Employee Communication Best Practices

Video communication is becoming more common in HR departments across all industries. As the workforce and the nature of work itself is shifting, technology needs to shift with it. See what video communication technology can do for you.


Each installment of VC Daily’s Future of Video Conferencing interview series gets an industry leader’s take on how video conferencing is changing their industries now and what new video conferencing technology might mean for the future.

With global employee collaboration and connectivity on the rise, video has increasingly become one of the premier platforms for learning and development programmes. Organisations are looking to meet the L&D needs of an increasingly diverse workforce, and video is a cost-effective and engaging way to achieve that.

Live broadcasts, personalized messages, animated explainers, testimonials and tutorials are all worthy of investment.

In this day and age, we have myriad modes of communication. Often, we default to what’s easiest, or what we know best, not what’s most effective.

Communication is the key to success for any business. Technologies that promise to enhance the way people communicate in a business environment have always found quick adoption among enterprises. VoIP, because of the tremendous transformation it has brought to the business communications sphere, has fared no differently.

Shifts in the basic understanding of how we work is changing all parts of Human Resources, including what it means to be engaged, and even what it means to be a ‘typical’ worker. Employee onboarding is changing rapidly because the ‘typical’ employee is changing. Technology, like video communications systems, is both fueling the change and helping managers adapt. How can the shift to video help you?

Could an infusion of younger workers shake up your corporate employee communications systems in a positive way?

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.

Being a new hire is only slightly better than being the new kid in school – but not by much. Basically, it comes down to the fact that you don't know very much about the basics.

Your company offers great benefits. Your employees need to know about them. This is why creating excellent, engaging employee benefits communications is important. In fact, these days a lot of employees say they would take certain benefits like comprehensive health insurance or company stock and a remote work arrangement over a pay raise.

Fear not, recruiters and HR personnel! Robots, algorithms, and digital programs won’t be taking your job just yet. While employee onboarding videos and automated onboarding software is rapidly making an impact in the recruiting process, a balance must remain between automated solutions and a human touch.

Employee recruiting has been likened to hunting, and there is a saying that you go hunting where the ducks are. Translated into recruitment, you go looking for candidates where you are most likely to find them. These days, that means the internet and social media.

Managers are often worried about remote teams being unruly or untrustworthy, but I’ve found that the opposite is true. If you’ve done your due diligence when hiring members of a remote team and made sure they’re both qualified and motivated, you’ll have a much easier time keeping them focused on the company’s interests.

Not every video communication agency is the same, nor do they offer the same services in some cases. Some offer products aimed at helping explain healthcare benefits and little else. Others work with your organization in an all-inclusive partnerships, which can improve corporate culture and retention.

Leveraging powerful employee digital communications platforms and strategies is by no means a new concept, but what makes these fancy bells and whistles work most effectively? Sometimes, you need to ease off the gas pedal.

According to The Minnesota Association of Professional Employees June 2017 study, 19% of Americans are bullied, another 19% witness it. Overall, 60 million Americans are affected by it in the workplace.

While employee video communication can’t stop bullying on its own, it can help reduce incidents of workplace bullying by making your policies clear and more.

Crisis in business will happen. Is your team ready to respond?

Video email communications have come a long way over the past decade. Will email be forever changed as a result?

Internal video communications come in all shapes and sizes. Some companies use internal communication tactics like livestreaming to communicate better and faster with remote and in-house employees. Here’s how scripted videos can help deliver information and build community in the workplace.

Employee video communications solve many problems for organizations and company leaders, but what happens when monitoring employees using this technology goes too far?

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