How Pop Up Alerts Are Helping Communication Teams Reach Employees

Anton Vdovin - Sep 21, 2017 4:36:25 PM

The typical employee has too many tasks to accomplish in a normal working day that it would be a challenge for the corporate communications team, HR or any other department to get his attention. The use of pop-up alerts is an ingenious and practical way to do so.

Pop-up alerts are being utilized in the corporate world as a means of communicating with workers who are too preoccupied with work. Companies can deliver urgent messages to any employee no matter where he is, and the message can’t be missed or ignored. It is a powerful, effective way of reaching out to employees.

Pop-up alerts can be used in different ways, such as:

1. Emergency alert

When an emergency like fire or terrorist attack occurs, it is important for a company to instantly notify its employees so that they can immediately respond or take action. This is where a desktop alert can come in handy.

Desktop alert systems can send an alert popup in the computers of all employees across a network. This way, companies that have thousands of workers can secure the safety of their staff during emergencies such as fire, terrorist attacks, earthquake, storms, and other disasters.

2. Activity reminder

Company events requiring the attendance of employees can be ‘promoted’ through the use of desktop alert systems. Corporate communications, HR, and other departments in charge of said event can work with the IT team to deliver pop-up alerts to the desktops of workers, so they will be able to know that a charity event, product launch, or any other activity is about to take place within an hour or so.

By tapping desktop alerts for this purpose, a company can ensure that an event will likely be well-attended by its employees.

3. Product/service reminder

Companies can also remind their employees about a product or service that has been recently rolled-out through the use of desktop alert systems. Employees who are too preoccupied with their tasks may not be able to notice that their firms have just launched a new product or service. But by sending a pop-up alert on their computers, worker will be briefed on the new products and how they can market these to potential clients.

4. Urgent IT bulletins

The IT team can also send urgent advisories to the rest of the organization by using a pop-up system. When the email server goes down, the IT group can immediately inform the rest of the company by sending a pop-up alert to everyone across the network. Thus the IT team will be able to avoid employee disgruntlement as they will be immediately notified of the problem.

Another example scenario is when a virus attack in the network occurs. Rather than calling each department to inform them of the problem, IT can simply send a pop-up alert to every desktop computer across the network.

Pop-up alerts are usually utilized to deliver urgent messages to the organization. However, not all messages are deemed appropriate to be relayed via the pop-up alert system. While it is possible for firms to send information like financial figures, wellness reminders, or other corporate news to its employees, the frequent use of pop-up alerts can annoy employees which can affect the effectiveness of the medium. Other news can be coursed through other media such as newsletters or email, for example.

Still, the use of pop-up alert systems has become widespread in the corporate world as companies realize how effective it is in reaching out to their employees.

Topics: Improve Corporate Communication

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