Detroit’s Sift Offers Digital Employee Directory to Improve Remote Workplace Communications

Sift in Detroit, which operates a digital employee directory and is part of the Rock Family of Cos., today announced it is offering its enterprise software for free to businesses adapting to remote workplaces amid COVID-19.
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Sift is offering its employee directory software for free to businesses operating remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. // Image courtesy of Sift

Sift in Detroit, which operates a digital employee directory and is part of the Rock Family of Cos., today announced it is offering its enterprise software for free to businesses adapting to remote workplaces amid COVID-19.

The Detroit-based workplace collaboration company is launching the “Work Together, Apart” program with an extended six-month free trial.

Sift work to keep workforces connected as they work remotely with a streamlined people search, profiles, and integrations with enterprise communication tools. With the offering, Sift hopes to make it easier for organizations of all kinds to rapidly respond to external pressures by allowing the right team members to find, connect, and work with one another quickly.

“As millions of workers shift from their corporate offices to their home offices, it’s vital that they still be able to find each other,” says Sean Jackson, co-founder and president of Sift. “We founded Sift to ensure that people can stay connected and understand the mix of skills, experiences, and interests that make each of their colleagues unique. We’re sharing our modern people directory platform at no cost with any organization seeking to ensure their workforces can stay connected during these times where we need each other more than ever.”

Sift provides a key complement to digital communication systems by ensuring that colleagues can find and connect with the right individuals in their organization, and go beyond their job titles to understand the people they are working with.

Microsoft alone has seen a spike of 775 percent in its cloud services in the last month, and global use of Slack has risen nearly 500 percent​ since the beginning of the year. Sift integrates directly to act as the modern people search and directory for these and other popular collaboration tools.

“In early March, we rapidly moved almost all of our 20,000 person workforce to work-from-home. Not only have we been able to both protect our team members and help flatten the curve in the communities where we work, but we also experienced an increase in productivity during an incredibly busy and challenging time for our business.” says Bob Walters, president and COO of Quicken Loans. “Without innovative tools like Sift and Microsoft Teams, it’s unlikely we would have been able to adapt and collaborate so quickly.”

Organizations interested in the “Work Together, Apart” program should register by May 29th for six free months of Sift. To learn more, visit here​.

Sift integrates with existing HR data systems, collects additional information from team members and LinkedIn, and works as a stand-alone solution or embeds seamlessly into a company’s intranet. To learn more, visit ​www.justsift.com​.

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