Communication Best Practices
Employee communication needs to come from the heart to be effective. Thoughtfulness, effort, and repetition are the most important factors in employee communication.
The key goal for a manager is getting optimum team productivity for an extended period. Productivity is the ultimate measure of supervisors’ effectiveness, because it engenders better business outcomes. Highly productive employees stay at their jobs longer and have higher rates of job satisfaction.
Choosing the right employee-communication software for your organization is crucial in today’s human resources world, where you need technology to not only engage with employees, but also help them get the best benefits. A survey by SHRM last year revealed that 92% of employees say benefits are important to their overall job satisfaction, a statistic not at all surprising to HR experts.
I have recently been doing more research on technology’s impact on improving organizational design, culture and employee engagement. It seems to impact all industries in a variety of ways. Technological advancements and digital transformation are providing leaders and managers opportunities to tackle some of the workplace's most challenging and important initiatives: culture and engagement being at the top of the list.
When new employees join an organization, they usually have many different ideas and plans on how they can make qualitative changes within themselves as well the company that’s taken them on board. Unfortunately, there is a very big chance that prevailing organizational culture might not allow them to express themselves to the fullest. In the long run, it could lead to productivity ‘wastage’ and a disengaged workforce.
We’ve seen a major shift in the perception of employee engagement from what was once an HR ‘nice-to-have’ to a fundamental driver of business success. But engaging with a modern workforce, with its new cultural values, diverse experiences and shifting expectations is a major challenge for any organization.
When it comes to well-being in the workplace, which extends to one’s personal life, there are two key points to consider. One is an employee’s health. The other point is an employee’s financial health. When the two are put together, the result is a useful health and financial wellness program and a better-run company.
The main measure of success in our field is employee engagement; it's the Holy Grail of the profession. Engaged employees are more productive, and productive employees are able to do things for the top line, bottom line and all the lines in between that can astonish. But most employees are not engaged by most measures.
Employee engagement videos have revolutionized the way human resource departments conduct business. If part of HR’s job is to ensure all employees have the ability to collaborate and communicate with each other and their superiors, then employee engagement software is a vital tool to open employee communication lines and build expectations.
Change management is often overlooked as a crucial component of any corporate structure. Most managers and business leaders believe that the time to bring in a change agent is when processes are broken, communications have ground to a halt, and the company is losing business. But effective change management needs time and room to grow, and may need to be initiated before cracks appear on the surface.
Leaders do all sorts of things to try to get “engagement” out of their employees, from benefits plans to foosball tables. But they may not have given much thought to what “engagement” actually means, which is why they might be scratching their heads when employees still aren’t performing well, or leave outright.
Imagine if you had the opportunity to voice your opinion about your workplace on a regular basis. You would enhance employee engagement and be able to provide useful suggestions for better working environments, your workload, employee communications initiatives, even company benefits!
To truly embrace diversity and inclusion in your workplace, you must build employee communications that create an understanding.
Truly embracing diversity and inclusion in your workplace is more than allowing everyone the chance to speak and provide input for all situations and projects.
It's a new year, and that means a new beginning. We resolve to lose weight, exercise more, drink less and countless other things in our personal lives. But, it's also an opportune time to focus on organizational resolutions.
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Today's new-hires expect their employers to lay out the job expectations right at the start. Performance expectations are highly significant and important to employees, as well as a key factor in the success of employee onboarding and employee communications initiatives.
Faced with crippling insurance premium hikes, the city of Arvada, Colorado, made a big decision to restructure its benefit offerings to be self-insured.
High levels of employee engagement can have an extremely positive impact on a work environment. Productivity rises, communication flows more openly and projects move from idea to actuation faster. However, whether from dissatisfaction with work or disruptive events in their personal lives, employees occasionally become disengaged. This can not only have negative effects on their work, but can also spread to other team members.
Today’s employees expect the companies they work for to deliver openness and transparency in, essentially, all of their business practices. This includes everything from communicating leadership changes, making adjustments to the business model, revealing news around potential acquisitions and, most of all, providing access to corporate-wide salary data.
Most employees are aware that they should not discuss religion or politics in the office, and not only to help preserve corporate culture. However, in today's divisive political climate, many employees are ignoring that rule and divulging their political views openly in the office. When political views are discussed at work, it can have a negative impact on company culture and employee communications.
More working parents may be able to take advantage of individualized counseling services to get their children into top-tier colleges, thanks to a new employee benefit.