3 Ways Mobile Communication Can Save Your Crisis Communication

The incredible speed at which news can spread has made responsive crisis communication an essential part of any company. For public companies, a PR crisis can mean a plunging stock price and millions of dollars lost. For private companies, a squeaky clean reputation can be lost in a day. Today 28 percent of all crises spread to international media within an hour, so speedy and decisive communication is always necessary. Here are three ways mobile communication can help you in the event of a full-blown PR crisis.
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3 Ways to Use Mobile Technology for Benefits Communication

While all employees love having the benefits that come with their jobs, most don’t like dealing with them once they are in place. Unfortunately, all employees need to be aware and effectively manage their benefits at some point. To keep it simple and easy for everyone, here’s how you can use mobile technology when communicating with employees about their benefits.
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“Imagine yourself working in a hotel” – the things we’ve discussed with Angela Merkel at CeBIT

CeBIT is the largest IT conference in the world,  held yearly in Hanover, Germany. It’s main focus is innovation and digital technologies. It is quite a broad topic, but after exploring the event for a while we realized that there’s some bias towards enterprises and to be specific: industrial sector and manufacturing – the key areas for the German economy.

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All you need to know about enterprise trends at the Mobile World Congress in case you missed it

The congress kicked off on Monday this week in sunny Barcelona and even though the year has just started this expo for sure is going to be one of biggest events in the industry in 2016. All big and trendy tech companies are present here and some of the greatest minds including Mark Zuckerberg hosted talks and round tables.

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5 Gamification Techniques To Boost Non-Office Employees Engagement

Keeping your field workers engaged is a difficult initiative to implement and execute. There’s no office to have meetings and without proactive communication field workers often feel out of the loop from what is going on at headquarters.

However, new digital tools and the growing acceptance of gamification in the workplace, there are new opportunities to effectively engage field workers. In fact, the Gartner Group is projecting that 50 percent of corporate innovation would be “gamified” by the end of 2015. Tony Ventrice, senior games designer at enterprise gamification platform Badgeville, says of gamifying employee engagement: “Employees need to feel included, as if they are part of a team. Team-based goals and competitions help build a sense of collaboration and cooperation. Teams can be based on function or location, with the key goal being inclusion in striving towards a common objective.”
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3 Ways To Reach Employees That Don’t Have Email Access

Most people would be surprised to know that more than half of jobs in the US come without work email accounts. In today’s always-on digital work environment we forget that there are about 12 million manufacturing jobs that have a workforce that is either mobile or works out of a plant, and there are 75 million Americans who work at a cash register, kitchen, factory, or job site.
With digital communication and employee engagement becoming essential priorities for top-performing organizations it becomes easy to overlook these email-less employees. However, given the ruthless competition and speed at which businesses operate in the 21st century employees without email access have to be kept in the loop. Here are three great ways to communicate with your employees who aren’t tethered to their inbox:
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3 Key Communication Challenges for Logistics Companies

Globalization has made speed, efficiency, and flexibility necessities for logistics companies looking to stay profitable and prosper in the 21st century. A common denominator in all those characteristics is quality communication, which is becoming increasingly difficult as logistics has become more complex.

Here are three key communication challenges logistics companies are facing in the globalized economy. By tackling them head on, logistics companies can speed past the issues that are slowing their competitors down.

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Flexible Work Is Coming — Here’s How to Manage It

As technology has enabled employees to get more done from their smartphones and laptops, the idea that they should have more flexibility with their jobs has increased as well. According to The Atlantic, the number of Americans who work from home at least one day per week rose by 4.2 million between 1997 and 2010. That jump represents more than two percent of the entire US workforce

This shift isn’t only happening in the US, however. In the UK, flexible work is now a part of England’s labor laws, allowing all employees with 26 weeks or more service to request flexible working. What is flexible work exactly? It is simply a varied work schedule, and depending on where your employer is located can mean different things, including working from home, flex-time, and job sharing.

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How to Recognize and Reward Your Remote Workers

Back when everyone worked in an office, it was relatively easy to recognize employees for getting a big account or shipping a product. In addition to the typical bonus check or raise, a celebratory dinner could quickly be organized or an impromptu meeting could be called to congratulate the top performers.

But now, more than one third of the US workforce will work remotely by next year, making it difficult for managers to keep their remote employees in the loop. As a consequence, many remote workers can feel like they are on their own island. While their supervisor might know of the great work they’re doing, they can feel at time invisible to the rest of the company.

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How to Calm the Chaos in a Hotel During a Busy Season

If your hotel is located in a warm weather hotspot like Cancun, or a ski bum’s paradise in the Swiss Alps, you know how crazy hotel peak seasons can get.

Many hotels make or break their entire year in one hectic quarter, so management and staff alike are under heavy pressure to deliver the same service guests receive during quieter periods. Here are a few ways you can keep your hotel’s head on straight and provide amazing hospitality for your guests.

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