1. What is OrtusX?
OrtusX or Ortus Employee Experience is a new offering, empowering companies to create communities within their organisation built on trust. We decided to help other companies with employee engagement because our own struggles and successes taught us that the culture must be people-centric to create an engaged company. In this era of virtual or hybrid work environments, we believe it should be every company’s priority to focus on the employee experience and ensure each member of the team feels valued as an individual.
“In this era of virtual or hybrid work environments, we believe it should be every company’s priority to focus on the employee experience and ensure each member of the team feels valued as an individual.”
2. How did the idea come up?
The Ortus Club runs executive events for various B2B firms around the world. We are experts in reaching out to the right people, ensuring their attendance, and, most importantly, keeping them engaged throughout our events.
These past couple of years have been very exciting for us as our clients’ demand led to our team doubling in size. This opened up a whole new set of challenges and opportunities for our HR team to learn more and experiment with employee experience strategies. We tried it all and ultimately cracked the formula (though it has a constant learning curve). Sharing our experience with our network, we realised how unique our efforts were and thought many companies out there could use our strategies. So, here we are!
3. How did you end up working on OrtusX?
Although I’m a client director, whereby I am responsible for managing our clients at The Ortus Club, I have always been very passionate about employee experience. I am part of various communities, workshop agencies, and creative initiatives outside of my professional life, so I started passing some ideas to our HR department. Before I knew it, I was running part of our employee experience and was able to impact and shape our company culture first-hand. As we were brainstorming new concepts for 2022, this was a very natural new direction for us.
4. What type of companies would this service be for?
Though any company can benefit from our employee experience service, we believe our value can really shine with large companies struggling to maintain that ‘small team’ culture. For example, we are currently working with Celigo, a software company in Europe, and Viber, a telecommunications firm in Southeast Asia.
5. Why should companies engage with OrtusX rather than run it themselves?
Our ultimate goal is to empower companies to run these engagements themselves. We are constantly inspired by firms that are doing employee experience really well. But some others could use a creative push, and that’s where we come in. We want to help companies get started and
support them in creating a plan that best suits their teams and their HR goals. When people say ‘employee experience’, many tend to think of fun activities, but it’s not just that. What OrtusX provides extends from ensuring your company messaging is aligned down to post-event consultation, how we can take steps moving forward, all the way to creating a community that continues to enhance its own employee experience.
6. What’s the most exciting part of this project to you?
The most exciting part of this project is being able to craft something different for each client. As our events are bespoke, we take pride in ensuring that the objectives of the people we work with are embedded in every aspect of the event. So, there is always something different. And having our team brainstorm ideas and see them come to life is fulfilling. This just goes to show how something small that one is passionate about can go to greater lengths!