HqO acquires workplace employee experience peer Leesman Index

HqO, the workplace experience platform, has acquired Leesman, a specialist in measuring employee workplace experience. 

The deal marks the second time in less than one year that HqO has expanded its global footprint and portfolio through acquisition. In November 2021, HqO acquired OfficeApp, a European tenant and employee engagement platform, which expanded HqO’s services into the corporate workspace.

This acquisition furthers HqO’s commitment to transforming the modern office and enabling people to connect with the places they work.

Active in 25 countries, HqO currently serves customers including JP Morgan, Dell, JLL, Jamestown, Grosvenor, and Gecina.

Leesman has enabled 6,410 organisations in more than 100 countries to capture employee sentiment on work environments and benchmark performance against the world’s largest workplace dataset.

HqO CEO, Chase Garbarino, said: 'The Leesman Index has been transforming how organisations benchmark their workplace experience for more than a decade, helping some of the biggest brands in the world improve their employee experience through their rich dataset and proprietary methodologies.

'We’re thrilled to bring this excellence to our customers and look forward to offering them even more tools and services, along with the world’s biggest dataset for better, data-driven decision making in improving their workplace experience.'

'This is a huge step for Leesman,' says Tim Oldman, founder & CEO of Leesman. 'Becoming part of the HqO family will dramatically accelerate our ability to support the world’s best organisations on their data-driven workplace experience strategies.

'Together we can offer an unparalleled depth of insight into exactly how place impacts the people who work there, be that the home, the office or the myriad of places in between.'

Leesman’s workplace experience data, including nearly 1 million office respondents and nearly 300,000 home-based respondents, is expected to augment HqO’s existing, workplace experience offerings.

Customers will have access to survey data – offering deep insights and specificity into what employees like, dislike, or want to see more of – which HqO’s technology and services will help implement.

Leesman will continue to operate as an independent entity, offering customers objective surveys and benchmarking services.



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