Empower your frontline employees in their everyday challenges

“The factory neighborhood” is a modern employee benefit for daily life.

“The factory neighborhood” is a modern employee benefit platform for manufacturing companies. We bring both frontline employees and nearby local services together for an inclusive work-life culture.

Why The Factoy Neighborhood

Reach now the majority of your workforce with topics that matter to them

Making up +50% of the workforce in the sector, frontline employees have one major pain point: The shift routine. 7 out of 10 frontline employees wish for more access to options from their employer when it comes to work-life blending.

Create an impact locally, where your employees go to work everyday

2 out of 3 identify stronger with the factory location than with the company. Hereby, 73% would like to have more interaction with colleagues onsite, beyond their department, for instance through shared interests and common activities. 

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    The factory neighborhood is a real help beyond working hours

    Learn more about what the first SCHAEFFLER employees on the platform say.

    Transform your factory location into a large neighborhood

    Employees connect with each other and with local services for a better work-life balance.

    How it works

    Bring the PlanCo package of an external mobile App & physical locker-system onsite to empower your employees in their everyday challenges.

    EMPLOYEES FIND RECOMMENDATIONS

    Elise asks her factory neighborhood for a recommendation to find the right math tutor for her kids, benefiting from the hints of colleagues beyond her own department.

    In the same way, employees come together for ride-sharing, house hunting and sport events.

    EMPLOYEES FIND RECOMMENDATIONS

    Elise asks her factory neighborhood for a recommendation to find the right math tutor for her kids, benefiting from the hints of colleagues beyond her own department.

    In the same way, employees come together for ride-sharing, house-hunting and sports events.

     

    SHARE ITEMS

    Maria needs a tent for the weekend and lends it from a colleague who is at the other side of the factory location. Tobias helps her out, using the locker onsite as an exchange spot, and that saves Maria the money and time of purchase.

    Similarly, Maria can use the locker as a depot for other items when going to or leaving work.

    REQUEST GROCERY DELIVERY AND MORE

    Thomas has late shift today and orders groceries from a local shop. He can pick up his items after work from the locker at the factory gate and get straight home.

    In the meanwhile collecting discounts for the next request. That could be a laundry delivery service or getting fresh products from the local pharmacy to the locker onsite.

    REQUEST GROCERY DELIVERY AND MORE

    Thomas has late shift today and orders groceries from a local shop. He can pick up his items after work from the locker at the factory gate and get straight home.

    In the meanwhile, collecting discounts for the next request. That could be a laundry delivery service or getting fresh products from the local pharmacy to the locker onsite.

    How it looks like empowering employees in their everyday challenges

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    Investing in your people and creating a vivid culture gives you a competitive advantage

    -37% less sick days

    Keep your workforce productive

    -50% turnover risk

    Retain employees

    +167 % promoter score

    Stay attractive for the next generation

    Kind Words

    PlanCo could bring in an easy way a digital communication platform to the colleagues from production, enriched with services from local business partners, which in turn brings missing benefits to them.

    Florian Schäfer, Head of Digital Transformation at Schaeffler

    Kind Words

    PlanCo could bring in an easy way a digital communication platform to the colleagues from production, enriched with services from local business partners, which in turn brings missing benefits to them.

    Florian Schäfer, Head of Digital Transformation at Schaeffler