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How to Improve Your Internal Communications Using DeskAlerts

Research has shown that companies with good internal communication practices perform better than those who don’t. Internal communication is good for productivity and profit and helps you boost engagement and morale so you retain the best staff.

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When you’re considering tools to utilize in your internal communications efforts, you can’t look past DeskAlerts. It’s a powerful internal communications solution that can be used in multiple ways to keep your staff informed.

These are some of the key features you can trust to keep your employees up-to-date with important information:

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When you use DeskAlerts as your corporate notification system, messages are sent straight to your employees’ computers in the form of a pop-up window that can’t be skipped or ignored.… Read more

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Using DeskAlerts in an Emergency Situation

An emergency situation can unfold at any time, without warning. Having clear and effective processes in place should the unforeseen occur will save you valuable time, and can even save lives, if you find your business in the middle of an emergency situation.

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Some emergencies that can affect your business include:

  • Natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods
  • Severe weather events such as tornadoes and hurricanes
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Chemical spills
  • Gas leaks
  • Civil disturbances
  • Active shooters
  • Terrorism

When alerting your employees to any immediate threats to their health and safety, you cannot delay and it is critical to communicate as swiftly as possible.… Read more

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How to Create a Healthy and Safe Workplace

Your employees are one of your most important assets, so it stands to reason that the health and safety of your staff should be taken seriously. Not only is it a legal requirement to provide your staff with a safe work environment, there are many benefits to your business of doing so.

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This includes: helping you to retain staff, maximizing your employees’ productivity, minimizing injuries and illnesses in the workplace, reducing the costs of injuries and workers compensation payments and ensuring you meet legal obligations as well as your responsibilities to your employees.

Creating a healthy and safe work environment will involve assessing and mitigating the risks that can affect the health, safety and welfare of your employees and anyone else who visits your premises such as customers, contractors, suppliers and volunteers.… Read more

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How DeskAlerts Can Benefit Your Helpdesk

The modern workplace is heavily reliant on information technology. From schools to hospitals to general office setups, computers and IT rule our worlds.

When things don’t work as expected, employees often turn to their company’s IT helpdesk for a solution, from everything from password resets through to reporting malfunctioning equipment.

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Managing workflow in your helpdesk environment is made much easier when you use DeskAlerts – an internal communications solution that enables you to share information more efficiently and effectively with your employees.

DeskAlerts is an instant desktop alert notification system that sends one-way messages directly to a user’s desktop, in the form of a pop-up window that requires a user response and cannot be ignored or skipped.… Read more

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Create a Culture of Security with DeskAlerts Mass Notification

Security is absolutely critical in the modern workplace. In order to protect your business, it needs to be the backbone of everything that you do.

Data breaches are no small thing. They can land you in quite a lot of hot water. From bad publicity and reputational damage to legal problems through to financial ruin, not taking your security seriously is a recipe for disaster.

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There are numerous ways your security can be breached, and most of the time when it happens it isn’t because a hacker has managed to crack your systems (although this can happen) – rather, it’s because of employees.… Read more

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How Cyber Attacks Affect Your Business

Cybercrime is big business for cybercriminals. The British insurance company Lloyds estimates that the damage inflicted on businesses around the world costs about $400 billion every year.  This figure includes the amount of damage caused directly by the attack, plus the disruption it causes in its wake.

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While recent high-profile attacks such as the WannaCry ransomware attack show that large organizations such as the UK’s National Health Service are vulnerable, the reality is even businesses that don’t make the headlines are at risk as well.

In fact, Microsoft estimates that around 20% of small to medium-sized businesses have been targeted by cybercriminals.… Read more

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Creating an Effective Emergency System With DeskAlerts

In the event of a workplace emergency, your crisis communications team needs a reliable, robust and effective emergency notification system. This system forms the lynchpin of your business continuity efforts and staff safety safeguards in the event of a crisis. Designed specifically for emergency notification use, Desk Alerts is packed with intuitive, useful features. Not only does DeskAlerts make it easy to notify employees about an emergency when disaster strikes, it can also help you to get back to normal operations quickly when the problem has been resolved.

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If your current mass notification system makes emergency notifications more difficult than you’d like or lacks important features such as urgent alerts and reports, take a look at how DeskAlerts can transform your emergency system and streamline communications before, during and after a crisis:

Compatibility: The DeskAlerts emergency alert system is compatible with other emergency systems, such as tornado warning sirens, disaster alarms and alert color codes in hospitals.… Read more

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Mistakes to Avoid in Your Emergency System

When disaster strikes, the actions of your staff and your ability to recover in the aftermath and resume normal operations will only be as good as your emergency notification system. No matter how robust your disaster preparedness plan or how often you drill staff on emergency processes and procedures, your reaction times and emergency plan execution will only ever be as good as your mass notification system. If you can’t notify your employees about an emergency, or struggle to do so effectively in the face of disaster, your entire organization – and perhaps even your staff – will be at risk.… Read more

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5 Tips to Stay Productive During an IT Outage

The modern workplace has become so reliant on information technology, that when systems go down, so too can your productivity.

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You won’t always get a system outage notification email letting you know that one is imminent, so it can take you by surprise.

While your IT department expects that there will be outages – both planned and unplanned  – and has a job to get on with during that time, for the rest of the organization it can cause havoc.

The cost to your business will depend on the size of the organization and the ways in which you are reliant on technology to deliver your products or services to clients.… Read more

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What Does an Effective Emergency System Look Like?

Most businesses will understand the need for an effective emergency notification system but, appreciating the need to notify colleagues about an emergency and actually creating an effective user-friendly system that is robust and reliable in an emergency situation are different matters entirely.

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Emergency communication systems will vary from business to business, but there are a few basics that every solution should have in order to safeguard communications and provide emergency notifications during an emergency or disaster.

The purpose of an emergency notification system is to ensure that you can communicate with your employees in the event of a disaster. Traditionally, mass notification was telephone based and a pre-recorded message would call each employee when a crisis struck.… Read more

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