Your Employees want to be heard. Are you listening?
According to a research, companies with engaged workers outperform their counterparts by 202%. It’s no secret that a satisfied, happy and motivated employee is more productive and more likely to stay loyal to the company for long.
Digital tools like employee engagement apps are proving helpful to businesses in the need to accommodate their workforce scheduling and managerial styles to meet the expectations of these mobile workforces improving employee engagement and productivity. Today’s workforces are true digital natives as they have never known life without the internet, technology and social media. More than 46% of the workers are online for over 10 hours a day and use an average of five screens daily, including desktops, laptops, smartphones, TVs, and iPads. Our younger generation prefers a technology-infused workplace as they believe technology enables them to be more productive.
Why are Employee Communication Apps needed?
Companies are increasingly shifting towards adopting more employee engagement activities than before. Employee communication apps have proved to increase the productivity of the organization. This is the reason why Employee managment apps have become the cynosure of the discussion of HRs in the recent times.
By giving the information on the employee’s hand his/her engagement with the organization is also increased since there is more transparency in the organization. This transparency instills a sense of equality and reduces confusion/office politics. We have seen that engaged employees outperform unengaged employees by 59%.
Global mobile population:
4.917 billion! That’s close to 70% of the world’s population! Of this 66% will own a smart phone by 2017 and with cheaper devices coming on to the market, this number is only set to increase. For any company, it would be a lot better to leverage this technology which is always there with an employee to make sure the information is transferred effectively.
An average adult spends more than 5 hours of time looking at their mobile screen. If you develop a mobile app for the employees and enable functions like notification and internal communication in it, you can ensure that your information is read.
Future of work:
The work environment is changing more rapidly than we think. Over 50% of the U.S’s working population already works remotely and this trend is set to grow. It is seen as the biggest driving factor set to completely change the world of work. As this trend will grow, the communication with these employees will be needed to be done and hence these types of apps will find more relevance in the near future.
The millennials who will account for 50% of the workforce by 2020 are always accused of having lower retention rates. Six in ten millennials say that they are open to a job change if they get a better opportunity. Employee communication apps decrease the rates of employee absenteeism by 41%.
The role of technology:
Over 2.5 billion of these workers, especially in sectors such as facilities management, hospitality etc, are not supported by adequate communications technology to be effective in their work. These sectors need to transfer a lot of information in an organized form which has to be represented in a comprehensive and detailed manner.
These communication apps are built keeping in mind these requirements. They make it really easy for the workers to input the data and make it in a represent-able form. Also, these apps keep a backup of all the information shared so that these can be synchronized in case, the data or the phone itself is lost.
Digital Tool to Improve Productivity:
An employee app is a smart content system that drives field workforce efficiency. It puts critical information directly into workers’ hands, on any device. Important updates and alerts get to the right people. And you’ll get measurable data that clearly shows how your content is being used.
It has been observed that in teams which are highly engaged, the profitability was 21% better, sales productivity by 20%, and output quality was improved by 40%. This is clearly how workforce engagement apps are playing a big role in improving the company’s productivity.
Improved Customer Experience:
Customer experience is the new competitive differentiator. Companies like to work with partners who have achieved this trait. A better employee engagement will reduce the chances of any error due to miscommunication. When this is reduced, there will be fewer delays in the projects which will improve the relationship between the company and the customer. It is observed that companies that have employee engagement app of its own tend to perform better than its counterparts in customer ratings by 10%.
Increasing customer experience increase revenue gains by 5-10 percent, and reduce cost by 15-25 percent. These things together can add up to a greater success for the company.
Smart companies are achieving this by developing a secure communication app for their mobile workforce / in-house employees/field employees. Employee apps are an awesome digital solution for deskless employees to collaborate, execute, and improve.
- Exchange of up-to date information
- Effective communication within team, groups, & managers
- Quick feedback through chat
- Quick learning for employees on their finger tips
- Instance appreciation and reorganization
- Reporting and multimedia reports – images, videos, text
- Punch clocks
- Survey and Polls
- Text Msg and Push Notifications
- Inventory and Catalogues
- Policies and Procedures
- Employee Feedback
- Shift Management
- Facility Management
- Event Management
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The age of email is over. Creative and innovative companies are building new mobile apps that drive employee engagement. Let’s see how employee engagement elements can constantly boost satisfaction and success.
The above data covers the factors that are most looked into by millennials. These are the leading factors which they consider to determine whether they want to serve the company for long or not. This is proved by the fact that 42% of millennials say that they will consider leaving a job if it has “sub-standard technology”.
Not having a well-built app can cost your company a lot. It is estimated that every year the U.S economy incurs a loss of $30.5 billion because of either not engaged or actively disengaged workers. Make sure that your company keeps pace with the growing competition from around the world by adopting this technology.
Our latest Employee App to Engage Real estate employees and engineers
At i-Verve, we have made numerous applications for big corporations. One of our latest Employee Engagement apps is Elogbook. Elogbook is an application which is made for a real-estate company to monitor and control the workflow at multiple sites simultaneously.
The app is useful for the company in increasing its y-o-y performance by helping it manage its properties, tenant information, contractor database and workflow, worker performances and request quotations.
i-Verve is one of the most trusted names in the mobile application development companies. The company has established its name by continuously evolving this technology and delivering the app to its clients that meet their requirement.