How can productivity apps help to retain employee engagement during the festive period?
Are you worried that your staff will be using their smartphones to run stock checks on half price frozen turkeys instead of speaking to clients? We’ve got the solution...
With the Christmas period insight, HR departments are rattling their brains trying to come up with innovative ways to deal with the challenge of sustaining employee engagement during the most distracting time of the year. Unfortunately, a Christmas quiz or raffle won’t quite cut it!
The festive season typically sees employees become increasingly stressed out and unorganised as their personal and professional lives collide. While it’s hard for HR departments to completely divert attention away from the pre-Christmas sales emails, there are tools which can help staff better manage and prioritise their workload and stay on track.
It’s essential for HR professionals to encourage their colleagues to use their smartphones more efficiently by downloading the top productivity apps on the market to keep them motivated, focussed and organised over Christmas.
Here are the top 5 HR productivity apps to help beat the Christmas slowdown...
1. Ever note
Does what it says on the tin: Evernote is an app that concentrates entirely on note taking so you never have to cover your computer monitor in post-it-notes again. This app allows users to keep reminders, long research pieces, and even graphs and presentations – a must for those who forget where they store their files!
Labelled “the intelligent time assistant” app, Timeful is the perfect tool for prioritising your tasks in order of importance. You simply plug in your must do and want to do items, and the app creates the most efficient schedule possible so you don’t have too!
Due is an app that enables you store reminders. It’s worth a look if you want to keep the mundane stuff out of your head and from cluttering your mind.
Dropbox is used by Macs and PC users all over the globe and is the best file sharing app around! You can share lots of files at big sizes with ease and on multiple devices so there are no excuses to avoid sending over important documents!
5. Circle Back
CircleBack ensures that your contacts are always up-to-date by monitoring social networks for any changes in the job title, roles and more. This app is vital for anyone working in the consultancy sector. The app will duplicate contacts from your address book and social media – Google, Facebook, Exchange and LinkedIn, so you never lose a valuable contact again!
These apps have an incredibly wide variety of functions that will help to combat areas that your colleagues are lacking in motivation over the final business quarter. Remember whatever issue you’re facing – there’s an app for that!