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Andy G. Schmidt

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11 Actionable Ways to Improve Your Employee Relations in 2023

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Jul 27, 2023 6:59:56 PM

How employees and employers value one another is a key indicator of business success.

A strong relationship drives the very best behaviors and delivers better returns.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



Better Communication with your Diverse Mobile Workforce

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Jun 6, 2023 4:17:17 PM

Miscommunication is expensive. Due to high levels of linguistic and cultural diversity within the non-desk workforce, it is crucial that the digital platform you adopt can effectively accommodate many different types of communicators.

Organizations have to cultivate an environment for inclusivity, engagement, and diversity if they want to increase productivity as well as retain more talents.

As mobile workforce demographics reflect more diversity, companies need to implement internal communication strategies that include every single worker. 

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Retail, Logistics, Manufacturing, F&B, Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



People Give You 9-months-notice Before The Notice Letter

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Apr 10, 2023 12:54:03 PM

Does your organization have an annual employee engagement survey and then nothing else to gather feedback from your people?

No Pulse Surveys?

No communication channel where employees can provide their feedback whenever they feel like it?

Well, how then could your organization accurately capture those 9-month warning signs?

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Topics: Employee Experience, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



How to communicate with those 2.7 billion deskless workers?

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Feb 2, 2023 1:09:00 PM

Take a guess how many percent of the global workforce do not have a desk?
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60 to 80% of workers globally - about 2.7 billion people - are “deskless” and handling jobs that do not require (or allow for) sitting in place.
 
If that number surprises you, think about all the industries this includes retail and grocery, healthcare, hospitality and foodservice, construction, manufacturing, logistics and utilities.
 
These frontline workers have unique job demands, volatile working schedules, demanding customers, long hours standing and little to no access to task-critical information.
 
In 2021 this deskless workforce will undergo an Employee Experience investment renaissance as companies are increasingly recognizing the impact technology has on boosting deskless worker productivity and job satisfaction.
 

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Topics: Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



Reach your entire workforce to unleash untapped potentials

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Jan 3, 2023 6:45:00 PM

I hope you catch my idea.

Let me ask you a few questions to reflect upon. 

What is one of the last competitive edges any business could sharpen?

Your product?

Anyone can copy your product in shorter and shorter periods of time.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



“Job-Hopping on the rise” – How to make them stick with you longer

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Dec 9, 2022 8:30:00 AM

Life is work.

Work is life.

Life is all about relationships - and work is no exception.

In fact, the key to long-term happiness and fulfillment is “our relationships.”

This is what Harvard's legendary Grant and Glueck Study found out over the last 80 years:

"The quality of our work-life - emotionally, physically, and mentally - is directly proportional to the quality of our relationships."

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Experience, Best Practice



Do your culture, technology and employee experience actually fit together?

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Nov 1, 2022 3:13:13 PM

I reckon all businesses out there are driven to achieve higher business results.

Here business results mean anything your organization wants to achieve.

This could be purpose-driven or profit-driven.

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Topics: Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Operational Efficiency



12 Reasons an Employee App Makes Your Business More Successful

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Sep 16, 2022 1:30:00 PM

The key to any successful business is communication. After all, communication is essential in every aspect of company operations, from onboarding new employees to introducing new policies. When employees are well-informed, they perform better, are more productive, and feel happier in their workplace.

Here are 12 reasons why you’ll achieve greater success by prioritizing effective communication and using a great employee app.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Best Practice, Use-Case



Could your Work Tech be the problem?

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Aug 31, 2022 10:36:52 PM

We are in the midst of The Great Reshuffle with many people changing jobs within the frontline industries.

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Topics: Employee Experience, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



Create an Internal Communication Strategy to stay in tune with your people

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Aug 10, 2022 12:12:13 PM

As more digital tools enter the workplace, organizations should pay particular attention to the actual, not promised, productivity within their workforce. According to PwC’s Global Workforce Hopes and Fears Survey 2022,  one of the biggest challenges they identified is the need to improve what is often called the “employee experience.”

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Topics: Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



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