Key features

These features and services are fully integrated across the platform. No code. No templates. No widgets. Nothing to build, ever.

Search

Our search function is extremely powerful because it finds everything across our entire platform. Search quickly finds documents, people, teams, news items, events, and more.

Calls

Voice or video calls with your colleagues, in a click.

JostleTV

Your intranet streaming live to large screen TVs in break rooms, cafeterias, and open office spaces.

Branding

Add your logo and colors to maximize how your brand shines through your intranet, including on your phone and in email notifications.

Digest

This is a weekly email digest that is tailored to each person, depending on their team, location, etc. This can be turned off organization wide.

Languages

Our user interface supports many popular languages, including English, Danish, French, and German with more being added soon.


News

The go-to place for what’s happening in your organization. It’s easy to create articles, polls, photo albums, job postings, and more. There’s no coding or HTML required. NEWS items can be targeted at specific audiences, such as a location or division.

Custom article types

You can define up to ten custom NEWS item types, such as “CEO blog” or “New employee”. Each gets its own label that users use to filter.

Polls

Use image or text-based polls to get feedback from employees or teams.

Reporters

Designate people from around your organization to share stories of your culture and values in action.

Control publishing rights

You can create groups of people, each with specific rights to publish to NEWS. For example, you could set up a group who could only publish to your London location.

Targeted content

Use our List Selector to target content to locations, teams, divisions, or combinations such as “Manufacturing in China”.

Sign off

Activate our sign off feature to get users to confirm they’ve read and understood an article. Admins can track the status of who has confirmed.


Activity

A single feed of short updates. Activity is the pulse of your organization. It’s made up of short posts, shout-outs, job anniversaries, and more that are visible to everyone in your organization. Post updates from your computer or phone.

Updates

Use these 175-character posts to update everyone on everything from project news to office updates. You can attach images or GIFs, and others can like or reply.

Peer-to-peer recognition

Use shout-outs in Activity to quickly recognize people and teams. These can be tied to your own organizational values.

Peer-to-peer bonuses

If you choose to enable our Bonusly integration, individuals can add micro-bonuses to their shout-outs.

Work anniversaries and birthdays

These are automatically generated and announced in Activity. They’re optional and can be turned off.

Twitter

You can integrate your company’s Twitter account, so any public Tweets are republished in Activity. Employees can re-Tweet via their personal Twitter account.

Governance

If you wish, you can restrict who can post to Activity.


Events

A place to coordinate and promote company gatherings. EVENTS provides an overall calendar, where each event has a page that can include photos and comments. Events can be targeted at specific groups or everyone.

Promote events

Event creators can include photos, videos, and attachments, and provide a place for people to comment and like.

Target exact groups

When creating an event, quickly invite everyone from a team, division, or location with our List Selector. You can also invite combinations like “all sales people in the US”.

Create private and open events

Events can be targeted at a specific group or open to everyone in an organization. They can also be private, so they’re only seen by invitees, or visible to everyone.

Add to your personal calendar

In a click, people can add any event to their Google, Apple, or Outlook calendar.

Track RSVPs

Event invitees can RSVP Yes, No, or Maybe. Event creators can download a spreadsheet with an attendee list that shows the RSVP status of invitees.

Schedule in advance

Event announcements can be prepared in advance and set to auto-publish at a specified time.


Discussions

Full-featured instant messaging. Strictly private within your organization, DISCUSSIONS provides confidential one-to-one conversations, gets team communications out of email, and facilitates meaningful company-wide discussions.

Powerful selection of participants

Our List Selector makes it easy to invite exactly the right people to a discussion. That could be a single person, a team, everyone at a specific location, or all employees.

Private or discoverable

Discussions can be strictly private to the people invited, or they can be open so that anyone in the organization can find and join them.

Dynamic audiences

If you have a discussion with your Sales team in Europe, the audience is dynamic. When a new person joins this team, they’re automatically added and see the history.

Organize by topic

Each user can organize their discussions into categories that meet their needs.

Attach files

Share files, photos, videos, and GIFs within a discussion.

@mention notifications

Alert a particular person or team in a discussion with @mentions. Or ping everyone the discussion is visible to via @all.


People

A visual employee directory. PEOPLE mimics a traditional “photowall” of all your employees. You can use it to quickly find a person, role, or skill within your company, or everyone at a particular location.

Photo or card view

Users can choose how they view the PEOPLE photo wall. By profile photo or by cards (which provide information, like a business card).

Rich profiles

Behind PEOPLE is a detailed profile for each user. This employee data can be synced with Active Directory, Google Contact Profile, and HRIS systems. Learn more...

Connect fast

Once you find the person you’re looking for, you can view their profile, Direct Message them, or learn more about the teams they’re on.

Search

You can find anyone by searching for their name, nickname, phonetic spelling of their name, role, phone number, or any of the content in their profile.

Filter

Find a specific person or group of people by filtering their division, team, location, or custom filters that you’ve created for your company.

Skills

If you need to find someone with a certain skill in your business, such as a French speaker or a videographer, you can search for that in PEOPLE.


Library

Find key documents, policies, and videos. LIBRARY makes it easy for subject matter owners to maintain their content without needing help from an IT expert. LIBRARY content can be found via Jostle’s platform-wide search. Files and videos can be viewed in situ.

Content ownership

Each LIBRARY volume is controlled by an identified person or team of people (the “Librarians”). This ensures clear content ownership.

Simple access control

LIBRARY volumes can be open to all employees or locked down to a specific group. Even the system administrator can’t see into restricted volumes.

Prevent downloading

Volumes can be set to prevent the downloading of files they contain.

Linked content

LIBRARY can host links that take users to external content, such as your old SharePoint site or an electronic form. Add descriptions to help these be found via search.

Recommended reading

Content owners can guide users to must-read information by adding a red “Recommended” banner to the file.

My Favorites

Users can make a shortlist of the files, forms, and other content that you want to access quickly.


Teams

A dynamic visual org chart. TEAMS provides interactive org charts that can represent hierarchical, matrixed, or flat structures, including projects, committees, and “communities of practice”. You can also import structures from HRIS or Active Directory.

Simple creation of online org charts

Our built-in, drag-and-drop editor makes it easy to build and maintain organization structures. Designate who can do this, org chart by org chart.

Navigate your organization

Users can “surf” their organization to explore who’s doing what. You can view the structure of a specific team or the extended org structures.

Connect fast to teams and people

Once you spot a team or person of interest, you can quickly start a discussion, send an email, give a shout-out, or view their profile.

Add-yourself teams

Create teams where employees can add (or remove) themselves to a team. Use this to manage groups like running clubs, charity volunteers, and more.

Matrix structures

Org chart structures support “dotted line” reporting. This makes complex matrix reporting structures clear.

Org units

Org units always includes everyone reporting up to a specific position in an org chart. Use these to designate departments and divisions.


Classifieds

A place for employees to offer, sell, or exchange things. CLASSIFIEDS can also be renamed and repurposed for things, like shift trading or employee discounts. Or the view can be turned off.

Post items offered

Use CLASSIFIEDS to offer an item, or let people know you’re looking for an item. Tag these “For sale” or “Wanted”.

Terms

Provide a description and images of the item.

Expiration date

Give each Classified posting an expiration date.

Target content

Make the advertisement available to all, or target it to a certain group.

Like and comments

You can allow comments and likes on your advertisement.

Governance

Administrators can see all CLASSIFIEDS postings and have the ability to edit or delete them.


Profiles

Profiles tell you everything you need to know about people and teams. This includes where they’re situated in the company and all their contact information. You can also view their interests, photos, content, skills, etc.

Comprehensive profiles

Employees can add in the different ways to contact them, and details of the different locations they work from. All this can be synced to/from other systems.

Employee managed profile fields

Your System Administrator sets up which profile fields employees can maintain, and which are locked down.

Privacy settings

Employees decide who gets to see profile fields they enter: everyone in the organization, only people on teams with them, or only System Administrators.

Personal email privacy

System Administrators can set up accounts where the primary email address is hidden. Use this to set up accounts with personal email accounts that cannot be shared.

Sync to/from Google

Google integrated customers can provision and invite users, and import or sync employee data/photos to or from their Google domain.

Auto-tagging

Everything is auto-tagged so it can be found via search.


List Selector

Our powerful List Selector allows you to quickly dial up specific combinations of people to create an exact target audience.

Targeting selector

You can then reach that exact audience, in NEWS, EVENTS, DISCUSSIONS, or LIBRARY. And it’s dynamic—when a new person is hired, they’ll automatically see everything they need.

Notifications

Jostle notifications alert users to things they need to see without creating unnecessary noise:

Notifications
  • Red dots, in platform, guide users to new content.
  • Email, browser, and mobile notifications that can be user optimized.
  • Mandatory notifications for must-read content.