WHAT HUDBAY WANTED
An easy to use intranet site
WHY HUDBAY WENT GOOGLE
Flexible, easy to use, and intuitive
An intranet site that saves employee time
A Spanish intranet as well for their South America offices
Fast employee buy-in and positive feedback
Founded in 1927 as Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co., Limited, Hudbay is a Canadian integrated mining company with operations, development properties and exploration activities, primarily across the Americas. The company is focused on the discovery, production and marketing of base and precious metals. Hudbay is committed to producing strong investor returns and creating better futures for communities and employees by finding, building and operating successful mines.
“Agosto is a delight to work with. Everyone was open about what the project would take, and I never worried about scope creep. Agosto has been supportive of the fact that no one on our team is particularly tech savvy.”
Scott Brubacher, Director Corporate Communications, Hudbay Minerals
Google Sites offers an economical solution, which was attractive to Scott. “I told the Agosto team that we wanted a cost-effective solution that looked good and supported flexibility, functionality, and creativity,” said Scott. “People everywhere, including those on our team, have a limited amount of time. We needed an intranet that has content that’s easy to access and to absorb. We needed a filing cabinet for different kinds of content, and a resource center that acts as a common access point for employees to get to files and information quickly.”
Agosto presented the Hudbay intranet site, which Hudbay also translates into a Spanish language site for the Hudbay teams in South America.
“Agosto has been supportive of the fact that no one on our team is particularly tech savvy,” said Scott. “They have helped us to create an intranet that people regard as bright, visual, and straightforward to navigate. Also, the site creates no barriers. The Spanish language translation site is great, but in analytics we see that we get as many hits to the English site as to the Spanish version, and we’re wondering if the intranet is acting as a way to boost English language learning, too.”
Scott summed up his feelings about the site, and about working with Google Sites in general. “We don’t work in Google Docs exclusively,” said Scott. “Some people on our team are using Windows, too. But once you master Google Sites, it’s really simple. There’s a simple login and intuitive tools, and the build was great. Agosto has been responsive to our requests and we’re glad we went this direction.”