Employee Communications & Mobility Wrap-up: July 10-21

HR Technologist: Digital Tools for Employee Engagement

What technologies have emerged in the last few years that HR and communications teams have been taking advantage of? Social media, the cloud, and mobile are just a few ways that employees are able to stay engaged within their organization.

Digital Solutions for Employee Engagement 
While HR responsibilities still mean keeping employees happy, there are many emerging tools that can help them be most effective. This may include embracing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to allow employees to use their personal phone, or it could mean adding gamification to work processes to keep people entertained.

Internal Communications Balancing Old Methods with Millennial Generation
Email has long been the go-to method for communicating information to employees. But with a growing segment of the population being younger and more tech-savvy, plus a general feeling of email overload, internal communicators are facing challenges. Understanding what tools can be used to communicate, plus defining reach and the channels that information should be tailored to, are things the communications professionals can do to ensure employees are kept informed.

How HR Technology Has Evolved
There was a shift that occurred in the not-too-distant past that pushed Human Resources to the forefront of emerging technologies. The industry quickly embraced social, mobile, analytics, and cloud technologies and has since become revolutionized. This evolution of a long-standing integral part of the workplace is proving to be beneficial to employees, managers, and IT alike.

Fostering Employee Engagement Via Digital Workplace Tools
Effective communications managers are able to ensure that employees feel engaged. When employees are engaged, they feel as though their opinions matter and they understand how their role contributes to overall company success. Oftentimes, the best means of communication are in the digital realm, and internal communications that are most successful are those that can harness these technologies the best.
 

Jenny Blumberg, Mobile Solutions Manager

In Jenny's years at Sitrion she has supported many products including Glassboard, widgets, various RSS readers, and the Sitrion Social mobile apps. When she’s not conquering enterprise mobile challenges, she’s snowboarding, cooking, or camping in beautiful Colorado.

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