Employee engagement

Employee engagements


When it comes to well-being in the workplace, which extends to one’s personal life, there are two key points to consider. One is an employee’s health. The other point is an employee’s financial health. When the two are put together, the result is a useful health and financial wellness program and a better-run company.

The main measure of success in our field is employee engagement; it's the Holy Grail of the profession. Engaged employees are more productive, and productive employees are able to do things for the top line, bottom line and all the lines in between that can astonish. But most employees are not engaged by most measures.

Imagine if you had the opportunity to voice your opinion about your workplace on a regular basis. You would enhance employee engagement and be able to provide useful suggestions for better working environments, your workload, employee communications initiatives, even company benefits!

It's a new year, and that means a new beginning. We resolve to lose weight, exercise more, drink less and countless other things in our personal lives. But, it's also an opportune time to focus on organizational resolutions.

A few years ago, business leaders and Human Resources professionals found an answer to rising workplace stress, increased incivility, and lowered productivity: mindfulness. Since then, many HR tools and apps are making mindfulness an employee benefit with measurable results.

Employee communications tools and apps can make a huge difference in office morale, internal communications, onboarding, recruiting, and many other issues Human Resources professionals work with every day. Here are a few tools and apps developments in particular that made waves in 2018.

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.

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.

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?

Decision Support Tools (DSTs) have become in vogue over the years because they break down a process that always causes stress and confusion for workers into a few short, easy questions and options. Many large and mid-size organizations are turning to DSTs to help their employees sign up for health insurance. When it’s time to help your employees make that decision, how do you know which DST to invest in?

Vacation days, time off, and generally an intuitive, positive, supportive work environment attract the best job candidates. In all industries trying to improve their millennial engagement, corporate culture is the backbone of company’s efforts. Nothing improves and builds a positive corporate culture like a fair, easy-to-use time-off system.

Employee benefits and compensation have started to become less important in the changing job marketplace, but they still remain a top reason why employees stay with an organization or leave. Making it easy for employees to use their benefits improves engagement and performance.

Millennial engagement and career fulfillment begins with the employer and ends with the employee. If a position does not offer an employee the favorable factor (s) of work and life balance, most millennials tend to look elsewhere.

To talk about how hyper-personalization of technology and management can help your company’s employee engagement, I think it’s important to define employee engagement.

Normally, branding and content refers to the marketing initiatives your company is pushing out to your target customers or target audience. But selling your brand to your own employees is as important for the long-term success of any company.

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As the workplace evolves, employee communication has to evolve. With all the options available it can be tough to figure out what’s right for your business, so I’ve laid out the best features of my three favorite workplace communication apps so you can decide for yourself.

Whether you like it or not, corporate communication tools are being delegated to artificial intelligence to help provide instant answers and information to employees and hiring managers in all kinds of industries and businesses. How is AI intersecting with HR?

Employee communications solutions try to make communication what it really is—a two-way street. These solutions engage employees and urge them to participate in the communication exchange with management.

Corporate communication tools include the many platforms and systems Human Resources managers and company executives use to help their employees perform at their best and facilitate a web of communication between all workers. These tools can also be used help bridge the soft skills gap that can open in companies of all industries, particularly tech and software development.

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