Corporate Culture Articles
Creating an atmosphere of excellence and purpose takes time and patience. So does building a support system that favors employees and allows them to do their best every day.
Employee communications videos have quickly changed how Human Resources departments manage company-wide communications. How did this happen?
Qualified retirement plans for employees provide safety nets for your workers after they retire, and tax breaks for you. They are beneficial to both sides, both directly and indirectly. Here are some retirement plan options that help both employees and employers.
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:
In the United Kingdom, the Fit for Work initiative allows business leaders to refer employees for a Fit for Work assessment, which is designed to determine the obstacles to the employee coming back to work and develop a plan for them to return. According to a new study, only 7% of manufacturing organizations in the UK use this service. Should the US adopt a similar program?
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).
Employee benefits aren’t always easy to provide and communicate to the workers that need them. This is why Human Resources departments have to continually create new innovations in employee communications to help employees sign up for the benefits packages that are right for them. The HR industry in all sectors is already moving ahead with lightning speed in this area.
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?
A recent survey of brand managers, internal communications staff, and corporate communications managers by Emperor and Communicate magazine illustrates a changing dynamic in how organizations view the importance of brand management as it relates to their employees, and the changes in internal communications software that this new dynamic might require.
Running a corporation has, since the days of the East India Trading Company, been a top-down exercise. Management gave orders, and everyone followed them. Whatever employee engagement surveys and corporate communications tools there might have been were largely seen as human resources activities designed to let employees vent, sort of a suggestion/complaint box on a grander scale. As a result, huge opportunities from a business improvement standpoint went sailing by.
Corporate communication tools come in all shapes and sizes. Many are cloud-based, allowing your employees to access their hubs and use them to reach the entire organization. Managers can use these portals to train employees, recognize employees, drive benefits enrollment, and much more, even with remote employees in a large organization.
If you want to keep top-performing employees, you need to pay them well and what they are worth. Accurately paying an employee will make the employee stay loyal to you and not jump ship to a major competitor with open arms who will compensate them like you should have done. Companies that pay their employees well and explain their compensation plans with employee communication videos attract dedicated people who want to be a part of your team.
Organizations with the best employee video communication in the world still lose valuable workers and mid-level managers due to terrible bosses. Here are four archetypes of bad bosses that send talented employees running for the hills and torpedo the best employee retention efforts.