Five ways to use in-room televisions to engage the workforce

Mining companies understand the importance of providing their workers with quality accommodation and entertainment to help them relax and unwind after a challenging shift. Foxtel, a leading provider of entertainment services, offers Business iQ – a comprehensive platform that not only delivers unparalleled entertainment, but also keeps workers informed about onsite activities. Here are five ways that mining companies can effectively engage their workforce using their existing television screens.

Offer content options: With Foxtel’s Business iQ, workers can choose from a wide range of live television channels, including premium sports, entertainment, movies and documentaries. They can also access more than 20,000 hours of Foxtel On Demand movies and TV shows. Moreover, the platform allows workers to cast their own streaming apps using the built-in casting solution. This variety of options ensures that workers can easily find something enjoyable to watch during their downtime.

Provide useful information: Mining companies can use the Business iQ platform to display relevant information on the TV screens in workers’ rooms. This information can include gym opening times, daily menus at the mess hall, and details about site activities and events. The centralised management portal makes it easy for companies to add and update this information, encouraging workers to take advantage of onsite facilities and participate in group activities.

Incorporate additional channels: Business iQ enables the addition of external content, such as critical training and safety videos, or extra sport channels. These channels appear alongside Foxtel and free-to-air channels in the program guide, ensuring easy navigation for workers.

Directly link workers to external web pages: The platform features an in-built QR code generator that can be utilised to direct workers to important resources, such as flight schedules at the nearest airport, or local bus time tables. It can also link to the online ordering system for the mess hall, allowing workers to pre-order their food and drinks. This convenient accessibility of information enhances the overall experience for workers.

Send direct messages to in-room TV screens: Business iQ includes a built-in messaging service that enables providers to send on-screen messages to individuals or groups. This tool is particularly useful for sending reminders about mandatory safety training, or promoting pay-per-view events in the communal areas to boost worker morale. Additionally, pre-programmed emergency messages, such as extreme weather warnings, can be quickly delivered to the screens when necessary. 

Foxtel is committed to enhancing the entertainment and engagement opportunities for mining industry workers – ensuring they have access to a home-like atmosphere, and reducing feelings of isolation.  

To experience a demonstration of all the features available with Business iQ, please call 1300 804 360 or visit foxtel.com.au/biqm. 

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