Stagecoach awarded twice for staff app

Stagecoach has collected two international awards for its employee app, powered by UK-based Blink.

The company introduced its mobile and desktop app for all bus and rail employees in 2018.

Now almost 20,000 staff are using the app to find out company news, message colleagues and access training and policies.

Stagecoach says Blink has saved it printing and paper costs through digitising paper reports.

As a result, it won a Gold award at the 2019 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards by Step Two in Australia.

It also received the Award for Enabling the Frontline at the 2019 Digital Workplace Awards in Chicago, in recognition that Blink is part of its commitment to further improve employee engagement.

Stagecoach Director of Technology and Change, Lesley Ashman, says: “We’ve worked hard with the Blink team to deliver the platform to thousands of our employees in a relatively short space of time so we’re really pleased to receive these awards.

“Blink has helped increase the level of employee engagement across the business, and is a valuable internal communications tool that we look forward to using even more comprehensively in the future.

“We are very proud of our employees across all age groups who made it possible for us to win these awards by embracing new technology and becoming internal communicators via Blink.”