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Karen Abbott

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March Release Notes: The New Employee App. Modern Design, Polished Start Page and Group Messaging

Posted by Karen Abbott on 28-Mar-2017 12:37:37

 

This March, your employee app receives a major redesign that will take your internal communication to the next level visually. Subsequently, the new start page takes this and offers employees an easier entry into their app while creating interesting overlaps to your intranet and the printed employee magazine. Group messaging and uploading your own videos are two more exciting new features available now. Improvements for the forms and maps plugin round off this release.

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Topics: Employee App, Release Notes

January Update: Comment Notifications Let Employees Engage With Each Other

Posted by Karen Abbott on 31-Jan-2017 12:15:07

Release Notes January 2017

This year's first Staffbase product update unveils comment notifications and bookmarking for your internal communications app. Employees directly benefit from these additions, as they are immediately available for all customers. Additionally, there has been a focus on security related enhancements throughout the app. Read more for the full picture.

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Topics: Employee App, Release Notes

Workvine customer Ark Health 'Highly Commended' at  Employee Engagement Awards 2017

Posted by Karen Abbott on 27-Jan-2017 14:28:25

Workvine would like to congratulate the Ark Health team for their recent success at the 2016 Employee Engagement Awards.

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Topics: Workforce communication, Employee engagement, Employee App, communication

How Peaks & Plains stay connected with their widespread workforce

Posted by Karen Abbott on 15-Dec-2016 11:11:10

 

Peaks and Plains are an innovative housing association based in Macclesfield. Prior to purchasing the Staffbase Employee App from Workvine, Peaks and Plains 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, Employee engagement, Employee App, communication

New in December: Employee Messaging and SharePoint Integration

Posted by Karen Abbott on 12-Dec-2016 12:22:02

 As we're heading into the last phase of this year, your employee app has received yet another update. Amongst the changes are three big topics that have been highly requested: Search, Private Messaging and integrating SharePoint. Read more to get all the details.

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Topics: Employee App, Release Notes

Employee Engagement: Rule #10 - Trust Them

Posted by Karen Abbott on 09-Nov-2016 13:03:41

“Trust is the highest form of motivation. It brings out the very best in people.” – Stephen R. Covey

 How important is trust in an organisation? Indications are that trust may very well be the glue that holds organisations together. 'Great Place To Work' found that 87% of employees who work at organisations where trust is key, are less likely to leave. A report published by the CIPD also revealed the importance of trust in an organisation. The same survey also revealed that trust between employees and senior managers was more likely to be weak (34%) than strong (29%). So, how can organisations build trust in their organisation? 

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Topics: Employee retention, Employee engagement, Employee App

Engaging Employees Through Company Values

Posted by Karen Abbott on 29-Sep-2016 14:14:15

When an organisation takes on a new employee, they are effectively taking on a new spokesperson for that organisation. Whether they are a shop assistant in their local Asda or a primary school teacher, these new recruits (and indeed existing employees) effectively become highly influential distributors of information about their organisation. 

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Topics: Employee retention, Employee engagement, Employee App

New Plugin for Facebook Pages, Editing Profile Pictures, Six Additional Localisations and More

Posted by Karen Abbott on 11-Aug-2016 12:05:46

Staffbase release notes July 2016

Take a look at the latest app release from Staffbase. This month's updates include a new plugin for Facebook Pages, improved profile picture editing, six new language options and more...

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Topics: Employee App, Release Notes

Employee App - Latest Updates (June)

Posted by Karen Abbott on 12-Jul-2016 10:53:55

With the latest version of the employee app, companies have another possibility to tailor their standard employee app to their individual needs. The user profile currently consists of a fixed amount of most-used fields: First name, last name, profile picture, position, department, etc. From now on administrators can additionally add custom profile fields. Define a title for the field, a type (text, email address, phone number, LinkedIn profile and many more) and whether the user should be able to edit it himself.

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Topics: Employee App, #AppUpdates

Employee engagement: Rule #5 - Praise them

Posted by Karen Abbott on 27-Jun-2016 13:03:53

 

Employee engagement: a definition

According to the CIPD, employee engagement is:

"a ‘mutual gains’ employment relationship, creating a win-win for employees and their employers. It’s usually seen as an internal state of being, physical, mental and emotional, but many also view it as encompassing behaviour and in particular work effort."

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Topics: Employee retention, Employee engagement, Employee App

Employee engagement: Rule #4 - Reward them

Posted by Karen Abbott on 13-Jun-2016 11:00:00

 

"People work for money but go the extra mile for recognition, praise and rewards." - Dale Carnegie, Leadership Training Guru

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Topics: Employee retention, Employee engagement, Employee App

A Glimpse of our Video 'Awesomeness'

Posted by Karen Abbott on 16-Feb-2016 13:51:29

We love getting together to create amazing workplace videos, whether it's interactive training, health and safety or promotional videos to set you apart from the rest. 

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Topics: Training and development, Video Production

Love Business '16 - Newsvine Report

Posted by Karen Abbott on 16-Feb-2016 11:49:54

We had a great time at the Love Business event recently, thanks to everyone who talked to us on camera.

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Topics: Workforce communication, Employee engagement, Employee App

The 3 C's of employee engagement

Posted by Karen Abbott on 10-Feb-2016 13:30:12

Last week we began a series on employee engagement, where we identified the CIPD’s ‘mutual gains’ definition as encompassing:

Employment engagement proposes a ‘mutual gains’ employment relationship, creating a win-win for employees and their employers. It’s usually seen as an internal state of being, both physical, mental and emotional, but many also view it as encompassing behaviour and in particular work effort.”

So, what are the 3 C's of employee engagement?

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Topics: Employee retention, Workforce communication, Employee engagement, Training and development, Employee App

Welcome to Workvine

Posted by Karen Abbott on 13-Jan-2016 12:33:26

25 years working with employers, we kept hearing the same thing time and time again. Employers want to retain staff, they want the best people and they want their employees to love coming to work.  Likewise, employees want to be listened to, communicated with and trained to do their jobs well. Employee engagement is a phrase we hear all too often these days, and we all know we should be doing it. But are we, really?

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Topics: Employee retention, Workforce communication, Workforce training, Employee engagement, Training and development, Employee App