March 20, 2018
As the incoming workforce seeks new types of engagement from their employers, businesses are turning to artificial intelligence and chatbots to bridge information sharing and handle simple managerial tasks. A new startup called Aubry has brought to market a chatbot virtual assistant, which instantly answers over 50 common employee queries from many common subjects, ranging from compensation to benefits. It can even report to managers the tardiness and absences for employees so they will no longer need to ‘call-in sick.’
Beyond on-demand answers to questions, Aubry remains available 24/7 as an employee virtual companion. Aubry’s ambitious product offers a new powerful engagement tool to HR, which in a recent study of ServiceNow of more than 1,850 business leaders, was named the department “most in need of a reboot.”
“The manner in which businesses communicate with their employees is going to drastically change in the next few years,” says founder Mark Zuppe. “The next generation wants information on-demand, as well as being able to leverage technology to share ideas. The idea of ‘calling in sick’ and the manual management of such information will vanish into instant communication tools and automated tracking systems.” While tools like x.ai have been on the market for scheduling, Amazon’s announcement of Alexa for Business last November signaled new and significant efforts by large businesses to start integrating such technology, as part of their employee and facility administrative strategy.
Businesses can sign-up as part of the early access program, which features a self-service model to use with Slack. In addition, businesses can opt to have Aubry customized to work with many popular HRMS platforms, deeper integrations, and different deployment options. Early access pricing is available by contacting Aubry at .
Aubry is a start-up based in New York City and brings together a collective expertise focused on management and technology tools. Using natural language processing and machine learning, they are producing the next generation tools for businesses to improve the employee experience.
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