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Sina Lockley

Sina is a communication specialist at Staffbase. She wants to help companies engage their employees and find ways to make work more fun. She writes about internal communication, mobile employee engagement and how to use an app in today's evolving workforce. She religiously reads one book a week and sleeps with pen and paper next to her head.
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[Slides] How an Employee-App Fits Best With your Intranet and Digital Workplace Strategy

With so many companies thinking about a mobile channel for their employee communication, a great deal of interest has arisen around how an employee app can fit with an organization’s intranet and digital workplace strategy. In fact, along with a few other issues, including how to onboard users; the state of security; and what to do with an employee app, the question of how an employee app can fit into an organization’s existing intranet and be integrated into its other channels for internal communication is one of the chief issues in communication departments around the world.

 

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Brink’s Launches Internal Communications App to Improve Employee Recognition

In May 1859, Perry Brink purchased a horse-drawn wagon and made his first delivery in Chicago. The city was benefitting from the economic boom, a direct result of the new railroad sector. Business travel was growing and people needed transportation between the new railway stations and the city center.

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Swapping Old for New, A German Public Utilities Provider Welcomes Digitization with Their Employee App

Electricity, gas, drinking water, public transportation, ferries, and telecommunications: the public utilities provider Stadtwerke Konstanz is present everywhere in the southern German city on the shores of Lake Constance. Even the municipality's Wi-Fi comes from the company of approximately 850 employees. The professions within this corporate group are as varied as the departments themselves: bus drivers, IT specialists, media designers, and lifeguards are just some of the jobs. But one description shared among most of these employees is that they don't sit at desks. This creates a challenge for internal communication. How do you reach such a diverse workforce?

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Buslink VIVO Connects Their Drivers—Aussie Style—with Their Own Employee Engagement App

Sunday night in Darwin, Australia. The employees working the night shift at the Ichthys LNG Construction Project, one of the largest onshore oil and gas projects worldwide, need to be transported back to their homes in Darwin and the surrounding suburbs in the Northern Territory.

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Why the Christian Democratic Union in Hessen, Germany, Voted for an Employee App

Normally when an employee app is implemented, the idea is to connect non-desk workers and to reach those who are excluded from traditional communication channels in order to bridge communication gaps. However, it’s becoming increasingly clear that employees who work in an office or on a desktop computer can also greatly benefit from mobile communication.

 

Since September 2015, Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has been using an employee app from Staffbase, and in that time they’ve gained a lot of insight into its wide-ranging potential.

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