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Kerzner Group launches Unily's iKonnect app for enhanced staff communication
Tue, 13th Feb 2024

Kerzner Group, the international developer and operator of destination resorts, has launched iKonnect, Unily's new mobile-first experience app. The app is designed for easy use at over 15,000 workplaces, in an attempt to improve internal company communications, especially regarding members staff who don’t typically operate a computer in their day-to-day work.

Unily, the renowned employee experience platform, came up with the iKonnect app to hasten its innovative offerings for workplace communication. The situation at Kerzner, where nearly 70% of its mammoth workforce are frontline workers lacking computer access, presented a substantial challenge to effective internal communication. Unily's new mobile-first app has been built to bridge that gap and enhance employee engagement at all levels.

Paired with dynamic features, such as automatic language translation and a global search tool, iKonnect aims at providing personalised employee experiences, focusing on improving resource accessibility and productivity. CEO of Kerzner International, Philippe Zuber, outlined, "At Kerzner, we are continuously innovating to meet and exceed not only our guests expectations but also our colleagues' expectations. It's no coincidence that the advancements we have seen in our colleagues' emotional engagement have happened in parallel with the evolution of our digital employee experience platform and our partnership with Unily."

With the implementation of Unily's iKonnect solution, Kerzner has revolutionised its communication landscape, transforming it into a dynamic, personalized platform. Its features are powered by AI, enabling quick navigation through company repositories and providing workforce-specific information, eradicating the barriers to effective communication and enhancing company culture.

The impact of the new mobile-first solution has been significant, as Chris Ciauri, CEO of Unily, explains: "We are incredibly proud of our partnership with Kerzner. Our powerful mobile-first platform enables one of the biggest luxury resort operators to unite, inform, and support its predominantly frontline workforce. We’re excited to be a part of Kerzner’s journey in architecting a workplace experience that is dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing the best talent that allows them to remain at the top of their game."

The introduction of iKonnect seems to have been well received with over 70% of employees already adopting the new system, giving real-time access to crucial company updates and knowledge, right from their mobile devices. The improved internal communications system is an important steps towards guaranteeing frontline workers are well-informed, supported, and connected, regardless of their location.

Unily is a employee experience platform used by enterprises with their employees, and is positioned by Gartner as a Leader in its 2023 Magic Quadrant for Intranet Packaged Solutions. Enterprises around the globe, including CVS Health, Johnson & Johnson, The Estee Lauder Companies, Shell, Wipro, and many more rely on Unily's AI-enhanced SaaS technology to transform their employee engagement and alignment effectively and create exceptional employee experiences.