10 Ways to Reach Your Non-Desk Employees

Many companies struggle with keeping non-desk employees in the loop and aligned with the organization. They aren’t regularly a part of the company’s internal communication circle. This can turn into a big problem as non-desk workers become less engaged, which results in costly turnover.
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How to make your new employee feel like home right from the start

How to Make Your New Employees Feel At Home Right Away

According to a survey by Allied Workforce Mobility, companies lose a quarter of all new employees within a year. Even worse, those lost employees can cost a company upwards of $65,000 to replace.
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3 Key Internal Communication Challenges NGOs Experience

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are growing in popularity every year. In the United States alone there are more than 1.5 million registered NGOs. Many of those NGOs have staff all over the world, including third world countries, so it’s no wonder most of them struggle with internal communication. There are many things to keep in mind while running an NGO, and internal communication is crucial one that’s often overlooked.
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Bridging the Gap Between Desktop and Non-Desktop Employees – 3 Steps to Keep Them Aligned

Poor communication and employee engagement is often the Achilles’ heel of any company that has desktop and non-desktop workers. Its costs and productivity losses are often hidden, which makes it hard to ferret out issues. But given that poor communication between employees can add up to over $26,000 per worker alone, it’s worth figuring out.
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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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“Reach your mobile employees” – Interview with Dr. Cristian Grossmann (CEO, Beekeeper) for Persorama magazine (in German)

Top-down approach was the only way how companies used to communicate with their employees. Nowadays the things have changed with employees taking the lead. Mobile technologies play an important role in that. What does it mean for internal communication? Persorama talked about this with the CEO of Beekeeper, Dr. Cristian Grossmann.

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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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Surveys have shown half of all workers will do online holiday shopping while at work. Managers face the annual challenge of meeting year end goals while trying to keep employees’ minds off the holidays and on task.

As a result some companies go too far and channel the Grinch by pretending the holidays aren’t happening to keep their employee’s focused on meeting year end objectives. However, this can backfire, with employees feeling unappreciated and overworked during what is supposed to be the best time of the year.
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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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