Bev White, CEO Harvey Nash Group, talks about innovation, internal collaboration and employee engagement, for the Group’s new site aimed at its furloughed employees
Like many businesses, the pandemic crisis has meant the Harvey Nash Group has recently focused on keeping staff safe, protecting jobs and maintaining the financial health of the business. Also like many businesses we have used the Furlough schemes in a number of countries to support us through these more uncertain phases.
At our heart we are a people business with great tech know how. And it was really important to us that our furloughed staff, whilst not working, were still able to feel part of the Harvey Nash Group family. We wanted them to keep up to date with the latest news, as well as have opportunities to learn and grow throughout their time away from work.
In Harvey Nash Group one of the jewels in our crown is our IT Solutions business NashTech. In a very short time, having outlined the kind of experience I wanted our furloughed staff to have, they quickly went away and with great style and insight came back with a short demo site.
There is nothing more rewarding than seeing your ideas turned into reality and seeing it meant that it was easy to make changes and adapt it before it went into final production.
Today we are launching the site to our furloughed staff. I feel contented that we are offering some real value to our people and letting them see that, whilst it’s not possible for them to work at the moment, they have every opportunity to learn new skills so that they come back refreshed and renewed.
The site is built in the Microsoft Teams environment, which is embedded across our businesses worldwide.
For those organisations who would like to provide a similar experience for their employees during these tough times we can easily adapt and create your own experience, whether you currently have Teams or not. Please do get in contact to understand how this can be achieved.
In the words of Maya Angelou ‘People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel’.