Emperor loves Jostle so much—they’re selling it too!
Emperor is one of the UK’s leading employee-owned creative consultancies, specializing in reporting, engagement, and brand communications. After growing from 120 to 200 employees in 2018, and with the opening of two new offices, Emperor realized their existing intranet was no longer meeting their needs. They began searching for a fresh approach for their internal communications; a platform to connect offices in all regions, engage their people, and inspire creativity. After extensive review, they selected the Jostle platform as the one best suited for their requirements.
Here are some of the ways Emperor uses their intranet to connect all five of their offices:
- News & Activity eliminated virtually all company-wide emails. Now, News and Activity became the place to share announcements on client wins and activities across the company. And with Polls, their team could gather instant feedback from employees on everything from when to hold internal events, to what should be stocked in their office kitchen!
- Library became the place to store past work portfolios, case studies, templates, and current resources for pitches. Their team made sure to train more people on adding and managing documents within Library so that content was always available and up to date. Emperor also used Links to direct employees to external company-wide destinations, including their company Vimeo Portfolio, client lists, and invoicing software.
- Discussions became their open forums to discuss topics of interest (like podcasts), share quick updates on projects or charity efforts, and exchange in-department information.
- Specific campaigns and initiatives are crafted by their intranet team to connect their offices and celebrate their company culture. Past initiatives included a well-being campaign comprised of online meditations, virtual yoga classes, and lunchtime HIIT classes (with recordings saved in the Library for anyone crazy enough to re-take the session).
“New employees are set up with a Jostle profile and taken through the platform features on day one. Access to team and company information is essential in the first few months of any job, and Jostle provides just that.”
With their Jostle intranet, staff at Emperor now have access to company resources from everywhere, which offers them the flexibility to work from any location (like home). Their intranet is a central hub for the company, and staff constantly say things like “It’s on Jostle!” or “Have you checked Jostle?” when referring to crucial information.
Their intranet also opened up the flow of information in their organization. Good news is shared and celebrated, so employees always know what’s going on across the company. This transparency helps employees feel proud to be a part of Emperor. Communication from senior staff to junior staff has increased, and the Executive team has a tool to help them share who they are, what they do, and why they do it.
Emperor also credits Jostle for the sense of community they have across all locations. There’s no sense of “us and them” among offices. All five offices feel united as one, and their intranet is their space to express the character and personality of Emperor’s culture. Employees can show up as their whole selves, rather than being defined by their role, office, location, or seniority. It’s easy to get to know a colleague in a different office before hopping on a call with them when you see them participating in a Discussion or read their Profile.
“Jostle has allowed us to feel like one company rather than five individual offices. This sense of connection has made our work much more collaborative and integrated.”
Leveling up: Jostle Partner
After two years using Jostle and experiencing such success in connecting and engaging all their employees regardless of office location, the team at Emperor wanted to offer the Jostle intranet to their own customers! They are, after all, in the employee engagement field and have firsthand knowledge of how easy Jostle is to use. That’s why they became a Jostle Partner.
“Jostle is the hub where Emperor’s employees connect, engage and communicate. It’s a space where our unique culture and the personality of our people can shine through. That's why we’re thrilled to be a Jostle Partner that helps sell their product to our own customers—we know firsthand what a difference it can make to any organization.”
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