For decades, the manufacturing industry has been using traditional processes such as clocking in and clocking out. Factory workers manually ‘check in’ using physical time sheets after arriving at the warehouse, and ‘check out’ once their shift is over.
The main goal of any manufacturing company is production. But in order to enable your employees to do their best work, you’ll need to extend your internal communications strategy to the work floor. You may be surprised to find that production levels increase when your factory workers are informed and connected. What’s more, is that you could prevent all kinds of hiccups just by reaching the production floor faster and more efficiently.
Josine, our Product Marketing Manager, caught up with Dennis Batbayli, Head of People and Culture at Domino’s Germany, to get a taste of how the world-renowned pizza brand engages its frontline employees – most of whom are from the younger generation. Prior to his eleven years (and counting) in the pizza business , Dennis started his career in the fitness industry. Yes, we were surprised too. It’s obvious that fast food and fitness are worlds apart, but the common thread, for Dennis, has always been the people and the company culture. Keep reading to see how he successfully engages the brand’s frontline employees by using Domino’s Chat, a branded employee app created by Speakap.
We caught up with Tara McKinney, Human Resources Director at Clarkson Construction Company, who has implemented the Speakap platform in three separate manufacturing and construction companies in the United States. The purpose? To engage employees, connect frontline employees with the head office and to generally increase reach and accessibility to company news and information. Here’s what she had to say about employee engagement and frontline communication.
Let’s face it, digital transformation is only really successful when employees are on board. It’s critical that employees be part of the change that comes with implementing a new tool in the workplace, both for employee well-being and for the success of the tool. But, of course, getting all frontline employees to buy into that change can be a challenge.
With the holiday season comes a hiring wave, particularly in the hospitality industry – and that’s a lot of responsibility for HR. For instance, how do you ensure employee motivation and engagement among frontline employees who have only committed to your business or brand for the short term?
You’ve landed here because you know that leadership communications will influence the success of your business. In fact, the way you lead your frontline employees has a strong impact on employee engagement – and that’s no surprise. But, where do you start to create a positive impact and what strategies can you adopt that’ll contribute toward employee well-being?
Attracting and retaining good employees are generally big challenges for companies. Add the effects of the Great Reopening and you have yourself a full–blown war for talent. What can you do if you want to come on top? The answer is simple - invest in your employee’s experience. Let’s explore together how investing and improving employee experience influences other key points in your organization, particularly employee engagement and employer branding.
Are your employees energized and committed to executing initiatives? If not, this message is for you. A distributed workforce - sometimes referred to as a ‘frontline workforce’ - are individuals that do not work regularly from behind a desk or office. With the rise of hybrid work policies, right now 85% of the global workforce is considered ‘non-desk or frontline.’ This redistribution of the workforce can be great for employee morale - but how does it affect your employees’ engagement?