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Portico Launches Online Directory to Boost Colleague Engagement for Clients

Portico Launches Online Directory to Boost Colleague Engagement for Clients
12 December 2022

Portico, the guest services company, has launched Portico Pulse to connect employees with local businesses that provide social activities.

With the aim of engaging employees with local social experiences, Portico Pulse is an online directory of more than 300 value-add experiences.

The platform consists of six categories: wellbeing, retail pop-ups, food & drink experiences, events and masterclasses, workplace games; and charity and community events. Actives range from gin-tasting classes, digital detox workshops, cooking, yoga or art classes, high street retail pop-ups, casino nights and more.


Encouraging Employees Back to the Workplace to Socialise


The custom-built directory was created in response to a growing number of clients looking for new ways to engage employees and encourage them back into the workplace. Harvard Business Review recently found that 84 per cent of workers would be motivated to go into the office if they could socialise with co-workers.

Available to Portico’s existing client base only, the guest service provider’s on-site front-of-house teams can manage Portico Pulse events and aid bookings and ticketing.

Portico Pulse was introduced to clients and prospects at 116 Pall Mall, home of the Institute of Directors in London. The theme was “festive winter wonderland” showcasing some of the Portico Pulse activities in action, including wreath making and wine tasting.

Oliver Hiner, Operations Director at Portico said: “Our investment in Portico Pulse is a direct response to our clients’ challenges of attracting their workforce back to the office, elevating recruitment and retention opportunities and facilitating colleague engagement.

“In collaboration with our tried and tested supplier partners, Portico Pulse brings the UK’s best corporate entertainment to our clients’ doorsteps, helping them ensure their corporate real estate remains a vibrant and exciting destination for colleagues and guests.

Collaborating with small local businesses, charities and social enterprises was particularly important to us to support them through the financial pinch of the cost-of-living crisis and rising energy costs.”

Picture: a photograph of some people bringing their drinks together in a celebratory way. Image Credit: Unsplash

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 12 December 2022


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