Lynn Greenberg, CEO of Pivt, tells us about Pivt’s mission, how social well-being and emotional support are essential to relocated and remote workers’ success, and how Pivt provides the tools and support to increase worker productivity and improve employee well-being, wherever they are.
What problem is Pivt solving?
Companies spend over $90k on average to relocate an employee, yet nearly one-third leave the company shortly after moving. Pivt is addressing the billions in losses to employers by creating a mobile app designed to reduce employee turnover and improve the social and emotional well-being of relocated, remote, and mobile employees.
How does your company help other businesses become more effective?
Pivt is the first social networking app for relocated, remote, and mobile workers designed to provide the social connection and emotional support needed to make any city feel like “Home”. By empowering employees and their families with the tools to explore their new city, meet new people, and become part of a new community, Pivt improves employee well-being, reduces churn, and supports productive workers and their families no matter where they are.
2020 was a hallmark year for Pivt. With the onset of the pandemic, one in five Americans has relocated or knows someone who has due to COVID-19 and their ability to have a more flexible work arrangement. Companies have been forced to implement new types of benefits to prioritize employee well-being and address the negative ramifications of social isolation. Pivt is proudly and emphatically at the forefront of this initiative. Whether relocating an employee and their family to a new city or looking to provide remote workers with the social connections that they are missing from the office, Pivt is uniquely suited to help employers improve their workers well-being and productivity.
What differentiates your company from others in your industry?
Pivt is the first-of-its-kind social app designed specifically for a remote and mobile workforce. Pivt’s mission is to create digital communities around individuals with similar interests and backgrounds in similar situations, that become real world experiences and relationships. Our app allows users to filter their network to individuals located in a specific city, join communities that suit their needs and interests, and interact with others living the same experiences.
In the global mobility industry, Pivt complements Relocation Management Companies’ (RMCs) and Destination Service Providers’ (DSPs) offerings by providing social support and connection to relocated employees before, during, and after their move. In addition, Pivt can directly benefit employees of companies–large and small – involved in relocation planning and execution.
Relative to other social media companies, Pivt provides a unique experience, giving users the social connection and curated information that they need directly from others with similar experiences. Unlike other social platforms, users will not find fluff, irrelevant information, ads, and spam on Pivt. Additionally, in every city we launch, Pivt hires Community Managers who are local guides and experts tasked to answer users’ questions, create and organize events, moderate content to ensure accuracy, and meaningfully engage with users on the app. These differences from other social media platforms and Pivt’s focus on relocated and remote workers are what drove investors such as Randi Zuckerberg (former Director of Marketing at Facebook), Evan Segal (Former CFO in the Obama Administration), and Joe Abrams (Co-Founder of MySpace) to support Pivt’s vision.
What do you enjoy most about doing business in the Dallas Region?
Dallas, home to over twenty Fortune 500 companies, is the ideal locale for Pivt. Having grown over the last decade by over 1,000,000 residents, it is now the fourth largest metropolitan area in the U.S. With moves to the Texas city projected to continue to grow, Pivt is the indispensable tool for newly relocated Dallas area employees to make their new city feel like Home with a capital “H”.
Additionally, Pivt’s mission is centered around providing for the social and emotional well-being of workers. In Dallas, we have encountered some of the most welcoming, hardest working, dynamic, and open-minded people in the country. Pivt is excited to be part of this collaborative, hard charging environment and welcomes any opportunity to help employers move their workers to Dallas too. Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org about the solutions and benefits Pivt can provide to your employees.
Why did you decide to become a DRC member?
Pivt’s mission aligns with the DRC’s in providing companies and employees the tools they need to make meaningful connections, and get curated and trusted information about Dallas in order to acclimate to the region and drive success. Pivt could not be more excited to partner with an organization dedicated to advancing the region’s business interests, continuing its growth, and fostering collaboration between companies and their employees. Pivt gives users the tools to say “Yes” to their next life changing opportunity, and we are excited to help companies say Yes to Dallas.
How has your business changed in the past five years?
Pivt originally launched as a consumer app, based on the personal experience of our CEO, Lynn Greenberg, when she relocated from New York to London for work. Shortly after launch, having 10,000 users in New York and London, Pivt was approached by companies interested in providing their employees with a “Pivt Business Solution” that would provide the same social connection for their relocated and mobile workers. After identifying the large need and business opportunity, Pivt is proud to announce that we are launching our business-to-business app the week of July 5th, 2021 in Dallas, Texas.