Improve Business Performance: Employee Engagement

6 min read - Insights

The most important aspect of any business is the staff that run it. At the end of the day, the success of your business relies on employee engagement and performance. This is why it’s essential your employees remain productive and motivated. A business app can do exactly this. It will engage and empower your staff. All while giving you a completely unrivalled level of insight into their performance.

How Engaged are Your Employees?

Before we start, there are three core questions you should ask:

  • How closely are you monitoring your employees’ performance right now?
  • What procedures (if any) do you have in place to measure staff performance?
  • Are your employees engaged, happy and motivated?

A lot of organisations make use tones of different third-party tools to measure the above. Many even use different tools across different teams, departments and branches. Sound familiar? Unsurprisingly, this fragmented system often leads to a complete lack of business transparency.

When it comes to employee engagement, up-to-date analytics and insights are essential. But more important than this is that it’s all connected. This is why so many businesses are turning to bespoke enterprise solutions to solve their core problems.

Why Mobile Helps with Employee Engagement

No matter what sector you’re in, there will always be jobs in your company that rely heavily on performance data. It doesn’t matter if you’re in financial services, logistics or property. You’ll always need to track your marketing teams’ leads, your business development activity and various projects’ KPIs. But as more and more employees start working remotely, it’s important that this information is still collated and you don’t miss anything.

Mobile gives your company’s decision-makers all the data they need to make the right decisions. Because you record every key action an employee takes in your bespoke enterprise app. Using this, you can track their performance through any metrics and data collected.

This is why 60% of workers already use apps for work-related tasks. A quarter of these being department/role-specific apps. Obviously, a bespoke business app will empower your staff and drive productivity. But the biggest benefit is the super-specific employee insights you’ll get. How can you use this insight? It really depends on your business. But many of the companies we talk to are focused on two key challenges: employee engagement and employee development.

Employee Development

Today’s employees don’t want jobs, they want development opportunities. And company culture has to be about more than just nights out or table tennis! Did you know 59% of millennials place opportunities to grow as one of the most important things when considering a company?

Employees who aren’t fully engaged perform worse and are more likely to make mistakes or just straight up leave. What’s the bottom line? Unengaged employees cost you money. But with an HR-focused enterprise app, you can solve this key problem.

Mobile is the perfect platform. It gives you the ability to track your employees’ feedback and their time allocation. As well as any annual or sick leave they take. All from one bespoke platform, available at your desk or on-the-go.

What does all this mean? You can take a much more proactive approach to employee engagement and development.

The Proactive Approach to Employee Engagement

This is something we see time and time again with our clients. Yes, mobile is great at solving specific problems and streamlining particular processes. But by embracing enterprise mobility, you’ll have the extra insight to act before problems arise.

For some of our clients, this means avoiding client complaints. But for others, an enterprise app helps them take a personal approach to employee engagement. Staff are much more likely to log their time and provide feedback if it’s convenient. Mobile makes this easy and accessible.

If staff are logging their activity, you get an up-to-date picture of each one’s workplace well-being. Using this, you can provide personalised support or suggest highly relevant training. Mobile lets you provide that one-on-one support no matter how big your organisation is and no matter where your employees are.

Training Your Remote Workforce

70% of UK employees say it’s important for their employers to offer the opportunity of remote working. Looking forward, more and more jobs will move away from the traditional office. But this presents a problem: training your remote workforce.

Organising training and personal development is often a challenge anyway. For remote workers, it’s a logistical and financial nightmare. But with mobile, you can teach business ethics, company policies and role-specific lessons with anyone anywhere.

In-app articles, videos and interactive Q&As let you deliver training across your workforce. Whether it’s generic new starter procedures or highly specific personal development. With a bespoke enterprise app, you can connect your disconnected workforce.

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What’s Next?

As we’ve seen, enterprise mobility gives you the opportunity to gather valuable insights. Whether you’re looking into your employees’ behaviour, wellbeing or performance. This lets you be more proactive which makes sure you can engage and keep your talented staff.

Mobile is transforming how businesses operate and how they engage their employees. With expectations for employers so high these days, it’s essential you keep up. Those companies relying on a mix of disconnected systems for employee engagement will lose talent and fall behind.

We’re Sonin, a leading app development agency with over ten years of experience. Over the years, we’ve built hundreds of award-winning apps. We’ve helped our clients use mobile to engage employees and drive transparency. All while boosting workplace satisfaction. Want to find out more about how we did it? And how we can do the same for you? Call us today on 01737 45 77 88 or send us a message at info@sonin.agency.