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Sparking a Sense of Community, One Post at a Time

At some point, we’ve all been pulled into a quick company pow-wow to meet the new hire. And while welcoming a new team member aboard as a group adds a sense of community to the company, schedules often conflict, leaving key members out of the loop.  Communicating effectively and efficiently in larger groups tends to be tricky, making it easy for new hire announcements, and even simple day-to-day messages to fall through the cracks.

We’re eliminating the hassle of organizing a company-wide event for a simple message and created the New Hire & Company Announcement feature.

How It Works

Let’s say your company has a new hire it’d like to announce. With employees' Workmates profiles, which contain profile pictures, positions, locations, and a brief bio, an HR Manager can easily create a Company Announcement tailored to anyone.

This announcement then posts to the Workmates feed, informing employees of what’s new. The showcased employee receives an email that the announcement has been made. Each post made from the HR-side includes a Company Announcement banner and is automatically highlighted as a pinned post to ensure the announcement(s) reaches every workmate.

The New Hire & Company Announcements feature works well for engaging employees. However, it isn’t its sole strength. The New Hire & Company Announcements on Workmates isalso a great way to broadcast:

  • Company-wide half-days
  • Holidays – office hours, etc.
  • Company retreats
  • All-hands meetings
  • Other important announcements or news you need to effectively and efficiently relay to employees

Engaging In a Workmates Culture

In today’s world, keeping your employees informed while keeping them engaged is a different beast than it was 15+ years ago. With the rise of social media use, businesses are finding the need to stay connected to, as well as integrate practices of, the latest advancements in the tech world. According to Statistica, in 2016, 78% of Americans had some sort of social network profile.

Recognizing this type of connectivity in the workplace, Workmates makes it easy to incorporate  social interactions with a Company Announcement. Employees are able to react and comment on a Company Announcement as well as on a New Hire Announcement. For a New Hire announcement, the New Hire gets notifications for interactions with the post allowing them to feel welcomed and a part of the team from day one.

When you consider that turnover rates drop when you recognize workmates, communication is more important than ever. Plus, when you communicate and encourage company engagement, it unlocks the door to creating and retaining well-informed, happy workmates.

Download Workmates to help communicate and encourage your team today!


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HR Cloud is a leading developer of HR software & HRMS solutions for business with a focus on effective employee engagement. Founded in 2012, our HRIS empowers teams to easily onboard new hires, manage employee data, create a company social network and support employee development.

HR Cloud was created from the leaders at NEOGOV (founded in 1999 by CEO and Founder Damir Davidovic) the market and technology leader in on-demand human resources software for the public sector, with more than 1,500 government agencies and educational institutions using NEOGOV technology.

Alex Bottom

At HR Cloud we collaborate in teams and this blog included insights from Alex Bottom, Krishna Surendra, Erik Eppel and Narciso Tovar from Big Noise Communication. Image by Rebecca Wang.