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Leesman acquired by HqO

HqO, an industry-leading workplace experience platform, has acquired Leesman, the world’s leader in measuring and analysing the experiences of employees in their places of work.

This is the second time in less than one year that HqO has expanded its global footprint and portfolio through acquisition. In November 2021, HqO acquired Office App, a leading European tenant and employee engagement platform, which expanded HqO’s services into the corporate workspace. According to HqO, this acquisition furthers the company’s commitment to transforming the modern office and enabling people to connect with the places they work.

HqO is used by 57 per cent of the Fortune 100 to enhance workplace experience, improve employee satisfaction and drive operational excellence and is active in more than 250 million square feet in 25 countries.

The HqO Workplace Experience Platform helps companies and commercial property teams support meaningful workplaces by providing world-class experience services to help employees thrive and produce the best results. Leesman has enabled 6,410 organisations in more than 100 countries to capture employee sentiment on work environments and benchmark performance against the world’s largest workplace dataset.

Leesman’s extensive workplace experience data, which includes nearly one million office respondents and nearly 300,000 home-based respondents, will augment HqO’s existing, industry-leading workplace experience offerings, providing customers access to both the world’s largest workplace experience dataset and The HqO Workplace Experience Platform, utilised by some of the top workplaces in the world. Customers will have access to survey data – offering deep insights and specificity into what employees like, dislike, or want to see more of – which HqO’s technology and services will help implement in a truly complementary partnership.

HqO CEO Chase Garbarino commented: “The Leesman Index has been transforming how organisations benchmark their workplace experience for more than a decade, helping some of the biggest brands in the world improve their employee experience through their rich dataset and proprietary methodologies. We’re thrilled to bring this excellence to our customers and look forward to offering them even more tools and services, along with the world’s biggest dataset for better, data-driven decision making in improving their workplace experience.”

Tim Oldman, Founder & CEO of Leesman added: “This is a huge step for Leesman. Becoming part of the HqO family will dramatically accelerate our ability to support the world’s best organisations on their data-driven workplace experience strategies. Together we can offer an unparalleled depth of insight into exactly how place impacts the people who work there, be that the home, the office, or the myriad of places in between.”

Leesman will continue to operate as an independent entity, offering customers objective surveys and benchmarking services.

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