Every HR team knows the challenges in managing parental, medical, caregiver, and other types of leave. They must navigate compliance rules, process claims, and ensure seamless payroll, while supporting employees through some of the most significant moments of their lives.

Tammekca Henderson, a People Ops professional, knows these challenges all too well. “From collecting leave requests through papered personnel action forms, then organizing those requests in manual excel spreadsheets and calculating leave pay through convoluted excel formulas, leave administration is complicated and time-consuming,” she says. “Then add ever-changing state laws and distributed employees… the manual work is constant.”

At our core, Sequoia helps VC-backed companies manage their total people investment from compensation and benefits to compliance and employee experience. Now, with our Cocoon partnership, mutual clients can streamline another pivotal HR responsibility — leave management.

Cocoon’s software provides automated solutions for employers t hat save valuable time, reduce administrative strain, and fortify compliance. Paired with Sequoia, companies have the guidance and technology to thoughtfully manage their investment in people. HR teams, like Tammekca’s, can spend more time focused on what matters, taking care of their employees.

Get access to Cocoon

Sequoia clients can purchase Cocoon’s software directly from Sequoia’s Marketplace with exclusive discounted pricing through July 1. Administrators can then access Cocoon from the Sequoia People Platform, so they can jump into leave administration workstreams from where they manage their total comp and benefits.

Learn more

Find out more about the partnership and how to start your journey with Cocoon in the Sequoia People Platform Marketplace.

Joanna Castillo — Joanna is Sequoia’s VP of Compliance, where she works with our clients to optimize and streamline benefits compliance. In her free time, Joanna enjoys live music, college football, travel, and walking her dog in Golden Gate Park.