Alight Launches Platform for Internal Digital Events

Virtual Employee Events

Alight launched a digital platform designed to simulate the approach of benefit fairs and other events that employers usually stage internally.

Called Virtual Employee Events, the platform takes an event-like approach but adds more personalization. Through “spaces” like lobbies and exhibit halls, the platform delivers tailored content and communications to employees and helps connect them with HR, benefits providers and counselors.

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Since the pandemic began, a number of vendors—especially those involved in talent acquisition—have offered products to address the disruption of meetings, interviews and career fairs. Employers say videoconferencing tools like Zoom and Microsoft Teams are also helping, but have been found lacking in many instances, especially when some combination of one-to-one and group interaction is involved.

New Role for Digital Events

Colin Brennan, Alight’s chief product strategy and services officer, noted that the Covid-19 pandemic “derailed in-person benefit fairs.” He called the Virtual Employee Events platform “an effective way for organizations to accommodate the new workplace.”

Alight said the platform has also been used for virtual inclusion and diversity events over the past year, and be used to host sessions for onboarding, training and sales events. The platform offers a combination of live and on-demand formats to accommodate those working remotely or outside of a 9-to-5 schedule.

The platform can be used with Alight’s UPoint UI products, or as a standalone. UPoint has some 19 million users and more than 350 partners.

Alight is a cloud-based provider of integrated HCM and business solutions. The company has some 15,000 employees serving more than 30 million workers and family members.  

In January, Alight and Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, said they’d agreed to a business combination that would result in a stock offering and implied an enterprise value of $7.3 billion. 

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