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  • Writer's pictureThe Cosmic Centaurs Team

4 startups to help you build a meaningful Employee Experience

Learn how these companies are helping to shape the EX of companies across the region through their products, tech, tools, and experiences.

This article is part of our annual Cosmic Conference series and this year our focus is (re)Designing the Employee Experience. From Sept. 28th - Oct. 21st, 2022 we are exploring all things EX. Learn more and register to attend here.

The 2022 Cosmic Conference is all about (re)Designing the Employee Experience and we are hyper-focused on all things EX. That includes showcasing the companies out there helping to build and shape meaningful, impactful employee experiences. But before we dive in, let’s explore what EX truly means.

What is EX?

EX is defined as how employees perceive their experience in a company through all touchpoints, including the physical workspace, culture, and technology.

Why is EX so important?

Engaged employees are key drivers of company growth and profitability, and the data supports this. A recent study showed that 78% of HR leaders believe that the Employee Experience will be a “very important” or “the most important” factor in driving business goals and growth.

Given its impact on business outcomes, EX cannot be reduced to a simple tool or technology. It requires leaders to be engaged and intentional about shaping their employees’ experience, and selecting the most effective tools can help facilitate this. We found four GCC-based startups that can help you build an employee experience that keeps your teams engaged, high-performing and happy.

1- Workfam

One of the core needs of a great employee experience is ensuring employees feel valued beyond job responsibilities. Specifically, employees want to feel that the company is interested in their wellbeing.

Workfam is a platform helping organizations engage their employees focusing on employee wellbeing, Workfam offers users a variety of corporate discounts related to sports, art, health, etc…

Through its matching algorithm, Workfam connects colleagues with similar interests to help build stronger, more trustworthy relationships across teams.

Workfam platform

2- MyBenefits

Employee discounts can show employees that their organization considers aspects of their lives beyond work. They are a good means to retain talent, boost morale and performance and promote a healthy work-life balance, all of which contribute to high levels of employee engagement.

MyBenefits is an employee discount app. It helps employees save money on everyday products and services such as food, sports, travel, and transportation among many others. MyBenefits partners with regional and global brands including Talabat, Emirates Holidays, Samsung, to offer employees discounts and help teams save money.


3- eBen is an all-in-one engagement solution for employees, HR managers and leaders. Employees can benefit from a wide range of tech-enabled features such as, recognition and benefit systems and collaboration workspaces. Leaders and HR managers can measure employee engagement levels through surveys and analytics, evaluate results, and make decisions to improve the overall experience of their employees across all touchpoints.

In addition to the platform, provides consulting services for managers to help them build a successful employee experience strategy for their companies.

4 - Palm HR

Despite the nomenclature, an HRMS does not only help HR managers. Beyond facilitating the onboarding journey, employees can use the tool to manage all aspects of their journey from entry to exit. An HRMS can also help to engage employees by allowing them to manage their data and enabling organizations to design a holistic and seamless EX. is a fully automated Human Resources Management System (HRMS) that allows leaders to manage and engage employees throughout their journey from onboarding to offboarding by building a streamlined employee experience.

Whether it’s about helping to create a sense of belonging, guiding an employee on their journey across EX touchpoints, onboarding employees to give them a strong start or even collecting feedback on how to improve engagement, these four solutions can help you build a meaningful and impactful employee experience in your company.

For more on how to (re)Design the Employee Experience, sign up to our 2022 Cosmic Conference and follow us on LinkedIn.


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