You will want to ensure that your employees are happy and engaged in the workplace – after all, this will mean your business will get a performance boost, too. Yet there are many different ways that you can improve your team’s engagement with your brand. So how can you do this by using technology?
As well as the usual ways to say ‘thank you’ to your staff and helping them to feel empowered, you can use technology in many different ways to boost employee engagement. These are only some suggestions you can implement within your business – so see which ones will benefit your brand.
Working remotely has become possible because of interactive technologies. There is a lot of evidence that suggests that employee productivity increases with flexible working, too.
There are different interactive tools that you can use to overcome the challenge of having your team in several locations – no matter whether they are at different sites or working from home. These can include simple file-sharing applications, such as Google Drive or Dropbox, which can give you a central hub for you to share documents and collaborate as a group. You could also use project management hubs – either through internet browsers or as apps – so you can interact as a group securely: try the likes of Zoom, Slack or Trello, for example.
Bring your own device (BYOD)
There are statistics from Cisco that suggest 60% of us would use a mobile device for work and personal use, rather than using a laptop. Also, 70% of HR professionals think millennials perform better when using their own mobile devices rather than computers.
So, if people work faster on their own devices, then you may wish to consider letting them use them. You can use employee engagement online tools to gauge whether your teams would want to do this and to see how your people are feeling.
Use a peer-to-peer recognition program
People are more likely to stay and be more satisfied with their jobs when they are recognised for their dedication and hard work. This does not have to be from a supervisor, though: it can come from colleagues.
Peer-to-peer recognition is about employees recognising others and making them feel good. Mutual respect, and acknowledging when a job has been done well, can go a long way to engaging employees. There are specialised platforms available that can offer you a program for this type of recognition.
Making sure that your employees get the training they require and are given the opportunities to shine in their careers is another way that you can engage them. Not only will you create a more knowledgeable workforce, but your staff will also be able to expand their skills.
Using mobile learning means that you can reduce the cost of your training significantly. Also, your teams then have the chance to undertake any training they need to complete remotely. So, using an online learning management system would be perfect for this particular purpose.