It’s probably no coincidence that while a reported 87% of today’s workforce still typically receives company information via an intranet (in addition to email or in-person), it’s that exact same number who say that they’re unengaged with their jobs. According to a 2018 Gallup poll, “a staggering 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged.” Could it be that these are the same people who continue to receive company information in confusing, old-fashioned, and ultimately ineffective ways?
On the market in ever-evolving incarnations for nearly twenty years, Microsoft SharePoint has become one of the world’s most popular intranet platforms. But even alongside a slew of Office 365 applications, is it the best option for today’s mobile-first, employee-centric digital workplace, where the importance of company-wide communication and culture-building has been on the rise?
We don't think so.
Why not? Read on. . . .
For communicators longing for a seat at the table when it comes to having their voices heard and playing a part in important corporate decision-making, 2019 stands to be an awesome year.
Here are our 10 reasons why:
From May 2017 to December 2018, the number of employee experience jobs has grown by 173%.
This increase is a clear indication that having "Employee Experience" in your job title is more than just a trendy euphemism for people doing the same old work of human resources.
(By the way, if you opened this post in search of a job, head on over to the Staffbase jobs page to see how you can help us to create a great Employee Experience for our customers and their employees.)
Effective communication is crucial to the success and happiness of every type of relationship. In the workplace, the quality of internal communication often speaks volumes about the health of the organization itself. And yet, according to the 2018 State of the Sector on Internal Communication, "just 43% of North American internal communicators are tasked solely with internal communication, compared to 57% globally." It seems that companies view employee communication as an expense rather than a revenue driver, an approach that can and ultimately will have dire consequences on all sorts of employee-related factors, including retention and engagement, not to mention your bottom line.
The employee experience movement has grown at an annual global rate of close to 100 percent. That’s the conclusion of Staffbase following a study of the trend over a period of twelve months, from May 2017 to May 2018.