Bouygues Construction | Elium

Implementing social workflows within global HR at Bouygues

As a global player in construction and services, Bouygues Construction designs, builds and operates public and private buildings, transport infrastructures, energy and communications networks. 

Being a leader in the sustainable construction sector, the Group has a long-term commitment to helping its customers shape a better life.




Knowledge Base


206 million euros





The challenge

Back in 2013, the HR department’s mission was to ensure greater proximity to the collaborators, the business partners and to their demands through increased communication. They needed a central collaboration platform where the content delivery takes place. 

Enabling collaborators to share knowledge helps them to collaboratively work worldwide, be mobile, develop skills and make knowledge more sustainable.

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Why us?

The HR team of Bouygues Construction needed a centralized collaboration platform to support bigger social workflows, share key HR resources and make knowledge sustainable.

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A user-friendly interface

The platform is easy to use, modern and responsive which favours information sharing.


An easily adaptable structure for evolving needs

The project team has full autonomy over the platform offering a structured environment, which adapts as the company’s needs of multilinguism expand.

Fluid communication flows

Elium is a flexible platform used to be informed of HR news and ask for reactions. There is now a circular information flow between HR staff members and the collaborators.

Quick access to information

Collaborators can now access resources anywhere at anytime in their own langages. Thanks to the tagging system, they have a standardized taxonomy to search documents.

What were the results?

There were improvements across the organisation, including:

Enhanced HR document access

By importing the whole procedures, policies and news, the platform reduces time to access key HR documents.

Breakdown silos between collaborators

Elium offers more visibility on HR experts and transparency through collaborative discussions. This increases peer-to-peer recognition.

Increased collaboration

Thanks to Elium, collaborators are more proactive. They create project spaces and communities where they can exchange, interact and collaborate with ease.

Accelerate dematerialization

The platform reduced the printing and storage costs. It also allows them to organise fully-digital HR committees.

How do we make it a success?

Thanks to our well-established approach over the years, the implementation of a platform is generally a quick process. Our customer success team is reactive in response to their tight deadlines, and have the platform up and running in just a few weeks.

Kick off with the project team
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Define initial parameters
Train project team
Challenge their needs to build the right structure
Set up architecture
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Train key contributors
Feed the platform with high value content
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Their platform

We created the Elium platform for Bouygues Construction, working with them to create four main types of spaces for their collaborators.

HR Procedures

In these spaces, collaborators can find all procedures related to HR topics such as: compensation and benefits, staff administration, payroll, etc.

HR News

In these spaces they share information about the HR sector’s life, trends and discuss more informally about the profession.


Collaborators can create temporary project spaces accross the organization.


Here, collaborators can share interesting articles and discuss HR topics such as career and mobility, temporary work, diversity and more.

Elium was victim of its
own success at Bouygues
Construction; due to its
appealing design, getting
our colleagues in the HR
Department onboard was
an easy task.



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