Unite Students have very capable technical and internal communications teams, so they were keen to implement an employee portal that enabled them to be as self-sufficient as possible. By leveraging the modern SharePoint experience, Chorus were able to provide Unite Students with an intuitive and low-maintenance platform that enables them to drive employee engagement.
Having recently acquired accommodation provider Liberty Living, Unite Students wanted to ensure that the launch of their employee hub aligned with their onboarding to streamline the process and ensure the new teams were welcomed into Unite Students. With a forward-thinking digital strategy, Unite Students wanted the portal to be mobile-friendly and intuitive for employees to use so that they could quickly access key information from any device. Meanwhile, the internal communications team needed to share updates and communications easily and securely to all staff using a variety of content, from documents to videos, whilst also being able to showcase their brand.
As Unite Students were already using Microsoft 365 and have strong Microsoft technical capabilities, they wanted to use SharePoint Online as the underlying platform to make best use of the technologies they had access to.
“By leveraging the modern SharePoint experience, specifically communication sites and hub sites, we knew Unite Students would benefit from a responsive and engaging platform that their employees could access from any modern device or browser with an intuitive user experience” explains Jason Lee, Content and Collaboration Lead at Chorus.