33 min

How to Attract and Retain an Hourly Workforce of 80 Million People with Legion CEO Sanish Mondkar FutureWork Playbook

    • Technology

According to a recent study, Hour by Hour: Attracting and Retaining Hourly Employees and Their Managers, 59% of employees cited scheduling issues as reasons they would quit a job, while 39% would leave their current jobs for poor communication with their employers.
On this episode, we’re talking about how to use AI and machine learning to be more efficient in scheduling employees, control costs, and make employees happier!
Many employers are finding it challenging to find workers during the pandemic. As the traditional employer-employee model goes through what many believe to be a long overdue transformation, employers are left wondering what they need to do to attract and retain hourly employees. On this episode, we’re taking a look at a company that provides a platform with gig-like flexibility to help employers attract and retain employees by optimizing labor efficiency while simultaneously offering an enhanced employee experience.
Joining the podcast is Sanish Mondkar – Founder and CEO of Legion Technologies, an AI-powered workforce management company redefining how enterprise companies optimize their labor costs and empower frontline workers and their managers.
Sanish has more than 20 years of strategic experience in products, technology, and cloud ops. He was Chief Product Officer at SAP and Ariba. In his role at SAP, he was responsible for all Procurement and Business Network products and technology, which represented over $1B of annual revenue. Sanish holds a Bachelors of Computer Engineering from Pune University and a Masters of Computer Science from Cornell University.
What We Discussed in this Episode:
How Legion was able to have explosive growth during the middle of a global pandemic. How Sanish transitioned from his role as an Executive at SAP to launching his own successful tech company. How hopeful entrepreneurs can identify challenges and opportunities in any given market. How Legion was able to handle scalability and changes in demands brought about by the pandemic. How the job market and flexibility for employees has changed over the past couple of years and the impact this has had on businesses. The types of scheduling and operational issues that exist in labor intensive businesses and how they can be overcome with technology. How automation and algorithms can integrate into business operations to provide a more efficient and improved employee experience. Three things employers can do to empower their employees and maintain high retention rates. Foundational lessons Sanish learned while growing Legion over the past 5 years. Why empathy is a characteristic every entrepreneur should cultivate. Internal challenges that leaders may expect to face, no matter the size of the company and how to overcome them. How to decrease stress for your hourly workers by having proper communication tools. Additional attractive benefits that employers can offer their hourly employees to increase retention. Contact Information:
Legion’s website 
Sanish’s LinkedIn profile
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This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not to be construed as legal advice specific to your circumstances. If you need help with any legal matter, be sure to consult with an attorney regarding your specific needs.

According to a recent study, Hour by Hour: Attracting and Retaining Hourly Employees and Their Managers, 59% of employees cited scheduling issues as reasons they would quit a job, while 39% would leave their current jobs for poor communication with their employers.
On this episode, we’re talking about how to use AI and machine learning to be more efficient in scheduling employees, control costs, and make employees happier!
Many employers are finding it challenging to find workers during the pandemic. As the traditional employer-employee model goes through what many believe to be a long overdue transformation, employers are left wondering what they need to do to attract and retain hourly employees. On this episode, we’re taking a look at a company that provides a platform with gig-like flexibility to help employers attract and retain employees by optimizing labor efficiency while simultaneously offering an enhanced employee experience.
Joining the podcast is Sanish Mondkar – Founder and CEO of Legion Technologies, an AI-powered workforce management company redefining how enterprise companies optimize their labor costs and empower frontline workers and their managers.
Sanish has more than 20 years of strategic experience in products, technology, and cloud ops. He was Chief Product Officer at SAP and Ariba. In his role at SAP, he was responsible for all Procurement and Business Network products and technology, which represented over $1B of annual revenue. Sanish holds a Bachelors of Computer Engineering from Pune University and a Masters of Computer Science from Cornell University.
What We Discussed in this Episode:
How Legion was able to have explosive growth during the middle of a global pandemic. How Sanish transitioned from his role as an Executive at SAP to launching his own successful tech company. How hopeful entrepreneurs can identify challenges and opportunities in any given market. How Legion was able to handle scalability and changes in demands brought about by the pandemic. How the job market and flexibility for employees has changed over the past couple of years and the impact this has had on businesses. The types of scheduling and operational issues that exist in labor intensive businesses and how they can be overcome with technology. How automation and algorithms can integrate into business operations to provide a more efficient and improved employee experience. Three things employers can do to empower their employees and maintain high retention rates. Foundational lessons Sanish learned while growing Legion over the past 5 years. Why empathy is a characteristic every entrepreneur should cultivate. Internal challenges that leaders may expect to face, no matter the size of the company and how to overcome them. How to decrease stress for your hourly workers by having proper communication tools. Additional attractive benefits that employers can offer their hourly employees to increase retention. Contact Information:
Legion’s website 
Sanish’s LinkedIn profile
Thank you for listening! Don’t forget to FOLLOW or SUBSCRIBE to the show to receive every new episode delivered straight to your podcast player.
If you enjoyed this episode, please help us get the word out about this podcast. Share this podcast on your favorite podcast player, including on:
Apple Podcasts
Amazon Music
Google Podcasts
or Spotify
Be sure to connect with us and reach out with any questions/concerns:
LinkedIn
Twitter
Gunderson Dettmer Website
This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not to be construed as legal advice specific to your circumstances. If you need help with any legal matter, be sure to consult with an attorney regarding your specific needs.

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