Creative Uses for the Scrolling Ticker. One of DeskAlerts’ popular features is the scrolling ticker function where you are able to scroll a band of text along a section of your employees’ computer screens that appears in a way that’s similar to the ticker tape that goes along the bottom of the screen on news and current affairs television programs.
More traditional methods of internal communication may not have the “cut through” and reach that a scrolling ticker can offer you, putting the information quite literally under your employees’ noses. Scrolling tickers will appear on the employees’ screens in a deliberately disruptive way, no matter what other software or application they are using at the time.
Creative Uses for the Scrolling Ticker. The information that you send employees is completely up to you and you are only limited by your own imagination. Some of the things you can scroll include:
- Your company’s latest corporate news, announcements, and media releases.
- Links to external and internal newsletters once they have gone live.
- Information about new policies and procedures or resources.
- News headlines about topics that are relevant to the industry you work in.
- Information about what your competitors are doing.
- Provide information about any IT issues such as system statuses, outages, and expected resolution time for known issues.
- Information about any legislative or other regulatory requirements that have changed or need more awareness.
- Internal awareness-raising of different teams and departments within your organization and how they can help other teams, such as marketing, communications, IT, HR, finance, legal, sales, and so on.
- Making employees aware of important content that resides on your internet or intranet sites.
- Fun facts and trivia about your organization or industry.
- Hints and tips about wellbeing such as the importance of taking regular breaks, being aware of stress, leaving work on time, etc.
- Hints and tips on workplace health and safety requirements.
- Reminders about emergency procedures such as where to evacuate in the event of a fire.
- Hints and tips on internet security and the types of cyber threats that employees should be vigilant about.
- Reminders about important upcoming events your organization is holding.
- Reminders about key dates such as deadlines, special days that need to be observed, holidays, closures, and so on.
- News about staff social activities.
- Recognizing teams or individuals that have been working above and beyond.
- Links to video content.
- To deliver micro or “burst” learning opportunities to your employees.
- To send specific information to different groups of people that’s relevant to their work.
- To deliver emergency communications and warnings – for example, if you know there are going to be severe storms or forest fires in your area or there is a major situation in your city such as a terror attack.