Once they launched Fuel50 to the wider organization, Kaitlyn and the team were blown away by the excitement and engagement from employees across the business. Finally, people at Smartsheet had the transparency and visibility they needed to explore future career paths within the organization and take actionable steps toward their personal growth and development. “It’s been really, really awesome to see all the engagement from our employees about Fuel50.” – Sarah Chung, Talent Management Partner
The team at Smartsheet are embedding the use of Fuel50 in all their onboarding processes, leadership trainings, employee courses, and performance materials so that employees can continuously see the benefit and value of the platform. “It’s not just a one-time check box, it really is going to be ingrained in Smartsheet culture, which I think is fantastic.”
Fuel50’s Personalization Exercises have encouraged more meaningful conversations between leaders and employees, helping to uncover individual career engagers, values, and goals to enable leaders to better support their people. Smartsheet have also recognized that every employee learns differently, so they have included various modalities to ensure different types of learners are supported and encouraged to use the platform.
The appetite for mentorships has increased significantly across the business, with employees from different functions right across the globe now able to connect and create meaningful mentorships. For example, a mentor based in the US was matched with a mentee from Costa Rica, enabling a connection that would never have been formed if it wasn’t for Fuel50.
“I just think this is amazing. It's one of those relationships that never would have happened without Fuel50 creating that visibility and transparency in our organization. It’s just really, really fantastic.”– Sarah Chung, Talent Management Partner
With Fuel50, Smartsheet are now able to prioritize their Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to create a more inclusive workplace. Employees from all walks of life now have the opportunity to connect with people in various ERGs to create more deep and diverse connections. They are excited to see the continued impact this will have as they dive deeper into their Fuel50 journey.
“I’m an Asian woman and I'm in the women and gender minorities ERG. Now we are able to expand that pool of mentorships and I can say ‘Oh I want someone in women and gender minorities, but also in our Asian and Pacific Islander ERG, and Fuel50 allows me to find someone that has that intersectionality just like me, which is really special.” - Sarah Chung, Talent Management Partner
The goal has always been to create an equitable experience for every employee – and the team at Smartsheet have truly made an impact in that regard, ensuring that every employee has access to the same people and opportunities. Employees are now well-equipped to grow and develop at Smartsheet, while the organization is simultaneously building a motivated, engaged, and future-proofed workforce.