Five Guys chooses Oak Engage to connect their workforce during the pandemic
Intranet pioneers, Oak Engage have joined forces with the fastest growing burger restaurant in the world, Five Guys, to meet the engagement needs of their workforce throughout the UK, France, Germany and Spain.
The Newcastle-based company enables businesses to engage and connect their people through its mobile app and SaaS (Software as a Service) platform. The cloud-based, next-generation platform provides a range of internal communications tools that integrate seamlessly with office applications, helping improve productivity.
Five Guys relied on traditional methods of internal communications but as a result of COVID-19, they needed a more effective solution to connect their large deskless workforce and promote a positive workplace culture.
Oak offers a fully personalised, innovative service and Five Guy’s brand identity was represented throughout with the iconic red and white colours and a very fitting name for their app, ‘Chatty Patty’.
Chris Raaff, Head of Recruitment and Internal Communications at Five Guys said: “We launched Oak to the entire Five Guys workforce in the middle of the pandemic, and it's been a game-changer in the way we communicate and engage with our people.”
“We don’t know what we would have done during 2020 if we didn’t have Oak. Just about every single restaurant said that Chatty Patty was such a lifeline to them and reassured them that the business was going to survive and that they were going to be kept safe.”
“Oak is almost addictive. It feels like a window into our restaurants. We’re celebrating promotions, we’re celebrating new hires to the business and that gives us confidence that our teams feel good.”
Bastian Bauermeister, Communications Manager - UK at Five Guys said: “Oak provided a well-rounded app that did a bit of everything and we thought that was perfect for us. Whatever we’ve asked for from Oak we’ve absolutely received and that’s hugely reassuring.”
Will Murray, CEO at Oak Engage said: “We understand just how important it is for businesses to stay connected with their employees, especially during the pandemic, so we’re delighted to be able to support Five Guys during this transition, offering a streamlined process and giving them the tools they need to engage their workforce.
“Oak is revolutionising the digital workplace, and enabled Five Guys to boost employee engagement, promote employee wellbeing and connect their stores through one app, which 99% of users are now accessing on their mobile device!
“In such a short space of time, Chatty Patty has brought the Five Guy's community closer than they could have ever imagined and we will continue to support them to make sure they’re getting the most out of the platform and in turn making their workforce happier and more productive.”
Oak Engage helps businesses connect with their people and as well as Five Guys, works with some of the biggest brands in the world, including Aldi, Halfords and ITV.
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About Oak Engage
Oak Engage has been helping employers engage and connect with their employees for nearly 25 years. Working with some of the world’s biggest brands including Aldi, Five Guys and ITV to name a few, Oak helps their customers connect teams, engage their people and work better together through its mobile app and SaaS (Software as a Service) platform on the cloud. As a result, Oak have become Intranet Software experts and thought leaders within the Internal Comms industry. This success has been achieved by listening to their customers, taking their feedback, ideas and suggestions and developing applications that provide genuine value within the Digital Workspace.
Oak’s executive team and board is highly experienced and comprises of serial entrepreneurs from both the SaaS world and Intranet sectors.
Originally, Oak’s solutions were ‘on-premise’, giving them many years experience creating bespoke internal communications solutions. However for the last seven years Oak has been truly innovating and putting all of their effort into developing a SaaS solution, from the ground up, to be a true next-generation intranet and engagement platform.