As businesses try to recover from the pandemic’s economic blow while ensuring the safety of workers and customers, many have complained of two obstacles: access to coronavirus testing for their employees and long delays in receiving results.
HIRE Technologies is partnering with Vancouver’s Atlas ID to bring the company’s COVID-19 risk mitigation platform to employers in Canada.
Atlas ID’s platform coordinates the entire employee testing process, using a proprietary software to connect companies with labs that conduct and securely deliver their employees’ COVID-19 results.
The platform enables individuals to choose when and with whom to share those results, thereby putting employees in control of their sensitive data and providing employers a high fidelity way of accessing such information solely with employee consent.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with HIRE. We see HIRE and their portfolio companies as a unique and compelling opportunity,” said Ali Davar, CEO of Atlas ID.
“HIRE has created a true win-win platform for its advisors, consultants and its customer base, one that aligns well with Atlas ID’s mission to be a part of an ecosystem that supports secure and private transmission of health and employment data for all employers.”
As part of the partnership, HIRE will market Atlas ID’s software platform alongside its own solutions for staffing, IT, and HR consulting to help companies safely reopen and maintain operations amid the pandemic. HIRE is also making a $200,000 strategic investment in Atlas ID.
“This partnership provides HIRE with a breakthrough technology solution to a very real issue – ensuring the health and safety of workplaces and businesses as we endure the pandemic. The technology is truly a game-changer and allows HIRE to deliver significant and unique value to our customers,” said Simon Dealy, HIRE’s CEO.
“We’re thrilled to extend these powerful capabilities into Canada through an exclusive partnership to help businesses create a safer working environment for their employees, and in turn, a safer interface with their customers.”
Atlas ID’s Davar was the founder of iPad magazine app Zite which was purchased by CNN for $25 million in 2011.
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