Laborlink Services

Monitor working conditions between audits

– Have you completed health and safety training at work?

– Do you understand how your wage is calculated?

– Are you able to decline to work overtime?

Measure employee job satisfaction

– Do you feel comfortable speaking to your supervisor if you have a need or a problem?

– How does your wage compare to other workers in your community?

Track impact of CSR & capacity building

– Has your work environment become safer or more dangerous during the past year?

– Do you believe that working at your current job has improved your life?

Custom data direct from beneficiaries

– What is the greatest need facing your community?

– During the last 12 months, was there a time when your family had to skip meals or reduce meal portions?

Track livelihoods with the Progress Out of Poverty Index

– What is the main material of your household’s exterior walls?

– What fuel is most frequently used for cooking in your household?

– Do all children ages 6 to 18 currently attend school?

Connect to management-level data

– What time of year would you most like to take annual leave?

– When you miss production goals, what is typically the reason?

– What best explains why you miss work?

Gauge training efficiency & knowledge retention

– Do you save more money today than you did 6 months ago?

– Was the training you received relevant to you and your family?

– Do you feel empowered to make smart financial decisions?

Reinforce key messages from classroom training

– M-Learning saves up to 80% of the cost of traditional classroom training.

– Push content to a broad audience regularly to highlight key topics or hard to grasp concepts.

Feedback loop of survey findings to respondents

– Send interesting results back to participants to raise morale and incentivize future participation.

– Share info with workers and farmers about helpful services and resources available to them.

Voice-based and smartphone services available

– IVR surveys don’t require literacy, and are anonymous and free to respondents.

– Capture data via smartphone as a complement to IVR surveys or to gather larger datasets.

Faster, better quality data for much less money

– Laborlink offers 70% cost savings over pen/paper surveys, saves time and data is returned to you in real-time.

– Candid responses because workers initiate the call – anytime, from anywhere.

No new technology needed

– Laborlink leverages the six billion mobile subscriptions worldwide and connects directly to workers’ own phone.

– No training or expensive, unfamiliar equipment is needed.

Responses (9)

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  7. […] World Solutions’ Labor Link is using mobile technology to anonymously survey factory workers virtually round the clock. Surveys […]

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