One of the most important factors that can influence everything from employee loyalty to workforce retention rates is a company building and nurturing a feedback culture. If employees perceive feedback negatively or if it is not offered at appropriate times, they may get frustrated and quit or lose interest in the company’s success. Although many companies prioritize building a strong company culture, they do not give feedback culture the care that it deserves.
Since a negative feedback culture has so many bad possible effects, it is important to build a positive culture supported by the right tools. One option that many employers are using today is Betterworks. It is an innovative Continuous Performance Management solution that gives employers the tools they need to build and nurture a feedback culture. They can track performance metrics that give them insights into adjusting teams to maximize productivity, changing schedules to fit employee preferences, and much more. With real-time tracking and updating, companies can have regular conversations around one-on-one success planning with workers. If employees are informed about issues immediately, rather than months later as with standard performance reviews, they feel more confident.
Increased motivation and engagement helps employees feel like they belong, and an invested employee is a valuable asset to any company. This is the message that Betterworks strives to convey through its tools that make everything from scheduling to productivity measurement simpler. Launched in 2013, the company has grown significantly and will continue its growth after a recent multi-million-dollar investment to further develop its user-friendly program.
Unroll.me is an email inbox sorting business that offers its services for free. It condenses the content of your inbox and helps their clients to maximize their time by streamlining the inbox sorting process in any given day.
Unroll.me takes your preset settings into account when you sign up and scans your email for content to prioritize and separate what comes into your inbox in a day. By taking emails that aren’t needed during a business day out of your inbox and providing them in a secure location until you want to see them, they save their clients time in having to sort them out themselves. You decide when Unroll.me shows these other messages and they send you a “Rollup”, an email linking you to their servers where these emails are stored. Then you can sort through them at and on your leisure, managing the content for yourself.
You can continue to change the settings for what your Rollup will contain. Sources can be removed, added, silenced and re-prioritized at your will. By sending you a single Rollup for each of your email accounts, you can easily prioritize or even ignore this content as you wish. Things can be moved to your regular inbox as well, meaning these items don’t have to be stored on Unroll.me’s servers, you can move the ones you want into your own email accounts.
Unroll.me is compatible with all internet browsers and most major email service providers, including Gmail, Yahoo and Google Apps. It is not currently compatible with AOL and some other providers, but says it is working towards being on all platforms soon. When you sign up for your free account you give them access to your email accounts, which they scan and sort in a matter of minutes. This scan is conducted automatically when you begin your service or add a new account.
Unroll.me has some room to improve, with additional filtering options and the ability to merge multiple email accounts into a single Rollup being prominent on the list, but it is a usable and convenient service offered for free.