Communicating with your employees in an efficient manner is one of the biggest challenges facing today’s HR departments. Employees are working remotely, traveling across the world, and working at different hours. You need to find a way to simplify and strengthen your HR communication strategy.
Why SMS texting?
Far too often, employees miss out on important information because they miss an email in the avalanche of messages in their inboxes. This is where SMS texting comes into play. With SMS, you can instantly reach your employees on their mobile phones and they will often read it within seconds. Texting is a tool that everyone in the company can benefit from. SMS is a key communication delivery method for corporations to connect, inform, educate and engage with their employees.
Here are six scenarios in which SMS text messaging is the perfect tool to boost your HR communication strategy.
1. Handling emergencies
If your office is closed due to severe weather conditions or there’s another emergency that you need to communicate companywide, SMS text messaging can’t be beat. That’s because 97 percent of all text messages are opened, and more than 90 percent of are opened within three minutes or less. Emergencies tend to happen at the most random times, so making sure you reach your employees instantly is crucial. If nothing else, you need SMS to notify employees of emergency situations.
2. Reminding employees about meetings
A missed meeting wastes everybody’s time—both managers’ and their employees’. You can use SMS to automatically remind everyone when a scheduled meeting is about to start to avoid people forgetting or causing a delay. Automating reminders will help employees stay organized by keeping them up to date while they are busy with their tasks....
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