Tools & Apps Articles
The latest tools and apps for employee communication, video messaging, employee engagement, recruiting, onboarding, retention, and more.
We all spend an inordinate amount of time at work communicating with others. And we each have our little tricks. Some of us respond so fast it’s like a real-time system; others wait and do it when they have time. Some need “nudges” to respond, while others respond on their own.
Tools and Apps. Everyone knows what the word “app” means. It hasn’t been around since the beginning of time as we know it, but it’s been in use far longer than many realize. According to an article by Thom Holwerda for OS News, the term was initially used in job postings for programmers starting in 1981. The abbreviated form of “applications” was utilized in employee communication and recruiting simply because job postings cost money. The higher the word count, the more expensive the ad. And programmers knew what “apps” stood for.
It seems pretty obvious that health and financial wellness benefits ought to be very popular and should enjoy high levels of employee engagement. Some are popular and do enjoy high levels of engagement, but many don't. To figure out what doesn't work is easiest if we ask which benefits get the most engagement and work backwards from there.
The race for better Millennial engagement and overall employee communications has made this question commonplace: When applying for a new position, do you tend to look over the company’s website and social media pages to view their work and corporate culture?
The workplace environment and employee communications are forever changing. The demands on today's managers are more challenging than ever. Bosses are looking for ways to help leaders manage their workflow and employees more effectively. New communication and recruitment tools and apps are helping many accomplish this task.
Why have wealth management firms struggled to simplify the advisor and investor experience?
Machine learning algorithms are used to cater to learners and achieve better learning outcomes. But with this new technology comes a responsibility for learning leaders to actively engage in the decision-making process and safeguard the practice.
I spent a substantial portion of my career in launching new products, services and businesses. Branding and content was always at the core of these projects – down to the part where the decision on the shape of a logo involved three meetings and two trans-Atlantic conference calls. Face it, the brand is the whole shebang most of the time: Apple, Google, Coca-Cola.
Most hiring managers and recruiters want accurate, online methods for assessing talent that are as short as possible. But is that always a good thing?
Laurence Smith, global head of digital transformation at SmartUp.io, argues that digital cannot be ‘taught’, it has to be ‘experienced’. Here’s what you can do.
Employee communication is all about getting the same messages out to the people who need information. It’s also about personalizing communications so that each employee gets the information they need to do their jobs well and make good decisions. Video communications is great, but what features separate some communications platforms from others?
Information is key to the success of your business. It keeps your customers, partnerships, vendors, employees, and everyone else involved in your bottom line informed of events and happening within your company. The way you deliver your information will determine how it is perceived and received. Your company thrives on delivering information, and you want to ensure it is distributed in an effective manner that garners results. That’s where video communication comes in.
As a small business owner, you have plenty of tasks on your to-do list. Going to the post office to mail packages is not one you should add to that list.
Employee Communications and video communications are becoming more intertwined every day in the Human Resources world. Even with technology changing employee engagement, the name of the game is still communication. That’s why I had used that word twice in my title.
It’s been more than two years since Japan’s SoftBank announced it would staff one of its mobile phone stores entirely by Pepper, a humanoid robot taking over pretty much all customer care functions. If humans are no longer needed to manage something like this, what role will human resources have in this new future and will it even be necessary?
Workplace productivity has been a top issue for human resources professionals since the inception of work. Every organization strives to maximize the return on labor and minimize wasted hours. Technological advances have aided that pursuit in many ways, but they have also complicated an age-old problem.