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Insightful blog posts written by corporate communications professionals on ways to improve employee engagement, organizational change management and internal communication strategies


Open Workplace. (Oh-pen wer-k-pl-ace.) Noun. An office where workplace communication flows between employees and superiors, freely allowing for an exchange of ideas, suggestions, and team bonding.

“Millennials (29%) report that higher salary is the biggest contributor to their loyalty.” – Staples, AccessPerks.com

You can bring in all the talent you want to your organization, but all the ability in the world won’t work without a comprehensive employee onboarding system.

Tips to ensure your firm's broadcast corporate communications emails get opened and read, not overlooked

“Change? Change? Why do we need more change? Aren't things bad enough already?” – attributed to Lord Salisbury speaking to Queen Victoria.

Leveraging powerful employee digital communications platforms and strategies is by no means a new concept, but what makes these fancy bells and whistles work most effectively? Sometimes, you need to ease off the gas pedal.

According to The Minnesota Association of Professional Employees June 2017 study, 19% of Americans are bullied, another 19% witness it. Overall, 60 million Americans are affected by it in the workplace.

While employee video communication can’t stop bullying on its own, it can help reduce incidents of workplace bullying by making your policies clear and more.

Crisis in business will happen. Is your team ready to respond?

Employee benefits communication practices have evolved and gotten better for employers to help their workers sign up for healthcare benefits. As medical insurance focuses on HSAs, so too does the focus shift to flexibility as a desirable trait for all employee health benefits plans.

Video email communications have come a long way over the past decade. Will email be forever changed as a result?

For employee communicators, dealing with an organizational crisis and putting together a crisis communications plan is surely the toughest component of their job. By their very nature, crises are unplanned, unscheduled, and sometimes unprecedented.

Internal video communications come in all shapes and sizes. Some companies use internal communication tactics like livestreaming to communicate better and faster with remote and in-house employees. Here’s how scripted videos can help deliver information and build community in the workplace.

Employee video communications solve many problems for organizations and company leaders, but what happens when monitoring employees using this technology goes too far?

In most organizations, feedback for everyone from managers to employees is critical to improvement and success. While some corporate communications tools have improved this process in many cases, many more employees still crave more. How can managers provide crucial feedback to help improve their employees’ work?

It seemed that, especially with the widespread use of HR communication video, working from home or working remotely would be the trend of the future, then IBM announced it was bringing its remote workers back to the office.

Research has demonstrated that video is an extremely powerful way to communicate with employees. People remember what they see and hear far better than what they read. And they are more likely to watch something than read it. The impact of a video communication agency is, therefore, wide-ranging and can turn up in interesting ways. For instance, it can improve employee health.

Employee engagement videos are often seen as a quick fix to employee engagement problems. While videos can help with engagement, onboarding, internal communication, and more, they aren’t a panacea. What other myths are damaging employee engagement?

HR benefits videos improve the overall employee experience, and not only employee engagement, by providing information quickly and easily to all employees during the onboarding and even the recruiting processes.

In a study performed by Adestra, 82.9% of people check their emails randomly throughout the day. Over a fifth of the participants worry they will look less dedicated than their counterparts if they do not constantly check their emails during the day. What if emails and HR communication videos could decrease stress?

HR departments keep their employees happy at work in many unique ways, from using employee video communications to send messages and train new employees to making sure there’s enough coffee in the break room. Making employees feel alive and fulfilled at work is a delicate balance that many HR departments struggle with.

Communication is the cornerstone of the success of any company. The word communication has a Latin origin that means to share, to mix or to unite. For a business to accomplish all three, they must have an effective communication strategy. And part of that strategy in today’s employee communications world, is HR communication videos.

Whether you like it or not, corporate communication tools are being delegated to artificial intelligence to help provide instant answers and information to employees and hiring managers in all kinds of industries and businesses. How is AI intersecting with HR?

We are living at a time when there are massive changes occurring in the business world, both in how products and services are offered to business and consumer audiences to the definitions of exactly what constitutes a workplace and employees. These changes are already happening in some arenas. What will the US workplace look like, as HR communications videos penetrate the market over the next eight years?

Producing HR communications videos to communicate with employees is one of the most effective ways of disseminating information and of making it easy to access. Research has proved time and again that people retain what they see on video more than what they read.

Employee onboarding and hiring is a tricky thing, yet it’s necessary for any business to grow. New employees have to be the right fit and bring the right qualities, but if they do, they can push your business to the next level and foster a corporate culture that lasts and produces happy employees and big-time profits.

Employee communications solutions try to make communication what it really is—a two-way street. These solutions engage employees and urge them to participate in the communication exchange with management.

As employee video communications rely more and more on automation and advanced networking technology, some employees might be uncomfortable with a system taking over their jobs. Here’s how to quell those concerns and use this fast-growing information technology field to your advantage.

Corporate communication tools include the many platforms and systems Human Resources managers and company executives use to help their employees perform at their best and facilitate a web of communication between all workers. These tools can also be used help bridge the soft skills gap that can open in companies of all industries, particularly tech and software development.

Telecommuting has become a staple of many American companies in recent years, but allowing employees to work from home comes with inherent risks as well. That’s why an ironclad employee video communication system is all the more important.

Employee video communication is the future of business. Videos express ideas succinctly and engage employee attention far better than a poster email. Most forward-facing companies have already started to incorporate video into their employee communication systems, but the truly advanced companies are starting to use live stream video.

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