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New Year, New Release: Office 365 Integrations and More

Posted by Karen Abbott on 24-Jan-2019 10:42:08

This year starts with a great app update that brings integrations for Office 365 along with more new features that support larger and distributed organizations. The re-confirmation of terms and conditions works much easier now and there are added improvements for a better user experience. If you are still hungry for more, you can check out the preview package with brand new trail features.

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Bed Retailer 'Dreams Big' For Employee Engagement Awards

Posted by Karen Abbott on 07-Jan-2019 11:05:00

Congratulations are in order as  Workvine’s  customer, Dreams have been nominated as finalists in not one, but two categories at the 5th annual Employee Engagement Awards.

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Halloween 2018: Scary Employee Engagement Statistics

Posted by Peter Colley on 31-Oct-2018 17:25:00

We all have primal fears that can shake us to our core. That fear of the unknown that follows us everywhere like a cold shiver running down our spines.... 

Employee disengagement may not be top of your spook list, however, left untreated disengagement can quickly spread through the ranks and evolve into a living nightmare for employees, HR and senior leadership. 

In today's Halloween special we've uncovered 8 haunting statistics plaguing UK workforce's. 

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The Advent Calendar Plugin for your Employee App

Posted by Karen Abbott on 30-Oct-2018 10:00:00

With Christmas season fast approaching, it's time to prepare the holiday plugin for your employee app: the Advent Calendar! Surprise your employees with quiz questions behind every door; make them guess; make them laugh; and make them compete! Here's a short overview about how to set it up.

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October Release: Analytics Dashboard, More Languages, Improvements for iOS 12 and Android 9 "Pie"

Posted by Karen Abbott on 25-Oct-2018 09:52:06

This release is packed with improvements, including the eagerly awaited analytics dashboard for admins, many new languages, as well as multi-language capability in the Forms plugin, plus a variety of compliance and security updates such as our ISO 27001 certification and the app lock feature. All of this with enhanced support for the just released iOS 12 and Android 9 "Pie"

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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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