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Karen Abbott

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The Three I's of SMT: Integrated, Interconnected and Immersed

Posted by Karen Abbott on 14-Nov-2017 10:45:00

SMT GB markets Volvo Construction Equipment products including wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, utility equipment and road equipment products.

Established in Great Britain in 1967 the SMT GB dealership has an established reputation for market leading quality equipment and unrivaled customer support.

Operating from eight Customer Support Centres throughout Great Britain, supplemented by strategically located home based engineers, SMT GB have a widespread workforce. A workforce that requires a simple method of communication that isn't hindered by location.

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Topics: Workforce communication, Workforce training, Employee engagement, Training and development, Employee App, communication, recruitment, retention, millennial workers, employee loyalty, employer branding, employee experience

Peaks and Plains – Ploughing Ahead with Cutting-Edge Communication

Posted by Karen Abbott on 07-Nov-2017 09:49:00

Peaks and Plains are an innovative housing association based in Macclesfield. Prior to purchasing the Staffbase Employee App from Workvine, they communicated with their staff mainly through email and the company’s private Intranet. They employ over 200 staff in a wide range of roles including such as repair teams, care and support staff.

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Topics: Employee retention, Workforce communication, Employee engagement, Employee App, communication, business technology, casestudy, employee loyalty, employer branding, employee experience

Spooky Employee Engagement Statistics

Posted by Karen Abbott on 31-Oct-2017 09:21:00

Halloween is the best time of year for a good scare. Of course, in the world of UK management, it’s going to take a bit more than the workplace wizard or office witch. Here's a few employee engagement stats that might leave you trembling in your boots.

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Topics: Workforce communication, Workforce training, Employee engagement, Training and development, Employee App, communication, recruitment, retention, millennial workers, employee loyalty, employer branding, employee experience

Intelligent Office Tell Us How They've 'Humanised' Corporate Communications

Posted by Karen Abbott on 17-Oct-2017 13:58:00

We could give you a million reasons why our employee app will benefit your business, but we think our customers say it best 

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Topics: Workforce communication, Workforce training, Employee engagement, Training and development, Employee App, communication, recruitment, retention, millennial workers, employee loyalty, employer branding, employee experience, testimonial, customer story

Breaking Down the Walls of Poor Communication

Posted by Karen Abbott on 17-Oct-2017 13:50:00

Communication is key. Without it, we'd all be hermits. Barely a minute goes by where we're not responding to a phone call or Facebook message. It's easy to forget just how much we actually need communication. Especially in the workplace. 

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Topics: Workforce communication, Workforce training, Employee engagement, Training and development, Employee App, communication, recruitment, retention, millennial workers, employee loyalty, employer branding, employee experience

Mental Health in the Workplace

Posted by Karen Abbott on 10-Oct-2017 14:31:21

October 10th marks World Mental Health Day. Everywhere around the world, mental health will be brought into the public eye, bringing with it all of the difficulties people with mental health issues experience.

The Mental Health Foundation estimates that 1 in 6 people are likely to have experienced a mental health issue in the past week.

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Topics: Workforce communication, Workforce training, Employee engagement, Training and development, Employee App, communication, recruitment, retention, millennial workers, employee loyalty, employer branding, employee experience, healthy workplace, workmentalhealthday

Healthy Workplace Award for Workvine Customer, Neovia Logistics

Posted by Karen Abbott on 10-Oct-2017 09:49:10

It is a triumphant time for Neovia. The logistics company has won recognition as one of Britain's Healthiest Workplaces, a prestigious award cementing Neovia's status as an employee-driven company and the culmination of a long journey to their current status.

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Topics: Workforce communication, Workforce training, Employee engagement, Training and development, Employee App, communication, recruitment, retention, millennial workers, employee loyalty, employer branding, employee experience, healthy workplace

October App Update: New Notifications, Print on Demand, iOS 11 Support and much more

Posted by Karen Abbott on 03-Oct-2017 14:16:33

October brings a totally loaded, jam-packed update for your employee app. Here's just a glimpse at some of the engaging new features: notification badges for unread news posts and chat messages; printing on demand of selected news posts; onboarding for users without email; our very first chat bot; and the SAML connector plugin. These new elements, along with many additional improvements for existing functionality, make this a real heavyweight update, and it comes just in time for iOS 11.

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Topics: Employee retention, Workforce communication, Employee engagement, Employee App, communication, business technology

Shape the Experience, Shape the Brand

Posted by Karen Abbott on 03-Oct-2017 09:01:00

All companies have a branding kit. Tools of the trade that propel the company’s brand image into the workplace stratosphere and the public eye. This can be a product they are selling or a practice they are encouraging, but there is one thing in that toolkit that will resonate on a universal scale, regardless of the audience.

The employee experience.

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Topics: Workforce communication, Workforce training, Employee engagement, Training and development, Employee App, communication, recruitment, retention, millennial workers, employee loyalty, employer branding, employee experience

E-Learning - Taking Training Online

Posted by Karen Abbott on 26-Sep-2017 09:01:00

Training is essential to any business. Employees need to be in the know about how to best go about their jobs.  Now, while it'd be handy if staff could just download all relevant information into their brains, that notion is a good few decades off. Until then, we can make do with the next best thing: E-Learning.

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Topics: Workforce communication, Workforce training, Employee engagement, Training and development, Employee App, communication, recruitment, retention, millennial workers, employee loyalty, employer branding, employee experience, e-learning, training

The Implementation Cycle: Applying the Logistics of an Employee App

Posted by Karen Abbott on 19-Sep-2017 09:01:00

In 2016, the UK logistics sector was said to contribute £55 billion to the UK economy. The value of logistics comes down to its ability to implement a strong process, be it a mailing system, material handling, an inventory check or a production line. All these owe their fluency to a positive implementation process beforehand.  But what if you need to improve the implementation of the implementation?

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Topics: Workforce communication, Workforce training, Employee engagement, Training and development, Employee App, communication, recruitment, retention, millennial workers, employee loyalty, employer branding, employee experience, logistics, integration

World Suicide Prevention Day 2017

Posted by Karen Abbott on 10-Sep-2017 10:00:00

World Suicide Prevention Day is upon us. All around the world, people are taking the initiative to raise awareness of it, reach out to affected individuals and in the process, save lives.

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Topics: Workforce communication, Workforce training, Employee engagement, Training and development, Employee App, communication, recruitment, retention, millennial workers, employee loyalty, employer branding, employee experience, mental health

Maintaining the Pulse of Employee Pulse Surveys

Posted by Karen Abbott on 10-Aug-2017 14:52:45

Most employees are familiar with the company questionnaire. Receiving the paper copy, having to take time aside to come up with some good answers, etc. The whole process can be mind-boggling and time-draining.

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Topics: Workforce communication, Workforce training, Employee engagement, Training and development, Employee App, communication, recruitment, retention, millennial workers, employee loyalty, employer branding, employee experience

Combating the Top Reason Employees Leave

Posted by Karen Abbott on 20-Jul-2017 12:53:49

There's many reasons that employees fly the nest. Maybe they’ve found another job with better pay. Maybe they want to change careers. Maybe there are personal reasons involved. This could be the case, but recent research from HR leaders point to one main factor that stands above the rest. So, what's the ultimate cause of employees heading for the door?

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Topics: Workforce communication, Workforce training, Employee engagement, Training and development, Employee App, communication, recruitment, retention, millennial workers, employee loyalty, employer branding, employee experience

Park Leisure: Out with the old (Email), In with the new (Employee App).

Posted by Karen Abbott on 05-Apr-2017 14:25:06

Park Leisure offer 5 star, award winning holidays parks, first class service and luxury holiday homes across the UK. They have over 200 employees in a wide range of roles including onsite, customer service and sales teams. Their challenge was communicating with their dispersed workforce across a number of parks without relying on email. 

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Topics: Employee retention, Employee engagement, Employee App, communication