5 Reasons your Company Needs GoodSeeker: Coronavirus Edition
It has been 150 days since the United States officially issued a proclamation declaring the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) a national emergency and many workers have shifted to a remote setting. With the lack of face to face communication many companies are doing their best to keep the office community alive and thriving, all while social distancing.
GoodSeeker has developed a useful tool for companies to do just that. Our storyboard feature makes it easy for companies to highlight success via their clients testimonies or through the voices of their employees. These stories worth celebrating can then be posted to social accounts or shown to potential clients, partners, customers, and candidates in order to humanize their brand and improve the experience of all parties that come in contact with them. We are all about internal appreciation that can be transformed into employee motivation and external promotion.
1. Boost morale.
A happy workplace is made up of happy employees. And who doesn’t love being recognized for their hard work? Creating a positive work environment is something that many employers have control over, and with GoodSeeker’s storyboard- it is quick and easy to highlight those success stories. According to 10 Reasons Why It Is Important to Create a Happy Workplace, happy employees are loyal, supportive, and overall more productive. By giving employees a voice to encourage and applaud other employees, the team grows stronger, the vibes become more positive, and the steady workflow will keep on going.
2. Keep employees connected.
With the lack of office parties and break room conversations, many employees are missing out on the social aspect of being in an office environment. Although many have turned to virtual hangouts and happy hours, it is still important to acknowledge office friends of all their hard work. Since the days of walking by someone’s desk and saying “good job on that presentation!” or “thanks for helping me with that report!” are no more, those interactions (although small) can have a big impact on someone. Unfortunately those interactions can be forgotten in the virtual office. GoodSeeker stories are one way to show your fellow team members that you have not forgotten about them, acknowledge their work, and receive the same encouragement as well. Keeping everyone in check can benefit the entire well being of the office, which goes hand in hand with creating and maintaining a happy working environment.
3. Assist with remote employee on-boarding.
Just because the world has moved to an online space does not mean the hiring process comes to a halt. The aspect of the job candidate walking into the office and meeting possible coworkers is impossible with remote interviews. With many people looking for jobs and going on countless Zoom calls, it can be hard for them to keep track of what each company’s work culture is like. By providing GoodSeeker Stories, it’s as if the candidate is getting a preview of what it’s like to be part of the team. They have an opportunity to read about who they will be working with before even entering the job. Those stories make your company stand out, help the new employees become accommodated with your company culture, builds confidence (especially with a welcome story), and overall gives a sense of belonging after hours of job hunting.
"Including GoodSeeker stories in your initial orientation has the ability to later help with office community assimilation, and guarantees a reliable support system within your company." - Erik Ayers, GoodSeeker CEO
4. Show stories on social media to potential talent and clients.
GoodSeeker can be used in multiple ways. Although it is necessary for the team to utilize GoodSeeker when it comes to boosting morale and staying connected, it can also be used for clients to write and receive reviews, or to show talent like mentioned above. All of the content can be pushed to social media with the click of a button. By compiling both employee generated content and outside stories then storing them in a centralized library; It is easy to attract and keep the best, promote true stories of your brand, and provide publishable media for all of your social accounts!
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5. Provide proof of your company values.
One of our mottos at GoodSeeker is “show what you stand for and inspire others to do their same”. Let’s be real: there are companies that promote values but do nothing to show how they live up to said values. For example: there are companies that may promise they appreciate their employees and clients, but do nothing to show it. Whether they have the belief that it is not necessary to highlight a job well done or if they feel they “don’t have the time”, they are not living up to their values. However, GoodSeeker eliminates those excuses. We prioritize displaying all the good that goes on in the company, and provide the tools to get it done in at least five minutes. With everyone living through a worldwide pandemic- company’s true colors are showing, and not all of them paint a pretty picture. If your company has stories worth celebrating and display how you are sticking to your values during a difficult year, now is the time to prove that and set yourself aside from the companies that are not putting in that effort. We need each other's support now more than ever, even in the workplace.