A leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions, UKG has launched UKG Talk, a modern technology platform purpose-built to support connected workforces, to Australia and New Zealand.

UKG Talk allows leadership to easily reach all employees at once to promote increased engagement, boost workforce productivity and create an inclusive sense of community. The mobile-first solution provides a similar experience to social media platforms with four primary components: Messaging, Groups, Engagement and Insights.

Messaging provides timely communications to all employees or specific individuals or groups, streamlines intra- and inter-departmental communications via one-on-one communication and group chats.

Groups provide employees with a space to engage in discussions about work or outside interests and foster peer-to-peer and team collaboration, public recognition, and a sense of community.

Engagement, the employee recognition app, lets businesses recognise people at key moments or after significant achievements and gather feedback through pulse-check surveys. The Ideabox app lets users simulate brainstorms or collaborations where employees can suggest ideas for a particular topic.

Insights measures and evaluates in real-time if communications are engaging and resonating with people and teams through key user behaviour metrics like engagement, trending content, or top contributors.

“Communication and connection matter in the modern workplace. Inclusion shouldn’t depend on location and employees should be motivated to do their best work regardless of where they do it,” UKG managing director for Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, Charlie DeWitt said.

“As organisations settle into new working patterns and employees become increasingly disparate, technology will continue to take centre stage in bridging the gap between engagement and belonging. UKG Talk is an engine room for modern organisations to foster exceptional and transformative employee experiences.

“The mobile-first solution puts employees at the centre of communications, empowers an environment where people can feel heard and valued, and provides real-time insights that let managers continually health check the business to continue driving a better culture.”