After releasing two major features and a far-reaching design-overhaul in March, this new product iteration focuses on improvements and maintenance of existing functionality. At the core of this update are file uploads for the messenger and a fundamentally reworked in-app editor, as well as the official documentation of the Media API to be used for integration purposes. All of these are directly available in your employee app, free of any additional charge!
Are your middle managers engaged? Chances are if they're not, neither are the rest of your workforce...
Middle management can play a pivotal role in the communication process, they are responsible for passing messages from the boss to employees and vice versa. However, there is often an extensive chain of people a message goes through before reaching the intended ears. There's an element of risk that the message may become diluted or its purpose misinterpreted along the way.
Did you know disengaged employees are costing the UK economy £26 billion per year?
What if we could engage our employees by utilising technology?
Technology is integrating itself into every aspect of everyday life, advancing it in some way. Self-serving checkouts dominate supermarket chains, and people treat their smartphones like a lifeline. But in this incredible, innovating age dictated by smartphones and the latest gadgets, many businesses are not utilising technology to its fullest.
Easter is now upon us, Christmas and Q1 are a mere memory, where is the year going?
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.
Guess what... Employee Appreciation Day is on the 3rd of March 2017.
In the madness of trying to get ahead, meet deadlines and exceed customer expectations, appreciating your most valuable asset, your employees, can be forgotten.
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.
“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?
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.
Over the years, technology in the workplace has become increasingly present; be it a self-serving checkout or some advanced computer software, keeping companies in the now. But in recent years, a new tool has emerged from the technological toolbox. The key to adaptability now comes in the form of an Employee App, connecting employers and employees alike, with the capacity to take the various work sectors forward. How, you ask? We answer, starting with retail.
“The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision” – Bruce Barton
When your employees' birthdays roll round, have you or your staff ever celebrated or even acknowledged it? Ever wanted to make sure they're not celebrating their special day in silence? There’s an app for that.
Have you ever had an employee who has worked tirelessly for your company, only to feel unacknowledged and unappreciated? There’s an app for that.
In the wake of Brexit, there has been a lot of uncertainty circulating in the media, especially in regard to politics. The political tree has been shaken with the resignation of Nigel Farage from the UKIP Party. This is only the latest in a long line of developments. Cameron is due to step down in three months time, Corbyn is maintaining his stance. Essentially, a lot of focus has been on politicians scrambling to re-assess their positions as the dust settles.
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."