With all due respect to video calls and email, it’s also important every now and then for us to personally meet our community. That's why we started the #StaffbaseCommunity Tour this year. In November, a handful of Staffpranos set sail to meet customers, prospects, and partners, all interested in getting to know the Staffbase fans based alongside them locally, and to join them for a day of informative discussions. With a bag full of new features for our employee apps, we made our way to Stuttgart, Munich, Cologne, and London. Each meeting began with a firsthand update from Staffbase CEO Martin, followed by a case study from the community and plenty of time for talk and exchange ideas after.
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, with around 168 million mobile customers, 28 million fixed-network lines, and 19 million broadband lines. 218,000 employees (as of 2016) in 50 countries are driving the company's success forward. At the forefront are the more than 7,000 sales representatives with over 67,000 customer contacts every day. Communicating with all of these people, all over the world, is a massive challenge, but it's one that they’ve met head on with the aid of their employee app.
We sat down with our very own Chief Information Security Officer Fabian Wiedemann to talk about our recent certification of the international ISO27001 standard for information security. He explains what this means for Staffbase and for our customers.
Strategic communication professionals know that if you have a limited or unlimited budget, a small team or a large department, it's always smart to get as much mileage as possible out of the employee communication tools, channels, content, and resources at your disposal. We joined with International Vice Chair of the International Association of Business Communicators and Founder of Dewpoint Communications, Victoria Dew, SCMP to learn about some of her magical and most-requested insights to make an internal communication impact in the workplace.
Staffbase was thrilled to continue its relationship with IABC as a sponsor for The 2018 IABC Heritage Region Conference! We were so excited that we decided to fully embrace the communication revolution theme by arriving in costume! We learned so many invaluable lessons from our fellow communication professionals who shared new ideas on how to make a notable difference in the field.
As communication professionals, we all know that the power of an awesome video is unmatched at telling stories for internal or external purposes. That said, video production isn't cheap, making video expenditures a frequent victim on the budget chopping block. But don't despair! You can in fact save your company thousands of dollars by learning to produce videos in-house. Award-winning video producer Andy Pollard of Children's Mercy Kansas City saved his health care organization approximately $200,000 in just one year, creating videos that engaged almost 8,000 employees in multiple locations across the midwest. See some of his videos here and learn some effective storytelling techniques that you can use to make your own amazing videos!