From zero to sixty: The same applies to SFS’s video room and event platform, which can be used to stream events. Following an evaluation phase and an approximately two-month construction period, the video room was completed in a building adjacent to the headquarters in Heerbrugg. The room was then furnished with state-of-the-art video equipment. The event platform went live at the same time and began by successfully streaming smaller events.
Digital solutionsto reach everybody
Communication possible even without physical contact
Several different features of the event platform, including the Community and Private Chat functions or the possibility of conducting Q&A sessions and surveys, make it possible to stay in touch and interact with employees. It also helps gather opinions on specific (content-related) topics or collect feedback about events.
This platform offers a direct channel to employees, either at their respective locations or when working from home, without requiring them to travel to a meeting venue. That not only cuts costs for travel, food and accommodations, but it’s also environmentally friendly. An internal annual kick-off event, for example, costs about three times less in digital form than it does in physical form – and that’s not even counting all the time saved by participants. Another advantage: Because the events can be recorded, the information is also available later to anyone who was unable to attend.
Reach targeted employee groups
The new mySFS employee app also forms part of SFS’s digital revolution. It replaces the aging Intranet and the rollout, which was launched late in the summer of 2020, has now been completed at nearly all sites around the world. This solution will enable news articles being accessible to targeted groups of recipients – worldwide and in many different languages. Since the app can be installed on a mobile device, it even reaches employees without computer access. mySFS also serves as our channel for emergency communications as a result.
The app offers comprehensive information about all SFS locations, divisions and departments. Its most important features include the employee directory, chat, like and comment functions. Work is currently underway to integrate “Employee Self Services” (ESS), which comprise timekeeping and absence notification functions. As soon as these functions have been integrated into mySFS, the adoption rate will surely rise even further.