A SCOTTISH tech firm has invested £100,000 to develop a mobile app that could revolutionise how businesses manage personnel and HR teams, reducing dependency on agency labour.

Glasgow-based Android and IOS developers Motovate Ltd, supported by Business Gateway, have developed software enabling companies to offer shift work to in-house staff.

Key features include allowing employers to determine the real-time availability of staff sorted by geo-location, view employee ratings by managers, identify the number of vacancies and offer training and rewards for app users.

CEO and founder Kenny Maclean has been supported by Business Gateway Glasgow and the Scottish Enterprise CAN DO Innovation Challenge Fund to create a platform for both UK and international markets.

Launched in June 2018 through the University of Glasgow’s International Business School competition, the firm took advantage of The Scottish Enterprise Innovation Challenge, a live portal for innovation projects that allows businesses to engage with global companies and opportunities for growth.

The new platform, which Motovate hopes to introduce to foreign markets, is designed to solve common challenges faced by businesses, helping to improve accessibility and drive efficiency. It can be rebranded for any firm, a feature being trialed by DHL and the NHS.

Maclean said: “Innovation is about repurposing what’s already out there. That’s my main focus; repurposing a tool to deliver a new outcome.”