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theEMPLOYEEapp Expands Employee Communications and Engagement Offering by Bringing Social and Networking Functionality to Leading Digital Workplace Platform

In continuation of its effort to enhance theEMPLOYEEapp mobile platform and based on feedback and requests from its customers, APPrise Mobile today announced the release of Version 8.3 that brings social and networking functionality to its mobile app communications and workplace solution. Through Version 8.3, customers of theEMPLOYEEapp now have the option to: Allow employees to “Like” specific pieces of content and information (via a thumbs up button) Comment on specific pieces of content and allow for an ongoing conversation around designated information Allow employees to view a company’s employee directory through the app in order to search for other employees and email and call them directly from their mobile device. “Since our founding, theEMPLOYEEapp has been utilized by companies of all sizes and across all industries as a way to take advantage of mobile technology to distribute content and information to a company’s workforce in an organized, easy to consume and instantaneous way,” said Jeff Corbin, Founder and CEO of APPrise Mobile.  “Up until this point, our technology has been an employer-to-employee solution that gives Communications and HR professionals a cost effective way to implement a mobile communications strategy.  Our new version takes our platform to the next level by giving the employee the ability to interact with and engage others in their organization by liking and commenting on content that is placed on their company’s branded app.” He continued, “Version 8.3 also gives companies the ability to open their employee directory within the app so that employees can find and communicate with one another.  As can be seen by Microsoft’s recent acquisition of LinkedIn, the ability to... read more

2016 Digital Workplace Communications Survey: Companies Need to Rethink How They Communicate with Employees

PRSA Employee Communications Section and theEMPLOYEEapp Survey finds most communications tools are not effectively utilized NEW YORK – May 12, 2016 – Today’s workforce has never been more complex. Work habits are changing and Millennials are demanding not only different working environments, but new technologies and solutions to engage them, help them in their work and make their overall job experience better. This has made the work of internal and corporate communications professionals more challenging. According to a new survey of more than 250 communications professionals, nearly half (48 percent) said that to the extent employee engagement is important to their organizations, companies need to rethink digital workplace communications. The 2016 Digital Workplace Communications Survey, conducted by the PRSA Employee Communications Section and APPrise Mobile, creators of theEMPLOYEEapp, set out to learn what technology solutions are being used by employers to communicate and engage with their employees as well as which are the most effective. “No one can question that the workplace is now a digital one.  Indeed, it has been for decades but the technological tools available keep evolving,” said Ally Bunin, Chair of the PRSA Employee Communications Section.  “As communications professionals, it is incumbent upon us to understand the technological landscape and to ensure that we use the best tools available so that we can be the most successful in our work.  The 2016 Digital Workplace Communications Survey confirms that while our industry is taking advantage of different digital solutions, the ways in which we are doing so are not necessarily as effective as they could be.” Jeff Corbin, CEO and Founder of APPrise Mobile said, “As the... read more

APPrise Mobile Recognized as a 2016 Gartner Cool Vendor in Digital Workplace Report

NEW YORK – May 10, 2016 – APPrise Mobile, the native app platform for mobile communications and creator of theEMPLOYEEapp® and theIRapp®, today announced that it has been named a “Cool Vendor” in Gartner’s 2016 Cool Vendors in the Digital Workplace report.1 APPrise Mobile is included as one of five new and innovative vendors, products and services that “tell the story of the employee’s journey through the digital workplace.” “Since we were founded in 2012, we have worked incredibly hard to develop a technology solution that gives communications and HR professionals the ability to incorporate and take advantage of mobile as a strategy for communicating with internal and external audiences.  The relationship between IT and a company’s business units is critical to its operational and financial success.  We are proud that Gartner, one of the leading and most influential technology analyst firms, has recognized APPrise Mobile as we continue our efforts to further this cause,” said Jeff Corbin, CEO and Founder of APPrise Mobile. He continued, “One of the key findings of the report is that ‘mobile-centric mechanisms for handling internal communications make it easier for employees to access information that keeps them aligned with their leaders’ vision, stay up to date on news and initiatives, and provide feedback.’  theEMPLOYEEapp directly addresses this finding as it provides an easy to deploy and cost effective solution for organizations of any size – small, medium and the enterprise.” The APPrise Mobile technology platform was founded and developed by communications and HR professionals.  It enables those who are not necessarily tech-savvy to have their own company branded app without the time and... read more

theEMPLOYEEapp Launches Web App for All Screens Including Desktop Computers

Employees Can Now Access Company Content and Receive Messages Instantaneously Via Apple, Android, Blackberry, Windows Devices and More NEW YORK – January 20, 2016 – In an effort to expand its reach to all employees, even those who don’t own or are not provided with mobile devices by their employers, theEMPLOYEEapp® by APPrise Mobile today announced the launch of the beta version of its new web application (“web app”). Currently more than a quarter million employees have access to theEMPLOYEEapp’s native application on their Apple and Android mobile devices. The web app will now enable the use of theEMPLOYEEapp on all devices, including desktop computers. This provides additional access to company content for employees who don’t have a mobile device, frequently access shared worksite computers and kiosks or simply want to access their company’s information from a personal computer. “Since we launched theEMPLOYEEapp as a native app for Apple and Android devices, we have worked hard to make sure that all members of the workforce – from front-line employees in hospitals, hotels and restaurants to factory workers in automotive and industrial plants to business travelers and office workers – have the ability to easily and conveniently access company information through their mobile devices. Our new web app supplements our native app and makes theEMPLOYEEapp solution available for every screen.  In addition, it further facilitates the work of communications and HR professionals who are looking to engage employees with targeted content in a cost-effective manner that doesn’t require significant technological know-how,” said Jeff Corbin, founder and CEO of APPrise Mobile. He continued, “Companies large and small have sought out theEMPLOYEEapp’s mobile-first approach... read more

theEMPLOYEEapp Survey Part III: Employee Engagement Initiatives Aren’t Actually Engaging According to Corporate and Internal Communications Professionals

theEMPLOYEEapp Survey Part III: Employee Engagement Initiatives Aren’t Actually Engaging According to Corporate and Internal Communications Professionals NEW YORK – October 27, 2015 – Poor employee engagement costs companies billions. According to the Gallup Organization’s State of the American Workplace Report, U.S. companies lose between $450 billion and $550 billion due to employee disengagement. To respond to this critical need, employers are attempting to initiate and measure employee engagement programs.  However, according to Part III of theEMPLOYEEapp’s 2015 Mobile Trends in the Workplace survey, which polled corporate and internal communications professionals at more than 300 companies, the question still remains whether these programs, and the way in which companies are communicating with their workforce, are effective. According to the survey, 71 percent of employers have employee engagement initiatives in place.  However, of those, only one-third (37 percent) believe their employees are engaged. Respondents indicated that half of their employees are “somewhat” engaged and 12 percent believe engagement is a significant problem. “Employee engagement continues to be a major challenge for companies and it is the number one challenge we hear from the many internal communications and human resource professionals that we speak to daily,” said Jeff Corbin, founder and CEO of theEMPLOYEEapp. “As the workforce population continues to skew younger, employers are now being forced to think outside of the box and reimagine how employee engagement can be accomplished.  Based on the results of our survey, there is a lot of room for improvement.” How are employers combating poor employee engagement? To address the problem of poor employee engagement, approximately half of the companies surveyed said they conduct baseline... read more