In the wake of a Brexit vote no one (but the voting majority) expected, it's been rumoured that the government are considering bringing in … wait for it … smiling legislation!
You may have heard about all the wonderful things you can do with employee apps. And, you may even want one but you are not quite sure how it will impact employee engagement, reach, and data security. Well, wonder no more...
March the 3rd (today) is Employee Appreciation Day. This annual event gives employers from around the globe the chance to show appreciation to their employees. But how do you go about showing it? While employees aren't each expecting an individual monument, there are various things an employer can do to engage their employees on this day.
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.
Although the phrase ‘War for Talent’ has done the rounds, it’s still as relevant today as when it was coined, if not more so. This ‘war’ is not only very real, it’s now being fought on 3 fronts: Employer brand, Competition and Compensation (LinkedIn, 2015).
Ark Home Healthcare, like many companies in hospital and health care, were facing the challenge of connecting their field workers. Ark Health's non-desk workforce are spread out over 8 locations nationwide and have little access to the internet, which resulted in them feeling disjointed and losing sight of the bigger picture.
Sophie Taylor, Marketing Manager at Ark Home Healthcare joined us for an interview and told us how they have solved this problem with their own branded employee app.
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Managing groups and content targeting in internal communications has historically been something that is maintained in a top-down fashion. As times are changing, so is your employee app: You can now allow your workforce to decide which content to see on their own device. Read more about how to drive employee engagement with open groups.
Supercars, Drone Cameras And An Iconic Filmset
When one of our clients first approached us, they wanted a cinematic commercial that would achieve 2 things: 1. showcase their commitment to excellence and 2. support their flotation on the AIMS market. Workvine's Creative Director Nic Auerbach and Cinematographer Franz Pagot flew to Turin for 3 days to scout possible locations. Iconic sets such as Via Roma, Galleria San Federico (The Italian Job, 1970s), Chiesa della Consolata and Gavon were secured for a 3 day shoot that included drone cameras flying at high speeds. The historic city of Turin was the original capital of Italy and is home to the House of Savoy (the Italian Royal Family). It is also known as the home of the automotive industry in Italy.
The latest update of Staffbase introduces great improvements, focusing on the public area of your employee app. With various content types and plugins your app becomes a great spot for external users, too.
A public area with not only News, Static & Embedded Pages and Links, but also survey tools, a Calendar, Maps and Facebook Pages expands your employee app to a tool for external communications strategies with exciting possibilities. Of course the theme of your own branded employee app is now automatically used in public area as well. Furthermore a menu sidebar appears if there is more than one content shown in the public area.
It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart
people so they can tell us what to do.” – Steve Jobs
Employee engagement: a definition
Everyone seems to be talking about ‘employee engagement’ these days. The effects, especially, of employee engagement are fast gaining fame in boardrooms and corporate circles. Many cite 'boosts in productivity approaching 202%’ and retention. There’s even talk of vastly improved customer service levels.
“Without involvement, there is no commitment. Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it. No involvement, no commitment.” – Stephen Covey.
So, what exactly is employee engagement? We like the CIPD's definition which proposes: