Philadelphia, PA – October 5, 2017 – Energage, the Merion portfolio company previously known as Workplace Dynamics, has raised $15 million from investors and is looking to open a new office in Philadelphia, using 10 years’ worth of corporate employee surveys as a basis for new “HR tech” services it expects will elevate its profile among clients and technology investors.
“Our model has changed quite a bit. We have a whole new round of offerings in our employee-engagement platform, just two weeks ahead of the HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas,” said Fraser Marlow, director of research at Energage, which employs 110. Part of the money will be used for expansion. Energage wants to open an office in Philadelphia to hire more “creative staff and programmers,” said Marlow, a GE veteran who is among several senior managers joining the company in the last year. “We’ve interviewed quite a few who wanted to work for us” he said.
As Workplace Dynamics, the company partnered with newspapers and media sites including Philly.com
to survey local employers and assemble lists of “top workplaces.”
“Running all those surveys gave us a ton of data and insight into companies,” said Marlow. “We’re now providing tools that help [employers] engage in a dialogue with all employees and really get a good hand on what’s going on on the ground.” The company says it works with thousands of employers each year.
As Energage, the company says it is using past survey results and new data to build what chief executive Doug Claffey calls “employee engagement,” so clients can make better staffing and “culture-building” decisions.