Wiggle is the leading online retailer for cycling, running and swimming across the globe and No.1 in Tri-Sports internet retail. In our case study, discover the journey of their first intranet solution, designed to drive communication, collaboration and support their rapidly expanding business.
Up until 2015 Wiggle had used a very basic WordPress site for circulating its brand messaging and organisational initiatives to employees. This site delivered very little in the way of internal comms, had no means for two-way employee engagement, and offered no functionality for supporting modern collaborative workstyles.
Senior management recognised a growing need for these tools and decided to adopt new technology that could not only support their growth, but that would bring their internal digital presence in line with their excellent external brand image and leadership in online retailing.
In 2017, Microsoft announced some really exciting changes to the Office 365 stack; Microsoft Teams, Communication Sites and Hub Sites which were announced at Microsoft’s Ignite Conference in September. These new tools tie into Microsoft’s “new vision for intelligent communications”, supporting their on-going mission to create “an intranet in your pocket.” So with these new tools available from Microsoft, can the out-of-the-box technology from SharePoint and Office 365 finally replace the need for a customized intranet?
Your homepage is the landing page of your intranet and you have just seconds to grab your employees’ attention. How do you ensure it’s relevant and engaging enough to keep people coming back for more? Unily’s brand new targeted homepage functionality is here to help!
Natalie Henderson, interim Internal Communications Manager for Hammerson, the owner, manager and developer of retail destinations in Europe, understands that an employee intranet platform has to deliver value for both employees and the business.
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