Sodexo is a 425,000-person company that provides outsourced cafeteria services to organizations around the world. Integral to their North American operations is Culinary Solutions—an 100-person branch of the organization that provides value-add services, such as the development of healthy menu options.
Culinary Solutions were looking for a tool to help improve connectivity and employee engagement across their dispersed workforce after a period of rapid growth and restructure. They implemented the Jostle® intranet in 2015 and have found success in a number of ways:
- All employees aware of company-wide news: Despite being dispersed across two main offices and multiple home offices, the Culinary Solutions team are able to stay up-to-date with company news through articles and updates published on the NEWS view and ACTIVITY stream in the Jostle platform.
- Staff know who's on each team: Growth can bring a lot of challenges for an organization, especially when they're not based in one office. Before the Jostle platform, it was nearly impossible for Culinary Solutions staff to find out about new hires or if colleagues had moved between teams. All of that is clear with the Jostle intranet's PEOPLE and TEAMS views.
- Communication and relationship buiding: The Jostle intranet is enabling communication between all members of Culinary Solutions, in a way that was impossible before the platform. Employees at all levels of the company are engaging in conversation and establishing relationships with people they may have never met.
You can check out the whole story in Culinary Solutions' full-length case study.
“The Jostle intranet has allowed me to be able to engage in conversations with team members both professionally and personally, who are geographically dispersed across the country. It has also allowed me to be able to communicate real time with the entire team.”
SVP of Global Food Platform & Culinary Solutions North America