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.


Employee benefits websites have become very popular with HR departments across almost all industries in recent years. As more employee benefits systems move to the cloud or online, flexibility in benefits administration is key.

Editor’s note: We’re doing a short, two-part series on the battle between Facebook’s Workplace and Slack in the internal communications tools realm. Read part one (written by yours truly, the editor) here. Jeff Myhre, an expert in entrepreneurship, Human Resources, and more, gives his take on the Workplace/Slack War based on his experience below:

The great corporate communication tools war is upon us. When Slack entered the marketplace, it changed how corporate communication tools were used in the workplace. It allowed teams to instantly communicate with each other, as well as share files, no matter who worked where. Then Facebook introduced Workplace, drawing some users away from Slack with its ease of use. Which service will be the victor? The answer is complicated.

A new revolution in corporate communications software is emerging steadily and involves an innovation called cloud-based platforms. These platforms are dramatically changing the way companies interact and communicate with their employees.

There is a quiet revolution spreading through the business world. Companies of all sizes are using it, and in a variety of ways. Some solely employ it for internal purposes. Others use it to communicate internally and externally, especially with the buying public. What is it? Employee Generated Content (EGC) or Employee Generated Video (EGV).

The benefits of cloud-based corporate communication tools are many. Here are a few you might not know.

The technological revolution in communications over the last couple of decades has created a myriad of ways for companies to communicate with their employees, including most recently with video email communications, but which of these are truly effective? A recent study from FLIMP Communications illustrates with solid quantitative data the high degree of effectiveness there is with digital video postcards.

When an announcement is made about an upcoming team-building, intra-company event, it’s often greeted with a great deal of eye-rolling and heavy sighs. Employees shudder at the thought of the next painfully embarrassing activity that will be deemed appropriate by management as the perfect team-building exercise.

How do you feel when someone shows appreciation and recognition of a project you completed successfully? You feel good, proud, and valued. It builds your self-worth. Well, your employees, are just like you. They need and enjoy employee recognition and appreciation for the work they do for you every day.

Employee engagement tools are changing and becoming more efficient at conveying information by the day. One of the exciting new phenomena sweeping employee communication strategies and HR departments is the digital postcard. How can you use this tool to your advantage?

Employee rewards programs, at first glance, seem like the perfect budget-friendly way to reward employees for a job well done. After all, what employee doesn’t love praise and recognition? If you can make an employee feel rewarded with a plaque or a gift card, that’s always a good thing, right?

This week Andy Douse, founder/ director of Red Publications, a York-based internal communications agency, runs us through a week in his working life.

Employee video communications using “digital video postcards” has been shown to improve overall employee engagement. The data collected and reported in Flimp Communications 2017 Employee Video Communications Report, proves it. Why are these campaigns so successful?

All corporate communication tools are designed to help employers engage and communicate with their diverse employees. Recruiting millennials will take some extra corporate communications expertise.

Employee communication videos have become the latest fashionable internal communication channel across multiple industries in recent years. These videos and other digital internal communications channels work well because they convey information more easily and with greater efficiency than other, more traditional forms of internal communication and employee engagement. Animated explainer videos are becoming increasingly common because of their power to engage and explain.

Technology is moving, millennial needs are moving, and internal communications tries to keep pace.

Internal video communication has spread throughout many industries and organizations of all kinds like a virus. A good virus. Video communication comes in many forms, but it is almost always more effective than traditional internal communication, employee communication, and employee engagement strategies

One of the more rewarding aspects of internal employee communication is when communicators are called upon to rally the troops for volunteer activities in the name of corporate social responsibility. Cleaning out local parks, stocking supplies at a food pantry, serving meals at a homeless shelter, or any of the hundreds of other ways companies can pitch in to make a difference in their community.

The whole point of business is to grow, to increase market share and margins, to start generating profits and increasing pay for the employees while keeping them onboard with superior employee video communications. But growth isn't a straightforward proposition. The pace and management of growth is just as important. Grow too fast (Krispy Kreme comes to mind), and you may misconstrue the market situation. Grow too slowly (Dell Computers), and the opposition overtakes you.

A good video communication agency can produce digital content for your internal communications system that can sometimes more clearly get your message across to employees and managers effectively. Here are three ways a video communication agency can make your internal communications content can’t-miss.

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