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TEAM Software and Orka Upgrade FM Contracting

03 February 2023

TEAM Software by WorkWave has partnered with Manchester-based WorkerTech scaleup, Orka, to innovate securing cleaning and security contracts in the FM industry.

By developing an API integration between the next generation of Timegate and the digital hiring marketplace product Orka Works, their mutual customers can now seamlessly post shifts to a network with thousands of flexible, vetted workers.


"We're delighted to be partnering with TEAM Software by WorkWave to address both the skills gap experienced by the industry and to create more job opportunities for workers in the space."


– Nick Groves
CCO of Orka Technology Group



Levelling Up Security Options


The collaboration will enable hundreds of Timegate clients on the next-generation platform, including Sodexo, Wilson James and OCS, to automatically post shifts to Orka Works, the UK's largest security workforce provider, instantly connecting the unfilled shift to a community of over 65,000 flexible workers.

Not only does the integration streamline admin and reduce manual work for TEAM Software by WorkWave users, but it will also play a big part in improving workers' access to fair, fast and flexible work in the Facilities Management industry.

It is estimated the new technology will bring over double the opportunities to the app this year and save over one hundred thousand hours of manual data entry every month for TEAM Software by Workwave users.


Combatting Skills Shortages


Christian Berenger, Director of Growth at TEAM Software by WorkWave, said: "The FM industry continues to face global hiring challenges. Creating convenient access to a qualified, vetted and flexible workforce will help our customers deliver on contract requirements, remain commercially viable and protect their company's reputation.

“We're thrilled to collaborate with Orka Technology Group to keep the Facilities Management space innovative and competitive." Nick Groves, CCO of Orka Technology Group, said: "We're delighted to be partnering with TEAM Software by WorkWave to address both the skills gap experienced by the industry and to create more job opportunities for workers in the space."

"By collaborating with TEAM Software by WorkWave on this industry-first integration, we're able to improve access to jobs during a time when having quick, safe and convenient ways to earn money is more relevant than ever. All whilst reducing manual tasks and heavy admin for one of the largest sectors in the UK economy."


Picture: a security guard. Image credit: Unsplash.

Article written by Bailey Sparkes | Published 03 February 2023


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