WorkHound was founded in 2015 by Max Farrell and Andrew Kirpalani, who set out to give the trucking industry — where the average driver turnover rate is 95 percent — a better way of communicating.
Today, WorkHound is used by thousands of frontline workers and their employers as a way of building trust and solving problems. WorkHound delivers insightful analytics from anonymous feedback collected directly from the workforce, helping companies of all sizes reduce worker turnover, retain drivers and boost profitability.
Our mission it to help people love the work they do. Since 2015, we’ve dedicated our workforce to supporting yours.
Improvement in annualized turnover
Retention rate for likely-to-quit scenarios
Series A Funding received
Workers retained post reveal (and counting!)
Founded by Max Farrell and Andrew Kirpalani
Opened flagship office in Des Moines, IA and signed first customer
Expanded with second office in Chattanooga, TN
Launched Reachout Request feature for optional identity reveal
Secured $1.5 million in seed round funding
Named Startup of the Year in Chattanooga, TN
Expanded outside the U.S. and launched in Canada
Secured $12 million in Series A funding
Debuted on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies
35,340 workers retained 30 days post-reveal
Named among Fastest Growing Companies by Financial Times
We’re in the business of employee retention, so it’s important that we practice what we preach. Just like our customers, we want to create a workplace where workers truly want to work. Here’s how we do it.
We spend much of our time working, we should do so in harmony and productive collaboration. We value diverse viewpoints but we must all pull together and follow our north star. Collaborators over dictators. Servant leadership. Know your audience. Assume positive intent.
We create value rather than extracting it. Creating a great product allows our customers to grow with us. Creating a great work environment inspires the best people to build with us. We believe all parties should benefit from every transaction and interaction. This goes for ourselves, our team, our partners, and our customers. Most value is created in long-term relationships.
Information breeds confidence, silence breeds fear. The best decisions are driven by data. We share everything we know with each other to help prioritize our efforts, create harmony, and build where it hurts. We value trust over rules.
We don’t place blame for failure or mistakes, we celebrate and learn from them. If we don’t screw some things up, we aren’t moving fast enough. We must deeply understand our customer to serve them best. We operate with speed, simplicity, and focus.