MarketStar employees across North America last Friday were welcomed into MarketStar Connect, the new social intranet replacing MarketStar Central.
“MarketStar Connect is a project we’ve been working on for more than two years,” said Julie Simmons, Chief Information Officer. “I’m excited to see it go live for the entire company. The goal is to drive better collaboration and communication across the organization as a whole.”
As the internal version of our external solution, Connect+, MarketStar Connect is a space for competition, collaboration, and centralization of everything an employee at MarketStar could possibly need.
Starting at 11 a.m. MST on July 19, the entire organization was welcomed to enter the site for the Virtual Grand Opening, followed by live parties in many of the locations, and contests throughout the day. The events itinerary and contest rules were made available and socialized within the platform.
New Era of Doing Business
This year has included celebrations of MarketStar Corporation’s first 25 years in business. In the future, 2013 will be remembered for wins on behalf of our clients, continued success, and a new era of doing business – the social, collaborative way – for the next quarter century.
With collaboration in real-time, employees at every location can connect with their team and manager. Store fronts offer a robust repository for all corporate forms, policies, and need-to-know information that’s easy to access with the “Search” bar. Employees now have a venue for discussions, idea generation, and more visibility into executive strategies for the company.
MarketStar Connect is powered by Jive, a leading enterprise social platform provider. A large team of company leaders, developers, designers, and representatives across the company have been involved in vetting out the out-of-the-box options on Jive over the past year. Their feedback has directly influenced the look, feel, and functionality of the site.