Culture & Engagement

It seems ironic that so many companies seek to engage their employees through the use of technology platforms that may, for one reason or another, put more distance between organizations and employees. Technology doesn’t eliminate the need for thought, planning and leadership. The articles here result from our quest to find the right balance.

Remote work may impact an organization’s culture in insidious ways, eroding trust, social cohesion and information sharing. To ensure their workforce continues to operate efficiently, creatively and productively, employers must actively manage changes to team dynamics. Researchers from the Advance Workplace Institute and the...
Companies are looking for better tools to help track the movements and health status of their workforce as they reconfigure their facilities to hamper the spread of COVID-19. In particular, analysts and HR leaders expect the use of passive monitoring to increase. However, they...
Employers are embracing a variety of tools to facilitate remote work, some of them purpose-designed and others that were basically drafted as solutions. That’s been good news for companies that offer communications and collaboration tools, such as Google and Slack. According to Business Insider,...
Reward Gateway launched a platform for small businesses in the UK, targeting organizations with fewer than 100 employees. Available via desktop and mobile app, the product combines employee discounts, recognition tools and well-being features. The company said the platform can be launched “in minutes.”...
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, videoconferencing has taken off as a way to catch up with family and have drinks with friends, on top of collaborating with colleagues and staying in touch with teams. Apparently, however, webcams can only do so much: Workers say their corporate culture...
SocialChorus has expanded its platform’s capabilities and is repositioning itself as a tool for organizational change rather than a purely internal communications solution. The company sees workplace dynamics shifting significantly as both employers and employees adapt to the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic....
Some industry observers have suggested that organizations might be less concerned with their employee experience now that layoffs are rife. But nearly two-thirds of HR leaders are making their workers’ experience a higher priority as they plan for re-opening their workplaces. According to Gartner,...
SocialChorus launched analytics features to help employers measure the business impact of their internal communications. Added to SocialChorus’s Analyze tool, the features include new analytics functionality and an executive summary designed to present a clear picture of the state of a company’s employee communications,...
SilkRoad Technology updated its core solutions with features designed to help employers become more resilient while maintaining their employee experience. The new features in SilkRoad’s recruiting, onboarding, learning and performance modules include automation for compliance and regulatory standards, mobile-only tasks and updated I-9 forms...
Facebook added features to its Workplace app in a bid to help companies support their employees and improve communication in the new world of remote work. The company believes its history building consumer products puts in a unique position to help employers develop and maintain their culture...