EFS Group partners with Darwinbox to improve human engagements for its 25,000 employees

EFS Group partners with Darwinbox to improve human engagements for its 25,000 employees

(Left to right) Jayant Paleti, Co-founder, Darwinbox and Tariq Chauhan, Group CEO and Board member, EFS Group

EFS Group, a facility management company with a contract backlog of AED 6 billion providing services across 22 countries, announced a strategic partnership with Darwinbox, an HR technology unicorn. This partnership completes EFS Group’s commitment to its people-first approach and aims to enhance the employee experience across its diverse current workforce of over 25,000 employees from 40+ nationalities using industry- HR tech solutions by Darwinbox.

The collaboration with Darwinbox will enable EFS Group to leverage new-age Human Capital Management, HCM solutions to automate HR processes and simplify human engagements for an impactful employee experience. Darwinbox will implement people-first technology solutions at EFS Group that covers hiring, leave and attendance, performance management, learning, and multi-country payroll.

Darwinbox’s HCM platform, recognised on the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises, will be implemented across the EFS Group with a projection to cover over 100,000 staff members in the next five years.

Tariq Chauhan, Group CEO and Board member, EFS Group, stated, “Our people-first approach is at the core of our business. We invest in hiring the most talented resources, providing equal opportunities, and focusing on ethical practices for our workforce. This partnership with Darwinbox will empower our employees to continue our focus on excellence by offering innovative HCM solutions to support their growth, development, and impeccable employment journey.”

Jayant Paleti, Co-founder, Darwinbox, added, “We are thrilled to partner with EFS Group and support their mission to create a people-centric workplace while introducing the future of work. Our HCM solution is designed to empower organisations like EFS Group to drive employee engagement, performance, and satisfaction. Together, we will foster a culture of strong employee experience with the power of technology, ensuring EFS Group remains at the forefront of the facility management industry.”

The EFS Group’s people-first approach has over the past five years earned numerous recognitions, including the Taqdeer and Sheikh Khalifa Excellence awards for best practices. With this partnership, EFS Group reaffirms its pledge to its employees and its dedication to integrating innovative technology into its operations, ensuring long-term sustainability and enhanced employee experiences.

Darwinbox’s cloud-based HCM platform caters to HR needs across the entire employee lifecycle with new-age employee experiences and disruptive AI-powered technology. Powering 800+ enterprises and 2.5 million employees across the globe, the company has clocked a 2.6x revenue growth and increased its headcount by 240% in MENA since its Series D Unicorn funding round in January 2022. The company recently opened its new office at Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC.

Established in 2001, EFS Facilities Services Group is a global vendor in integrated facilities management services with 75 service lines under 15 business verticals, and operations across 22 international markets. Creating sustainable value for clients and communities, the group delivers disruptive solutions that cater to some of the industry’s most complex needs, spanning sectors including infrastructure and security as well as hospitality and leisure. Home to 22,000 employees from different cultural and professional backgrounds across 30 plus offices, EFS Group prioritises embracing and empowering its workforce.

Founded in 2015, Darwinbox is a global HR tech vendor that empowers enterprises to better manage their talent with new-age employee experiences and disruptive AI-powered technology.

In the MENA region, Darwinbox works with Noon.com, Masafi, Alef Education, Brands For Less, Mobily Infotech, Seepco, Eyewa, Shalina Healthcare, and Foodics, along with select operations of Al Rajhi Bank and the Lulu Group. The company also serves international brands such as Nivea, Starbucks, Dominos, Sephora, Swarovski, Adidas, Zara, Lacoste, Calvin Klein, AXA, Tokio, Cigna, and T-Systems.

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