We advise the Board of Elections and Human Resources
Whirlpool is one of the largest home appliance companies in the world, with a presence in 70 countries. In Spain it has more than 70 workers. The company, headquartered in Barcelona, had to organize union elections with maximum guarantees. Electoral processes, especially in companies of Whirlpool's prestige, are of vital importance. At Kuorum we have been carrying out this type of voting since 2013 and we specialize in union elections, which makes us the most experienced supplier in the market.
We take care of the legal aspects to avoid legal challenges
Although electronic voting has been technically and legally viable for decades, it has only been in recent years that companies have begun to bet on the digitization of these processes. The main reason for this change is the economic savings of online voting. However, some of the agents involved may have doubts about the process: How is the anonymity of the vote ensured? How are possible incidents resolved? What is the role of the Table? At Kuorum we advise both the unions, the Electoral Table and the Human Resources department until all doubts are resolved.
The legal aspect of a union election is of utmost importance. For this reason, one of the most frequent doubts is whether there is any option for contestation. The answer is clear: measures are followed to ensure that the vote is secret, direct, personal and free in the same way as in a face-to-face vote. So the process respects all legal requirements.
Online voting in union elections can take place on a single day or over several days. And it is important to keep the polling station and the voting officers informed at all times about the evolution of the process. From the administrator accounts of our platforms, all actors involved in the supervision of the elections can easily access information on participation rates.
Easy and fast voting
The user voting experience is very convenient. Voters only need to have a device with internet access to vote in less than a minute. When the ballot is opened, the voter receives a personalized link in their email that takes them directly to the ballot. Upon accessing, they receive an SMS with a unique code to guarantee their identity. Once entered, they can answer the questions.
It is thanks to the ease of the process that companies see an increase in their participation rates in processes of this type. In Whirlpool's case, participation was close to 100% and no incidents had to be resolved.
The data collected in a union election are especially sensitive. For this reason, at Kuorum we are audited by AENOR in compliance with ISO 27001 Information Security, an international standard that guarantees that we have an Information Security Management System based on continuous improvement. In this way we ensure the confidentiality, integrity, availability, authenticity and traceability of our clients' information.
Automatic and auditable counting
Counting is one of the procedures in which telematic voting offers more advantages over face-to-face voting, since it is carried out automatically and without human intervention. Thus, a few seconds after the closing of the vote, provisional results are obtained and, just a few minutes later, a valid record of the results to be presented at a public registry office.
Union elections are one of the processes in which we specialize in Kuorum. If you want to take care of your employees' health while offering them a comfortable, secure and transparent voting experience, contact us and we will advise your team without obligation.
"Employee participation was 100%, as the voting experience was very comfortable for them."