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 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.
“An engaged workforce is optimal from an organizational performance point of view.” - Peter J. Martel, senior talent development consultant at Harvard Business School (Harvard University)
Engaging your younger generations in the workplace is a whole different ball game from employee communication and employee engagement for others. It requires more mutual understanding and flexibility, something other generations aren’t always willing to fight for.
There’s an old saying in the military that every battle plan, no matter how clever, gets torn up as soon as the fighting starts. The same sometimes goes for the best-laid plans in change management.
A team leader in any organization must not only get the message of management across to all team members, he or she has to foster better employee engagement, communication, and collaboration. In complex working environments with remote workers and cross-functional team members, team leaders can get better results from employee collaboration by following these basic principles.
The top job markets in the United States in terms of salary, employee compensation, employee retention, and onboarding efforts are the ones the demand the highest training. There’s a reason why these positions are highly sought-after and difficult to get into. If you make your company a privilege to work for, you’ll have huge competition for each position available.
An example of how a company completed its corporate culture change management mission effectively and efficiently.
As a ‘seasoned’ corporate communicator (i.e., one who got his start before Dave Grohl was in that band before the Foo Fighters), I’ve long felt one of the toughest employee communication issues I faced were when internal clients were overly-eager to share information.