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Tips to Reduce Email and Information Overload

If your company is like most, there’s a high chance your employees are being driven mad by inboxes clogged with more emails than they can keep up with and act on.

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For businesses, the constant interruption of non-stop emails affects productivity – estimated to cost billions globally every year.  And as well as wasting time and money, email has become an ineffective system for communicating important information – it’s easy for critical information to go missing in the mess.

There are some steps you and your employees can take to get your email system back under control.

1.Use enterprise social networks

Around 67% of emails are sent internally within an organization.… Read more

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Manage Email Overload with DeskAlerts

When email was introduced to the corporate world, it was supposed to help streamline communications, making companies more connected and efficient. The reality is it has become one of the biggest time-wasting activities unleashed on the workforce, and a major source of frustration.

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The average office worker is spending around 28% of their time managing their email inbox, according to a recent survey. This amount of time is even more for more senior employees.

Email overload has several negative impacts as a result of both the constant interruptions it poses, as well as staff having to process high-volumes of email.… Read more

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How Email Overload Affects and Challenges Your Business

If you ever feel as though you are drowning in emails, you’re not alone. The battle to tame the inbox is one of the most frustrating aspects of life in the 21st century office. This major source of workplace angst and frustration is also an essential business tool, so even if we’d like to, we can’t just get rid of it.

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It’s no wonder we’re all feeling swamped. The average number of emails an office worker receives each day is 121. It’s estimated that workers spend around 28 per cent of their working week managing emails. This adds up to around 650 hours a year.… Read more

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The Challenges of Modern HR Communications

The HR department is the administrative backbone of any company. It requires them to be savvy in handling people and communication.

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They drive the vision mission of the company, putting policies and rules across ensuring that it is understood by all. More importantly, the HR department reaches out to the staff and employees in a more direct way. They make sure that they understand the profile of each, so individual needs and concerns are met. HR personnel handle a big volume of information ranging from those about to be hired and those already in retention. They assess each individual’s potentials, strengths and weaknesses to place them where they can best fit in the corporate ladder.… Read more

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DeskAlerts: Best Way to Improve Your HR Communications

In today’s workplace, Human Resources (HR) departments increasingly have a role to play in the engagement of employees, development of leaders, establishment of a culture of change, as well providing information about important organizational objectives.

Organizations that have good internal communications systems often have more productive and happier, engaged staff as well as a lower turnover of employees. They have been shown to attract and retain the best people, giving them an advantage over their competition, as well as less costs associated with recruitment.

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There are many tools available for HR departments to utilize to communicate with employees. From emails to intranets, to notice boards – but one of the best ways to get important HR information out there to every single member of staff in a way that can’t be ignored is by using DeskAlerts.Our client, the Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals in the United Kingdom, has been successfully using DeskAlerts to manage employee communications since 2010.… Read more

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Improve Your Mass Notification System with DeskAlerts

A mass notification system like DeskAlerts has many benefits to your organization because it can be used to send out time-sensitive information to a large audience in a way that cannot be ignored.

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DeskAlerts is an internal communications tool that can be used for numerous purposes to ensure your employees are kept up-to-date with information. You can use it for just about any purpose: from sending out critical information during an emergency through to providing education and training solutions.

The DeskAlerts system is easy to use. Messages are delivered quickly to recipients, and you can send them utilizing multiple notifications channels to meet your specific needs.… 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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Why You Need a Cost-effective System of Mass Notification

Today’s business world is fast-paced. Customers increasingly expect service around-the-clock, 7 days a week. Employees can work any time of the day, any day of the week.

More than ever before, you need solutions in place to communicate with all employees quickly and effectively at any time of the day or night when they may be working for you.

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Whether you need to communicate about IT system outages, critical incidents, emergency situations or reminders about important business information that all staff need to know about, a mass notification system is a brilliant solution for your organization.

One of the biggest obstacles to effective communication with your employees, partners and other stakeholders is information getting lost because of overloaded inboxes or people not proactively looking at intranet and internet sites for updates.… 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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5 Best Practices for Internal Communication

Effective communication in the workplace has many benefits. When you commit to employee engagement through internal communication, your company only stands to benefit.

When you communicate with your employees, it’s important to not only focus on the messages you are delivering but also how you are communicating those messages.

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These are some of the best practices for internal communication:

  1. Planning

One of the biggest mistakes that organizations make when they attempt to have a communication strategy internally is to take a cookie-cutter approach without determining their own unique needs and what they are hoping to achieve.

The template that your friend at Company Z sent you might not work within the unique corporate culture of  Company X.… Read more

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