Clear communication is key in the workplace and internal messaging tools like the ones we’re about to cover, are vital to building effective communication both in the office and while working remotely. Having some familiarity with these platforms will help you to really hit the ground running when you join a new team, either remotely or in person.
There are 1 billion messages sent on Slack every week!

Under normal office circumstances these tools are used to ask quick questions to colleagues or arrange meetings with other teammates etc. Basically, they’re a good substitute for sending unnecessary internal emails or disturbing someone that might be busy at the time. For remote working they tend to be used for a broader scope given that face-to-face communication is not an option.

The options out there

The majority of the employers that use TalentPool will probably use either Slack or Microsoft Teams. These are the two most popular tools, with Google Chat also possibly being an option.

Slack

  • Accessible via desktop, browser, and mobile
  • File sharing with both Microsoft OneDrive & Google Drive
  • Includes audio & video call functionality
  • Integrates with over 2,200 apps

Microsoft Teams

  • Accessible via desktop, browser, and mobile
  • File sharing with Microsoft OneDrive
  • Includes audio & video call functionality
  • Integrates with over 600 apps

Google Chat

  • Accessible via desktop, browser, and mobile
  • File sharing with Google Drive
  • Audio & video call functionality available via Google Meet
  • Integrates with other Google apps

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