Employee Resources constitutes any information an employee may need so they can be informed of your organization’s rules, benefit packages, SOP’s, code of conduct, and any other information which can help them succeed in their role. Having an online database of employee resources is beneficial to you and your employees.
46% of employees stated that “a lack of transparent leadership communication” is driving them to seek new employment.
Via Deloitte Development LLC (2010). Trust in the workplace: 2010 Ethics & Workplace Survey, 1, 3, 6.
Benefits of Accessible Employee Resources
Having an accessible employee resources database can yield a plethora of different benefits for you and your company. So of them are as follows:
- Increased Employee Engagement
Aside from fostering employee happiness, having easily accessible employee resources for your workers makes your life easier too. This kind of transparency also increases rapport and trust within your organization.
2. Better Communication
Better communication breeds efficiency. When everyone is on the same page, there are no misunderstandings or miscommunications. And as you may already know, in “The Cost of Poor Communications,” David Grossman reported that a survey conducted on 400 companies with 100,000 employees “cited an average loss per company of $62.4 million per year because of inadequate communication to and between employees.” Miscommunication alone can cost small businesses (100 employees) an average of $420,000 each year, according to Debra Hamilton.
3. Fewer Barriers to Innovation
Higher transparency and trust leads to increased employee engagement which leads to innovation. Soliciting great ideas from within your organization, and encouraging out-of-the-box thinking fosters a solution-oriented organization. This, in turn, creates a more positive work environment for your employees.
4. More Uniform Understanding of Mission, Vision and Company Goals
When all of your employees are on the same page and have high communication standards and transparency, a natural side effect of this is everyone understanding what your company is, what your company stands for, and where your company is going.
5. Smoother Operations
Turning your company into a well-oiled machine is something most business owners want. Efficiency, communication and transparency becomes commonplace
6. Makes Compliance Easier
Transparency breeds self-autonomy and education. Instead of employees being vague and hazy about compliancy standards, they will be given the tools to answer any and all of their own questions which grants them more self-autonomy. Companies that don’t practice transparency or active communication sometimes never recover from the reputational damage once the word gets out.
7. Better Customer Relations
All of these items together breed a positive work environment, fosters employee engagement and happiness which in turn has a direct impact on your relationship with your customers and their engagement in your brand.
Features of ModusOpus’ Online Employee Resources Directory
- Online Employee Directory
- Downloadable Employee Handbook
- Automated Requests, Approvals and Ticketing
- Accessible Benefits Information for Employees
- Online Learning Management Systems
- Automated Payroll and Compensations
- Better Time Management
- Online Project Manager and Task Manager
Having an good online Employee Resource Database can do more than increase employee engagement – it can also have an effect on your bottomline.