Tech startup launches new HR solution for COVID-free workplace

Published September 10, 2020, 1:18 PM

by Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

Technology startup Salarium has launched another HR solution that will further protect employees and the workplace from COVID-19 infection.

Salarium founder and CEO Judah Hirsch said its new solution called “FacePass” is important as companies start to reopen their businesses under the new normal.

According to Hirsch, FacePass is integrated into Salarium’s timekeeping system, enabling HR staff to create, track, and manage shifts and schedules, manage overtimes, undertimes, and leaves, and complete attendance reports instantly. It also includes an Employee Self Service (ESS), which allows employees to access their records: time and attendance, shift schedules, leaves, and overtimes and undertimes via any device, so they can view it anytime and anywhere.

FacePass is a touchless time and attendance solution by Salarium, one of the country’s leading providers of intelligent technological HR solutions, to help local businesses protect their workforce against the spread of Covid-19 in offices.

“FacePass offers more than just facial recognition timekeeping,” Hirsch said. “It combines convenience and efficiency in enforcing safety entry protocols with its facemask detection and body temperature scanning.”

FacePass comes with a state-of-the-art device, S.A.F.E Tech (Secured Attendance & Face-Enabled Technology), that can require employees to wear a facemask and have a normal body temperature before accepting their clock-ins. It can accurately recognize an employee in seconds even with their face masks and face shields on. In addition, it alarms when someone exceeds the normal body temperature.

“With the seamless integration of FacePass to Salarium, it’s the perfect timekeeping solution for any business as we move towards the new normal and beyond,” Hirsch added.

“As we prepare ourselves for the new normal, we want to help companies create the safest and secure environment for their staff and at the same time adapt to the rapidly changing working set-ups,” said Hirsch.

The FacePass subscription starts with a 24-month Lease Contract worth P5,000 per month per device + the Salarium Time & Attendance Rate worth of P150 a month per employee.

Hirsch said that Salarium currently has a value offering to its clients for this touchless solution. For every company with more than 200 employees that will avail FacePass, they will be provided one free S.A.F.E.Tech device.

Hirsch added that the launch of FacePass supports the Department of Labor Employment’s (DOLE) mandate for the private sector to strictly observe health protocols as the community quarantine remains in effect.

In the Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19 signed by Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, workers and employers will be required to follow total precautionary measures as the country grapples with the containment of the deadly COVID-19.

Salarium is a human resource information system (HRIS), time and payroll system bundled together with a financial solution for employees helping them save and track their salaries.

The platform provides HRIS to businesses to manage their business and financial solution to employees to handle their financial needs. Salarium does this by essentially giving its platform away for free and only charging for the financial services on the platform. So, they use payroll as a means of building
financial inclusion.