A tool called AllVoices is designed to make it easier for employees to anonymously send feedback to company leadership and report harassment and bias. The eponymous company has raised $3 million in seed funding, it said in a Thursday blog post. TechCrunch earlier reported the news.
AllVoices is an encrypted platform that lets people send complaints to human resources, which can then follow cases through the platform's dashboard.
Founder and CEO Claire Schmidt was inspired to create AllVoices after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler wrote a blog post in 2017 describing sexual harassment and discrimination at the ride-hailing company. Fowler posted a tweet praising AllVoices on Friday, saying "I'm so so so incredibly proud of Claire and everything she has built to help victims of workplace mistreatment with @allvoicesco."
People who work at companies using AllVoices can turn to a mobile app to send reports. They'll get text notifications when there's a response from the company. Employees in human resources won't see any identifying information such as names, and AllVoices won't know which employer is involved. All communications are encrypted, the company says.
After 60 days have passed following a complaint, AllVoices asks the employee if he or she knows whether the company has taken any action and, if so, how satisfactory it is. AllVoices then gives that data to the company.
AllVoices is hoping to create a free version of the app for employees who work at companies that don't use AllVoices. They'd be able to report issues by sharing an email for someone in their human resources department.
Originally published Feb. 7, 2:26 p.m. PT.
Updates, 2:39 p.m.: Adds more details on the app. 3:55 p.m. Adds mention of AllVoices blog post.