On Friday 3rd March, businesses from all over the World celebrate ‘National Employee Appreciation Day’, in this blog we explain how employee recognition is intrinsically linked to a positive company culture and should be an ongoing priority for business owners, neglected at their peril!
Company culture comes from everyone within an organisation. It derives from the shared beliefs, ethics, and norms of everyone within a workplace community and influences every layer, from the new starter onboarding process to customer and partner interactions.
Developing more effective leadership skills is a quality that can be taught. At The Bot Platform, we’ve created a customisable coaching Digital Assistant - The Management Coach, to help nurture the leadership skills of your Management Teams.
Following layoffs, those that remain face a rather challenging and often toxic environment. It is vital that the industry leaders who are truly dealing with the grim necessity, use this time to look through their business to help ease the burden for those that remain.
Many companies rely on the big end of year to bond with staff and appraise their efforts for the year. It is an important company tradition that has become expected. But is it really enough? Too often companies rest on their laurels, thinking a single end of year event is a sufficient show of recognition. But recognition shouldn't just be an annual occurrence.
It’s getting to the time of year HR Departments and workers all over the country quietly dread: the open enrollment period. A necessary yet persistent nuisance for companies nationwide that annually drains important resources, but we have a solution!
It may be tempting to be conservative and think that employee experience should take a back seat in the current economic climate.
That would be a BIG mistake.
A sure-fire way to ensure return on investment next year is to allocate a budget for digital assistants, automation tools and new technologies that positively impact the employee experience.
After years of restrictions following COVID guidelines, people are desperate to have autonomy once again, and with The Great Resignation, striking and now this most recent Quiet Quitting trend, it’s clear to see that this power struggle is far from over.
There are a number of things that CIOs and IT managers need at the moment, starting with a good dose of empathy and understanding from the workers they serve, as well as more support and resources from senior leadership teams to help IT teams feel less stressed and more on top of their workloads and responsibilities.
Football has always been renowned for its ability to bring people together and savvy employers can channel this undivided passion into the workplace as a fun way to drive staff engagement, which in turn helps with company culture, employee wellbeing and retention.
Business magnate and TV Personality Lord Alan Sugar recently shared his thoughts in The Mail about working from home. We went through some of his main points and shared why we believe his approach sums up what is so badly lacking at some of the highest levels of business; flexibility and empathetic leadership.
With SHRM reporting that the average cost to hire an employee is $4,129, it’s imperative that companies become au fait with retaining the employees they have through training and ensuring they have a strong appeal to any potential new hires.
We have a chance to create real and lasting change for all employees across society. It’s going to be a bumpy road ahead, but if we work together, we can make lasting improvements that will benefit all of us.
Wellbeing at work has become one of the main focuses during the last few years, company-wide initiatives are often rolled out to help support and improve the day-to-day lives of everyday working staff, but for employees returning to work after a long period of time off, employers need to take a different tact
Technology is here to provide a much needed helping hand in the form of digital assistants that can automate the manual work that takes up huge amounts of HR team’s time, and streamline processes to provide better, more instant and accessible HR tools for staff.
During the workshop attendees learn how to plan, build and maintain bots on Workplace. Workplace Solutions Engineers and The Bot Platform team will be there for hands-on support, and to share learnings and best practices along the way.
After a morning of sharing best practices, discovering insights, and learning more about the future of Workplace at Transform, we thought we’d spend an hour socialising with our peers and testing our brains over a lunch time pub quiz.
When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by WHO on March 11, 2020, businesses were forced to completely change or pause how they operated overnight. In this article we outline some of the ways that companies used Workplace from Facebook and The Bot Platform to build technology solutions that helped them adapt to these ever changing circumstances.
By using The Bot Platform, companies have been able to quickly build Star Wars themed quizzes that allows them to compete with their colleagues and increases engagement on internal communications platforms like Workplace from Facebook and Microsoft Teams.
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