Tech Intelligence Bulletin (HG Insights) – ServiceNow has expanded its employee workflow portfolio with the ServiceNow Safe Workplace app suite.
Powered by the Now Platform, the suite includes four new apps and a dashboard that help companies assess both their workforce and workplace readiness as they prepare for employees to return to the workplace.
“Let’s get the world healthy, safe and back to the workplace,” said Bill McDermott, CEO, ServiceNow. “ServiceNow is helping companies manage the complex workflows required to keep employees healthy and workplaces safe. The ServiceNow Safe Workplace app suite and dashboard are engineered to make returning to the workplace work for everyone.”
Safe Workplace app suite
To support companies’ workforce readiness efforts led by Human Resources, IT, Legal and Workplace Services departments, ServiceNow has released the following apps:
- Employee Readiness Surveys: Helps organizations gauge their workforce’s level of preparedness to return to the workplace by presenting and capturing employee responses to a series of questions that address employees’ personal readiness for and level of interest in returning to the workplace. Based on employee responses, employers can determine the necessary and appropriate steps to help ensure a smooth and safe re‑entry for employees.
- Employee Health Screening: Enables companies to screen employees before entering the workplace to ensure compliance with entry requirements such as temperature check and personal protective equipment (PPE) allowing employers to determine if it’s safe for the employee to enter the workplace. The app also provides a reporting dashboard to view trends by sites and record the return of employees into their facilities.
- Workplace Safety Management: Allows facilities and workplace services managers to quickly configure clean and hygienic, socially distanced workspaces so that employees can safely return to the workplace. The app lets managers assign shifts so that employees occupy these workspaces for a specific amount of time and configure cleaning schedules at the end of each shift. Out‑of‑the‑box reports and dashboards give managers a real‑time view of both workspace reservations and reservation thresholds across floors, buildings and sites. Workplace managers also have a real‑time view of all cleaning task status, including a full audit trail history.
- Workplace PPE Inventory Management: Helps organizations manage and monitor their PPE inventory needs to ensure the physical safety of their workforce. The app’s dashboard provides a comprehensive view of inventory by facility, as well as an aggregate look at the entire workplace and historical data on how equipment levels have changed over time. Inventory levels can be updated daily for accurate, real‑time inventory management.
Safe Workplace dashboard
Using the power of the Now Platform, ServiceNow pulls together all of the data collected by these apps into a single view with its Safe Workplace Dashboard. Available at no charge, the dashboard provides visualizations for data collected by these apps, and will be overlaid with a map using aggregated public data on infection rates. This enables organizations to see what infections look like geographically and drill down into specific workplace locations. Sites are marked with indicators flagging a company’s ability to open and remain open based on workforce and workplace readiness.