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

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Aug 24, 2021 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



HR Tech vs. Work Tech - What's the difference?

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Aug 14, 2021 12:23:30 PM

The success of any new technology implementation depends on two key factors:
1) 𝙋𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙞𝙩. 
2) 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙫𝙖𝙡𝙪𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙩, 𝙨𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙞𝙩. 
 
A new platform or tool may seem like it’s going to transform the business, but it’s important to take a step back and consider how your end-users feel.

If there’s a hidden barrier within an organization that makes it difficult for people to use technology seamlessly, then they probably won’t use it.
 
Employees get so wrapped up in their day-to-day activities that finding the time to use HR Tech can sometimes feel like another task. However, when a frontline worker knows there is something essential to be found on their mobile collaboration platform that will support them, they will use it every single day.
 
The challenge with HR Tech is that it’s mainly focused on HR, not the employees. HR Tech gets the job done for the people in the HR-silo.

But what about the clients of HR – the people?

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Topics: Employee Experience, Operational Efficiency, Use-Case



Leading from the Frontlines: How to Create a Digital Workplace That’s Still Human

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Jul 14, 2021 5:06:10 PM

Frontline. noun “The most advanced, responsible, or visible position in a field or activity.”

That definition is an accurate description of your company’s most influential people: frontline employees. They’re on the ground, leading the charge, and have the most interaction with your customers.

How many percent of your frontline workers are receiving corporate communication directly and in an instant? 

Typically, this mobile workforce is often left unattended and, as a result, is left feeling disconnected from the company. Only 13% of them are engaged at work. As a result, they’re more likely to leave for another company with a more inclusive approach and a digital workplace.

It’s important to understand why frontline employees need to be included in your business strategies.

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Topics: Retail, Hospitality, Logistics, F&B, Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Best Practice



How to reach more of your staff within 5 minutes

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Jul 5, 2021 10:32:08 AM

For most majority frontline organizations, less than 20% of staff are reachable within 5 minutes.

 

In our digital world, why is that even still an issue?

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Topics: Employee Experience, Operational Efficiency



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

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Jun 9, 2021 11:56:55 AM

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



Why the Whole is Smarter than its Parts or the Beekeeper's Edge

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on May 21, 2021 7:45:00 AM

Bees aren’t smart, bee colonies are. No single bee knows how to build a hive, protect the queen, and produce honey. But collectively, they still make it happen, which is quite impressive.

Here is how they do it:

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Topics: Internal Communications, Best Practice



The Beekeeper - Why not copy from nature?

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on May 14, 2021 9:34:14 AM

 

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Topics: Internal Communications, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



The Importance of Transparency for a Healthy Company Culture

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on May 4, 2021 6:01:00 PM

Companies have changed the way they do business.

A rigid hierarchy that restricted the flow of information and negatively impacted employee communications used to be the norm. Communication between employees and their supervisors was often limited, and organizational transparency was practically nonexistent.

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



Managing a Deskless Workforce to Success

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Apr 13, 2021 10:15:00 AM

Editor’s note: We’re glad to co-author this article with James Chia CEO of Arclab. Their SaaS platform helps frontline teams reach their full potential with Nano Learning that's delivered through customized, just-in-time, bite-sized, mobile learning modules.

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12 Reasons why Money isn't a great Motivator for your work

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Mar 1, 2021 12:06:10 PM

Earning the money we need to live is presumably the main reason we work at all.

But does money motivate us to continuously perform our best work?

Let’s take a peek at what science and research have to say about that:

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Topics: Best Practice



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