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How to Maximize Employee Engagement for Frontline Workers This Summer + Templates to Get You Started

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Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes a unique set of challenges and opportunities for frontline businesses. Hiring seasonal staff, managing vacations, and keeping employees engaged during the warm weather can all make the summer months more stressful when managing frontline teams.

That’s why we’ve built a dozen digital templates within our Beekeeper platform that will help you maximize employee engagement and streamline your summer operations – and don’t worry if you’re not a Beekeeper customer; you can still access the templates for free by signing up for an account. Focus on what matters most this summer and let Beekeeper handle the rest with automated workflows, digital forms, surveys, and communication campaigns.

Create a free Beekeeper account to start using the templates!

What Frontline Workers Are Asking for this Summer

We recently surveyed more than 8,000 frontline workers for our Frontline Workforce Pulse Report 2024, and we found out a lot about what motivates frontline workers and what makes them unhappy in the workplace. Here’s what we found: 

  • The biggest stressor for frontline employees after wages is lack of adequate staffing: As we approach the busy summer season, we know staffing is critical, so these templates can help you easily recruit and engage new seasonal employees.
  • The biggest motivator for frontline employees is working in a friendly and fun environment: Summer brings many opportunities to engage employees – the warm weather, international sporting events, and vacations. So, how can you keep employee turnover low while keeping your employees engaged and motivated? We’ve got templates to help you foster a positive work environment. 

Taking into account everything we’ve learned from the Frontline Workforce Pulse Report 2024, we identified four key areas you can maximize engagement and streamline your operations this summer:

  1. Operations
  2. Self-Service HR
  3. Employee Engagement
  4. Learning & Development

Templates to Boost Employee Engagement and Streamline Operations Streamlined Operations

  • Effortless Paid Time Off (PTO) and Out of Office (OOO) management. Our templates integrate seamlessly with Beekeeper profiles, allowing employees to easily request time off and advertise open shifts that colleagues can cover.
  • Simplify duty management. Implement efficient “Pikett” (on-call) scheduling with dedicated forms, workflows, and posts for emergency requests.
  • Stay informed with regular communication campaigns. Use templates to inform employees about out-of-office hours and procedures while referencing your Duty Management system for a cohesive experience.

Seamless Self-Service

  • Boost referrals with gamified incentives. Encourage employee referrals with user-friendly forms and workflows. Leverage optional competition elements to drive participation.
  • Onboard and offboard with ease. Templates for temporary worker onboarding and offboarding will make these processes smoother for everyone involved.
  • Welcome new hires preemptively. Prepare for the busy summer season by creating a pre-onboarding list for employees and managers using designated forms and workflows.

Learning and Development

  • Get seasonal staff up to speed quickly. Our quick onboarding templates will help temporary workers become productive members of your team in no time.
  • Beat the summer heat – safely! Educate your workforce with best practices for summer BBQ and fireworks safety, staying hydrated, and avoiding heat stroke.

Employee Engagement

  • Throw epic summer parties. Use our templates to create engaging posts about your summer bash, complete with RSVP forms to streamline the planning process.
  • Celebrate international holidays. Showcase the diversity of your workforce with sample posts highlighting public holidays from different countries.
  • Capture those vacation vibes. Run a contest for the “Nicest Holiday Picture” with easy-to-use forms and workflows to post winning entries.
  • Fuel the sporting spirit. Get your teams buzzing with dedicated EURO 2024 and Olympics 2024 streams, complete with post examples and engagement ideas.

As we gear up for the summer ahead, we’re not only dedicated to providing you with the tools you need for success but also committed to continuously improving and evolving our offerings to better meet the needs of our customers. We value your feedback and welcome suggestions for future templates that you believe would enhance your frontline operations. Your insights play a crucial role in shaping Beekeeper and ensuring we continue to deliver solutions that empower your team and drive results. Let’s head into summer with an innovation, collaboration, and success mindset!

Create a free Beekeeper account to start using the templates!