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The Latest App Release is Here...

Posted by Karen Abbott on 07-Aug-2018 12:37:54

The August release has new features that increase usability for app users. With quick links, users have the most popular and up-to-date content at their fingertips at all times. The on-demand translation of comments facilitates direct communication, especially for multilingual teams. And with the new filter options in user management, we have achieved better usability for administrators as well. These usability improvements are accompanied by the brand new Analytics API, which gives your developers access to many relevant app statistics.

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The Decade of Digital Change

Posted by Damon Ankers on 07-Aug-2018 09:35:00

Last week the BBC published an article on phone and internet use that indicated mobile calls had dropped for the first time ever!

Backed by ofCom statistics, the report highlights the decade of digital change and how our relationship with technology has changed.

The rise of the smartphone has changed the way we communicate forever. In this article we examine our relationship with our phone and how to harness technology to improve internal communication within a corporate setting. 

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May Release Focuses on User Onboarding and Management of Your Employee App

Posted by Karen Abbott on 06-Jun-2018 09:40:59

The May update focuses on a fundamental revamp of user onboarding and user management. In addition, Staffbase have rolled out two features that have already proven themselves in beta testing: Spaces and the sharing of articles in social networks, both of which are now available to all customers in optimised form. The new chat archive and several improvements to existing functions complete this release. 

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Supporting mental health in the workplace

Posted by Damon Ankers on 19-May-2018 00:15:00

   May 14th to May 20th marks Mental Health Awareness Week 2018. Everywhere around the UK, people will be doing their part to raise awareness of the trials and tribulations of poor mental health. 

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Using Push Notifications for Internal Communication

Posted by Damon Ankers on 15-May-2018 07:25:00

 

 Did you know that push notifications increase engagement by 278%?!  

In this article, we delve into the what, the why and the how of push notifications.

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Dreaming the Communication Dream with the Employee App

Posted by Karen Abbott on 08-May-2018 10:18:30

 

Handling internal communications and constantly keeping all employees in the know is no easy feat. But thanks to a collaboration with Workvine, Dreams has been able to reinvent the communication wheel that will ensure no lost sleep over mixed messages.

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Contingency Planning via An Employee App

Posted by Damon Ankers on 02-May-2018 10:45:00

None of us like to think about disasters and they can be nigh on impossible to foresee. But, if you needed to, how would you communicate a calamity to all of your employees instantly?

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Circulating Company Change

Posted by Peter Coley on 27-Apr-2018 09:00:00

 

 

Imagine a change in a company's infrastructure is on the horizon, one that will no doubt ripple through the company, impacting all employees in varying ways, a change that they will benefit from being on top of... and yet they're only finding out about it second-hand. Why didn't the employers tell them? Did they feel their staff weren't important enough to warrant a simple notification?

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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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