Employee Communications Council Blog
Insightful blog posts written by corporate communications professionals on ways to improve employee engagement, organizational change management and internal communication strategies
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?
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.
Video has become a significant part of our everyday and personal lives. We are bombarded with a variety of visual stories and videos of our family, friends, and important events in our lives. We just cannot get enough of video communication and interaction.
Geofencing might be one of the most powerful employee communication tools recruiters can use to reach younger generations of workers for their company.
The road to today’s benefits packages and employee benefits communications have significantly changed since the establishment of the first employee pension plan in 1875 by the American Express railroad company. Pension plans represented the first step into the benefits landscape. Now, almost 150 years later, the classic pension plan is almost extinct in the private sector.
Employee communications videos have quickly changed how Human Resources departments manage company-wide communications. How did this happen?
Employee benefits websites have become very popular with HR departments across almost all industries in recent years. As more employee benefits systems move to the cloud or online, flexibility in benefits administration is key.
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:
SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. SCORM standards are a set of requirements for e-learning courses. It’s a widely-used industry standard that serves many practical purposes for e-learning platforms and employee video communications.
The great corporate communication tools war is upon us. When Slack entered the marketplace, it changed how corporate communication tools were used in the workplace. It allowed teams to instantly communicate with each other, as well as share files, no matter who worked where. Then Facebook introduced Workplace, drawing some users away from Slack with its ease of use. Which service will be the victor? The answer is complicated.
A new revolution in corporate communications software is emerging steadily and involves an innovation called cloud-based platforms. These platforms are dramatically changing the way companies interact and communicate with their employees.
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.
The benefits of cloud-based corporate communication tools are many. Here are a few you might not know.
Employee video communications have become a useful tool for many HR departments across multiple industries.
The technological revolution in communications over the last couple of decades has created a myriad of ways for companies to communicate with their employees, including most recently with video email communications, but which of these are truly effective? A recent study from FLIMP Communications illustrates with solid quantitative data the high degree of effectiveness there is with digital video postcards.
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.