Workplace culture is one of the most potent driving forces in an organization. It is the attitude and beliefs about how things get done and is felt in all communications, settings, and actions. This is the human factor of the business that can keep employees motivated, inspired, and feel secure in their work.
Retaining employees has become a recurring topic of discussion recently as many companies struggle to reduce high turnover rates. It's no secret that high turnover rates can lead to decreased productivity and higher recruitment and training costs. And that means internal communicators and HR need to implement strategies to retain employees.
Any internal communicator knows that engaged employees are productive employees. And when you invest in people, it often leads to significant business growth. It's a well known practice that by investing in people, they’ll have the motivation and drive a business needs to grow and succeed. Companies can then maximize their return on investment and position themselves for sustainable growth.
Let’s face it, employee training has become an essential part of any business. It shouldn’t be overlooked in your strategy. In fact, investing in employee training can help you develop a successful and productive workforce that can really shape the future of your business. Just imagine the impact you could create.
As an internal communications professional, you know how difficult it can be to create and maintain a successful and inclusive environment. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives are becoming increasingly important in the workplace, and it is essential that internal communication professionals understand the importance of DE&I and how to effectively implement DE&I initiatives.
We spoke with Sanne Oosterhoff, Group Operations Director at nexeye, the optical retail platform that includes chains Hans Anders, eyes + more, and Direkt Optik (with more than 700 stores and 4,000 employees, operating in 5 European countries). Sanne has implemented an employee communication app (using Speakap) at three companies (!) throughout his career in operations.
Reaching frontline employees can be a challenge, especially when time-sensitive news or updates need to be shared from HQ to floor workers. How do you ensure that each and every frontline employee gets the right message at the right time? How do you reach them in times of crisis? How do you make sure they have the information they need to do their job? The short answer: using an employee communications app.
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.
As businesses grow, so do their internal complexities such as communication. To keep up with the ever-changing landscape of internal communication, employers must make sure they are providing employees with the right tools to stay informed and engaged.