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Millions of workers around the world are not sitting at a desk. The contract logistics industry is stressful. It’s not uncommon that there’s no time for induction and training. Even if the training exists, then there are language barriers guarding the door. All at the expense of workers’ satisfaction, productivity and safety.
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May 27, 2022

Next-generation training and onboarding of warehouse workers: Why we invested in how.fm

Most logistics warehouses don’t have appropriate onboarding processes. Contractors report issues such as lack of onboarding, unfit training staff, and language barriers. We believe that how.fm’s worker-centric, multi-language platform can quickly provide value to these organizations by creating worker-generated content, retaining that knowledge for future workers, and disseminating it in a way that is relatable and understandable.

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May 27, 2022

As global demand for warehouse workers soars, how.fm raises $5.4m to fully digitize training and onboarding of warehouse workers.

Companies need the option to hire staff speaking any language, get them job-ready, fast, with the least possible involvement of an already thin layer of experienced long-term personnel. The how.fm software covers pre-onboarding, orientation, health & safety, job-related skills and work instructions. how.fm’s SaaS solution generates company-specific sites, which enables businesses to ‘put training on autopilot’.

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May 26, 2022

German SaaS startup how.fm raises over €5 million to digitize training for warehouse talent

There has been a war for warehouse talent bubbling in the ecommerce industry. It’s not even the challenge of finding and recruiting the staff, but it goes further to retaining them. Once an employee has been onboarded, it can cost over $7k to replace them, due to spending on in-person training, loss of productivity and quality. how.fm was launched to tackle this mounting issue.

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May 26, 2022

how.fm rakes in $5.4 million to digitize training for warehouse workers

Founded in 2019 by serial entrepreneurs Andreas Kwiatkowski and Farhoud Cheraghi, how.fm aims to boost onboarding of manual labour by disseminating knowledge and optimising processes across enterprises.

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May 26, 2022

Ex-Amazon UK CEO backs $5.4M round of digital SaaS training platform

Andreas Andersson, EMEA Safety Lead at Ingram Micro said, “how.fm helps us overcome the language barriers our business faces every day. The CMS system allows us to quickly set up training material to use for anyone in our facilities, regardless of employment type or country of origin. The fact that we can test the knowledge of each trainee helps us a lot on the compliance part as well. An excellent system that is easy to implement, set up and then use.”

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Aug 17, 2020

6 Edtech Businesses Leading The Way During Lockdown

Cologne-based how.fm targets a sector that has largely been ignored by technology innovation, focusing its efforts on blue-collar workers. Its tools are aimed at workers who don’t sit at a desk all day … It provides digital onboarding, training and retraining to workers in their native tongue and allows users to create step-by-step training videos for their employees.

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May 27, 2022

how.fm Raises $5.4 Million in Seed Round

how.fm, a Cologne, Germany-based SaaS training platform enabling warehouse operators to onboard, upskill, and support their operators every day, raised $5.4 million in a seed funding round led by Join Capital.

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Aug 20, 2021

10 promising Cologne-based startups to follow in 2021 and beyond

how.fm is empowering the multinational deskless workforce in warehouse operations and production lines across the world. Using how.fm’s digital coach, businesses can save time and money, increasing productivity and empowering employees in a more efficient way.

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