About Temple Emanu-El
Since 1872, Temple Emanu-El has played a significant role in the North Texas Jewish community. Being the first Jewish congregation in the region, their rich history dates back to almost the same time as Dallas itself. More than 2,500 families with diverse lifestyles and backgrounds are welcomed with open arms into our synagogue, where we help them find their path through prayer, learning, music and, most importantly, community.
Prior to implementing OneDirectory, Temple Emanu-El faced significant challenges in locating employee information and seeing who fit in where within the organization.
Without a digital employee directory solution, the process of searching for specific information on employees was tedious and time-consuming. They found it difficult to search for specific information on departments and staff without having the whole org chart presented. With OneDirectory, they were able to easily search for employees by name, department, or job title, making the process much quicker and more efficient.
“We found it difficult to search for specific information on departments and/or staff without having the whole org chart presented.” - Jake Stinson, Director of Technology at Temple Emanu-El.
- An employee directory tool that allowed employees to quickly find relevant information on their coworkers
Temple Emanu-El had trialed many other tools such as Creately and Functionly to manage their organizational structure and employee directory, but they found the OneDirectory interface to be the most user-friendly. OneDirectory’s search function made it easy to find employee information by typing in their name, email, department, skill, or location.
One of the most helpful aspects of OneDirectory was the ability to access employees’ full profiles. These detailed profiles contained essential employee information such as job duties, contact information, department, and more. The profiles also included sections for employees to input their skills to help colleagues and supervisors better understand their strengths and how they could be utilized within the organization. The detailed profiles made it easier for employees to get to know each other beyond surface-level information and helped teammates understand how they could best work together.
OneDirectory’s integration with Microsoft Office 365 was another key factor in its adoption at Temple Emanu-El. By pairing OneDirectory with Office 365, employees could access their colleagues’ contact information and easily start a chat within Microsoft Teams. This made it easy for Temple Emanu-El’s employees to collaborate and communicate with each other, especially when working from home or across different departments.
“We really like the interface with Microsoft Office 365 and how OneDirectory provides us with an easy-to-use search function.” - Jake Stinson, Director of Technology at Temple Emanu-El.
The implementation of OneDirectory at Temple Emanu-El has brought about many benefits for its employees.
One of these benefits includes the ease with which employees can locate fellow coworkers based on their department or location. This has made collaboration a considerably smoother process as employees no longer have to spend valuable time searching for the right coworker. Instead, they can quickly find their collaborators and reach out to them using platforms such as Microsoft Teams.
Overall, OneDirectory has proven to be an invaluable tool for Temple Emanu-El's workforce, streamlining the process of finding and working with colleagues.
1. Easy to locate relevant departments and staff
2. The seamless integration with Microsoft 365
3. Increase in employee collaboration and communication
OneDirectory has transformed the way that Temple Emanu-El searches for information about their coworkers.
The directory’s easy-to-use interface, integrated search functionality, and detailed employee profiles have made it simpler for staff to access essential employee information and work together more effectively.
- Easy-to-use digital employee directory software
- Streamlined process of finding key information of colleagues