Business, Free News Articles, Product Launches, Software

New Version of Artify HCM Released

LONDON, U.K. -- MBA Fakhro Group has released the latest version of its Artify HCM software to address the needs of US businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Human Capital Management product includes a number of AI upgrades that make the product unique.

These features include the ability for employees to have video calls with one another through the platform and for the platform to convert the discussions on the calls from voice to text automatically to create minutes of meeting.

The product also includes an automated chatbot developed in Python to answer any questions that employees may have, and to learn from each interaction, in a way that will ultimately allow it to be the nerve center of the organization.

The product, which is cloud-based and available for trial at, also greatly simplifies the ability to clear payroll around the world for employees who work from home.

MBA Fakhro Group plans for the new version of Artify HCM to enhance the efficiency of companies in the US and around the world. Developed at the company's R&D labs in India, the Artify HCM product was developed with the US business in mind.

Commenting on the milestone, Mo Fakhro, the owner of MBA Fakhro Group, said: "We are a conglomerate that works to capture people's imaginations and expand their horizons about what is possible. The COVID pandemic has taught us to adapt as individuals and organizations, and this has made us at MBA Fakhro Group think about how our software products need to adapt to the new realities of the world. The HCM products of today need to allow for better remote monitoring, payments, and claims, and need to be in line with the requirements of a decentralized organization that exists, in effect, in the cloud."

About MBA Fakhro Group:

MBA Fakhro Group is an innovation focused multinational group. The company operates wholly owned businesses in various markets around the world. The group aspires to change the world positively through innovation, and is a pioneer of research and development with many success stories through its R&D efforts in its information technology business segment.

In addition to Artify HCM, the group also owns a marketplace app named Dukakeen. Both businesses were born out of its research and development labs and are now present across many markets. It also owns an ecommerce marketplace platform focused on Africa named NileBuy, and one focused on India named BombayBuy. Its research and development labs and innovation efforts form the core of the group across all of its business segments and represent the engine that creates many of the new businesses of the group. In addition to information technology, the group also operates under the business segments of foods, infrastructure, education, health, media, mobility, and real estate.

Artify HCM falls within the group's future vision of creating better user experiences for people around the world through inventions and innovations. Artify HCM falls under the information technology business segment of MBA Fakhro Group that is also working at the R&D stage on other projects that are yet to be announced, including Alchemist CRM and Algebra AI, among others. Learn more at:

Mo Fakhro founded MBA Fakhro Group on June 11, 2000, the day he graduated from Stanford University in Silicon Valley. Stanford is a renowned institution that was attended by many of the world's top entrepreneurs in technology including Elon Musk, Sergey Brin, Jerry Yang, Bill Hewlett, and many others. He aspires to prove, through MBA Fakhro Group, that it is possible to be a Middle Eastern company that excels through intellect, and to prove to the youth of the region that the science books that they learn from in school are in fact useful to their future careers and lives, and can be used to create great products and services that change the world for the better.

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TKG Implements A.I. Platform to Efficiently Connect Talent With Opportunity

GRANITE BAY, Calif. -- TKG, a boutique recruiting firm specializing in clinical diagnostics, is rolling out Humanly's AI-based conversational recruiting platform to help streamline the team's ability to connect exceptional talent with their Fortune 500 healthcare clients.

Through Humanly, candidates will now have access to TKG's industry-leading services 24 hours per day. By blending Humanly's automation technology with TKG's wealth of experience, the two groups are taking steps towards the future of talent acquisition.

Humanly is an AI platform for mid-sized companies that qualifies job candidates and answers their questions along the way. The platform automates the manual parts of candidate screening and scheduling so hiring teams can focus on the most meaningful interactions and candidates are not left in the dark.

Humanly's conversational experience rethinks the antiquated application process and engages candidates by seamlessly integrating with native hiring pages, social media outlets, and mainstream recruiting websites. Plain and simple, Humanly helps organizations grow their staff more efficiently and quickly.

"TKG entered into this partnership to increase our capacity to exceed the expectations of our clients, candidates, and each other. The Humanly platform will give my team more time to do what we do best - connecting directly with exceptional candidates to fulfill our clients' growth goals," commented Lyn Kleinbach, founder of TKG.

With candidate experience being more important than ever for organizations, providing applicants with an innovative way to learn about opportunities and connect with talent professionals in real time is crucial.

Through Humanly, TKG's clients, anxious to build sales and marketing teams, will have access to a larger pool of profoundly qualified candidates vetted through written, verbal and video skills while candidates will have the flexibility to learn about opportunities before, after or during their work days without the inconvenience of back-and-forth communications.

Added Andrew Gardner, COO of Humanly, "We are thrilled to be teaming up with TKG who has been leading through innovation in the healthcare recruiting space for two decades. It is amazing to align ourselves with partners like Lyn and her team as we adapt and grow in response to the ever-changing landscape."

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Tapcheck and HealthCare Synergy Partner to Better Serve Home Health Community Workers

TARZANA, Calif. -- Employee recruitment and retention continue to be top-of-mind human resource concerns for businesses around the country. That's why financial solutions company such as Tapcheck are partnering with companies to provide flexible solutions for employees. Its most recent partnership with Healthcare Synergy will give its home health employees more control when it comes to accessing their wages.

The 2019 Retention Report by The Work Institute revealed that more than one in three workers will voluntarily quit their jobs each year by 2023. And, according to a Gallup, a global analytics and advice firm, the cost of replacing an individual employee can range from one-half to two times the employee's annual salary - and that's a conservative estimate.

SO, companies that focus on more unconventional benefits and offerings can set them apart from the competition, while also helping to build strength in areas of recruitment and retention.

Tapcheck provides employers around the country with helpful solutions that allow their employees to access their earned wages on demand. For example, if an employee finds they need cash now to cover an emergency home or car repair, Tapcheck's service provides them with a sense of autonomy over their paycheck. This on-demand access to wages provides employees with a sense of financial security and also gives them the flexibility to get cash when and where they need it.

David Crow, president, HealthCare Synergy, says, "Companies can and must become better employers to retain and engage employees. We're excited to partner with Tapcheck to offer this convenient app to not just our employees, but to our home health clients' employees too. It provides them with more flexibility and control over their earnings."

Employers win with this financial wellness employee benefit because they're creating a positive workplace culture - one where employees are happier, more productive and prone to stay for the long-term.

"Developing a strategic approach to improving employee retention and recruitment is necessary and requires specific solutions to succeed," Crow says.

About HealthCare Synergy, Inc.

HealthCare Synergy, an outstanding provider of services and software for more than 25 years, continues to support the post-acute care industry with innovative solutions to effectively grow businesses and cultivate operational success. From clinical, billing, and staffing services to EMR software and customer support, HealthCare Synergy is there when you need them most.

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About Tapcheck

Tapcheck, established in 2019, is the provider of a financial wellness benefit that grants employees early wage access through a digital platform. The service enables greater financial flexibility for employees while offering employers a no-cost benefit to improve productivity, enrich company culture and drive employee retention.

It has the ability to partner with multiple industries and businesses can easily refer other businesses to its service.

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Fentress Incorporated Announces Teleworking Consulting Services

SYKESVILLE, Md. -- Fentress Incorporated, a workspace solutions company, announced that it has released a new line of services focused on helping organizations develop strategies to telework effectively.

Established earlier this month, Telework Nation provides resources to help managers and employees address their immediate teleworking needs and to help organizations develop innovative workspace strategies for the future through its proven three-step process. Fentress uses its custom Telework Readiness Model to assess telework needs and to develop a set of recommendations tailored to the unique mission and values of the organization.

Keith Fentress, founder and president of Fentress Incorporated, said "Having successfully teleworked for over 30 years, we are pleased to pass along the lessons we have learned on how to be productive from home. Our goal with Telework Nation is to not only support organizations with their immediate challenges and needs, but to also provide a roadmap to the future as managers deal with permanent changes in their workplaces."

Visitors to Telework Nation can browse Fentress' extensive library of telework blogs, chat live with a Fentress representative, and download Fentress' free guide, "Mastering Telework." Visitors can also schedule a free consultation on the site.

For more information on Fentress, visit and find Fentress on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

About Fentress Incorporated:

Fentress is a workspace solutions company that has provided facility and workforce consulting services to public and private organizations for over 30 years. Fentress employees have successfully teleworked since the company's founding in 1988 and have been blogging about its services, workspace strategies, and lessons learned for over seven years.

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EnergyCAP, Inc. Receives Inc. Magazine ‘Best Workplaces’ Award

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- EnergyCAP, Inc. (ECI) has been named to Inc. Magazine's annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2020 will hit newsstands May 12, and is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits.

ECI, developer of the widely used EnergyCAP(R) utility bill accounting & energy management software, currently employs 62 people at its State College, PA headquarters. The company also has employees in Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas. Organizations across government, education, and commercial sectors count on ECI's flagship product, EnergyCAP, and complementary services for streamlined utility bill processing and auditing, energy and greenhouse gas data tracking & reporting, processing campus and tenant distributions, benchmarking facilities, meeting ENERGY STAR submission requirements, measuring and verifying energy savings, and more.

To determine its award winners, Inc. collected data from more than 3,000 submissions and singled-out 395 finalists. Employees from each nominated company then took part in a survey on topics that included trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future. After analyzing and auditing the data, Inc. noted, "The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the most human elements of work. These companies are leading the way in employee recognition, performance management, and diversity."

ECI's Founder & CEO, Steve Heinz, gratefully accepted the Inc. award, stating, "My thanks to Inc. for official confirmation of what we already knew. EnergyCAP is a great place to work-not because of the facility (although our new corporate headquarters in Boalsburg, PA will be the best office setting in the county), but because of the total package. Study after study has found that the two most important keys to a healthy and satisfying life are quality relationships and meaningful work. Our HR program takes a life coaching approach to developing and nurturing personal and professional relationships, while our 'Top Product' award-winning software makes an important contribution to environmental sustainability and a greener future."

"Building a great corporate culture comes only from strong leadership," says Inc. magazine Editor-In-Chief Scott Omelianuk. "The companies on Inc.'s Best Workplaces list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from, especially now, when company culture is more important to the workforce than ever."

About EnergyCAP

EnergyCAP, Inc., celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020, has helped more than 10,000 energy managers in government, education, and commercial organizations derive value from their utility bills and energy data. EnergyCAP, Inc. is a multiple year winner of ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies, and Environmental Leader's Product of the Year. In addition to our award-winning utility bill & energy management software, we provide bill processing, implementation, training, and support services to deliver a comprehensive utility bill accounting and energy management solution. Learn more:

About Inc. Media

The world's most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. For more information, visit

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TherapyTopia Launches COVID-19 Thrive Campaign to Support Laid Off Americans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- TherapyTopia is a social enterprise that offers "Workplace Mental Wellness Solutions." To address the needs of so many out-of-work Americans, the organization pivoted its business model to partner with companies and individuals to help provide free virtual mental health and career coaching services to Americans in a time when they need it most. TherapyTopia's goal is to help 1 million Americans re-enter the workforce through its COVID-19 Thrive Campaign.

To support this mission, the organization has designed a sponsorship structure that, at minimum, supports three types of individuals - a laid-off worker, a virtual therapist, and a support staff member - for six months.

"In essence, TherapyTopia's COVID-19 Thrive Campaign is creating two jobs (a virtual therapist and a support staff member) who are helping a third person to get back on their feet," Lequita Brooks, founder and CEO of TherapyTopia, says. "It's an all-round, win-win situation."

Brooks explains that TherapyTopia is fusing two services that don't typically go together - outplacement services and employee assistance programs, a solution she calls "Outplacement Mental Wellness Services."

"Like everyone else, we're evolving to meet new workplace demands in uncertain times," Brooks says. "Company sponsorships are the ideal way for businesses to help laid-off employees re-enter the workforce when the time is right."

There are different sponsorship levels available, but all of them will include six months of virtual coaching support via a HIPAA-compliant platform; unlimited text support; an individualized COVID-19 Thrive Plan; solution-focused strategies; and referrals for additional services as needed.

"There's really a way for any individual, philanthropist, or company to get involved," Brooks says. "There are volunteer positions, individual benefactors, and company sponsorship opportunities available."

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About TherapyTopia

Founded in 2012, TherapyTopia is a social enterprise that specializes in "Workplace Mental Wellness Solutions" with a team of highly-skilled, licensed, behavioral health therapists who offer practical life management strategies via teletherapy and in-person (upon request).

Lequita Brooks, TherapyTopia's founder and CEO, holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Florida State University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Brooks has extensive experience as a social worker working with Employee Assistance Programs and in hospice care as well as nearly seven years of experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program. She's been interviewed on ABC's "First Coast News", featured in articles in "Black Enterprise" magazine and Jacksonville's "Your Health", and presented for the Jacksonville Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM Jacksonville).

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College Students Connect with Older Adults in Miami During Coronavirus Pandemic

MIAMI, Fla. -- Papa Inc, a Miami-based company that brings college students and older adults together, is providing wellbeing checks for isolated members, in partnership with AvMed.

During the current coronavirus pandemic, state and city governments have ordered social distancing to protect its citizens - especially older adults who may be more susceptible to COVID-19.

The problem with social distancing is the loneliness that comes with it and older adults - the very group we strive to protect - are also the most vulnerable, sometimes needing help shopping, doing household work, and just having someone to talk to.

Papa Inc, a Miami-based company that brings college students and older adults together, is providing wellbeing checks for isolated members, in partnership with AvMed.

The students, referred to as Papa Pals, provide companionship, light house chores, transportation, and technology assistance. During the pandemic, the "Pals" are conducting wellbeing checks to enrolled AvMed members, as well as virtual companionship via the telephone. Tasks include ordering groceries and refilling prescriptions, organizing emergency phone numbers, helping seniors register with telehealth programs, and simply lending an ear.

As part of the AvMed and Papa pilot program, Medicare Advantage members were supplied with up to nine hours of Papa Pal services per month.

A recent AARP study found that there is a 26 percent increased risk of early death due to feelings of loneliness and social isolation.

"Loneliness and social isolation have many negative effects on older adults, including issues associated with the lack of transportation," said Founder and CEO Andrew Parker. "The COVID 19 crisis compounds these effects and our Pals have become a critical resource for members."

Companies like Papa and AvMed make a difference in helping aging seniors by providing necessary options for them to stay nourished and healthy while maintaining their social distance.

About Papa

Papa - Family On-Demand is a Miami startup that provides assistance and companionship to older adults and families throughout Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia, California, Texas, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Kansas. Papa launched their service in January of 2018.

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About AvMed

AvMed is one of Florida's oldest and largest not-for-profit health plans, providing Medicare Advantage coverage in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, Individual and Family coverage in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach, and coverage for Employer Groups in more than 30 counties

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iConnect Launches Remote Technology Systems for Companies to Take Employee Temperatures and to Handle Bill of Lading Process to Combat COVID-19

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- iConnect, a technology company that creates tracking systems for data collection, has developed two programs that will help mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The PIP-ILI System (Possibly Infected Person-Identify, Locate, Isolate) was created to assist companies in taking proactive and preventative measures to protect their employees, as well as the public, from COVID-19, with two products: TrackYourText and NoTouchBOL.

Both products are able to identify when a "Possibly Infected Person," (PIP) is showing symptoms of COVID-19 or has a persistent fever.

TrackYourText was developed for employers to take the temperatures of their employees from their mobile phones, collecting that information, as well as their location data, which is then displayed on a PIP-ILI map, per state, in order to track and monitor possibly infected persons. Each day, companies are able to send bulk text messages, simultaneously, to each of their employees, with a link, where they input their temperature, in addition to their location, if required by the company.

TrackYourText also returns data without the use of a GPS tracking app. While this monitoring system might be mandated by companies and considered a crucial step towards protecting their staff, employees should be informed that TrackYourText does not install any tracking tools on their phones, and they have the right to choose whether they will respond to or share their private information with this voluntary technology.

NoTouchBOL is a logistics system that prevents carriers from having direct contact with shipping personnel that are required to sign bill of ladings. NoTouchBOL also captures the location of carriers, tracks their route, monitoring if they have had direct contact with previous freights they have picked up and delivered. This information is then displayed on a PIP-ILI map, per state, tracing their exact route. The map can be used to show if an employee, from another company, who might have come into direct contact with the carrier, is diagnosed with COVID symptoms, and when and where possible infection might have occurred. Both the carrier and employee can then immediately be identified as possibly infected persons.

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Scopedive Launches and Disrupts Cyber Security Talent Market

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Scopedive, Inc. announces the official launch of its novel cyber security talent marketplace, matching top cyber security freelancers and consulting firms with businesses for any cyber security or compliance project scope.

Scopedive directly addresses the growing cyber security skills gap, so businesses can tackle their most pressing security and compliance needs quickly, remotely, and at rates averaging 40 percent less than large consulting firms and staffing agencies.

All Scopedive consultants and freelancers are vetted, U.S.-based cyber security professionals who complete projects using Scopedive's custom, secure remote access solution, Scopedive Islands. Islands make remote cyber security work more attractive and possible than ever before, by ensuring confidentiality and integrity during remote engagements and a complete process audit trail.

Scopedive's expert community delivers services ranging from cyber security strategy, risk assessments, regulatory compliance audits, penetration testing and incident response to ongoing engagements provided by virtual chief information security officers (vCISO) and managed security services providers (MSSPs).

While its business model is focused on saving time and money for small to medium-sized businesses, large businesses with greater budgets can benefit too.

"Our innovative model is disrupting the traditional incident response market in particular, which typically requires retainers of $50,000 or more," co-founder, Katelyn Ilkani, says. "Every Scopedive membership, which starts at $199 per month paid annually, comes with access to incident response experts who can be mobilized at a moment's notice with hourly rates that are significantly less than big firms."

The company is offering a free trial - the first month of basic membership is on them. Businesses with less than 100 employees and start-ups can also apply for Scopedive's grant program, which offers membership discounts from 50 percent to 90 percent for up to three-years. It's always free for cyber security experts to join.

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About Scopedive

Scopedive has one mission - to make all businesses more secure. Scopedive's founders have deep expertise in business, cyber security, and software development. Husband and wife team, Awat and Katelyn Ilkani, founded Scopedive in March 2019. Prior to its founding, Awat was an executive at ABB with years of experience managing global teams. Katelyn spent four years at IBM Security and completed a Master's in Cyber Security at Brown University. They quickly partnered with Boz Zashev, a senior developer who has shipped more than 70 products. Tim Johnston, a former NSA endpoint exploitation analyst and white-hat hacker, joined the team in December, 2019.

Collectively, they have a deep understanding of the cyber security space which has enabled them to cultivate an impressive network of U.S.-based cyber security experts. Every day they work to make cyber security and compliance more accessible by democratizing cyber security expertise.

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Tapcheck and PRO Resources Inc. Partner to Bring More U.S. Companies Early Wage Access

TARZANA, Calif. -- Financial solutions company, Tapcheck, has announced its latest partnership with PRO Resources - a multi-state Professional Employer Group with over 30 years of experience.

PRO Resources is always searching for innovative ways to evolve its service offerings and add value to its employer groups. Mike Brodsho, CEO, of PRO Resources, says, "Tapcheck's benefit was appealing to us because it's highly impactful for employees, it does not increase the employer's cost, it's easily deployable across multiple states, and it seamlessly integrates with our core HR and Payroll software."

Tapcheck works with professional employer groups and payroll providers across the country to bring employees immediate access to their earned wages. Once a business enrolls with Tapcheck and shares its payroll/time tracking information, employees can sign up to request earnings through the Tapcheck mobile app. Access to on-demand wages offers employees more financial flexibility, which is designed to particularly help the many American Workers (78%) who live paycheck to paycheck.

"Tapcheck gives employees the freedom to pay bills on time, avoid non-sufficient funds fees, reduce the need for high-interest payday loans, and access money between paydays," says Susie Kendall, President at Tapcheck.

Together, the partnership between the Tapcheck and PRO Resources will bring this financial wellness benefit to more employers and employees across the multiple U.S. states PRO Resources operates in. The aim is to help employers attract more job seekers, improve employee retention, and create a happier workforce while giving employees more financial flexibility to improve their overall state of wellness

"The world is always changing and we believe bringing continuous development is key to serving our customers," says Susie Kendall of Tapcheck.

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Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Tapcheck Inc.
18757 Burbank Blvd. Ste. 109
Tarzana, CA 91356

About Tapcheck

Tapcheck, established in 2018, is the provider of a financial wellness benefit that grants employees early wage access through a digital platform. The service enables greater financial flexibility for employees while offering employers a no-cost benefit to improve productivity, enrich company culture and drive employee retention. Learn more:

About PRO Resources Inc.

PRO Resources Corporation is a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), established in 1991, that designs and implements human resource solutions for clients in small and mid-sized markets.

We work shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients to develop creative solutions that increase productivity, improve the focus on core operations and maximize the return on their human capital investment.

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