Adding to yesterday’s post, here are seven additional apps, tools, and platforms your employees must know how to use.
1. HR Platforms and Tools
Your employees should always have access to their payroll information, benefits information, job performance information, employee policies and handbooks, etc. And they should know how to use tools that allow them to request time off and submit expense reports and time sheets.
This way, they’ll always be aware of your company’s policies and procedures, will always be aware of their performance, and will always have their financial information available.
2. File-Sharing Tools
Every employee should have access to and know how to use the same file-sharing tools and platforms located in a central organizational drive or server that’s located in the cloud.
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This makes it easy for employees to share and collaborate on different documents regardless of where they’re located. And it guarantees that important documents won’t be lost or accidentally deleted when employees quit or move to a different part of your organization.
A wiki is a collaborative tool where all employees across an organization (regardless of their title or role) can go to add valuable content for others to view and edit. It can be thought of as an organization’s internal knowledge base across all departments and sections and can include everything from project notes to updates to memos to templates and more. For more details, check out this Lifewire article: “The Business Wiki.”
4. Shared Whiteboards and Messaging Apps
Employees should know how to access digital whiteboards and messaging apps, digital spaces where they can share their comments and ideas with their fellow coworkers. Such tools inspire innovation and sharing of best practices and tips and connect employees who work remotely or are in different offices.
5. Audio and Video Meeting Tools
Employees should know how to use meeting tools where video and audio are used. They should know how to schedule meetings, accept or decline meeting requests, host meetings, join meetings, etc. If employees aren’t trained how to use these tools appropriately, meetings will start late or consistently be interrupted, which, of course, decreases overall productivity levels.
6. Data Visualization Tools
Data visualization tools are no longer only applicable to data scientists and analysts, especially because data are now the world’s most valuable resources. In the coming years, all employees and executives should be expected to understand and share data with others across their organization in meaningful and easy-to-understand ways.
7. Social Media
Of course, social media platforms are intuitive for users. But you should make sure your employees are properly trained in how to use social media while they’re at work because your organization’s reputation and brand could be on the line. Read “Best Practices for Training Your Staff to Use Social Media” for more details on this.
Make sure your employees are productive and happy at work by making sure they know how to use the 11 apps, tools, and platforms mentioned above and in yesterday’s post.