Online booking portal launched for Dimension Data staff

Dimension Data employees now book office space before coming to work.

Business Insider has reported on South African IT giant Dimension Data’s new online booking portal where staff will now have to book the days they want to be at the office. The system is part of Dimension Data’s new blended working model that provides employees with the option of working remotely for two days a week. 

The article quotes Michaela Voller, chief HR executive at Dimension Data, who explains that “as the legislation changed and more people started to return to the office, we needed a frictionless way for employees to book a seat at a location for a day or longer, ensuring that each office location didn't exceed the safe social distancing limits.” The system allows the company to track and manage the number of people coming back, to ensure safe social distancing protocols are maintained and potential risks are managed.

Dimension Data’s online health risk assessment and booking portal is based on Azure Software as a Service (SaaS). The platform generates QR codes that can be scanned by all security and receptionists at each office location, using a tablet. The code then displays a person’s health status and location access approval, which can also be used for post-incident tracking and tracing should the need arise.