Legae Alumni Network
An exciting aspect of the website redesign we did for Legae was the creation of a customized Social Network for past and present employees of Legae. Inspired by Goldman Sachs who offers a similar service to employees, Legae CEO Lawrence Madzwara specifically requested the feature for the website. This is what Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein has to say about their Alumni Network site:
"Even after our people leave Goldman Sachs, they still identify with the firm and we want to foster that connection. We have a rich history and tradition, and we invest in it. Our alumni help us recruit. They participate in volunteer activities. They come back to speak to our people, and they do business with us. Not only does this help validate our culture, it provides a real, tangible value that transcends any single generation."
The social network will allow Legae Alumni to remain in contact long after they have moved from Legae, as well as enabling Legae to use the platform to improve the work environment for current employees, based on open, honest feedback from former employees. The Social Network is built on the excellent Ning platform, which allows for the rapid creation of a Facebook style community that is open only to Legae Alumni, ensuring privacy and exclusivity.
The home page of the Legae Alumni Network. The Facebook style layout lets people feel at ease right away.
A typical Profile page
The online chat feature allows Legae Alumni to reconnect and catch up with colleagues.