This interview is part of a new series on Workology that features an HR Technology company, its founder and its features. For this post, we’re talking to Hoyin Cheung, Founder and CEO of interactive virtual event platform Remo.
Hoyin Cheung is an entrepreneurial visionary with a knack for being ahead of the curve. Accurately predicting the social and psychological harms associated with Social Media, he moved on from his successful Social Media agency to pursue the future of humanized digital interactions. He went on to pioneer technology and ground-breaking concepts in remote work and real-time virtual collaboration. In just over a year, Hoyin has grown Remo from five to over 100 members all working globally. He is currently passionate about creating authentic conversations that drive meaningful relationships in the most human way possible with the help of technology.
Five Questions with Hoyin Cheung, Founder & CEO of Remo
Q: How does Remo support employee engagement?
“At Remo, we host a wide variety of events, activities, and casual get-togethers with all employees. We do activities like GrubClub, which is our version of a virtual luncheon. We do virtual happy hours hosted by team members. We also host coffee break sessions where team members can take a moment to get to know any of our leaders within the company. We even have team members take a day out of their spare time to catch up, connect, play games using our whiteboard or share-screen feature.”
Q: What trends did you see in platform adoption and usage during the global pandemic?
“In 2020, we saw a huge adoption rate due to the pandemic. Most of these companies have stuck with us throughout 2021. The pandemic has led a lot of companies and businesses to implement virtual offices and events for their internal and external operations. The growth and adoption rate both within the company and with customers has been tremendous. We started from 6 employees and grew to 100 in a span of 6 months. It has been stellar growth.”
Q: What makes Remo stand out from other engagement platforms?
“Remo stands out because it is very immersive and customizable. Guests and attendees can move from table to table like a real life event. Hosts can also customize and create their own experience using the custom floor plans, having multiple speakers up to present, and even implementing networking within events.”
Q: What should HR leaders know about Remo in order to get buy-in from leadership?
“Remo users have experienced an 80% increase in employee engagement. Our tool brings workplaces, teams, and employees together. Employees are found to be happier not just because remote work becomes more manageable, but employees are also creating meaningful relationships and connections through using Remo. Happier employees not only mean more productivity; it also means companies are able to foster employee retention and build a strong work culture.”
Q: What type of company can benefit the most from using a platform like Remo?
“Companies who are looking to implement a deeper virtual and online strategy to their business operations. For example, companies looking to implement virtual meetings to conduct business talks and conference calls. Companies who are interested in implementing a hybrid aspect to their office and business operations. Companies looking to grow without any geographical borders.”
Learn more about Remo in this video and visit Remo.co for more: