Following a successful pilot last year, the Council’s ‘MCC Connect’ app is now available to all employees on both mobile and computer desktops.
The Council has over 850 employees, working across multiple locations, in two main categories i.e. ‘indoor staff’ and ‘outdoor staff’. With 35% of employees having no regular access to work emails or a desktop along with the current challenges presented by Covid-19, enhancing communication and promoting employee engagement is essential for the organisation.
Meath County Council Chief Executive, Jackie Maguire said;
“Before the app, we used paper-based communication to alert staff of important information. There was a communication barrier to outdoor staff who felt like they were the ‘last to know and hear information’.
The deployment of the app enables everyone to receive weekly newsletters, policies, procedures, job vacancies, well-being information, video updates, Health and Safety information, Covid-19 updates and more; at the same time, in real time.
It’s helping us to provide a supportive and healthy working environment which is especially important during these challenging times. We are empowering and enabling our employees, managers and supervisors with the right information at the right time to carry out their duties effectively and we continue to encourage a culture of learning and development.
We have managed to bridge the gap between indoor and outdoor staff by ensuring everyone receives and contributes to the same information at the same time.”
James Scott, CEO, Co-Founder of Thrive, adds;
“As businesses continue to navigate these challenging times, effective employee engagement has never been so important. We look forward to continuing to help Meath County Council achieve this in the weeks and months ahead and are delighted to be working with them.
Our goal is to help as many organisations as we can in shifting their communications from traditional methods such as printed newsletters, notice boards and team briefings to instant, modern, secure, engaging mobile apps that their employees love.”
Note: These photos were taken before Covid-19 and the social distancing rules.
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About Meath County Council
Meath County Council is one of 31 local authorities in the Republic of Ireland with headquarters in Navan, Co. Meath. With a staff headcount of over 850 employees, Meath County Council delivers a range of public services to a population of over 195,000.
It is the objective of Meath County Council to drive the economic, social, cultural and environment improvement of the county and to enhance the quality of life of the people of Meath.
For further information on Meath County Council please visit the Meath County Council website.