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Keeping employees engaged in their day-to-day duties is difficult. Keeping employees engaged in the brand, betterment and big-picture goals of a company is an even larger challenge.

A comprehensive management of change process is critical to ensuring efficient and effective facility upgrades, expansions or process improvements.

It doesn’t take a genius or a Harvard psychology study to know that high employee compensation makes for happier employees. It’s like studying the effect of mutually beneficial relationships on our overall happiness. Small businesses are often faced with a choice to provide their employees with top compensation packages from the start, or relying on more employees working for lower wages. Given enough time, companies with higher compensation packages are more successful.

While your main goal is to make a profit in business, you should never forget the workers who made those profits happen. Keep them engaged and motivated and you will not only improve retention but will make your company an even bigger success because the people behind the scenes feel like a valued part of the team.

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.

Gaming has solidified itself in the modern world as a part of our everyday lives and has encompassed our culture. According to a study done by Essential Facts, in 2016 more than 60% of households in America had someone who plays video games regularly. The constant rewards from mastering objectives and being pushed forward to master more and more make games addictive.

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.

The big buzz in HR today is employee engagement. I view employee engagement through the lens of the overall effectiveness of a benefits program, not just at open enrollment, but year-round.

When you are deciding which benefits to offer, keep in mind that as a company scales, the cost of benefits will increase too. Covering the cost of gym memberships for 10 employees becomes a drastically different cost when your team grows to 100. Looking for some benefit inspiration? These tech companies go above and beyond.

American author Robert Lee Fulghum is best known for a book he created entitled All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. The book’s title is from the first essay and poem in the volume, which was published in 1986. The author lists the lessons normally learned in American kindergarten classrooms, and he reflects upon how the world would be improved if adults adhered to the same basic rules as children. Those rules? They include listening, sharing and living a life that balances work and play. We’re now seeing those principles in employee communications systems and HR training

Human Resources managers have to manage compliance at all levels of an organization, including adherence to fair labor and employment practices. One way Human Resources departments get into trouble with compliance is when they are faced with age discrimination claims

Millennials are taking over workplaces all over the world. Here's how you can create better employee engagement in an office full of Millennials, according to a Millennial.

Internal communications, for years was relegated to a tiny part of the marketing department (and budget) and seen as a couple emails a year. However, as the workforce has changed, so has the way they want to be communicated to.

Financial wellness programs are further cementing their place in workplace benefit plans, but challenges remain for employers in precisely defining what financial well-being means.

Employers can invest in technology to improve employees' benefits information

Employee engagement is emerging as a critical element that can help differentiate organizations that offer world class service and those that don’t. Here’s why.

Compliance is a huge component of success in many industries that have tight regulations to follow. Any business that has to follow a set of strict, unbending laws, such as the financial institutions, must create a scaffold of internal reporting and internal communications systems that ensure compliance on all levels

When it comes to business communications and change management, it's axiomatic that you need buy-in from the C-suite executives of your company. Regardless of what you need to achieve, it's simply easier if you have them in your corner.

Retention costs the company much less in terms of productivity and the process of finding and hiring new talent. The higher the employee turnover, the faster any organization can fall into oblivion. What causes high turnover and how can you limit it?

Retention is a large part of internal communications for any organization because it’s expensive to interview and onboard newcomers to replace a truly valuable employee. Here’s how to keep your talent in-house.

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.

Employers such as Aon, BlackRock, Formstack and Fujifilm are deploying innovative strategies, often based on the latest technology trends, such as gamification, to break down these employee communication barriers. What follows is a look at the novel approaches these organizations are using to connect with their staffs.

Internal communications involves many complex processes, from getting the brand statement and mission to trickle down to all employees from management to internal branding and methods of communication between employees. When managers invest time in opening dialogues with their employees, they save time in the long run. Here is the power of the open conversation.

A Social mindset means everyone can see and feel his or her individual value, making for more engagement.

Dr. Martens internal communications, by Music

Check out an example of excellent Internal Communications materials developed for Dr. Martens by the brand consultancy Music

The trend taking over employee communications and performance management in many industries right now is to abandon the performance rating and annual review in favor of a less formal approach with more frequent conversations. As an employee, I have always thought of the annual review as an exercise in demoralization.

Employee Engagement is all about engaging with everyone at an organization, no matter their age, background, or personal beliefs. As Generation Y grows into more responsibility at work, employers have to adapt to the changing workforce. Luckily, Millennials are coming into positions better prepared than ever to succeed.

Learn how to improve your Internal Communications when dealing with employee complaints to keep your employee retention rates high.

Employee Communications start with intelligent employee talent acquisition. In today’s mobile-driven world, recruiting on social media is increasingly important.

Today, companies are embracing wellness programs and using them as a way to keep employees and the company in good shape. As employees continue to be more health-conscious, companies continue to encourage employees to stay healthy.

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