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3 Employee Communication Resolutions and How to Keep Them

Posted by Sandy Yu on 1.24.2019

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Employee communication efforts are constantly evolving. Now that the New Year is officially in full swing, it’s time to re-evaluate your employee communication goals and set new plans in motion.

Like many New Year resolutions, though, these goals get pushed aside by February as new business needs take over. But not this year. This year, we’re here to help you hone in on those goals and discover new ways to keep hitting them all year long.

Here are the employee communication resolutions our experts are focusing on in 2019 and top tips for how they plan on keeping them in place:

1. Get everyone on the same page

My New Year's communication resolution is to implement an all-hands meeting for employees at least once a week. Many times, myself and my employees are not on the same page. As a business owner, I have a lot on my plate. I have to deal with administrative, financial and human resource matters, in addition, to actually growing the business.

I think having a short (15-20 minute) company meeting every week will provide structure and ensure we're all headed in the right direction.

To keep this goal moving forward, I'm going to schedule the meeting for a certain time every week (Mondays at 10 a.m.). This creates a pattern of behavior. I know if I don't make it a set time that we stick to, after a few weeks, everyone will get busy and the meetings will slowly fade away. Matthew Ross-1

Also, I’m making it clear that the meeting is mandatory and I expect all employees to be on time. From there, I want to create an open, honest discussion so employees can voice any issues or ideas they have to improve the business. As a result, employees feel important and align both of our incentives.

Matthew Ross, Co-Owner and COO of RIZKNOWS and The Slumber Yard

2. Be aware of communication effort

This year, each email I send will only contain information regarding one client.Nate Masterson In the past, many clients were discussed in the same email. This makes it hard to keep track of which client’s needs have already been addressed and which ones are still waiting. This should be simple enough for employees to follow, but they may need a reminder at first. 

Nate Masterson, HR Manager of Maple Holistics

3. Focus on conscious communication

The branding and marketing team at Talent Plus put in a number of new initiatives this last year to improve internal communication and while we want to continue those, there are ways that we intend to broaden those resolutions for 2019. 

We meet as a company each day for a stand-up, all associate meeting. These meetings allow everyone who attends to be on the same page. However, we want to continue to improve the dissemination of the content for those who are traveling, on interviews, or are outside the office for any other reasons.Cydney Koukol

We also want to be conscious of who we include in meetings to improve efficiency. Of course, this is an organizational value, but we want to trust that those who are in meetings will relay information back to team members and continue improving employee communications.

Cydney Koukol, Chief Communication Officer at Talent Plus

 

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