Long before #MeToo became a rallying cry against workplace harassment, Claire Schmidt began laying the groundwork for AllVoices, a web-based platform that allows people to anonymously — and safely — report issues directly to their company leadership without fear of repercussions.
The goal is to bring transparency to top business execs about what’s happening behind the scenes at their companies — or, in some cases, right under their noses.
AllVoices needed a secure website where employees could file a report about issues they experienced or witnessed while on the job. The data provided would be aggregated and submitted to company leaders to review and take proactive measures.
Armed with a group of influential advisors and investors, including Tinder co-founder Sean Rad, AllVoices is pushing for safer, more inclusive companies across all business sectors.
STRV was tapped to develop the website from scratch. We worked alongside the client to build a system that guarantees security and anonymity, while allowing HR leaders, CEOs and board directors to closely monitor and track their businesses’ culture metrics
We assigned a backend and frontend engineer to build the AllVoices website from the ground up. Our biggest challenge was to make the platform flexible enough to create customized user experiences and dashboards for different companies.
We encrypt all the personal data that we collect and go through regular security audits. We allow companies to customize the data they collect and the dashboards that display this data. In other words, we haven’t just developed one website, but a multi-tenancy system.
On the frontend side, we’re using React with Next.js as well as Apollo GraphQL to handle certain data.
We also provided product and project management, including UX/UI testing to find out how comfortable people were using the service. Based on our research results, we ended up changing a number of questions as well as how the questions were positioned. We wanted to make sure the site didn’t go live until the product felt comfortable for users in any scenario.
As AllVoices hired full-time team members, STRV has worked seamlessly to hand off aspects of the project and has continued to work with AllVoices to augment its engineering team.