CHICAGO, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida-based Seminole Gaming is finding that when you bet on your employees, everyone wins.
On June 22, the hotel and casino company received honors for its innovative, mobile-focused approach to internal communications. Seminole Gaming took home the Best Use of Technology Award, given during the 2016 Employee Engagement Summit in Chicago.
"We're excited to be recognized for using technology to build a culture of open and authentic, two-way communication," said Seminole Gaming internal communications manager Lance Thomas, who accepted the award on the company's behalf. "Our team members are the most significant part of our company's success, and we've learned that having a mobile channel to communicate keeps them informed and engaged."
The mobile channel -- and the cornerstone of Seminole Gaming's employee communications strategy -- is Red e App, an internal communications platform specifically designed for the non-desk and hourly workforce.
By joining Seminole Gaming's private Red e App network, employees can access company news, view documents, and exchange shifts with their peers. Managers can send messages to targeted groups or categories of employees (i.e., table games, poker dealers, bartenders). Administrators like Thomas get data and insights on the content that is resonating with their team(s) and how they can improve their communication strategy.
"Red e App has helped us bridge the communication gap for the 75% of our workforce that is not connected to company email. We saw significant improvements in our employee engagement scores in this year's survey as a direct result of improved communications, as well as significant savings through a reduction of printing and mailing information."
About the Employee Engagement Awards
The Employee Engagement Awards and Summit inspires, recognizes and celebrates the people and companies who remake the way organizations think about and engage people to achieve their purpose.
The Best Use of Technology in Employee Engagement award recognizes use of technology to drive engagement. Key selection criteria include the organization's ability to quantify the measureable impact of the technology on engagement and how the organization has gained employee uptake. Learn more at http://us.ee-awards.com.
About Seminole Gaming
Seminole Gaming operates seven Florida casinos for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, including the Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla. Seminole Gaming has long been recognized for its industry innovations and success. It was the first Indian Tribe in North America to open a high-stakes bingo hall and casino, which debuted in 1979 and became the forerunner of the Indian Gaming movement. Learn more at http://www.theseminolecasinos.com.
About Red e App
Red e App is a mobile communication platform, specifically designed to help companies with a large non-desk or hourly workforce communicate more effectively with employees. The platform empowers organizations to send targeted messaging to employee groups, conduct surveys, share documents, exchange real-time short messages, and measure engagement.
Red e App collaborates with customers through initial education, onboarding, adoption, and coaching on best practices for engagement. Red e App helps guide companies as they improve communications to shorten decision cycles, streamline feedback, and instantly engage a mobile workforce. Learn more at www.redeapp.com.
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