Some of the largest companies already use mobile apps for employees. Accessibility, essential for the consumption of internal information, is just one of their benefits. Mobile applications increase productivity in managing internal processes and serve as authentic platforms used to transform the employer’s branding strategy into an effective interaction experience with the employee.
Technology has completely revolutionized the concept of communication. Emails, chats, and social networks have made enormous changes in the daily routine and have benefited to the way we interact and share information. But they have also become sources of distraction. The large amount of information we receive constantly requires organizational and prioritizing ability to help us remain productive. If your employees have apps that are designed specifically for them and which help them work better, faster and more collaboratively, then the apps will increase efficiency and become a competitive edge for the company.
What kind of apps do your employees need?
Companies can create apps for inventory tracking, staff planning, payments, order tracking, finance tracking, customer management, employee supervision, goal setting, remote access to documents, and more.
The easiest way to determine what applications would benefit your employees is simply to ask them. Simple questions such as “What are the issues you encounter during your work?” or “Which processes could be improved with an application?” can give you a clear idea from which to start.
The goal is to enable employees to be as efficient as possible and to save time while working on their professional development and improvement.
Here are 5 examples of apps that can streamline processes and communication in your organization:
- Internal communication apps
Due to the instant messaging format, these applications are very effective in getting in touch with colleagues in real time.
If an employee is late in the office, using an internal communication application, he can easily notify his team members of the delay, while remaining at the same time aware of what is happening in the office. Internal communications applications are also excellent ways to keep in touch with team members working remote or to get in touch quickly with your team if you are in a meeting.
- Apps – Newsletter
With an application – newsletter all you have to do is update your application every time there are important news just like you do with a newsletter periodically. With a simple pop-up notification, you can inform your employees that the application has been updated.
The best part of using a newsletter app compared to newsletters via e-mail is that you can enable offline access so that users can keep track of the latest news no matter where they are.
Another advantage is that, by not being based on Intranet, the content can be read instantly.
- Apps for team buildings and events
Events and team buildings are ways to keep your employees happy and relaxed. The app could include times and locations, PDF presentations, schedules, and more elaborate information, such as treasure hunting games and secret Santa gifts. The application could also include a simple calendar, with all future events, to ensure that employees reserve their time in advance.
- Apps for holidays and free days
Managing holiday requests can be a nightmare for both HR employees and employees, especially during the busiest times of the year, such as Christmas and summer holidays. The challenge is for all employees to get the desired leave, while maintaining the same minimum required office availability.
Using an app can help you solve these problems by providing an automated system in which employees are allowed to record only dates that has been previously approved.
- Training apps
It helps you train new employees by learning about the company, about products and services, or how to communicate better and more effectively with customers. In addition, they allow users to create courses, add questionnaires, manage learners, and track results anytime, anywhere.
Another advantage of training apps is that they allow you to create exciting, interactive training programs by including a variety of media, such as audio, video, test forms, or infographics.
For example, Gamification training, i.e. through games, is an excellent way to increase engagement and fun.