Karen Abbott

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Maintaining the Pulse of Employee Pulse Surveys

Posted by Karen Abbott on 10-Aug-2017 14:52:45

Most employees are familiar with the company questionnaire. Receiving the paper copy, having to take time aside to come up with some good answers, etc. The whole process can be mind-boggling and time-draining.

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Combating the Top Reason Employees Leave

Posted by Karen Abbott on 20-Jul-2017 12:53:49

There's many reasons that employees fly the nest. Maybe they’ve found another job with better pay. Maybe they want to change careers. Maybe there are personal reasons involved. This could be the case, but recent research from HR leaders point to one main factor that stands above the rest. So, what's the ultimate cause of employees heading for the door?

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Park Leisure: Out with the old (Email), In with the new (Employee App).

Posted by Karen Abbott on 05-Apr-2017 14:25:06

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. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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