Beekeeper Blog - 8 September 2017
Email is still the most common form of communication in the corporate environment, which doesn’t bode well for the 80% of the workforce that comprises non-desk employees. As many as 83% of non-desk employees don’t have corporate email addresses, leaving them out of important conversations and making critical information unattainable.
Beekeeper Blog - 6 September 2017
Labor Day is more than just a day off work for office employees, it’s a dedication to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It’s an annual tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength and prosperity of our country. Frontline employees are the backbone of the labor force, but with high consumer demands, many don’t get the opportunity to take Labor Day off.
Beekeeper Blog - 31 August 2017
In the hotel industry, success is driven by happy, loyal guests. To drive loyalty through guest satisfaction, staff must go above and beyond customer expectations. Without exemplary internal communication, providing guests with consistently excellent experiences is next to impossible. Every day, guest requests get lost in the shuffle, announcements go unheard, and hotel lobbies are chaotic without proper communication channels. As a hotelier, the last thing you want is to have clumsy operations because your team doesn’t have the tools to communicate well.
Beekeeper Blog - 24 August 2017
MediaMarkt is Europe’s largest retailer for consumer electronics and puts a large emphasis on innovation. Every MediaMarkt store allows customers to try out and compare products, making it the perfect place to learn about the latest technologies and evaluate them before purchasing. With such a large percentage of frontline employees who don’t have corporate email addresses, internal communication can be challenging.
Beekeeper Blog - 23 August 2017
Workstream collaboration tools are becoming the latest trend—and for good reason. Clear collaboration is crucial across all teams and locations, especially for companies with a large percentage of non-desk employees. Office workers have been collaborating digitally for years, and there has been a recent surge in non-desk workers joining the collaborative process to bring entire organizations together in a more cohesive manner. Many companies are closing the communication loop with workstream collaboration platforms. We explore what you should prioritize when finding a solution to digitize your non-desk workforce.
Beekeeper Blog - 17 August 2017
Events play a key role in the strategic positioning and profitability of hospitality organizations. Hotel executives attend conferences to make deals, spread brand awareness, find new technology, create partnerships, and discover the latest industry trends. There are a lot of hospitality events out there, but not all are created equal. Some give you more bang for your buck and others are geared for specific needs. It’s important to do your homework before you invest time and money. We’ve attended numerous hospitality events and narrowed the list down to eight of our favorites to alleviate some of the work for you. Alas, here are hospitality events hotel executives can’t afford to miss and our reasons why:
Beekeeper Blog - 15 August 2017
There are many organizational differences between salaried (exempt) and hourly (non-exempt) employees, so trying to engage them in the same way doesn’t always pan out. It’s likely your hourly staff won’t respond the same way your salaried staff will. A study by the Wilson Group found that these two groups of employees simply have diverse values in the workplace.
Beekeeper Blog - 8 August 2017
Our clients have spoken and we’ve listened. We’re thrilled to announce our newest (and most anticipated) feature—inline translation! This feature, available on both web and mobile versions, allows Beekeeper users to have any post or comment translated in their preferred language with a simple click. It supports 30 languages including Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Italian, Arabic, and many more.
Beekeeper Blog - 4 August 2017
There is a lot of terminology floating around when it comes to workplace productivity apps. We won’t inundate you with all of them, but we do want to give you the inside scoop on an emerging work style you’ll be hearing more of: workstream collaboration. Intrigued? If you haven’t seen it pop up yet, you will. You’ll be happy to be one of the earliest on the scene when you discuss it with colleagues and industry leaders at the next networking event or cocktail party you attend.
Beekeeper Blog - 1 August 2017
Digital signage content is extremely useful for any hotel to keep employees informed and operations running smoothly. It’s typically looped on TV’s in hotels’ break rooms and cafeterias where it can be easily viewed by every employee. It’s an effective way to share company updates, best practices, new protocols, safety alerts, colleague recognition—the use cases are endless. However, it is regularly outdated or irrelevant, and therefore ignored.
Beekeeper Blog - 28 July 2017
The EU is taking personal data security to new levels with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to go into effect on May 25th, 2018. This leaves global businesses approximately ten months to set their data privacy and security policies in line with the strict GDPR compliance, or face crippling fines of up to 4% of annual global revenue or $20 million Euros (17,882,635.20 British Pounds), whichever figure is greater.
Beekeeper Blog - 19 July 2017
There is a lot of talk about the “digital workplace,” which is the virtual equivalent to the physical workplace and encompasses all the technologies companies use to accomplish their goals. The digital workplace is an employee portal which includes operational systems like payroll, to core business applications like email and virtual meeting software.
Beekeeper Blog - 11 July 2017
You’re probably thinking “what on earth is hygge?” like we were a few months ago. Hygge is a quickly rising trend—it was even a finalist for “word of the year” in 2016. But what is it exactly and how can it help your team thrive? While hygge can be hard to define (and pronounce: it’s “hoo-guh”), it’s essentially the Danish art of taking pleasure from soothing experiences or materials like cozy blankets, warm candle light, bubble baths, etc. Initially it might not seem fitting for the workplace, but we’ll show you how it can be.
Beekeeper Blog - 6 July 2017
“Going green” has been a popular discussion topic for the last decade and is important for manufacturing companies to be successful. Beyond the legal need to adhere to regulatory mandates to reduce their carbon footprint, there’s a lot of intrinsic value in going green for manufacturing companies. Adopting sustainable practices has tax incentives, cuts costs, and creates operational efficiencies. Not to mention there is a competitive advantage since sustainability is a proven factor in buyers’ decision-making. It pays to be green!
Beekeeper Blog - 27 June 2017
Reports show that disengaged employees cost companies between $450 and $550 billion a year, so it’s clear employee engagement is more important than ever. A vast amount of research on this subject is conducted annually, offering some key insights into the current state of employee engagement in companies like yours. Let’s take a look at the numbers.
Beekeeper Blog - 20 June 2017
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a term that ignites excitement and fear in the masses. Many are worried that robots will populate the workforce and take our existing jobs. While this projection may be true since it's already taking place-the transition doesn't have to be scary. Humans will still have a dominant workforce presence in this The post 3 Reasons You Want AI in the Workplace appeared first on Beekeeper.
Beekeeper Blog - 16 June 2017
Mitch Austin is the Security Communications Manager at Heathrow, one of the world's busiest airports with over 75.7 million annual passengers. As you can imagine, security is of the utmost importance at this international airport that serves 194 destinations in 80 countries. Mitch's job is to oversee internal communications and colleague engagement across 3,800+ employees The post Q&A with the Security Communications Manager at Heathrow Airport appeared first on Beekeeper.
Beekeeper Blog - 14 June 2017
Last week, the winners of the 2017 Employee Engagement Awards were announced at the North American Employee Engagement Conference in Chicago. And, drum roll please...we are excited to announce that one of our customers, Leonardo Hotels, was the runner-up for the Internal Communications Award, right after BroadSoft! This is especially exciting as competition was fierce The post Leonardo Hotels Highly Commended at 2017 Employee Engagement Awards appeared first on Beekeeper.
Beekeeper Blog - 13 June 2017
Companies often assume upgrading technology yields the biggest return on investment (ROI). While technological innovation is an essential part of any hospitality business, it may not deliver the ROI you expect. Alternatively, investing in your hospitality employees could result in the biggest improvement to your bottom line.
Beekeeper Blog - 6 June 2017
For many companies, workforce management is perceived largely as a logistics operation. While it’s an essential function of any successful organization, the execution often lacks a human touch.
Beekeeper Blog - 30 May 2017
Lars Wagner is the General Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva, a 5 star hotel in Switzerland with 189 rooms and suites, three bars/restaurants, a fitness and wellness facility, and a fully equipped business center.
Beekeeper Blog - 26 May 2017
As companies expand across different departments, buildings, and even continents, it seems increasingly more challenging to overcome hierarchical boundaries. Members of upper management don’t usually have extra time to interact with colleagues, especially if they don’t run into them at the office. Correspondence between top management and non-desk workers is minimal, but it doesn’t have to be that way with the digital workplace. We’ve identified three ways to help foster a connection between executives and their staff.
Beekeeper Blog - 18 May 2017
Establishing an innovative, inclusive, and engaging corporate culture is a hot topic these days. And for good reason since culture is directly linked to employee retention. In order to establish a profound culture, you have to bend the rules a bit and step outside your comfort zone. That's where real change happens. In this digital The post Why Losing Control is Necessary to Drive Cultural Change appeared first on Beekeeper.
Beekeeper Blog - 10 May 2017
On April 27th we hosted The Connected Breakfast Session where experts in the hospitality industry discussed how to deliver the ultimate guest experience and drive loyalty. Many insights were shared about how to revitalize the industry through employee engagement tools. The key takeaway was that the secret to guest loyalty lies in the competency and The post How to Drive Loyalty Through Guest Satisfaction appeared first on Beekeeper.