Nurturing Employee Success From Development to Coaching with uMap™


Case Study

Company:

Axios HR


Size:

50-100 employees


Industry:

Professional Services


Using uMap™ for:

  • Onboarding
  • Employee Engagement
  • Performance Management

“It provides a quarterly cadence and accountability for managers. In the past, we were frequently seeing comments on employee surveys that they didn’t have a conversation with their manager. Now we can hold both manager and employee accountable to that conversation…

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Culture Leader:

Katie Breuker

director of client transition

Axios HR delivers personalized employment solutions to Michigan organizations and is the third largest privately owned company in West Michigan. They value strong partnerships and credit their commitment to building trust as the driver of their success.

As an employee-owned organization, the commitment to their people shapes the employee experience and places the wellbeing of their team members at the forefront. That’s where uMap™ comes in. Katie Breuker, Director of Client Transition at Axios HR, wanted to go deeper in their efforts to nurture employee success. They sought out uMap™ to help with onboarding, improved engagement, and performance management.

Engagement with uMap™

“It provides a quarterly cadence and accountability for managers. In the past, we were frequently seeing comments on employee surveys that they didn’t have a conversation with their manager. Now we can hold both manager and employee accountable to that conversation. I think the analytics have improved support for our employees. I’ve also seen team members use it for little gift ideas.”

As for their ongoing experience, Katie finds it simple to use and easy to adapt to their needs. She says, “We’ve had it for a couple of years, so it has taken on different forms as we get new staff and managers. It continues to be a fun way to engage with teammates and I’m excited about the customization options to make it fit our culture even more.”

“It taps into an employees’ creative side that we don’t always get to see in the workplace. We also use it in our quarterly new hire orientation to connect with each other across the company. It’s a fun way to get to know about your coworkers.”

When asked why uMap™ stands out, Katie appreciates the brain-science that supports the methodology behind the platform as what keeps it interesting and engaging for their teams. “It taps into an employees’ creative side that we don’t always get to see in the workplace. We also use it in our quarterly new hire orientation to connect with each other across the company. It’s a fun way to get to know about your coworkers.”

Performance with uMap™

“The coaching piece has made all the difference for us.”

Supporting their employees’ development plans is a commitment Axios HR has made to their culture, and using the coaching piece, Thrive365™, has made all the difference. They’re enjoying the cadence Thrive365™ encourages and their managers are having better, more timely, conversations as a result. “The coaching piece has made all the difference for us.”