With so much information saturating the corporate culture, employers are constantly on the lookout for new ways to get information to their employees by way of corporate communications. After all, even email has become a somewhat old-fashioned way of communicating, as more people use Blackberries and Web conferencing to give out information and pass messages to their employees. There are a number of innovative new ways that you can communicate with your employees. Two great ways include:
o Instant messaging: Almost every Web browser out there has an instant messaging feature these days and this can be a faster method of communicating than even email. Because the instant message alert pops up on the screen each time there is a message, this can be a quick way to communicate with employees working in the office as well as remotely. Beware of this option however: your employees may use it to chat about personal matters when they should be working.
o Snap Comm tools: One of the more unique methods of employee / employee communication on the market today, Snap Comm tools feature six distinct features that allow employers to get their message out to their employees without having to send a slew of individual messages. For example, the six Snap Comm channels include:
o Snap Poll: Want to know exactly what your employees think on a variety of issues? Let them take this quick and easy on-screen quiz that boasts an improved response rate because of its ease of use.
o Snap Ticker: Similar to what you see on CNN, these scrolling tickers will give your employees critical updates and distribute important company information with the click of a button.
o Snap Quiz: On-screen quiz features will help you get an idea of where your employees might be weak in terms of company policy. There is an automated scoring option that takes the work out of getting all of the results.
o Snap Mag: A replacement for your company newsletter, this electronic version can help reduce the amount of group emails you have to send to virtually nothing.
o Snap Alert: These desktop alerts pop up on the screen as soon as you send out information that has to get to your employees NOW! This is the best way to ensure that your messages take priority over all of the other virtual clutter on your employee's computer.
o Snap Shots: These screensavers act as billboards, broadcasting your message and ensuring that it is being reinforced every time your employee is forced to view it. A great way to get some core company concepts across.
Effective employee communication is the key to good management and communication between employers and their employees. Both of these methods will ensure that you are keeping up with changes in technology that allow you to communicate more easily with your employees and continue to strive for professional excellence and communication in your place of business.