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SMT - Connected by the Workvine App

Posted by Karen Abbott on 09-Apr-2018 09:00:00

 

 Here at Workvine, we believe the employee app is the key tool to bridging the gap between employer and employee. SMT acquired the app last year and couldn't wait to tell us how it's going.

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Can an App Motivate Better than a Manager?

Posted by Damon Ankers on 06-Apr-2018 15:48:00

For me, at the heart of motivation lies the necessity to make someone think.

Historically, conversations with other people have provided that stimulus. While the depth and subtlety of a good chat can’t easily be beaten, in our digital age there are now other options to encourage people to think about things.

Nothing can motivate better than someone (who cares about you) looking you in the eye and saying a few words that you desperately need to hear, but for all sorts of reasons that doesn’t happen anywhere near enough.

Cue digital solutions that are stepping in to fill the void.

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What If People Could Choose Their Future Colleagues?

Posted by Damon Ankers on 29-Mar-2018 14:45:00

Everyone knows the sort of people that they like working with (and those people who are slightly less pleasant to have around).

Imagine, then, if the wider team had a say in the recruitment process?

Would companies attract better people and retain them for longer?

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Staffbase Summit 1 month to go!

Posted by Damon Ankers on 27-Mar-2018 10:33:48

Fancy a trip to Berlin? 

Our German friends and premier partner Staffbase, are holding their annual Internal Communication Summit in Berlin from the 26-27th of April and they'd love for you to be there!

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Encouraging Employee Engagement via Technology?

Posted by Peter Colley on 19-Mar-2018 09:45:00

Workvine have always emphasised  the necessary balance between engaged employees and innovative uses of technology. We want to live in a future that doesn't see our jobs snatched from us by robots.

Our Chairman and illustrious leader, Adrian Hobbs, recently took to the internet to share his insights on these potentially colliding developments.

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Pay Disparities Revealing and Bridging the Gap

Posted by Peter Colley on 17-Mar-2018 10:44:00

The policy to reveal the pay difference in workplace has been a thought-provoking one. In April 2018, companies with at least 250 employees or more will be encouraged to share their pay differences, primarily between male and female workers. And as of February 2018, over a thousand firms have done so, a practice that will be repeated on an annual basis. Another initiative – which will come into effect in June 2018 – will focus on the pay gap between workers and managers. Business owners will be encouraged to reveal the ratio between their CEO and their average worker, with companies being required to justify the difference.

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National Apprentice Week 2018

Posted by Peter Colley on 09-Mar-2018 12:58:44

National Apprentice Week is kicking into gear from 5th to the 9th March. Employers and apprentices around the UK will be working together to showcase the successes this pathway has to offer. The theme for 2018's week is subsequently titled 'Apprenticeships Work', showcasing the positive effect on employers, communities, the economy, and of course, the apprentices themselves.

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Great Cultures Are Built on Digital Engagement

Posted by Damon Ankers on 24-Feb-2018 10:15:00

 Cultural Empathy Comes After Digital Engagement

 With Gallup surveys consistently reporting that 70% of us do not feel engaged at work, you have to wonder what is missing.

Bosses do their best to motivate and develop their people, but the simple fact is that they never have enough time or resources to do it as much as they would like.

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The February App Update Brings Spaces (Beta), Improvements for Forms, and SSO Login Now Combined with Other Login Options

Posted by Demi Hobbs on 21-Feb-2018 10:16:31

We start this app year with a huge update that brings many helpful improvements: with Spaces you can delegate content management for your sites or departments, new features in Forms allow you to move more processes into the app, and you can now combine SSO login with other login methods. Additionally, two popular features—chat and video uploading—both received numerous refinements.

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The Bad Cocktail of Email and Internal Communication

Posted by Damon Ankers on 14-Feb-2018 16:02:24

 

 Just like English is seen as the universal language, email is treated as the universal language for all online communications.

But is email really the messaging messiah we have cracked it up to be? In this article we highlight the risks involved in becoming excessively reliant on company email for internal communication. 

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Strengthening the Employee Relationship

Posted by Damon Ankers on 14-Feb-2018 09:15:00

Valentine's Day is upon us. A time of love and romance... so why are we focusing on the world of work?

We're not expecting all workplaces to start showering themselves with rose petals. But much like a relationship, a job needs to be a match made in heaven, the right one for you. So, we delve into a few nuggets of wisdom that will make employees fall in love with their job and their workplace... and no, a love potion is NOT an option!

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Strengthening Your Internal Communications for 2018

Posted by Karen Abbott on 29-Jan-2018 13:44:00

2018 is well underway, New Years resolutions have been made, broken and the workplace is back up to full speed. This year we hope to see innovation and progression among businesses, but progression can only be made possible through internal communications, the pillars upon which every company is built on. Here's a few pointers to ensure you have strong internal communications moving forward into the new year.

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TEAM (Technology + Employees = Advanced Methodologies)

Posted by Peter Colley on 09-Jan-2018 09:27:00

Part 1: Automation: Blazing Trails or Destroying Jobs?

In some areas, automation is seen as a godsend by people. Rather than have to wait for cashier to work through a queue of people in a supermarket, shoppers can head to a row of self-help machines, where waiting time is dramatically shortened. Mass production has never been so prominent thanks to machines working off an assembly line, manufacturing large quantities of products. In some restaurants, rather than wait for a courteous waiter to be available to take your order, you can simply type it in at the bar to be automatically sent into the digital air. You could say that automation is taking us forward at a breath-neck pace. 

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Are Intranets Becoming Communication Relics?

Posted by Karen Abbott on 19-Dec-2017 14:26:00

Intranets are supposed to be seen as the digital web connecting all employees, the centrepiece of a creative framework catering to the requirements of a widespread workforce…

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Communication Construction with the AD Construction Group

Posted by Karen Abbott on 12-Dec-2017 09:59:00

The AD Construction Group have been in business since 1944, building improvements across the UK for decades. But recently, the Group have aligned with Workvine to provide an internal improvement; the Employee App.

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