Keeping your employees up to date on all the major details of your business can be harder than you think. As your business grows, your network of employees grows right along with it. With so many different jobs to do, it can be hard to stay on track. Get everyone on the same page by creating a private Facebook Group just for your business and your employees.
First off, it’s FREE. We love free! Facebook Groups do not cost you anything and they can be set up in minutes. Create the closed group and add all of your employees. The best part? They do not have to be friends with each other, so each employee can retain their privacy from coworkers.
Second, with over 1 billion users, it’s almost a guarantee that all of your employees will already be using the site. Since they are already looking through their News Feeds, it makes sense to put your messages where they are guaranteed to see it. BONUS. They also already know how to use it. There is no need to train employees on new communication apps or spending time and money to develop an in-house communication system.
Here are some extra benefits!
Facebook will send push notifications to members of the group when someone posts. Any new updates will go directly to the app on your employees phone or desktop. It is almost guaranteed they will see your information by the end of the day. Keep them informed on specials, events, and processes used in your operations.
There is also great opportunity to share visual content. Whether you have some great new staff photos or a video explaining a new process, you can quickly share it in the group for all of your employees to engage. Your Facebook Group will allow you to foster collaboration. Ask for opinions, ideas, and suggestions to collect feedback and get in touch with everyone all at once. Treating your staff to lunch? Ask their preference. Looking for new sales to offer customers? Collect ideas from the ones on the front-line. It is as easy as 1..2..3.
The great thing is, it’s really easy to manage!. Quickly add or remove members and monitor day-to-day interactions. Nothing beats a knowledgeable staff that is in-tune with what’s going on in your business.