It’s lunch time and you’ve been starving for hours. You head out and grab a Big Mac from McDonald’s, stop by Chick-fil-A for some waffle fries, order a soda from Wendy’s, and finish up with a Subway cookie.
You ended up with a solid meal, but your method of obtaining it was inefficient and time-consuming. Wouldn’t it have been smarter to simply choose one restaurant to serve your food needs?
The same goes for employee engagement tools. There’s simply no need to have separate platforms for surveys, recognition, one-on-one meetings, analytics, feedback, and goals. These are critical components of employee engagement software, and Quantum Workplace is the only platform that gives you them all. This comprehensive suite of tools is not only convenient, but it can transform your workplace.
Here are the five reasons an all-in-one hub just makes more sense.
The more platforms employees are asked to keep track of, the more likely some responsibilities will fall by the wayside. A pulse survey may go unanswered. Goals aren’t updated. Employees don’t recognize each other. It’s easy for employees to become confused with responsibilities living in so many different places.
The onboarding process alone is a headache, as employees must learn the ins and outs of several different platforms, each of which functions differently. Valuable time is wasted getting everyone up to speed, and the headaches multiply as the different platforms update and add features.
When all employee engagement tools and information live in one place, employees receive notifications from just one source and are much more likely to stay on top of everything. If you bombard employees with too many processes, you run the risk of decreasing engagement, completely defeating the purpose of purchasing the software in the first place.
Several platforms can cause issues for larger workplaces, especially those with multiple locations. Different offices might use the employee engagement tools differently or prioritize one over another. This creates a choppy experience for employees, especially those who work with multiple teams or switch between locations.
An all-in-one platform ensures that everyone is on the same page and using the software in the same way. This unites the company and creates a consistent experience.
The easier a process is, the more likely employees will be to embrace it. If they’re having to learn and log into several platforms, they’ll likely become frustrated and resist using any of them. Don’t make your teams jump from one platform to another. At some point, the lines between them blur and your employees will struggle to remember which employee engagement tool to use for which process. Having one platform eliminates that risk.
Measuring engagement through surveys is important, but that shouldn't be the extent of your engagement strategy. What good is all that survey data if you don't act on it? Your software needs to help you address the issues that the survey brings to light.
The survey results help you set goals for individuals, teams, and the organization as a whole. If your employees feel they don't receive enough direction, consider scheduling more frequent 1-on-1 meetings with their manager to get on the same page. Perhaps employees feel under-appreciated - provide more recognition and feedback so they feel valued.
Whatever your survey results show, your software should be able to help build off them. You need a platform that not only measures engagement, but gives you the tools to drive and improve it.
Your managers have enough on their plate as is. Asking them to learn about, implement, and monitor multiple platforms only makes their job more difficult.
The worst thing that can happen is if managers become frustrated and stop using the software. Managers are the No. 1 driver of employee engagement and set the tone for their employees. If managers don't view the software as useful, the rest of the organization will follow suit.
There’s no reason to pay for multiple platforms when one can do the trick. It overcomplicates the payment process and creates unnecessary headaches.
There's also the cost of time. In addition to added onboarding, time is invariably wasted when employees are asked to jump from platform to platform to access different employee engagement tools. This limits their productivity, which hurts the customer experience and ultimately affects profits.
There’s a reason that more and more organizations are moving toward a single technology solution for every action that impacts employee engagement. Quantum Workplace is the one-stop shop that supplies you with all the employee engagement tools you need to connect your organization and create the best employee experience.
To see how these tools fit together, schedule a demo with one of our engagement specialists and experience the simplicity of the single-platform experience for yourself.