The home page for KNET was the most important. A good useful homepage, created user buy in. Ours featured a clock in/out button. Really, the most buy in we could offer. While users were there, they also saw a slideshow with relevant and important corporate messages. Also very useful and highly used, were the quick link panel and the employee directory. Everything you need.. plus a twitter feed.
I created the Knet name and logo. It was chosen by vote from the executives, from several options. KNET stands for the Kuni Network. The 15 triangles represent the 15 luxury car dealerships Kuni Automotive owned and operated. Spread out amongst the US, we were all parts of one bigger company, connected virtually, through KNET.
Each main department within the company had its own web page. It either described the department and the people who worked within it, or if offered links that users could interact with. For the HR department, users could find policies, programs and benefit information as well as find a photograph and the contact info of their HR representative in their region.
I worked closely with managers and end users to create the most helpful resources on each page. I also delegated a page representative for each department, to check in and make sure the information was the most helpful and up to date as possible.
Each button above led to a program page. The Kuni Active program, shown below, was a company wide program promoting health and wellness. I had the opportunity to create a logo for this program as well.
The Operations page is another example of a department page:
Each physical location, be it a dealership, auto body shop, or the corporate office, had its own page. The purpose being, that each location could share its own pertinent news to its employees.
For example, employees of the garage page pictured below, could find out when the next bbq would be, or information on the upcoming paint night, or see photographs of weddings and new babies. The rotating banner at the top might inform them it’s time to donate for the canned food drive, or new parking lot rules.
This drop down menu shows all locations. If you wanted to see what was going on at another dealership, you could check it out from here.
Different from the employee directory, the following pages were created to help you quickly get an overview of the management. There were sections for senior management and executives. Each employee had a mini bio, describing their career as well as their first car. It is a fun way to put faces to names of those we interact with via e-mail everyday.
This project took place over two years. While extremely difficult at times, it was one of the most rewarding projects from my time at Kuni Automotive.