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.


How Bosses Waste Their Employees’ Time

Managers are often oblivious to the impact of their words and actions. Here’s how they can open their eyes.

Let’s be honest, often times, the first thing job seekers turn to when looking for a new role is Google Search.

Fighting disengagement is an uphill battle for any manager in any professional setting. Fortunately, there are tools out there to help you in the fight for employee engagement, such as video communication and good ol’ simplicity.

Every HR professional understands that employee benefits are one of the biggest reasons employees choose one job over another, and your company provides great benefits—a quality health insurance plan, for example. In fact, Open Enrollment is coming up, so naturally your employees should all be lining up to take part in your health insurance plan.

When Joanna Stein Weiner joined Pure Insurance as director of compensation and benefits last year, one of her immediate goals was to examine the property insurance company’s benefits and understand what offerings were most important to the company’s 600 employees.

You are trying to win the talent war but can barely keep your head above water. In your last ditch effort to win just the latest battle you offer a resigning employee a higher salary to keep them from leaving. They agree and you breathe a sigh of relief – phewww no CVs, interviews, training and more importantly that unicorn that took you months to find isn’t leaving you.

Teddy Liu, general manager, corporate and talent development, New World Development explains why the corporate giant is like Starship Enterprise and start-ups are small asteroids banging into the spaceship.

Technology, especially AI, is really changing the human resources game — there is room for improvement on all kinds of HR processes with the help of AI. But which tasks are better suited for the human side of human resources?

Peppering in a bit of messaging spice is nice, but a pinch of clarity hits the spot every time.

Most American workers are workaholics and refuse to take time off work. Studies reveal that more than half are leaving their vacation time unused. While most businesses appreciate the dedication and commitment of hardworking employees to their companies, employers need to encourage their workers to take time off and enjoy a fun summer vacation. It will do wonders not only for their physical and mental health but their overall job-performance in the company.

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.

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