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Social media helps firms connect remote workers

Incorporating social media into employee reward and recognition programs could help firms manage remote employees by creating centralized communities.

Social media has become an essential part of companies' marketing efforts. The networks that organizations are able to create allows them to deliver relevant and personalized information to their target audiences. These messages enhance consumers' shopping experiences to drive sales and build customer loyalty.

These same tools can be focused internally to create an engaging environment for workers. Incorporating social media into employee reward and recognition programs could help firms manage remote employees by generating centralized communities. Forbes noted that building communities is an essential part of improving customer services, but it can also help enhance team communication and cooperation to boost staff member engagement.

Social networks are a great resource for sharing information about employee performance. Managers can acknowledge top performers or share a public thank you following the completion of major projects. These efforts can go a long way to motivate workers by building pride. Social media also allows employees to recognize their coworkers' contributions. Being able to say thank you and receiving encouragement from peers helps create a more supportive work environment.

Making social media part of employee reward programs could make it easier to manage workers. The technology allows for quick recognition, which is an essential part to team building and creating a positive and engaging corporate culture.

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