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Applaud lands multiple award nominations

Applaud lands multiple award nominations as businesses look for more agile, consumer-grade HR solutions to improve their employee experiences

Applaud, the leading workforce experience layer, was shortlisted for two 2021 industry accolades at the upcoming CIPD People Management Awards and The Inspiring Workplace Awards (formerly Employee Engagement Awards) .

Firstly, Applaud was shortlisted for the CIPD’s ‘Best digital/technology initiative in HR/L&D’ award. This is for Applaud cloud, the companies’ workforce experience platform, a consumer-grade, interoperable solution, that has continued to grow in popularity as employers look to future proof their worker’s experiences.

Secondly, Applaud Cloud was a winner in the Inspiring Workplaces’ Inspiring Workplace Vendor accolade, testament to the organisation’s innovation and expertise in creating an HR solution that makes it simple for employees and managers to operate more productively and efficiently.

The business, founded in 2008 by Ivan Harding and Duncan Casemore, supports global organisations looking for an HR solution with a no-code, fully customisable workforce experience layer designed to support existing HR services rather than replace them. The nominations are testament to the Applaud vision of making HR simpler and more personalised, giving employees a similar experience they would have as a consumer outside of work. 

Commenting on the nominations, Ivan Harding, CEO and Co-Founder, Applaud said “The Pandemic has accelerated the business need for HR technologies that are interoperable, enable seamless remote working and which offer that consumer-grade experience we get in our personal lives. 

“We’ve always had a keen focus on the trends reshaping our industry, and have kept our solution updated to ensure it remains ahead of the offerings supported by legacy players. This meant pre-pandemic we had already developed a consumer-grade HR offering that was interoperable and perfectly placed to support changing workplace trends. We are delighted to be included in two renowned award shortlists. This is a real testament to our team and the hard work they put in to support our customers.”

Earlier this month Applaud launched a report titled The Future of HR, employee experience fuelled by consumer-grade technology. The research informing the content was conducted by Forrester Consulting and revealed almost all (84%) of organisations now have between 6-15 HR systems in place. In reaction, tech-first HR solutions such as Applaud, which are able to consolidate these tools into an easy to navigate and utilise platform, have grown in increasing prominence over recent months.


About Applaud

Applaud is the workforce experience layer that makes digital HR simple. Applaud was founded in 2008 by Ivan Harding and Duncan Casemore, driven by a mission to create HR technology that focused completely on the employee. Applaud’s layer is designed to support your existing HR services, reigniting your existing HR technology, not replacing it to deliver one united workforce experience.

  • All your employee and manager services in one place
  • Easy to use consumer-grade experience, anywhere, any time
  • Integrates with your current HR content and systems of record
  • Makes work simple, improves workforce experience


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Published June 23, 2021 / by Applaud