Working with distributed teams
“We believe in the benefit of being together,” says Judson Lancina, Product Lead, and one of the first employees at IQTalent Partners, “But we also know the strength of being distributed.” It’s a philosophy that has been at the core of IQTalent Partners since it was founded in 2009. This thinking has driven the growth of 45% in annual CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) and the expansion to over 300 employees.
The work environment is flexible for most employees, although, as Director of Marketing Stacie Kinder says, “from a company cultural standpoint we encourage our new hires to begin their career with us at our head office.” This emphasis on culture, collaboration, and flexibility drove IQTalent Partners to consider LiveTiles to modernize their internal communications. The company used SharePoint and Yammer previously but was looking to create a more integrated and appealing platform that would encourage not just organic engagement but would enable richer communications between all teammates.
Judson added, “Having separate apps – one for business and one for communications – just didn’t work for us. Engagement levels were low and, frankly, the patchy user experience for our colleagues was not up to par with the consumer-focused apps we all use every day. LiveTiles is great for us because it’s one place employees can go to communicate, collaborate and get informed.”
“There’s a place for static communications,” added Stacie Kinder, “Company announcements, HR policies, marketing brand guidelines and implementations – these are all examples of information we want everyone to have. But what sets us apart is our fast, authentic, ‘always on’ collaborative mindset, and we wanted our internal comms platform to reflect that. LiveTiles Reach gives us that capability and really drives us to be creative with how we communicate with each other.”