TESU (Thomas Edison State University) is a hybrid university, consisting of faculty who work both on campus and remotely. This dual work mode presented unique challenges for the HR department, especially when it came to organizing in-person headshots for the entire faculty. Coordinating everyone to be present on campus on the same day was logistically impossible, not to mention the time and cost considerations. Fortunately, a flexible and customizable solution was just a click away with Snapbar Studio.
TESU needed a streamlined, cost-effective solution that could provide consistent, professional headshots for online profiles and email signatures while regularly onboarding new hybrid faculty. The HR department, responsible for orienting new hires and managing current employees, found the Studio platform to be a flexible and scalable solution for getting the high-quality headshots needed for their staff of 200+ with 10-20 new hires regularly on the horizon.
Using Studio, TESU could easily provide a link for their faculty members to access the custom-branded Studio. From there, each faculty could capture their own quality headshot by following the provided tips and guidelines, while the platform handled the rest. The new headshots then automatically populated in their admin dashboard for moderation, coordination, downloading, and implementation.
TESU needed 3 unique outputs to use for email signatures and internal software profiles, which normally would take internal resources for editing, but now all happens automatically. Adopting Studio now means that no matter where their faculty is located or their schedule, they can capture consistent, quality headshots and give a face to their staff to help connect with their students.
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To date, TESU has captured over 100 headshots for their faculty members using Studio, with many more to come. This has resulted in over 300 automatically edited outputs, saving their design team countless hours. With Studio, TESU has effectively streamlined their headshot process, making it easier, more cost-effective, and logistically sound to manage their faculty's professional images, whether they're on campus or working remotely. This has really helped enhance the personal connection between faculty and students in both email communications and online, giving the university a consistent and vibrant representation of their faculty.
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