Employee productivity apps boost performance

February 12, 2017 Yash Chitre Big Data In HR, Employee Analytics, Employee Brand Advocacy, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement Strategies, Employee Mobile Apps, Experiential Communications, Proximity, Research, Talent Acquisition and Recruitment Tags: 0 Comments

Employee productivity is always a key driver of success for HR, internal marketing, internal communications and corporate executive leadership. You have to give your people the right tools so that they can be productive and successful, while growing their career path as well. In order for them to engage in the productivity tool that you are providing them, it must be relevant, easy to access, helpful and incentivized so that they keep coming back. This is where employee productivity apps can really help make a difference in making sure your employees are engaged and on point with your corporate brand mission, vision, values, and culture.

Productivity in the workplace is a fluctuating metric, often elusive to many companies that seek to increase employee return on investment (eROI). Organizations will employ lots of different tactics and initiatives at various times to increase productivity. Some work and some don’t work. Far too often, we hear about companies that execute one-off tactics, with no rhyme or reason as to a strategy, but just quick fire things to try to get a spike in productivity levels. One of the most effective ways to increase productivity in the workplace, that is not only sustainable in the long run but scaleable in terms of different tactics that can be pushed through the same channel, is via employee productivity apps.

Employee productivity apps can be deployed with a variety of built-in features that you can start small with and then ladder-up over time, to create an immersive experience for the employee user experience.

  • You can create employee productivity apps that start off with basic features such as helpful news, product and info sheets that are downloadable, printable, shareable, commentable, savable etc.,  and streaming videos that give the precise know how and best tips to ensuring greater knowledge.
  • You can then add other features such as storytelling between employees, that is moderated by the company and published back into the app into an archive, so that everyone benefits from the best lessons of employee productivity.
  • You can add other features as well, such such as ensuring that knowledge transfer is in fact taking place through trivia, quizzes, and other interactive tactics.
  • Productivity can further be increased using employee productivity apps by creating action based campaigns where employees have to complete a certain set of tasks, and as they do they receive points or badges or other incentives that keep them in the game and ensure that things get done.

Now, even the best employee productivity app is useless unless you can effectively measure just how much productivity is happening in real time. This is where it is essential to have robust reporting mechanisms through a back-end dashboard that reports on your employee productivity apps activity and gives you the insights that you need in order to adjust your program, add or take away tactics and moderate on the fly. This is a very important part of the process of creating employee productivity apps….Don’t overlook reporting and measurement, because it is how you will show and make the case for your employee return on investment (eROI) and future talent development programs.

Do you want to see examples of employee productivity apps? Check out hubEngage.com and see some best practices of how companies of all shapes and sizes are quickly and inexpensively creating robust employee productivity apps for their workforce today. View case studies, watch videos and see what sorts of in-app features and tactics you can put inside of your employee productivity app strategy. You can even download sample employee productivity apps on your own device and play around with content inside of a productivity tool set, so that you see an example of how it comes to life and how it may be applied to your organization. Check it out today!

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