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The latest tools and apps for employee communication, video messaging, employee engagement, recruiting, onboarding, retention, and more.
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Video has become an essential part of all things communication; from the way we transmit on social channels, to the eye-catching sidebar animations to alert us to relevant services and products. With the ever-lurking promise of holographic video conferencing ‘just around the corner’; it illustrates just how important video can be for communication in and around our organisations.
When overseeing inductions or staff training, the worst fear for L&D managers is having a sea of glazed-over faces staring blankly in your direction. We’ve all been there, and it’s enough to give even the most cool-headed of characters severe pangs of anxiety.
When VoIP technology first hit the market, it was immediately clear that it would be a game changer. The extent of this, though, has surpassed any predictions that might have been made. Apps such as Skype have not only revolutionised communications for individuals. They have made business communications easier, more affordable and accessible to a mobile workforce.
More than one-third (36%) of employee respondents cite increased productivity as a benefit of using wearable technology in the workplace, according to research by office search engine organisation Office Genie.
For some organizations, employee turnover and employee engagement go hand-in-hand with the financial security each employee is feeling. Many employees feel disengaged with their organization, especially at low-wage positions.
Employee Communications start with intelligent employee talent acquisition. In today’s mobile-driven world, recruiting on social media is increasingly important.
Internal communications has always taken a backseat when it comes to business priorities. Diving into the world of digital internal comms can seem overwhelming, but there are actually a few simple ways to kick-start your digital journey:
Internal communication may be easily taken for granted, but before marketers can put their creative thinking caps on, they need to organize workflows and knit the group together through tools and processes. Pam Didner is a marketing consultant, speaker, author, and a recognized thought leader on the subject of global content marketing. As she writes in her recently published guide How To Develop a World-Class Internal Communications Plan, such preparations are “extremely important for the long-term success of a business.”
How well a message is communicated is as important as the message itself. When it comes to internal communications, this certainly holds true. What your culture consists of – goals, values, and practices – must be effectively transmitted for employees to understand and act upon it. Therefore, it’s essential to focus not just on what you’re communicating but also how you’re communicating it.
You may have some of the tools you need to effectively communicate with your team, but are you communicating as effectively as you can? Here’s how to be truly engaged with your colleagues.