The social networking and collaboration features in their intranet were noted as key in engaging employees and promoting idea sharing and were a critical factor in the company securing a top-ten position in the coveted awards.
Taken from the Best Companies website:
Motor Insurer Admiral Group has turned to a Facebook-style social networking site to engage with its 3,448 employees.
Its new intranet site, Atlas, offers employees their own personal profile pages, where they can forward regular updates about themselves. The site also lists people by their department and by their skills and interests, making collaborating and idea sharing easier.”
Richard Caseby – Managing Editor – The Sunday Times at the ceremony
Sales Manager at Interact, Matt McCourty says:
Admiral are a forward thinking, modern business who understand that a happy workforce provides better customer service, higher sign-ups and customer retention, directly increasing the bottom line. They also have an impressively low staff turnover rate for their size and business type.
All of this derives from projects like their intranet Atlas, which not only provides a searchable store of company information, but also gives staff a voice and a way to contribute ideas to the business.”
Interact Intranet promotes a culture of idea sharing by using enterprise 2.0 tools such as; Blogs, Tagging, Comments, Activity Streams, Microblogs and Corporate Social Networking.
The ‘Best Companies to Work For’ list celebrates the best small, mid-size and big workplaces in the UK each year, and this year includes several other Interact Intranet users, including Calico Housing, Plus Dane, Pennaf and Gentoo.
See the full list.
The ‘Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For’ – Awards Ceremony