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The latest tools and apps for employee communication, video messaging, employee engagement, recruiting, onboarding, retention, and more.


For the average person, data without a narrative is like a trip into the wilderness without a compass: overwhelming and disorienting. But when the facts are tied together by a good story, an otherwise intimidating journey turns into an enriching experience.

Every state in the Union now has some type of law in place requiring companies to notify affected individuals of a data breach involving their information. South Dakota and Alabama, the final holdouts, enacted such measures in March.

As more and more young people join the workforce, companies must be prepared to adapt to the changing times. A new study has revealed that companies who are more technologically inclined have a better chance at retaining and attracting younger workers.

Organizations are investing in talent development now more than ever. According to LinkedIn's 2017 Workplace Learning Report, talent is the top priority for 69 percent of learning and development (L&D) professionals. And despite the rise of new learning technologies, a majority of L&D professionals—78 percent—say in-house, instructor-led classes are still the primary way they teach employees.

As an HR professional, your day is filled with a variety of tasks. While some can be completed on your own, many require communication with others. For many years, HR professionals have relied heavily on email, phone calls, and face to face communication. While these methods remain popular in today’s day and age, advanced.

Organizational leaders and human resources executives have faith that merging artificial intelligence (AI) into HR functions like onboarding and administration of benefits can and will improve the overall employee experience.

Facebook has added video chat functionality to Messenger Lite, making it the perfect alternative to the regular version of Messenger.

As a business owner, it’s easy to understand the benefits of high employee retention. Actually understanding how you can do it on a day-to-day basis is another thing.

The Nielsen Norman Group announced its top intranets of 2018 at the end of January, the 18th time these awards have been presented. As an insight into what is happening in the intranet space, the research also denfines many trends that enterprises with the most effective intranets are incorporating into their design

Google has globally launched Hangouts Chat, a workplace communication tool, as a core part of its G Suite offerings.

Smartphones leading the way to UC success

Mobile devices toppling PCs as the most important tool.

While apps like Slack allow quick exchange of ideas, the messages shared must be held to the same standards as any business communication, experts say.

In today’s working environment, agencies depend on unified communications to keep employees connected wherever their work takes them. Whether located at a remote client site in Nebraska or a Starbucks down the street, government employees almost never work at a single location, or on a single device.

8 ways to make internal video a hit

One might think that laying out a company directive in black and white would be the clearest and most straightforward means of communicating. Yet video has taken off as a means of communication for the very reason that it conveys the subtleties of messaging so well.

Using the Internet at work

THE Internet offers access to a vast amount of information and is an efficient means of communication, research, marketing and collaboration. It has allowed people virtually unrestricted access to millions of websites from their computer. In the workplace, the use of electronic communication tools such as e-mail is the norm today and, in many cases, is vital for the survival of businesses.

New accounting standards aren’t the only change agent for finance executives this year. Controllers at most companies are also ready to swap out their green visors in favor of donning more strategic, accounting technologist hats according to new data published today from the Deloitte Center for Controllership.

Are your most highly engaged workers also your most stressed? Also: Ban these buzzwords from your next internal meeting.

The Clark County School District is introducing mandatory training on appropriate student-teacher relationships during a school year when there have been five sex-related arrests of CCSD employees.

7 Tips For Improving Communication in the Workplace

Communication is the key to success in any relationship, including workplace relationships. There must be open and effective communication between you and your employees.

The high stakes in employee benefits communications can impact your business. Businesses should recognize that there is a direct correlation between employee benefits and employee productivity.

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