Since Personnel, HR or People and Culture have been around the focus has always been on the importance of the human connection, but has the HR Team been left behind?

Successful organisations are turning toward digital technology more and more to assist them in getting messages to all of their people. Whether you are located on the other side of town or the other side of the world, it does not matter when you have a solid digital platform that can deliver a consistent and high quality message.

Gartner research shows that 67% of business leaders believe their company will no longer be competitive if it does not become significantly digitised by 2020.

Companies are turning to forms of digital media to assist them in effectively communicating to their entire workforce at reduced cost, but more importantly with improved effectiveness as they are apps the employees find easy to use. Examples may include, Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Slack.

Whether it be a live Zoom call, a pre recorded message or an online education program, the key is make sure it is right for your people and that it encourages connectivity and open communication in all directions.