Employees can and should advocate for their employer online and offline. However, it’s the employer’s job to give them something to brag about. In our #MarketingMonday segment we covered some of the basics of employee advocacy. This post will discuss how to make employee advocacy applicable. We will review software, pillars of employee advocacy, and a few tips for beginners.
First things first
A company platform must exist for employees to give, gather, and receive information. Today, an online platform would be the most efficient. The platform can be through a third-party service or through a company website. In any case, we recommend a platform that is entirely dedicated to the company and only accessible to employees. Therefore, company information can be shared internally.
Similarly, company culture is the most dynamic component of employee advocacy. Simply put, unhappy employees will not have good things to say about their employer. Every company has a different set of employees so the same strategies will not work across the board. Even so, principles like encouragement, acknowledgment support, and honesty will prompt employees to positively promote a company.
Enterprise-level tools are third-party services that allow for companies to distribute company news and information seamlessly through that platform. A few examples are: