Algrin Technologies Inc.

May 11, 2011 13:11 ET

SkedX.com: 85% Increase in Sales Through Engaged Employees

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - When you think about the cost to replace an employee, attract a new employee, as well as how an employee engages your customers, it's not that surprising that recent research by Gallup shows that companies that focus on engaging their employees and customers have outperformed their competitors by 26% in gross margin and 85% in sales growth. Their customers buy more, spend more, return more often, and they stay longer.

The world's top-performing organizations understand that employee engagement is a force that drives performance outcomes. In the best organizations, engagement is more than a human resources initiative -- it is a strategic foundation for the way they do business. Employee engagement is a strategic approach supported by tactics for driving improvement and organizational change. The best performing companies know that developing an employee engagement strategy and linking it to the achievement of corporate goals will help them win in the marketplace.

So, if so many companies understand why it's important to have an engaged workforce, why do so many companies not do more? We asked that question to Anthony Rinella, Founder of SkedX.com, an online scheduling program that combines the best parts of social media and online scheduling to drive employee engagement. "Employee engagement is more than just a bunch of dashboards and analytics reports. Employee engagement is about asking the right questions. Engaging employees requires a year-round focus on changing behaviors, processes, and systems to anticipate and respond to your employees needs."

Understanding this led Anthony and his company SkedX.com to look closer at online employee scheduling and how they could help their clients drive engagement and make their company a fun place to work. This lead SkedX.com to incorporate social media components like gamification into the workplace. When you consider that 70% of Canadians say they use social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube or MySpace, it is easy to understand how integrating these elements into the workplace can have significant results on the bottom line.

Gamification isn't just about making work fun. It's more about understanding human nature and strategy, not frivolity. Gaming already exists in work settings. The acts of competition and cooperation are inherent in most work environments. Often sales teams will establish rewards for hitting targets, or operations teams will set goals for team performance. It's those aspects that SkedX.com brings to the online scheduling world. SkedX.com allows companies to drive employee engagement and ideal behaviors through gamificiation.

To learn more about how you can bring gamification to your company through online employee scheduling, please visit Skedx.com.

About SkedX.com

SkedX.com is owned by Algrin Technologies Inc. Algrin Technologies is a youthful company with readiness and commitment in helping companies increase productivity and efficiency while concurrently reducing waste and improving employee satisfaction. Our goal and mantra is to 'Keep it Simple' while at the same time offering the best tools and service available. We truly want to help make companies and the environment a better place, one schedule at a time.

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  • Algrin Technologies Inc.
    1071 King Street West Suite 313
    Toronto Ontario, M6K-2K2
    1.888.My.SkedX

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