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Beyond Email: A Modern Approach to
Engaging a Distributed Workforce
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#EngageU
Beyond Email: A Modern Approach to Engaging a
Distributed Workforce
Caryn Tomer
Digital Media and PR Manager at...
3
Communication Messages and
Quality
Employees feel
Drained
A knowledge worker spends most of the
week gathering and commu...
4
The use of mobile to accomplish
everyday tasks is increasing —
especially for working
professionals.
#EngageU
5
What inspired Daugherty to get started
with employee engagement and
advocacy?
6
Daugherty Business Solutions
• Daugherty Business Solutions brings a fresh
approach to business consulting
• 30+ year hi...
7
How Did Daugherty Keep Employees Informed?
• Monthly and weekly email newsletters
• Using Outlook to send emails
• Too l...
8
#EngageU
“Email wasn’t effective in
keeping our employees
informed. We needed to find a
better way to communicate to
our...
9
How did Daugherty address these
employee communications challenges?
10
Introducing Team Daugherty
• Employee engagement
program on desktop and
mobile
• Communications hub for
employees to fi...
11
Team Daugherty Goals
• Keep employees in the know about
what is going on at the company as
a whole
• Update employees o...
12
#EngageU
“The Team Daugherty app
makes it easy for our
employees to stay informed
whether they’re in the office
or not....
13
What content is featured on Team
Daugherty?
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Content Featured on Team Daugherty
• Majority of content is non-shareable
• Stories include:
• Company updates
• Client...
15
Content Featured on Team Daugherty
Company Updates Executive Notes Employee Spotlight
Corporate Social
Responsibility
C...
16
Where Does the Content Come From?
• Admin-curated content
• Employee submissions
• Feed content is automatically added ...
17
#EngageU
“By connecting client feeds,
our sales team can walk into
a client meeting armed with
the latest information a...
18
How Do Employees Find the Right Content?
• Content channels are broken
down by:
• Home
• Branch
• Client
• Recruiting
•...
19
#EngageU
“Content channels help
employees easily find and
consume the content that's
important to them.”
Caryn Tomer
Di...
20
What value do employees get out of
being part of Team Daugherty?
21
What’s In It for Daugherty Employees?
• Simple and easy way to find and
consume the news and content they need
to know ...
22
#EngageU
“The employees love the
app and how easy it is to
use. Even our pickiest
developers are impressed by
it!”
Cary...
23
What do you see for the future of Team
Daugherty?
24
What’s Next for Team Daugherty
• Increase engagement and participation
• Developing more creative and engaging content
...
25
#EngageU
“The success of our program
hinges on our content. Our
goal is to provide
consumable and friendly
content that...
26
Tips for anyone thinking about getting
started with an employee engagement
program?
27
Tips for Getting Started
• Do your research and find a tool to tackle your
communication challenges
• Develop content a...
28
#EngageU
“Give employees the
tools that will help them
stay informed and,
ultimately, be better at
their jobs.”
Caryn T...
29
The use of mobile to accomplish
everyday tasks is increasing —
especially for working
professionals.
#EngageU
30
Create a Consumer Experience for Employees
Employee communication strategies that adapt to consumer
expectations work b...
31
Meet the Only Daily
News App for Work
The SocialChorus app connects
employees to the latest news
and company content to...
3232
Interested in Learning More?
#EngageU
Download our Ebook!
How to Buy SaaS Software: 4 Steps Every
Communications Lead...
33
#EngageU
Beyond Email: A Modern Approach to Engaging a
Distributed Workforce
Caryn Tomer
Digital Media and PR Manager a...
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Beyond Email: A Modern Approach to Engaging a Distributed Workforce

  1. 1. Beyond Email: A Modern Approach to Engaging a Distributed Workforce
  2. 2. 2 #EngageU Beyond Email: A Modern Approach to Engaging a Distributed Workforce Caryn Tomer Digital Media and PR Manager at Daugherty Business Solutions @CarynTomer
  3. 3. 3 Communication Messages and Quality Employees feel Drained A knowledge worker spends most of the week gathering and communicating information: Reading and answering email Searching and gathering information Communicating and collaborating internally Communicating and collaborating externally Publishing information Actual Work: Managing projects and people, analyzing information, creating content, and other structured tasks
  4. 4. 4 The use of mobile to accomplish everyday tasks is increasing — especially for working professionals. #EngageU
  5. 5. 5 What inspired Daugherty to get started with employee engagement and advocacy?
  6. 6. 6 Daugherty Business Solutions • Daugherty Business Solutions brings a fresh approach to business consulting • 30+ year history of working with public and private firms, Fortune 500 companies and startups • Over 1,000 employees • 6 office locations across the country #EngageU
  7. 7. 7 How Did Daugherty Keep Employees Informed? • Monthly and weekly email newsletters • Using Outlook to send emails • Too long; hard to read • No engagement analytics • Consultants onsite at clients’ offices found it difficult to stay on top of company news and content #EngageU
  8. 8. 8 #EngageU “Email wasn’t effective in keeping our employees informed. We needed to find a better way to communicate to our team wherever they are.” Caryn Tomer Digital Media and PR Manager at Daugherty Business Solutions @CarynTomer
  9. 9. 9 How did Daugherty address these employee communications challenges?
  10. 10. 10 Introducing Team Daugherty • Employee engagement program on desktop and mobile • Communications hub for employees to find the latest company news and content #EngageU
  11. 11. 11 Team Daugherty Goals • Keep employees in the know about what is going on at the company as a whole • Update employees on what is happening at their respective branches • Inform employees of key client updates #EngageU
  12. 12. 12 #EngageU “The Team Daugherty app makes it easy for our employees to stay informed whether they’re in the office or not.” Caryn Tomer Digital Media and PR Manager at Daugherty Business Solutions @CarynTomer
  13. 13. 13 What content is featured on Team Daugherty?
  14. 14. 14 Content Featured on Team Daugherty • Majority of content is non-shareable • Stories include: • Company updates • Client updates (Relevant news, sales wins, success stories) • Messages from branch directors • Employee spotlight #EngageU
  15. 15. 15 Content Featured on Team Daugherty Company Updates Executive Notes Employee Spotlight Corporate Social Responsibility Culture
  16. 16. 16 Where Does the Content Come From? • Admin-curated content • Employee submissions • Feed content is automatically added to the program • Client social feeds – To stay updated on the latest client news and updates • Relevant industry news feeds – To help employees be recognized as thought leaders in their field • Company social feeds – To showcase company news, culture and events #EngageU
  17. 17. 17 #EngageU “By connecting client feeds, our sales team can walk into a client meeting armed with the latest information about that client. It’s a great resource for our sales team.” Caryn Tomer Digital Media and PR Manager at Daugherty Business Solutions @CarynTomer
  18. 18. 18 How Do Employees Find the Right Content? • Content channels are broken down by: • Home • Branch • Client • Recruiting • Sales • Start Up & Innovation #EngageU
  19. 19. 19 #EngageU “Content channels help employees easily find and consume the content that's important to them.” Caryn Tomer Digital Media and PR Manager at Daugherty Business Solutions @CarynTomer
  20. 20. 20 What value do employees get out of being part of Team Daugherty?
  21. 21. 21 What’s In It for Daugherty Employees? • Simple and easy way to find and consume the news and content they need to know today • Big improvement from old email newsletters • Push notifications and real-time feed keep employees informed • News and updates are easily accessible via the mobile app #EngageU
  22. 22. 22 #EngageU “The employees love the app and how easy it is to use. Even our pickiest developers are impressed by it!” Caryn Tomer Digital Media and PR Manager at Daugherty Business Solutions @CarynTomer
  23. 23. 23 What do you see for the future of Team Daugherty?
  24. 24. 24 What’s Next for Team Daugherty • Increase engagement and participation • Developing more creative and engaging content (video, podcasts, training, etc.) • Involving branch managers with activation and content creation • Integrating with intranet to increase readership • Empowering employees to become brand champions #EngageU
  25. 25. 25 #EngageU “The success of our program hinges on our content. Our goal is to provide consumable and friendly content that our employees want to read.” Caryn Tomer Digital Media and PR Manager at Daugherty Business Solutions @CarynTomer
  26. 26. 26 Tips for anyone thinking about getting started with an employee engagement program?
  27. 27. 27 Tips for Getting Started • Do your research and find a tool to tackle your communication challenges • Develop content around what employees need to know • Find a way to deliver real-time news and content directly to employees #EngageU
  28. 28. 28 #EngageU “Give employees the tools that will help them stay informed and, ultimately, be better at their jobs.” Caryn Tomer Digital Media and PR Manager at Daugherty Business Solutions @CarynTomer
  29. 29. 29 The use of mobile to accomplish everyday tasks is increasing — especially for working professionals. #EngageU
  30. 30. 30 Create a Consumer Experience for Employees Employee communication strategies that adapt to consumer expectations work better. The majority of your workforce wants to receive company information via a mobile app. • 82% of Millennials • 76% of Gen X • 54% of Baby Boomers #EngageU
  31. 31. 31 Meet the Only Daily News App for Work The SocialChorus app connects employees to the latest news and company content to increase productivity, engagement and advocacy.
  32. 32. 3232 Interested in Learning More? #EngageU Download our Ebook! How to Buy SaaS Software: 4 Steps Every Communications Leader Needs to Know http://bit.ly/howtobuysaas Request a Customized Demo 844.WRK2LFE http://www.socialchorus.com/tour info@socialchorus.com
  33. 33. 33 #EngageU Beyond Email: A Modern Approach to Engaging a Distributed Workforce Caryn Tomer Digital Media and PR Manager at Daugherty Business Solutions @CarynTomer
  34. 34. 34 Thank You!

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