It’s a troubling phenomenon across the U.S.: employees are not engaged. Gallup’s annual survey revealed that less than one-third of workers were engaged in their jobs in 2014, and the data shows that disengaged employees can cost U.S. businesses up to $550 billion annually in lost productivity.
At theEMPLOYEEapp, Part I of our 2015 Mobile Trends in the Workplace Survey showed that access to company information and documents via a mobile device impacts employee engagement and productivity—and that many businesses are not supporting employee needs.
The impact of disengaged workers can be devastating to a small business—and oftentimes in the day-to-day crunch of keeping the ship moving forward, employee engagement and internal communications can slip on the priority list or suffer because they’re not defined roles.
Running a small business myself, I understand the challenges we face daily. From my perspective as a small business owner with years of experience in the communications industry, the concept of a self-service platform for theEMPLOYEEapp was born. We want to make it easier for businesses to communicate vital information to their workforce, whether it’s an office of 10 or a mobile delivery force of 40, and we understand that small businesses likely don’t have the resources and budget to launch and support an enterprise-level solution.
I am excited to join the Small Business Digest Radio program tonight to discuss my experience in small business and communications, how mobile has changed the game, and why I developed theEMPLOYEEapp’s self-service platform with the small business employee engagement in mind.