Jostle Awards 2014

The Jostle Awards shine light on our amazing customers and their Jostle intranets. Every year, we ask for Nominations and hear incredible stories of how Jostle helps transform and engage organizations across the globe.

Congratulations to the 2014 Winners

Most Creative Launch

Many customers have brought cleverness to their Jostle launch. This award recognizes those memorable experiences.

Winner

Omicron Canada Inc.

Omicron won for Most Creative Launch because of their awesome launch party. Their community open house ended with a flash mob complete with custom soundtrack, ‘Call me Maybe’ became ‘Jostle it Baby!’ danced by their launch team. We were speechless.

“Jostle has made a significant impact on our employee communication and sharing, and has really helped us build an Omicron community.”

Courtney McKissock Courtney McKissock Human Resources, Omicron
Omicron Canada Inc.

Great assets produced by Omicron to launch Jostle and help build their internal community.

Strongest IT-Comms Partnership

When strategic IT and Communications leaders work together, everybody wins. This award celebrates the power of this collaboration.

Winner

City of Waterloo

During their Jostle launch period, City of Waterloo worked to build inclusive outreach and training activities across their IT and Communications teams to communicate their new intranet was something for all to share.

“When we hear staff saying “We’re going to Jostle that” you get excited. I didn’t tell them to use it, they’re just using it. It makes us happy when we see that adoption taking place.”

Megan Harris Megan Harris Director, Communications, City of Waterloo

City of Waterloo’s video Valentine to their team.

Technology Leadership

At its best, IT is constantly creating opportunity for the business. This award acknowledges the critical role that great IT leadership plays.

Winner

Charter Construction

IT stepped up, kept the focus and vision clear and made it happen.

“The first step was to create a short, but informative video that highlighted many of Jostle’s easy to use features. We knew from the beginning that in order to get our employees to use something new and exciting, we literally had to walk them through the entire process.”

Phil Greene IT Manager, Charter Construction

An outstanding resource produced by the IT Tech staff at Charter Construction.

Biggest Cultural Turnaround

Most of our customers are ambitious. Some have overcome real obstacles and adversity to achieve a vibrant culture with an engaged workforce. Here we celebrate the year’s biggest cultural turnaround.

Winner

Cottsway Housing Association

Cottsway recovered from financial disaster by winning back the respect of their team. They were brave, bold, and stood by their principals.

“We got our mojo back. Thanks Jostle.”

Lisa Hughes Director of Change & Transformation, Cottsway Housing Association

How Jostle helped Cottsway’s leadership engage their staff.

Winner

Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc.

Houlihan's went from disorganized communications and sagging sales to a connected and growing company. They came together, and now they’re better than ever.

“This is the best our Company has been running in my entire 13 years here.”

Robert Hartnett Robert Hartnett CEO, Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc.
Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc.

Organized and effective communications strategy rolled out in Houlihan’s’ NEWS.

Executive Engagement

Recognizing great leaders who recognize the value of an engaged workforce.

Winner

Maxxium UK

Maxxium's leadership has a strong sense of their cultural values - partnership, delivery, and entrepreneurship - and they are committed to sharing them every day.

“The introduction of Jostle into our business was seamless and exemplified our cultural values: partnership, delivery, and entrepreneurship.”

Jim Grierson Sales Director, Maxxium UK
Maxxium UK

Maxxium’s leadership was active posting NEWS Articles to engage their workforce.

Coolest Launch Asset

We’ve seen it all. Everything from movie trailers, cookies, posters, goodie bags, travel mugs, dance videos, and Jostle jelly beans. This award gives a shout-out to the best launch asset of the year.

Winner

Focus Financial Partners

An epic movie trailer generated buzz for their launch. And the result...over 95% adoption in month one.

Focus Financial Partners

Screenshot from Focus Financial Partners launch trailer.

Fastest Rollout

Frequently we have a need for speed. This award celebrates organizations who did things right while deploying very fast indeed.

Winner

Western Digital

Western Digital set a very high bar here, rolling out to their new intranet to 30 locations in record time. Oh yes, they did it.

Western Digital

Countries Western Digital united with Jostle in record time.

Highest/Most Consistent Engagement

This award acknowledges customers with the highest consistent level of participation by their users. These customers achieved 80-90% engagement every week for more than 20 weeks.

Winner

The Onion

Breathtaking...over 98% engagement per month in 2014. Take that traditional intranets.

The Onion

The Jostle Ambassador Award

We’re privileged to have so many individuals who work tirelessly and enthusiastically to introduce and promote Jostle in workplaces everywhere. This award goes to the person most passionate about flying the Jostle flag.

Winner

Plexxus

Our honorary Jostler, Amanda Connolly. Her passion for what we do inspires us and others.

“I've been proud to watch this tool grow, change, and shape the way we communicate and share knowledge at Plexxus.”

Amanda Connolly Communications Manager, Plexxus
Plexxus

Amanda Connolly poses with her Jostle Ambassador Award.

Speed of Adoption

This award calls out a customer that achieved over 90% engagement in week one. And for each of the following 20 weeks.

Winner

Connect Wireless

Achieved over 90% engagement in week one. And for each of the following 20 weeks.

“What we want to accomplish is a company culture.”

Michelle Winn Michelle Winn Director of Operations, Connect Wireless
Connect Wireless

A wide variety of engaging content to be found the Connect Wireless NEWS.

Vibrant Culture

For the most stunningly visual culture lived out loud with an intranet that celebrates their people, reflecting their knowledge and values.

Winner

Pure Resourcing Solutions

Pure Resourcing Solutions

The team at Pure Resourcing Solutions with their trophy and Jostle Awards t-shirts.

Governance Champions

Governance can be magnificent, demonstrated by remarkable onboarding materials and guiding people to a more connected culture. This customer was the shining star of governance in 2014.

Winner

Kelowna Flightcraft

“In 2 months, we developed Jostle ‘KF style’ and signed up 1,000 employees divided over 12 locations.”

Susan van Unen HR Supervisor, Kelowna Flightcraft
Kelowna Flightcraft

Events like these helped the team at Kelowna Flightcraft get their intranet rockin’!