Employee Insights with Enterprise Apps

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In today’s working environments where we have the latest technology to address and improve how we function, enterprises have ample opportunity to follow suit. Whether it’s communicating with customers, managing cash flows or tracking supplier activity, as Managing Directors (MD’s) it’s important that you’re aware of the tools available to help your business thrive in your respective industry.

Undoubtedly the most important aspect of any enterprise is the staff that help run it. It’s their performance that dictates your businesses success and the reason why you’re where you are today. Yet, with staff adding a considerable cost to your business, it’s important that they’re managed cautiously. How closely are you monitoring their performance? Do you have set procedures in place to do so?

Are you making the best possible decisions based on the information you have? If you’re hesitant to answer any of these, establishing an enterprise app could be the solution.

With 5.4 million SME’s in the UK accounting for 99% of all businesses, it’s important that MD’s use the latest technology to track employee performance and stay ahead of the competition.

Utilising business data, analytics and insights is vital for organisations wishing to closely monitor their employees. The emergence of mobile enterprise technology is giving key decision-makers the vital insights they need on their employees to make informed decisions by providing up-to-date, accurate data, that reflects actualities. With an enterprise app, you can track business performance through various reports, metrics and other key information at any time to suit your requirements.

Mobile working and enterprise apps are on the rise in the workplace, with research showing that 60% of workers use apps for work-related activity, with 25% of these already using department specific apps in their roles.

So why should you consider an internal app? Enterprise apps can be aligned specifically to the employee insights you require, in any area of your organisation. By doing so, you’ll be distributing it to a workforce who are already fully accustomed to using mobile devices in the workplace, both on a personal and professional scale.

Role Specific Insights

Within every enterprise there will always be certain positions that heavily rely on performance data being presented as proof that the employee is fulfilling his or her duty. Whether you own a construction, logistics, property or financial business, you’ll need to track your marketing teams’ leads, business developments’ completed sales and operations’ KPI statistics. With more employees working away from the office environment it’s important that this information can be collated remotely so that nothing important is missed.

Personal Insights

Although gathering role specific data is vital for businesses, MD’s need to be aware of the importance of obtaining personal insights through app data. Employees who aren’t fully engaged in the workplace are more likely to make mistakes and generate additional cost. We’re seeing more businesses implementing enterprise apps designed specifically for the more HR-focused tasks such as employee feedback, time tracking and sick leave tracking to gauge any areas of potential unrest, which are saving time and resource elsewhere.

By gaining these insights it will allow you to take a more pro-active approach when communicating with your employees, which as research suggests, has a positive impact on productivity levels. According to the Workplace Research Foundation, highly engaged employees are 38% more likely to have above-average productivity.

What Else?

Enterprise apps give MD’s the opportunity to gather valuable insights into employee behaviour and performance, and are being utilised in businesses globally. Yet, as beneficial as this technology can be to extract this type of data, enterprise mobility can be deployed far beyond obtaining staff insights. It’s transforming how businesses operate by establishing a more efficient working system, a more productive workforce and giving businesses clearer overall transparency on its performance.

With 5.4 million SME’s in the UK accounting for 99% of all businesses, it’s important that MD’s use the latest technology to track employee performance and stay ahead of the competition.

If you feel that you could benefit from clearer employee insights, a more productive workforce and improve processes with an enterprise app, then we’d like to hear from you. Visit our contact us page to discuss your plans.

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