There are basic rules and information one learns on first day on the job: where the bathroom is, lunch room etc. After one receives his first paycheck and benefits summary, he is off and running as a full-fledged member of the company. We all know what happens next; the new hire has a seamless transition into the workforce and becomes a productive employee.
But sometimes employees forget what they learned on their first day, or in the interviewing process. What are the company goals? What is the mission statement? How is this position benefiting the long term growth and sustainability of the company? It’s beneficial for employees to receive periodic updates on company policy and progress. Also, companies are constantly changing and employees need to stay informed. Many of our incentive and recognition program clients offer an e-mailed newsletter or an online version of their company newsletter. This allows employees to be continually informed about goings on at their place of employment.
Unless one works for a multinational corporation that is in and out of the nightly news, how is an employee to stay informed? Companies are finding new and inventive ways to solve problems, increase profits and better the environment. I worry that employees stuck in their cubicles, heads down, working hard may miss these advancements unless they are made more readily available.
A great addition to any incentive or recognition program website is a company newsletter. Our complimentary custom websites showcase all aspects of a program, and we are always happy to incorporate any of your branding, culture or company periodicals. Office e-mails can be easily over looked; flyers posted in the break room can be missed. But when an employee logs in to check his points or redeem his gift, he is engaged and ready to consume information. He is already excited about his company’s reward program and it is a perfect opportunity to share success and improvements.
My hope for my programs who implement an employee newsletter is that accomplishments do not go unrecognized, innovations are praised and employees feel a part of a larger purpose outside of their own desk. We are all employees of the world. I would hate for your employees to feel like they live in a bubble.