30 August 2019

Slater & Gordon builds communication capacity

Australian and the UK firm partners with Unily to launch their digital workplace and improve communication, a first in the legal space for the digital provider.

Digital workplace provider Unily has been chosen to deliver a major new workplace solution for Slater & Gordon. The teams are collaborating to ensure Slater & Gordon’s new digital workplace streamlines communication, improves productivity and creates a homogenous culture across their offices.

“Perfect match”

Unily says the partnership was a perfect match, as their product complemented Office 365 and brought the suite together using the Unily interface, noting that digital workplace platforms as the ‘next generation’ of intranet-based communication tools. Slater & Gordon are the first legal services client for Unily, who are one of Britain’s fastest-growing independent tech businesses. Founded in 2005 Unily has been responsible for developing digital workplace platforms for brands such as British Airways, McDonalds, Hershey Chocolate and L’Oréal. It currently employs 130 people across the UK, America, Australia and the Middle East. Lauren Parker, Unily’s digital workplace consultant, said “The Unily platform will be instrumental in improving the way Slater & Gordon are able to communicate, collaborate and share information across their business. Working with such a forward-thinking company means that we will work closely to provide an innovative technological solution that will benefit every employee.”

“Communication is fundamental”

Alicia Alinia, chief people officer at Slater & Gordon, said “Communication is fundamental to our success as a business and by adopting new technologies like this it enables everyone to work smarter and provides efficiencies which will ultimately benefit all our people, colleagues and customers.” She explained, “Unily’s bespoke platform allows our staff to embrace agile working environments where they can safely access all the information and data they need and collaborate with colleagues all over the country’” adding “we can truly revolutionize how our people provide legal services.” Unily’s personalized platforms operate on a personal and individual level, where team members can interact through email, video and social media while the platform can also be used as a tool for company-wide communications. These communication tools help to reduce user’s time to relevant information and functionality while improving engagement and consumption of corporate and external messaging. Unily says this potential to unlock peer to peer communication is what is most prized by their clients.