Engaging your employees is no easy task. According to Gallup, 51% of US workers aren’t engaged with their jobs. Which is why launching your own employee app is so important. Your app has the potential to reach every single one of your employees no matter where they are in the world, and it has the potential to open the door to your digital workplace. But which use cases are the most engaging for your employees and guarantee your app’s success?
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.
Susann Wanitschke, intranet manager at T-Systems Multimedia Solutions, reports on the progress and the new applications of the T-Systems Employee App. After nearly two years of use, one thing is perfectly clear: the young company (whose average employee age is just 35) has found several innovative solutions and use cases for its app.
MAN Truck & Bus is one of the leading manufacturers of heavy-duty commercial vehicles in Europe, with production facilities in Germany, Poland, and Austria, as well as in Russia, South Africa, India, Turkey, and Mexico. Their products include vans, heavy goods trucks, interurban coaches, and city buses, and they also produce diesel and natural-gas engines.
T-Systems isn't what you'd call one of our typical customers. As a subsidiary of the German giant Telecom, their employees sit at desks and they all have access to the intranet every day.
Audi Brussels is a manufacturing plant located in Forest, Belgium. The German-engineered automobile brand is one of the best selling luxury car brands in the world. Their slogan "Vorsprung Durch Technik" means "Advancement through Technology," and holding true to this motto, the company's branch in Brussels has now implemented their "my Audi Brussels" app.