesses. Different subscription versions as direct purchase through us or in-app purchase for iOS and Android. Use the employee app as a mobile workplace-independent system for your test 30 days free of charge. The test (up to 3 users) is non-binding, ends automatically and your data will be deleted afterwards. Directly available in App Store and Google Play and as Browser version.
Extend your employee app with additional HUMANSTARSapp tools:
- HUMANSTARSinnovation: company suggestion system (CIP/Kaizen), quality and idea management, continuous improvement process, project management, agile working, tasks, to-do lists, documentation.
- HUMANSTARSindex Regular employee self-reflection, leadership assessment & 360° feedback, team index, mood barometer, digitalization of the mission statement.
Bulletin boards are no longer state of the art when it comes to internal communication with employees. With powerful smartphones, tablets, notebooks, Wi-Fi and mobile connectivity, employees are more mobile than ever. Today, the digital workplace can integrate employees as a centralized, networked work environment that is available everywhere. The core of this is the HUMANSTARSapp as a mobile workplace-independent system with news feeds/activity streams, surveys, enterprise wiki, employee directory, search/filter, storage and messenger/chat function - if desired, also with direct connection to already existing or frequently used systems. It enables you to exchange information quickly, dynamically and across departments, largely free of hierarchies. No more newsletters or e-mails with long distribution lists, but forum posts that all employees can access as needed. With us you achieve more reach, attention and participation of your employees by supporting bottom-up interactions and improving horizontal communication.
We offer you the platform to also securely connect and make accessible those (commercial) employees as well as to introduce them to mobile working who were previously largely excluded from internal communication in the company without a computer workstation. The employee app can be expanded into a (mobile) social intranet - with connection to existing systems. The employee app is the central mobile access point for employees to your existing intranet, such as SAP, Office 365 and SharePoint. Information can also be automatically transferred to the platform from applications already in use, such as SharePoint, in order to reach commercial employees in particular without Microsoft licensing in a cost-effective and timely manner on all devices. Digital bulletin board, news feeds, employee newspaper, duty rosters and menus, OHB, main task lists, ISO standards, work instructions, job postings, videos or links can be made available to all employees individually for any number of departments and locations worldwide in local language online and mobile, also on their own mobile devices / BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), DSGVO-compliant, without having to maintain two separate platforms.
Your company's intranet can significantly help you improve the employee experience. Here, experiences can be deliberately designed for employees. In addition, HUMANSTARSapp gives you the opportunity to initiate and maintain dialog throughout. Your company can use this potential to increase employee satisfaction.
Blog / news feeds / activity streams / notifications / defined group communication
In digital employee communication, the blog with its special forms of design such as videos, visualizations and storytelling plays an essential role. Users have chronological access to current company news, info graphics, interviews, messages from the management, portraits, etc. with videos, images and links (with article preview) incl. read confirmation (can be freely activated or deactivated), like and feedback / comment function similar to LinkedIn and Facebook.
If desired, posts can be translated into different languages in real time. Users see posts on the device in their respective national language and can also comment directly in their national language. The translations take place vice versa.
News feeds are possible for all employees in the company as a whole, teams, local sites, logical or topic-related groups. Content can also be provided via digital signage / TV info channel (add-on module) in warehouse and production facilities as well as in break rooms.
All notifications can be structured or visually designed as desired via the native editor and containers, with editorial calendars for posts with drafting and scheduling functions.
For further content generation, content can also be integrated directly from the company's own website, SharePoint or an external agency as news feeds in the app and automatically provided to predefined groups in a personalised manner (Enterprise).
Read receipts with time stamp
You have an overview at all times of how many and which employees have read, commented or liked relevant posts and when (if desired, all read confirmations can also be anonymized with a time stamp). Your employees can individually define idle times so that no push messages are generated by the system during this period (e.g. on vacation or at the weekend). The employees are informed about all accumulated news as soon as they start the app again.
Messenger / Chats analog WhatsApp incl. voice messages & speech to text - on German servers
With the introduction of the GDPR, secure internal messaging in the app is of great importance for the networking and collaboration of employees through digital communication. Chats are perfect for informal networking. All chats are encrypted and protected for the participants in such a way that no other person outside the group (not even an admin) can read the chats.
Important information, texts (integrated editor / bold, italic, underlined etc.), documents, links (incl. link preview), photos, videos and voice messages can be easily exchanged in the chat incl. read confirmation (can be freely switched on or off) and found again via the integrated search function. The chat participants receive individual push messages (real-time native push). You can have as many individual and group chats as you like, similar to WhatsApp, but in a secure environment on German servers without further processing of your user data for advertising purposes - DSGVO-compliant.
The chats and the data generated in the chat history do not remain on the employee's device after the employee leaves the chat group or the company, as is the case with various messengers, but all access to the data is blocked by the system. Another advantage, we think.
Users can simply choose freely between voice messages and speech to text as needed. With Speech to Text, voice messages are automatically converted into text messages so that all posts, content, etc. can be easily found via the full text search.
Information can be linked internally to the chats, so that within a chat there is a direct link to the relevant part of the information/wiki.
As an admin, you can set group limits on who can chat with whom. This way, your customers can always be kept up to date during the course of the project, exchange information, make logged commitments, and communicate individually with the contact person of your company on a 1:1 mobile and online basis.
Optionally, you can also upload files, photos and videos from systems already in use, such as Dropbox, pdf Expert, etc., to your chat post. For example, employees can exchange confidential documents in the chat process, upload video recordings for projects on site, or even upload the certificate of incapacity for work as a photo in the case of sick leave and send it directly to the HR department as a chat message. The data, videos, etc. that you post in the employee app are compressed by the system on the PC in their original size and individually for each mobile device via device ID without any loss of quality in order to minimize the volume of data used.
If desired, chats can be translated into different languages in real time. Chat participants see the entire chat process on the device in their own language and can also reply directly in their own language. The translations take place vice versa.
Information management / enterprise wiki / digital bulletin board & employee newspaper / recruiting / quality and document management
Current information such as digital bulletin board, marketplace, duty, shift and meal schedules, employee benefits, job postings, employee newspaper, videos & images can be provided to all users via the native editor designed with containers. Content can be shared internally in blogs or chats with predefined groups and users, and optionally forwarded to external users (customers, suppliers, partners) via email after explicit admin approval (data is provided via link, similar to Dropbox). For security reasons, external users cannot access the system without login authorization).
Documents / files from external apps already in use, such as Dopbox, PDF Expert, iCloud Drive, etc. can be uploaded very easily via the file upload (after checking the integrated virus scanner) and reused within the desired information areas of the employee app - including news feeds or chat.
Make documents and information available to your users in a structured way, also in the context of quality and document management, permanently or for a limited period of time. Create individual tiles with different levels and relevant content for your file storage (incl. full text search within files).
Tiles and files can be individually edited according to rights, versioned, exchanged internally with users and stored in a structured manner - including full-text search function, even within files. Last edited and number of accesses are displayed.
Differentiated by national companies, departments and logical groups, users have access to organizational manuals, directories & forms, work instructions, main task lists, products, key figures and enterprise wiki.
You can also provide your suppliers, partners, customers, etc. with individual information in the respective look and feel as well as the relevant contact persons of your company via the rights structure.
Employee Directory / Contacts / User Profile & Additional Information
In the employee directory, you will find all relevant contact data of the employees (landline and mobile numbers, e-mail addresses) as well as additional information (e.g. department, qualifications, expertise, location, personnel number, cost center, home office, profile pictures as well as scans on request) also for expert search. Direct access to the chat is possible. An icon indicates whether the individual employee has already logged into the system.
Optionally, contact data can be forwarded externally via EMail.
New employees are onboarded directly via the app stores or, in the case of Enterprise, via QR code, link or email invitation. You can define different login levels (BN/PW, fingerprint/face ID/PIN, SSO, VPN to 2FA).
During onboarding, new employees can be integrated into the closed platform at an early stage, even before they join the company. Initially, mostly restricted content such as the mission statement, main task lists, OHB, etc. is activated for onboarding via the assignment of rights. The chat with the HR department or superiors can be enabled after the employee has been hired in order to upload and submit additional documents until the employee finally joins the company or to remain in close contact with those responsible.
For the instruction of new employees, you can also use the feedback module integrated in the platform, including instructions with relevant questions, documents and videos, whereby the work through the documents is logged.
During onboarding, in addition to the login data, i.e. user name and password (to be changed by the user when logging in for the first time) or, in the case of SharePoint, the login data already used, the device IDs of the smartphones or tablets automatically transmitted during installation, but not the (private) mobile numbers or e-mail addresses of the users, are required for matching.
In addition to VPN, two-factor authentication, single sign-on is also possible as an option, so that after a one-time authentication at a workstation, users can access all computers and services for which they are locally authorized from the same workstation without having to log in additionally each time.
In the profile, users can upload the profile picture, adjust the password and set or edit additional information. Push messages can be activated and deactivated by the user. Optionally, the data collected from the Feedback & Workflow modules can be viewed and further used. The HR department has an observer function via the rights system for viewing and further processing the collected data.
In the employee's profile, all relevant documents (pictures, driver's licenses, QR codes for employee discount, etc.) can also be uploaded and archived with defined access rights for supervisors. Employees always have all relevant documents in the app, e.g. on a construction site when workers need to present certain documents ad hoc for on-site checks.
Search & Filter Function
Find all relevant information easily and quickly with the integrated search function. The live search filters all information structured by wiki, news feeds, chat and additional information in the employee directory, such as expertise, qualifications, location, position, etc. for expert search. The search can be extended by several keywords in combination (+) or limited again (-).
Furthermore, relevant content is also searched for within files / documents (PDF, etc.), so that your users can always find the desired information, controlled by rights, even if they no longer know exactly whether and/or under which file name the document or the desired information was stored within the platform.
Settings / Groups and users / Colors
In the settings, you can create any number of "groups" (departments, locations, customers) and all relevant "users" (employees, team members, customer contact persons) for your company individually and in the desired look & feel with images. Groups and users can be imported into the platform manually or, in the case of enterprise solutions, via csv file or Active Directory/LDAPS (e.g. via SharePoint, SAP SuccessFactors, etc.) and updated and/or locked at any time. For further use of the various modules (blog / newsfeeds, pulse surveys, briefings, channels, information / file storage, video conferences and chats), the system accesses the groups defined by you, users within the groups and their rights. The modules can be enabled and disabled individually per group.
The sharing function allows users to forward relevant content and data within the system to other users and/or groups of internal blogs or chat groups. Information can also be provided by the sales department to external participants (e.g. partners and customers) via e-mail.
With the Dark Mode, we also offer all users a darkened design in the app. This optimizes battery life and is easier on the eyes.
Access / Login
Onboarding of new employees takes place via the app stores directly or via QR code, link or email invitation. At Enterprise, you can choose between different login levels. The login to the employee app for iOS and Android is possible with Touch-ID / Face-ID or PIN (for older mobile devices) respectively username & password (we do not need an email address or mobile number for login), matching device ID and customer key (optional: single sign-on, NFC, VPN, two-factor authentication/2FA). Only 3 devices are allowed per user (e.g. iphone, iPad and PC). For security reasons, the password will only be sent to the second device via push or third device (PC) via mail when requested (forgotten password).
In the online version, user name and password must be entered before each login for security reasons (possibly several user accounts for one PC). After a timeout of 15 minutes, a logout occurs automatically.
During file upload, the integrated virus scanner checks whether a respective file may be uploaded to your system by the user via the employee app.
Saving documents on mobile devices is prevented by the system (content can be saved or forwarded if desired).
If an employee's status is set to inactive by your company or if they are in offline mode, the employee will no longer have access to the platform content.
Data volume used
Your used data volume for company data to be uploaded within the platform is unlimited.
The data, videos, etc. that you post in the employee app are compressed by the system on the PC in their original size and for each mobile device via device ID individually without any loss of quality in order to minimize the data consumption per user.
Files/videos with a maximum of 2GB can be posted as an upload per newsfeed, wiki post or chat message.
All actions performed in the system (blog posts, surveys, information, channels) can be statistically evaluated at Enterprise. In addition to the dashboard, the system provides you with an evaluation of all relevant actions in a monthly report, e.g. user rate, number of readers, likes and comments.
If desired, timestamps can be set and you can see the last login date per user.
The statistics can be accessed directly in the app, so you can check the reactions to your post right on the go.
Security / Updates / Tunnel Connection or On-Premise Solution
Regular external penetration tests, agile further development of the system, new features and ongoing improvements in coordination with our customers as well as regular security updates are carried out automatically.
New modules are initially used at the Schindlerhof and at selected reference customers, are tested internally in practice, and, if accepted by the team, are immediately implemented in the platform, combined with updates for all users of the employee app.
As a rule, new updates are added to the system on a monthly basis, so that you always have access to the latest version for your company when using the platform, regardless of the launch date.
Your data is all located on our servers in Germany. Sub-contractors are located exclusively in Germany.
If you wish, Enterprise can also run our system via a tunnel connection or on-premise on your own server.
Multilingualism / Translations
The app interface can be displayed in different languages, including Chinese.
The languages German & English are predefined by default. On request (Enterprise), the app interface can be presented to various target groups in the relevant national languages of your company. In the browser version, the user can freely choose between the languages. In the app, the system automatically accesses the user's national language set in the smartphone/tablet. The user can freely choose in which national language the menu should be displayed and whether posts should also be translated into the national language.
On demand, surveys, briefings, messages, online live voting, workflows, forms, posts, comments and chats can be automatically translated into up to 109 different languages. For example, news feeds and chat messages can be posted to the app in German or composed as a voice message. The text or the converted voice message (speech to text) is automatically translated by the system in real time and made available to different national companies as a text message in the respective predefined language and vice versa.
Employees can use the search function to find documents in the local language, even if the documents are stored in the system in another language.
App connection / direct links
In addition to the relevant modules already integrated in the basic package, central and group-specific direct links (can be differentiated separately by app and desktop version) to frequently used applications can be flexibly placed to access internal and external pages.
Your users can access these pages directly from the employee app (optional: access with VPN / single sign-on).
Interfaces to existing systems / take over posts from existing systems / administration & update of your user data as well as automatic re-registration of users from Active Directory into the HUMANSTARSapp platform possible / single sign-on via Microsoft Azure & mobile single sign-on (optional at cost).
If desired, own systems (ATOSS, HR-Suite, LOGA3 etc.), intranet links and applications (SAP, Microsoft 365, especially Teams and SharePoint, Google Workspace) can be connected via the RESTful API.
Feeds can also be integrated directly from your existing intranet application (e.g. Microsoft 365, SharePoint, Teams and Viva Connections / third-party providers / RSS) into the employee app, as activity streams, in the wiki or in the channels, as well as vice versa via HTTP requests via PowerAutomate, CURL, PowerShell, etc.. Thus, no double maintenance of your existing intranet and the HUMANSTARSapp is required to reach especially commercial employees without Microsoft licensing cost-effectively and promptly in local language on all devices.
This makes the HUMANSTARSapp the central mobile access point for your (commercial) employees to the existing intranet as well - the "front-door" with direct connection to already existing or frequently used systems towards the digital workplace.
The management, update and re-registration of your user data can be done automatically via Active Directory (SAML Login / PowerShell / Azure / CURL / Powerautomate etc.), via csv file or directly.
Optional tunneled connection or on-premise solution on your own server.
Home & News / News & Notification Center / Push Messages
On the start page, your users can access the latest personalized information at a glance. In the integrated news center, users are automatically provided with the latest information from the company, e.g. blog posts / news feeds, pulse surveys, briefings, messages, information from the enterprise wiki, chat messages, invitations to online meetings, video conferences or calendar entries with interactive tiles. Users get directly to the desired post with a click. Preferred chats & information from the wiki can also be stored as favorites. Users can directly access external websites or (social media) portals from the system.
Generate individual push messages in real time for smartphones & tablets as well as for desktop (pop-up and email) for more reach, attention and participation of your employees. In the Notification Center, each user is shown all posts in total, in sequence, and posts that have not yet been read, highlighted in color - with a bell function that can be activated directly with a click. Optionally, you can receive a timestamp per user when the respective post was read.
If desired, users can temporarily switch off push messages, e.g. vacation time. Optionally, time windows can be defined when push messages may be delivered, e.g. 08:00 - 18:00. Messages written later will then only be displayed to users the following day when they next log in.
Chat favorites as well as personally relevant folders, which are marked as favorites in the Enterprise Wiki, always appear updated on the start page for each user. Each employee can individually compile his or her own launchpad with prioritized tiles and thus always has the most important information at a glance.
Feedback / surveys / pulse surveys / training management / briefings / communications including documentation / recruiting / interviewing customers.
The Feedback module supports you in the entire Employee Journey of your employees with a good Employee Experience, from recruiting, onboarding, training, instruction to exit.
Use the pulse surveys (incl. translation function / enterprise) included in the integrated feedback module for compact and focused surveys (also possible anonymously) with open and closed questions. Invitations are sent via push, email or QR code. The evaluation takes place in real time in various display formats (3D graphics) or as Word Cloud incl. report & export function.
Within the framework of in-house training management, you can plan all your training courses individually per user and carry out all training courses including e-learning / training videos (e.g. process and machine instructions, etc.).
For documentation purposes, you generate the participant proof for maintaining the necessary status in the area of IT security / compliance. The results can be stored in the user's profile as well as for the company (e.g. HR department).
Onboarding instructions or recurring instructions including videos and files with control questions can be carried out regularly and individually for each user. You can also use the feedback module for checklists or receive active read receipts per user for important company notifications, information from the HR department, etc. (verification).
Invite your applicants directly via mail and link or via QR code on your website to fill out relevant recruiting questionnaires. The completed forms are then available to the HR department within the platform for further processing.
With a design function, surveys can be planned, adapted and individually assigned to internal and external users at any time.
Spontaneously invite your participants - including external users - to take part in a survey (online live voting) during a meeting or presentation. Generate a QR code that you project on the wall, with which users can participate directly in the survey. The results are updated directly on the presentation screen, e.g. in a Word Cloud.
Generate spontaneous feedback from visitors at your trade show booth. Your customers can access the survey directly via a QR code provided by the system. For security reasons, however, external users cannot access the platform. Receive the survey results in real time in the desired presentation format.
Get regular feedback from your customers and partners, who can ask you about customer satisfaction, products & services, and key account performance.
In addition, the module serves as a platform for further education and training of customers, whom you can invite directly to a survey or training via mail and link.
Provide your users with a virtual place to exchange interests, similar to Yammer. In the channels, users can initiate new communities, topic-related channels, constantly discover new forums and follow preferred interest groups ad hoc. Any number of channels with relevant topics for exchange in project groups, exchange and support of colleagues on problem solutions, podcasts, interests (hobbies) up to classifieds (search & offer) are possible. Employees can participate in conversations, respond and reply to posts.
If desired, posts within the channels can be translated into different languages in real time. Participants see the entire internal communication process on the device in their own language and can also reply directly in their own language. The translations take place vice versa.
For further content generation, content from topic-relevant websites and social media platforms can also be regularly integrated via RSS feeds and automatically posted in independent channels or made available to users in a personalized manner.
Calendar & Events (coming soon)
Enter all appointments such as events, birthdays, recurring main tasks and projects for your company, locations, service areas and employees (with individual rights incl. push notifications) into the system in the integrated calendar. For example, vacation requests can be filled out directly by employees and automatically transferred to the calendar after confirmation by the supervisor including the substitute, as well as transparently enabled for viewing by relevant groups. Attendance at events is also transferred directly to the calendar after confirmation by the employees.
If you wish, you can enter all your contributions with draft and planning functions into the editorial calendar and edit them before they go "live".
Use the integrated booking function via app or desktop, e.g. for desk sharing (flexible workstations), free parking spaces (company premises), resource planning for devices, vehicles or the room booking function for meetings, check free capacities and invite selected groups and users incl. calendar entry to appointments.
Automatically sync your calendar entries with the popular calendars you already use, such as Office 365/Outlook, Google, Lotus Notes, etc., eliminating the need for duplicate calendar maintenance.
Digital time recording (coming soon)
Optionally, you can also record the working hours of your employees with a digital time clock. The generated data can be exported if desired.
HUMANSTARSapp Plugins: Newsroom / Covid Quick Test / Company Tip Games / Advent Calendar
Newsroom is a plugin where users can submit their own topics (including uploads) to corporate communications, an editorial team or selected team leaders, which are posted after review.
With the free plugin "Covid Quick Test" we offer you the possibility that users access a form provided by HUMANSTARSapp, individually record their quick test results, vaccination certificates or convalescent proofs via app/mobile phone (incl. photo upload and timestamp of upload date), document and also request new quick tests for departments incl. evaluation, statistics, export, delete function for companies (DSGVO).
As a gamification element, users can, among other things, participate in company betting games on sporting events, e.g. the European Football Championship and the World Cup, via the free "Betting Games" plugin.
Via the plugin "Advent calendar" you can provide all users with your company Advent calendar (individual design) if desired.
Reach your employees securely with turnkey enterprise solutions on all devices via app stores, browser version and TV/infoscreens (optional) - with connection to existing systems.
EXCLUSIVE: App icon on mobile devices, branding of login screen/login in HUMANSTARSapp design (branded app icon & login screen optional) / logo, content and features within login area in corporate design. All basic and selected enterprise modules.
PREMIUM: App completely in your company's corporate design incl. app icon and branding of the login screen/login. All basic and enterprise modules.
COMMUNITY: App for associations, interest groups, schools and clubs analog PREMIUM (price on request).
All versions turnkey as native app for iOS and Android in app stores and as browser version for desktop and mobile devices including training, email and tel. support 365 days. Further development of the platform and regular security updates are automatic.
Automatically map special use cases (incl. translation function). Create relevant forms on demand, such as applications for job postings*, travel expense reports, sickness notifications, procurement or vacation requests, error messages, and order entries, which your employees can access in the system (*alternatively for external applicants: Access to our form via QR code on your website).
Define workflows, from filling out the form to processing and approval by responsible persons (incl. feedback to employees), 4-eyes principle to forwarding to HR and accounting. With an upload function, files such as invoices for verification or certificates for sick leave can be sent automatically.
If required, provide your employees with anonymous reporting channels for the implementation of the EU Whistleblower Directive (WBRL), among other things.
All use cases incl. design, filing & export function / real-time translation - per group & user - also with external users (e.g. customers).
News feeds can also be displayed as "news tickers" on browser-enabled TV/Infoscreens, e.g. in production halls and warehouses, break rooms and lounges, especially for frontline and blue collar workers without a desktop workstation, if desired with individual content, images and videos per target group.
Posts are automatically displayed in the respective national languages for distributed companies with different locations.
Meetings / telephone and video conferences / online meetings / live streams
Hybrid working, home office, dial-up - the new travel are manifestations of an increasingly flexible working world. Video chats, web conferences with real-time meetings, training or presentations can replace many a costly meeting. Now you can also use telephone and video conferences as well as online meetings analogous to Teams, Webex or Zoom for your meetings* - but with end-to-end encryption on German servers & DSGVO-compliant, incl. screen sharing, presentations, recordings, description & attachments, chat and protocol management.
Invite entire departments, selected groups and individual users to video conferences or entire sites to online presentations and livestreams with one click - via push or various email addresses. Simply connect external users with an email including a direct link. Reach all employees as well as external participants who you can invite to meetings, trainings, consulting sessions or video interviews (recruiting).
Invitations to meeting participants are personalized for security reasons and can optionally only be opened with a password. This prevents unauthorized persons from participating in meetings.
Appointments can be easily transferred to the user's existing calendar.
The employee experience platform, including meetings, is also already being used in schools for digital instruction and home schooling, among other things.
Automatically provide HR documents such as pay slips, certificates, etc. from existing HR systems via interface to all employees in encrypted form as PDFs in the HUMANSTARSapp for retrieval. Regardless of which HR software you use.
Employees can access all personally relevant information and files in the system in encrypted form. Digitally provided payslips, certificates, etc. can be used directly from the individual filing system for further personal use.
New: DATEV and HUMANSTARSapp.
Automatically provide HR documents to all employees digitally in the app or by mail via the DATEV interface. Regardless of which system you have in use (e.g. SAP SuccessFactors, LOGA3, Sage, etc.).
Access to DATEV printer drivers for your employees in the home office. Fill out company documents in the HUMANSTARSapp mobile as well as on your own PC and have them printed, enveloped, franked and sent in the CD of your own company by DATEV. This eliminates the need for employees to go to the mailbox and your company also saves on postage costs.
Alternatively, the connection to Arbeiternehmer Online is also possible.
Employee collaboration is ideally complemented by the platform's Tool 2, which is interactively linked to the employee app: HUMANSTARSinnovation (CIP/Kaizen & Collaboration).
Team rooms make it possible to design collaboration efficiently. The people involved can develop ideas, solve problems, organize tasks or drive projects forward. Above all, the chances that employees can discuss ideas and suggestions for improvement in the HUMANSTARSapp, as well as provide input in general, increases the innovative capacity of your company. In addition, the corresponding opportunities and freedoms have a very positive effect on the corporate culture, the employee experience, the "we" feeling and the internal branding or corporate identity.
Innovations, continuous improvement processes (CIP/Kaizen), and idea management can be digitally and transparently mapped for all employees, even across multiple locations. No idea is lost; employees receive direct feedback on their own ideas from the CIP managers or their managers via push messages. The complete implementation of tasks is documented and statistically evaluated. In this way, you know for the company exactly how many ideas were generated and implemented in total, for the previous year, by which performance area, by which employees, and with what savings potential.
"At Schindlerhof, our team members generate between 600-800 ideas & improvement suggestions per year with the CIP/idea management online and mobile with an implementation rate of 80%. Thus, since 2002 until today, we have been able to remove a lot of sand from the gears with many ideas, innovations, some of them also smaller suggestions for improvement. With the digital idea management system, our employees can participate in the Schindlerhof as if they were fellow employees. This creates a lasting culture of pride in the company" (Nicole Kobjoll).
With project management, you can work in an agile way, manage entire projects, assign tasks, maintain personal To Do lists and transparently see who is doing what and what still needs to be done.
Your employees can work even more focused in project teams through more transparency & communication and thus contribute to an optimal resource allocation and increased productivity of your company. With cross-functional collaboration and increased communication, you sustainably promote a culture of togetherness. Your employees take on more responsibility and are additionally motivated. The continuous adaptation of the company to relevant customer needs and changing market conditions leads to more innovation.
All open ideas are presented transparently in the system for the entire team. Every employee can vote for the ideas, add their ideas to existing suggestions for improvement or comment on them, and apply for the potential project. All ideas are clustered according to defined business areas as well as categories, such as cost savings, efficiency increase, USP etc. If desired, employees can also submit their ideas and suggestions for improvement anonymously.
Team rooms / ideas in implementation
Team rooms allow collaboration to be organized efficiently. Team leaders or category managers can accept or reject ideas. In the case of rejection, reasons must be given. The justification is sent to the employee in question via push message and displayed transparently for all employees, e.g. via the search function. If the team leader accepts the idea, he decides who will take on which task or subtasks with which budget, deadline, etc. Employees in a project group can coordinate in a closed chat group.
All relevant CIP dates, deadlines, project duration, etc. can be mapped via the CIP calendar.
Auto push messages
Employees are informed via push messages as soon as their project has been approved or rejected. If questions arise in the project group or a change of status occurs, the project members are informed immediately via push message. This ensures that all projects are being pushed forward.
Completed Projects & Ideas
All completed ideas can also be accessed in the system via the search function. This allows employees to see which ideas and projects have already been implemented.
Statistics & Documentation
The statistics tool can be used to analyze exactly how many ideas & suggestions for improvement were submitted, compared to the previous year, from which area, broken down to each employee and which implementation rates with savings potential were generated. HUMANSTARSinnovation is optionally linked interactively with the HUMANSTARSapp as well as HUMANSTARSindex - instrument for self-reflection. All stored documents can be retrieved.
"He who always does what he already can, always remains what he already is" (Henry Ford).
"The work of the individual on himself, changes - unconsciously radiating - the whole society" (Karl-Friedrich von Weizäcker). This behavior, according to the idea of Klaus Kobjoll (founder Schindlerhof, 1st EFQM award winner in Germany), can be transferred analogously to the self-motivation and self-responsibility of an employee in his own company.
Every employee who works continuously on himself or herself out of his or her own intrinsic motivation, regularly contributes his or her own ideas and suggestions for improving the company's processes and helps to implement the projects initiated together with his or her team, takes advantage of the company's training and development opportunities for his or her own personal development, identifies with his or her own company and contributes to it as a "co-entrepreneur", so to speak, consistently develops himself or herself as a person and thus also contributes to the further development of the company as an employee.
Employee Experience (EX) is becoming an important lever for employee satisfaction and motivation. It is therefore no longer sufficient to hold an employee appraisal once or twice a year. Instead, employees expect their managers to provide transparent feedback on their performance on a regular basis. In concrete terms, this means that employees, and Gen Z in particular, expect to have their own development status continuously reflected in order to be able to assess and demand further personal development needs. The following also applies to managers in the company: Only those who exemplify enthusiasm can pass it on.
The HUMANSTARSindex (originally MAX - MitarbeiterAktienindeX) enables your employees to conduct a regular personal analysis of their strengths and weaknesses. Employees regularly evaluate themselves based on company-specific criteria that define your company's mission statement (self-reflection). The entries are checked by the team leaders. In the event of major deviations, a clarifying discussion takes place.
All questionnaires in the employee feedback system can be evaluated statistically over an individually defined period and in comparison with the previous year. This means that managers with access to the relevant data can prepare much better for upcoming employee appraisals.
The HUMANSTARSindex enables your employees to regularly analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses during the Employee Journey. Employees regularly evaluate themselves on the basis of company-specific criteria* with a view to EX (self-reflection) and thus influence the course. The input is cross-checked by the team leader. In the event of major deviations, a clarifying discussion takes place.
*The criteria/influencing factors, a mix of hard and soft factors, and their weighting are defined primarily to digitize the mission statement.
Leadership assessment & 360° feedback
The following also applies to managers in the company: Only those who exemplify enthusiasm can pass it on. With 360° Feedback, employees evaluate their direct supervisor. This gives management a very good sense of whether cooperation between managers and their direct reports is really working well, or whether there are signs of problems. The completed questionnaires go directly to the highest authority. Optionally, the questionnaire can be filled out anonymously by the employees.
Team Index & Balanced Scorecard
In addition to the player index PIX for individual employees, the team index TIX is also calculated for the teams. The developments of the respective units can be read from the price trends.
The community index CIX reflects the price trend for the entire company.
The mood barometer can be used to accurately map the personal mood, the mood in the team as well as the mood in the company. In this way, significant differences in mood between teams can be quickly uncovered.
HUMANSTARSindex appointments, invitations, etc. for employees with individual rights incl. push notifications.
Ensure that your employees no longer miss any important information, such as questionnaires, checklists or messages, by means of push messages.
All questionnaires of the employee feedback system can be statistically evaluated. Employees usually only see their own values and the averaged values of their team and the company as a whole. Managers see their teams. Management sees all questionnaires, comments and results. In the statistics, all employees, teams, criteria, etc. can be evaluated via the data basis, even over longer periods of time. This way, managers with access to the data can prepare much better for upcoming employee appraisals.