There are times when organizations need to quickly get emergency notifications out to employees, students, or other stakeholders. Often the need arrives with little to no advance notice, such as when inclement weather strikes. In these situations, SMS is the ideal communication channel.
Category: Human Resources
Text messaging is hands down the best channel for corporate internal communications. Not only is it more effective than other channels because text messages get opened and read almost instantaneously, but studies show people prefer it. It’s the obvious choice for urgent notifications like inclement weather warnings, but it’s also perfect for corporate announcements and reminders. Multiple studies back this up.
It’s harder than ever to find and match applicants to positions right now. Text messaging can help you bridge the gap by making it easy for people to access your job listings and applications.
According to some studies, nearly 60 percent of organizations do not have an internal communications strategy, which is a remarkable statistic, especially when you consider their employees already possess one critically important internal communication tool – text messaging.
According to Gallup data, just 34 percent of workers in the U.S. are engaged at work. This is a troubling statistic, as research shows that engagement correlates with productivity, customer service and profitability.
While email is sometimes seen as a necessary human resources (HR) communication tool, texting your staff can be remarkably more effective. Let’s look at some of the merits of texting your staff to enhance HR.