Social Collaboration Resources and Information
What's the Point? 'The Point is to change the game.'
-Andrew 'Flip' Filipowski, CEO of SilkRoad
Improving employee engagement and motivation are goals every company strives to achieve. Most companies believe the best way to motivate employees is with external rewards based on goals achieved within performance reviews. The problem is employers often have a limited scope of what employees are actually doing inside the organization. At the same time, motivational dynamics have changed dramatically where employees value intrinsic rewards; more meaningful work, the autonomy to perform that work using their best judgment and the desire to continually improve and master their skills.
Point is an employee-centric social talent management solution that connects employees to each other and their organization by uniting the popular features of social networking with talent management. Point gives employees the forum they need to share expertise and be recognized by peers and leaders, allowing them to drive their own careers. Companies benefit by having a platform to reveal emerging trends and experts on associated subject matter to better understand what and who is driving their business.
When organizations partner with their employees by communicating their vision with the goal of reaching a shared destination, those employees are more willing to make decisions, take appropriate risks and act in the best interests of the organization. Point provides a communication platform for organizations to connect with all employees to share their vision and drive company culture.
With Point, employees connect with their organization and each other by sharing content, asking questions and expressing ideas. Groups within Point enable teams to rapidly connect, work together on projects and harness the power of crowdsourcing to develop solutions and complete projects. Groups are self-organizing social networks that can be supported at any level: organizational, departmental or team.
Empower and Recognize Employees
Employees desire and crave social connections and empowerment and do a better job when those needs are fulfilled. Point fosters a self-motivating culture by providing an environment for employees to be recognized and to recognize others.
As employees contribute content, influence is a means to designate how useful a piece of content was to others. Users within Point indicate content was useful with the “good point” feature; not only will the document’s influence get boosted, but the author’s and group’s (if applicable) influence will also increase around this particular topic.
Strategic workforce planning helps decrease risks by aligning the knowledge of the workforce with the needs and priorities of the organization. Influence gives employers insight into their workforce, enabling them to identify influential leaders needed to solve a business problem or seize an opportunity to move the business forward.
Extend Talent Management
Historically employees have relied on a network of peers, mentors and managers to supplement their knowledge and skill in the workplace. By partnering social technology with talent management solutions, Point provides an environment where the entire HR lifecycle can be addressed collaboratively and socially from a centralized platform, improving productivity and efficiency while maintaining a skilled and engaged workforce.
• Recruiting - Fill positions from within by looking beyond a resume or profile
• Onboarding - Connect new employees with the company culture and their colleagues on day one
• Performance - Provide employees with the insight, expert knowledge and information they need to do their jobs
• Performance - Provide a platform for employees to be recognized for their contributions
• Teams - Collaborate and communicate projects goals and accomplishments
• Succession Planning and Mentoring - Identify the natural leaders and the influence they have within the organization
• Learning - Supplement traditional learning as employees learn from each other
People and Connections
Increase employee engagement and facilitate knowledge sharing as people connect and share content, ask questions and seek feedback across the organization.
Enable teams to rapidly connect, work together on projects and harness the power of crowdsourcing to develop solutions and complete projects. Groups are self-organizing social networks that can be supported at any level: organizational, departmental or team.
Share content in the form of articles, thoughts, Q&A and files by posting on either a personal profile or a group home page. Comment, reply and discuss to build better solutions through collaboration.
Collects content relevant to the users connections and interests and presents this in a graphical magazine format, making it easy to consume and quickly identify articles of interest.
Points and Influence
Associate tags or 'Points' to content and categorize the content by topic. As content circulates and users identify the content with a 'good point,' influential content and its author(s) emerge.
Connect new employees to their team and the organization day one, while guiding them through all required onboarding tasks. Seeking influential content and employees quickly builds the new employees knowledge base.
Integrated Performance Management
Point provides a platform for employees to be recognized and influence can be leveraged to demonstrate competence related to performance goals. Continuous feedback from peers, mentors and managers comes naturally with Point and can be used to further develop the employee.
Integrated Learning Platform
Allow users to easily access and manage their learning plans directly from Point. Informal social learning supplements the knowledge gained by the learning programs found in GreenLight.