Boosting Morale of the Morale Boosters

That’s my job today as I make a presentation to the annual meeting of the Employee Services Management Association. The meeting theme is The Employee Morale Conference: Program Ideas to Perk Up Every Employee’s Personality. My presentation is entitled, “Social Networking Applications and Today’s Workforce.”

I hope to encourage, or maybe even inspire, these employee morale boosters to actively adopt social networking tools within their organizations to further engage and inspire their employees. The ESM site lists the top 10 types of employee services programs; social media tools go to the heart of why companies have employee services programs in the first place, and also can be use to enhance (or even completely manage) the basic programs these HR professionals offer.

This presentation has some of the same stories I customarily tell, but it’s tailored for the employee services community, with additional focus on employee engagement options and some of our Mayo Clinic programs that involve employee communications.

I welcome your feedback and questions, or if you have ideas to share with these HR professionals on how they can use social media tools to do their work more effectively, I’m sure they would appreciate hearing those, too.

Author: Lee Aase

Husband of one, father of six, grandfather of 14. Chancellor Emeritus, SMUG. By day I'm the Director of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. Whatever I say here is my personal opinion, and doesn't reflect the positions of my employer.

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