Buxton have recently developed an employee smartphone app.
We identified a need to communicate important health, safety and environmental information as well as company news, innovations and wellbeing, often missed with email and traditional methods. We divided the app into various zones.
The My Buxton zone enables employees to book their holidays, review their personal development plans and access their training records.
Employees can obtain 24 hour support with our employee assistance programme, this includes legal, financial, medical, family and work related issues.
We have links to the ‘Mates in Mind’ programme and NHS Live Well app. Within the Safety zone, an accident and incident reporting feature has now been added.
Safety alerts are sent to the phone as a push notification. An online asbestos awareness course is available to use as well as a folder for our risk assessments.
Within other zones, our employees can review environmental alerts, access the CCS Best Practice Hub, learn about modern slavery, book our engineer, report IT issues, review our waste figures and contact our supply chain.
We have added some useful tools to help make life a little easier, checking traffic conditions, public transport and weather – there’s even a torch!
We have tried to make the app inclusive and easy to use and have linked our telephone directory, blog and social media pages as well as adding a staff suggestion box to receive employee feedback and buy in.
This initiative is all part of our continued drive to enhance communications and to help staff to stay connected with the fast pace of information which they have to deal with both on a work and on a personal level.