In the app itself there is a ‘fun’ section, the Catch-up, where people can share what they are doing. Announcements that are more formal will be made under the “The Nov Pack” section. Both work on the principle of a timeline, as we know it on social media. The newest messages are at the top and you scroll through to older messages that you can reply to, like… In any case, vacancies and new colleagues are presented in the app, so there is something to share every day.
There is also a thematic FAQ with search function. Employees will find all kinds of useful information there, for example about their salary, our car policy… Finally, via the ‘Book a meeting’ button, they can immediately schedule a meeting with their manager at Novellas.
“The app runs on the Microsoft Viva platform, with Yammer as a chat function, connection to Sharepoint to share documents and works in a web browser as well as on the smartphone,” says Jochem Claus of Semasu. Connecting with other tools we work with, such as time registration, is still in the future, but that is definitely coming.