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Technology's Impact on Non-Desk Employee Engagement and Productivity

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Jun 13, 2020 8:15:00 AM

In Singapore staff attrition rates are rather high and employee engagement is rather low when compared to our neighboring countries.

According to the Ministry of Manpower attrition rates are the highest (> 40%) in sectors that are also characterized by a high share of Non-Desk Employees like F&B and Hospitality.

These Non-Desk Employees, also referred to as frontline employees, significantly impact a company's success. Especially since they are the people that interact with your customers and guests most frequently.

 

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Topics: Retail, Hospitality, Logistics, Manufacturing, F&B, Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Operational Efficiency



Better Communication with your Diverse Mobile Workforce

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Apr 22, 2020 4:50:00 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



It’s Not You. . . It’s Your Tech That’s the Problem

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Feb 4, 2020 9:30:00 AM

One of the biggest operational challenges faced by companies with a large percentage of frontline workers is high turnover rates.

When your workplace becomes a revolving door of new staff members, your bottom line starts to struggle. Constantly having to recruit and train new employees gets expensive. Very expensive.

There are a number of reasons why turnover rates are so high among frontline workers. Here are just a few.

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Topics: Retail, Hospitality, Logistics, Manufacturing, F&B, Employee Experience, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency, Use-Case



How to Improve Employee Experience in F&B

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Oct 15, 2019 7:54:38 AM

More and more businesses are investing considerable time and resources into developing their employees’ soft skills and creating a more welcoming, engaging atmosphere for their employees.

Recently the Business Roundtable, a group of chief executive officers from major U.S. corporations, issued a statement that redefines the very “purpose of a corporation.”

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Topics: Employee Engagement, F&B, Employee Experience, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



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

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Jul 30, 2019 12:20:52 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.

But 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



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