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 Value of Paying Attention

ATTENTION is defined as the act of applying the mind to something. Every day it seems more difficult to do. With work, family, the world and multiple electronic devices feeding us information at the same time, it’s a wonder we get anything done well.

5 Tips to be a Fair Manager

If you’re a manager with a lot on your plate you might be neglecting your employees according to a new study by the Academy of management. The research showed that when a boss is overworked their employees needs drop to the bottom of their priority list.

For some high school and college students, summer is the time to get away from the regimens of classes, lectures and “school” life. For others, the 8-12 week period is the doorway to firsthand experiences of employee communication in real-world employment. Although some organizations offer internship programs year-round, summer is the peak season for intern endeavors.

By 2021, at least 60% of Asia Pacific will be digitalised, “digitalise or die”, this according to Workday’s latest IDC survey to asses employee’s readiness for the digital economy. Yet there is a disconnect between employees and employers when it comes to preparing for this rapidly approaching digital future.

It was a real honour and pleasure to be asked to speak at the recent #TenTenTalks in Galway. This is now an annual event where members of the PSA [Professional Speakers Association] get together to present to and help the business community. This year the theme was to give valuable tips to help them to engage their people and grow their business.

Technology and Communication: Keep it Human

The more things change the more they stay the same. Yes, technology is transforming all aspects of our lives. Our relationships, work environments and community engagement are not the way they once were. Smartphones, social media, video conferences and webinars are just a few of the new methods.

Every article you’ve ever read about bosses starts with this quote:

“Employees don’t quit jobs. They quit bosses.”

After the now-famous meeting of the 17 people who would build the Agile Manifesto in 2001, their revolutionary ideas have infiltrated not just the world of software development, but also all facets of business organization, Human Resources, and corporate culture. How has culture and management improved since the advent of Agile, and how can you use the Agile Manifesto to improve your workplace culture?

Sales enablement has gone from being used by 19% of companies in 2013 to 59% in 2017. And for good reason—there’s a direct correlation between sales enablement disciplines and attaining sales quotas. Companies that implement enablement programs reach revenue goals at a rate more than 8% higher than those that do not.

What are the Happiest Professions?

A study by Robert Half evaluated the levels of happiness of 24,000 working professionals across eight countries who agreed to talk about their on-the-job satisfaction. The results revealed that the field of marketing and creative dominated the top rank, for both level of happiness and level of interest in work. While the field of technology ranked number one in terms of lowest stress levels.

Should employee benefits include summer vacation as a matter of course? The data says ‘yes.’

The Most Bizarre Candidates

Arranging an interview might not seem complicated, but there are often many unexpected incidents that make HR professionals frustrated and burnt out.

Amid a torrent of information in the industry today, verbal prowess is essential for success. Follow these guidelines to step up your game and stand out in an increasingly crowded field.

A boss’ job is to direct and lead his team towards a common goal that is consistent with the overall business message. A boss’ job is to instruct and give necessary feedback to improve the workings of employees. Most importantly, a boss’ job is to ensure the belief in what the company stands for and encourage others to become as passionate as he/she is.

In the world of entertainment, relationships are the key to success. While this is true in all business, it has unique relevance in Hollywood.

If you want to make your workplace more attractive to today’s workers and keep them happy once they’re hired, your employees should feel a sense of inclusion. Because feeling a strong sense of belonging and comfort is so vital to a healthy company, recruitment and retention skyrockets when employees feel like they work in an office of inclusion.

One by-product of workplaces spreading beyond office walls and to the coordination of many workers around the globe all at once is increasing diversity in workforces. Now, workplace diversity is a necessity for many companies. How can the Human Resources department help support everyone spread all over the globe be more productive and understood?

Tips for HR to Communicate Mistake-Free

HR professionals know that paperwork is never-ending; texts, emails and internal memos communication is key to an effective HR strategy. Whether it’s handling external candidates or staff mistakes can cost you credibility.

Human resources professionals are in the business of people. Unfortunately, it’s all-too-easy to get caught up in the day-to-day minutiae of retirement plans, PTO logs, and annual reviews, at the expense of initiatives that engage and motivate staff.

Why Flexible Working Saves Businesses Money

Firstly let’s confirm what flexible working is, previously flexible working requests were only open to parents and carers but following the Modern Workplace consultation in June several years ago, the uk Government made it available to all.

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