<img src="https://d5nxst8fruw4z.cloudfront.net/atrk.gif?account=8jsvn1QolK10Y8" style="display:none" height="1" width="1" alt="">

Effective Leadership Skills When Employees Want Promotions But Aren’t Ready

Posted by Sandy Yu on 8.20.2019

about-pic

Promotions are earned. This is something most leaders and employees have a mutual understanding of.  What sends this communication off the rails is when an employee believes they’ve earned a promotion before you feel they’re ready.

Read more

Topics: employee communications, employee communication, workplace communication, leadership communication

5 Employee Communication Bad Habits You Need to Break

Posted by Sandy Yu on 8.15.2019

about-pic

Whether it’s a quick email, an informal chat by the watercooler, or an official company announcement, every employee communication counts. Unfortunately, bad habits have the potential to slip their way into all forms of employee communication. These are powerful enough to harm the employee experience, performance, and even cause employees to leave.

Read more

Topics: employee communications, workplace communication, leadership communication

Ask Dr. Sharkey: Should I Stop Making College Degrees A Requirement?

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 8.8.2019

about-pic

"Hi Dr. Sharkey! I’ve been reading various articles lately that say companies are no longer requiring employees to have a college degree. Apple, Google, Whole Foods, and Hilton are among the trendsetters. Do you think this is a positive movement going forward?"

Read more

Topics: future workplace, human resources, ask dr. sharkey

Improve Employee Communication With Your Busy Caregivers

Posted by Sandy Yu on 8.6.2019

about-pic

Caregivers are constantly on the go.This makes it even trickier to stay connected with these employees in today’s healthcare setting of staffing shortages and high turnover and increased productivity demands.

Read more

Topics: workplace communication, leadership communication

Trends and Insights: Employee Engagement and the Mid-Year Slump

Posted by Sandy Yu on 8.1.2019

about-pic

EmployeeChannel is committed to bringing you information on bettering your organization through internal communications and employee engagement. We’ve put together the latest trends to help you stay up-to-date and ready to tackle your organization’s challenges.

Read more

Topics: workplace communication, trends and insights, communication trends

4 Expert-Tested Ways to Improve The Employee Experience Mid-Year

Posted by Sandy Yu on 7.25.2019

about-pic

Employees have been on track toward their goals for months. But we're now in that difficult middle spot of the year when employees begin feeling less enthusiastic about their goals. This leaves a gaping-wide hole for employee engagement to decrease and burnout to increase -- both are a major threat to the employee experience. 

Read more

Topics: employee experience

4 Of Our Favorite Resources for Effective Leadership Communication

Posted by Sandy Yu on 7.23.2019

about-pic

Effective leadership communication is always evolving. Whether it’s from acquiring new employees or the simple evolution of your team’s expectations, you must adapt.

Read more

Topics: leadership communication

5 Workplace Communication Lessons Learned from Employees

Posted by Sandy Yu on 7.18.2019

about-pic

Books, courses, and training programs can all teach you about workplace communication, but often it’s employees who are the best teachers.

Read more

Topics: workplace communication, leadership communication

3 Leadership Communication Tips to Guide You From Peer to Leader

Posted by Sandy Yu on 7.9.2019

about-pic

Congratulations on your recent promotion! You worked hard to get here. The hours you put in and successful projects you’ve completed have not gone unnoticed. Even more importantly, your ability to lead has been recognized -- and now here you are, officially promoted.

Read more

Topics: leadership communication

Trends and Insights: Care and Employee Communication Go Hand-in-Hand

Posted by Sandy Yu on 7.4.2019

about-pic

EmployeeChannel is committed to bringing you information on bettering your organization through internal communications and employee engagement. We’ve put together the latest trends to help you stay up-to-date and ready to tackle your organization’s challenges.

Read more

Topics: workplace communication, trends and insights, communication trends

4 Ways to Communicate Psychological Safety to Employees

Posted by Sandy Yu on 6.27.2019

about-pic

Employees who feel psychologically safe in the workplace aren't afraid to share their opinions. They don't fear being criticized or punished for making their thoughts known.

Read more

Topics: employee experience, internal communications, workplace communication, communication trends, leadership communication

4 Leaders Share Their Self-Care Tips That Impact Employees

Posted by Sandy Yu on 6.20.2019

about-pic

Your team is your main focus. Ensuring they’re healthy, satisfied at work, and succeeding in their roles is more than a full-time job. Keeping up with these demands often results in leaders neglecting themselves. But it’s important to remember self-care and mental well-being aren’t just important for your employees.

Read more

Topics: employee experience, employee retention

Use These Company Culture Tips to End the “Sunday Scaries”

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 6.13.2019

about-pic

“Hi, Dr. Sharkey! Lately, I’ve noticed my employees seem lethargic and even a bit scattered on Monday mornings. Talking to other business leaders, I learned there’s something referred to as the “Sunday Scaries” that could be impacting my team’s performance on Monday morning. With so much technology and ways to stay connected, how do I create a company culture that will help my team unwind, relax, and stop worrying about work over the weekend -- especially, Sunday night?”

Read more

Topics: ask dr. sharkey

Trends and Insights: Find Out What’s Missing In Your People Strategy

Posted by Sandy Yu on 6.6.2019

about-pic

 

EmployeeChannel is committed to bringing you information on bettering your organization through internal communications and employee engagement. We’ve put together the latest trends to help you stay up-to-date and ready to tackle your organization’s challenges.

Read more

Topics: employee engagement, employee communication, HR trends, trends and insights

3 Experts Change Their Internal Communications For Summer Vacations

Posted by Sandy Yu on 5.30.2019

about-pic

Summer vacation time is upon us. It should be a time of relaxation and rejuvenation. For many employees, though, it’s much more complex than this. Taking a vacation is associated with feelings of catching-up at work, communication-related stress, and even fear of being judged for using their hard-earned time off.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, workplace communication, intelligent workforce communication, communication trends

3 Expert Tips to Master Employee Communication

Posted by Sandy Yu on 5.23.2019

about-pic

Employee communication is a complicated process. Even some of the best and brightest business leaders haven’t mastered the skills of effectively connecting with employees.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication, workplace communication, intelligent workforce communication

Employee Engagement: It’s More Than a Throw-Away Buzzword

Posted by Sandy Yu on 5.16.2019

about-pic

Many business leaders would argue that employee engagement has lost its momentum. In recent years, it's become more of a buzzword than a critical workplace issue. 

Read more

Topics: employee engagement, HR trends, trends

Ask Dr. Sharkey: Using AI to Support Your Traditional Leadership Needs

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 5.9.2019

about-pic

“Hi, Dr. Sharkey! I like to consider myself a modern leader. I’m always looking to keep up with trends to support my employees. However, oftentimes, I find myself needing more support. The future of AI is obviously bright. Do you think it is something I should be turning to? If so, how can it support me and my traditional leadership needs?”

Read more

Topics: hr tech, future workplace, ask dr. sharkey, AI in the workplace

Trends and Insights: New Study Finds Employee Engagement is Top Priority in 2019

Posted by Sandy Yu on 5.2.2019

about-pic

EmployeeChannel is committed to bringing you information on bettering your organization through internal communications and employee engagement. We’ve put together the latest trends to help you stay up-to-date and ready to tackle your organization’s challenges.

Read more

Topics: employee engagement, employee communications, employee experience, trends and insights

Stop #MeToo Backlash From Hurting Employee Engagement

Posted by Sandy Yu on 4.25.2019

about-pic

According to a recent New York Times post, many male managers are mentoring female employees less, or have stopped altogether, in the wake of the #MeToo movement. In fact, one in six male managers reported feeling uncomfortable mentoring a female colleague, according to two studies by LeanIn.

Read more

Topics: employee engagement, employee experience, workplace communication

These Leaders are Using AI to Personalize the Employee Experience

Posted by Sandy Yu on 4.18.2019

about-pic

Bots are making workplaces more human.

This statement seems like an oxymoron. But the fact is, tech is giving leaders more valuable employee insight than they ever thought possible. In a recent ATD Talks Talent podcast, Ben Eubanks discusses how AI is enhancing the employee experience by creating a variety of opportunities for leaders to leverage tech and connect with employees.

Read more

Topics: employee experience

Trends and Insights: Help Keep Your Team’s Cool Through Internal Changes

Posted by Sandy Yu on 4.4.2019

about-pic

EmployeeChannel is committed to bringing you information on bettering your organization through internal communications and employee engagement. We’ve put together the latest trends to help you stay up-to-date and ready to tackle your organization’s challenges.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, change management, trends and insights

Reenergize and Refocus Your Employee Communication Goals

Posted by Sandy Yu on 3.28.2019

about-pic

You’ve been chipping away at your new employee communication goals for a few months. If you’re like many internal communicators, however, tackling those goals has been slowed by various unexpected snags early in the year.

Read more

Topics: employee communication, workplace communication

3 Ways to Enhance the Employee Experience While Keeping the Corporate Budget Balanced

Posted by Sandy Yu on 3.21.2019

about-pic

It’s always budget season in the corporate world. No matter what quarter, leaders must constantly focus on identifying what’s necessary and where they can make cuts to save funds.

Read more

Topics: employee experience

Ask Dr. Sharkey: How Do I Show Emotional Intelligence in Virtual Communications?

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 3.14.2019

about-pic

“Dr. Sharkey, I’m a leader in a workplace that has employees spread all over the U.S. Some employees are in the office next door to me, others, I’ve never actually met face-to-face. I know the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace, but how do I ensure through virtual communications that remote employees are receiving the same type of courtesy and consideration as those I chat with in the office halls?”

Read more

Topics: employee communication, ask dr. sharkey

Trends and Insights: Focus on These Trends to Keep Employee Engagement Soaring

Posted by Sandy Yu on 3.7.2019

about-pic

 

EmployeeChannel is committed to bringing you information on bettering your organization through internal communications and employee engagement. We’ve put together the latest trends to help you stay up-to-date and ready to tackle your organization’s challenges.

Read more

Topics: trends and insights

3 Ways to Keep the Employee Experience Positive When Company Culture Shifts

Posted by Sandy Yu on 2.28.2019

about-pic

Change is what keeps the world turning. Without it, we’d remain stagnant and unevolved. We all know this, but dealing with change is still one of the most challenging feats for many people.

Read more

Topics: employee experience, employee feedback, change management

How to Recognize and Address a Manager’s Mental Well-Being

Posted by Sandy Yu on 2.21.2019

about-pic

Slowly but surely, the topic of mental well-being in the workplace is losing its stigma. More leaders are aware of issues negatively impacting employees and, as a result, resources are popping up at organizations everywhere.

Read more

Topics: employee experience, workplace communication

Ask Dr. Sharkey: Stay On Top of 2019’s Workplace Trends All Year Long

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 2.14.2019

about-pic

“Hi, Dr. Sharkey! The new year is in full swing. This means new workplace trends are already succeeding (or failing). To be the best leader, I want to fully understand what trends are making a big impact early on in 2019 that are improving how workplaces are running and what employee needs leaders are focusing on right now. What are some trends you see in the works and how do I stay on top of them all year long?”

Read more

Topics: employee communication, trends, future workplace, workplace communication, ask dr. sharkey

Trends and Insights: Employee Communication Trends and Resolutions You Need All Year Long

Posted by Sandy Yu on 2.7.2019

about-pic

 

EmployeeChannel is committed to bringing you information on bettering your organization through internal communications and employee engagement. We’ve put together the latest trends to help you stay up-to-date and ready to tackle your organization’s challenges.

Read more

Topics: trends and insights

4 Ways to Improve How Employees Perceive Your Business Ethics

Posted by Sandy Yu on 1.31.2019

about-pic

Employees’ perceptions of business’ motivations and ethics are on a downhill slide, according to a recent Deloitte report. Unfortunately, respondents say what they believe responsible businesses should achieve and what they perceive businesses’ actual priorities to be today just aren’t lining up.

Read more

Topics: employee engagement, employee communications, workplace communication

3 Employee Communication Resolutions and How to Keep Them

Posted by Sandy Yu on 1.24.2019

about-pic

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.

Read more

Topics: employee communication, future workplace, workplace communication, intelligent workforce communication

Employee Engagement Missteps -- And What to Do Instead

Posted by Sandy Yu on 1.17.2019

about-pic

Low employee engagement is an epidemic, infecting companies all over the world.

Read more

Topics: employee engagement

Ask Dr. Sharkey: Pull Your Team Out of the Post Holiday Slump

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 1.10.2019

about-pic

 

“Dr. Sharkey, my employees and I love celebrating the holidays. Our office is full of spirit and cheer during these times, but year-after-year I notice that once the holiday season is over, our productivity slows and sales are lacking. How can I address this post-holiday slump and give my team a boost?”

Read more

Topics: future workplace, workplace communication, intelligent workforce communication, ask dr. sharkey

3 Ways to Use Communication to Improve the Employee Experience for Remote Workers

Posted by Sandy Yu on 12.20.2018

about-pic

Nearly 4 million employees now work remotely at least half of the time, up from 1.8 million back in 2015. And while millennials might come to mind when you think of telecommuting, the average worker is actually 46 or older.

Read more

Topics: employee experience, employee communication

4 Employee Communication Mistakes -- And What to Do Instead

Posted by Sandy Yu on 11.29.2018

about-pic

Communication is often viewed as a simplistic, innate ability. Unfortunately, many leaders don't have a natural ability to successfully communicate with employees.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication

3 Strategies to Borrow from External Communicators to Improve Internal Communication

Posted by Sandy Yu on 11.15.2018

about-pic

As an internal communicator or human resources professional, you might think you have mastered all things employee communication. However, our own research found that 30 percent of employees don't feel you properly communicate important company information.

Read more

Topics: employee communications, internal communications

What Internal Communicators Should Do Differently as Their Companies Grow

Posted by Sandy Yu on 10.25.2018

about-pic

Small business owners remain optimistic about their growth prospects.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication, employee feedback

3 Ways to Build Employee Trust When You Need to Communicate Change

Posted by Sandy Yu on 10.18.2018

about-pic

Nearly one in three employees don’t trust their employer.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication

Ask Dr. Sharkey: How Do I Give Employees the Communication They Want?

Posted by Sandy Yu on 10.11.2018

about-pic

“Hello, Dr. Sharkey! I’m the CEO of a mid-sized marketing firm. Every one of my employees deals with various projects at one time and is extremely busy. Recently, I’ve received feedback from our weekly employee polls that employees actually want to communicate more with managers and company leaders. How can I -- and our company’s managers -- communicate with employees in a meaningful and authentic manner without monopolizing too much of their already busy work schedules?”

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication

Trends and Insights: Ways to Kill Employee Engagement

Posted by Sandy Yu on 10.4.2018

about-pic

EmployeeChannel is committed to bringing you information on bettering your organization through internal communications and employee engagement. We’ve put together the latest trends to help you stay up-to-date and ready to tackle your organization’s challenges.

Read more

Topics: employee engagement, trends and insights

4 Quotes from World-Renowned Business Leaders That Will Inspire Your Internal Communication Strategy

Posted by Sandy Yu on 9.27.2018

about-pic

Think about your company’s overall business strategy planning process. Consider the sense of urgency put into plans and alterations throughout the years. How much time, data collection, and manpower is used to ensure that it will exceed now and in the future?

Read more

Topics: internal communications

Internal Communications Is a Business Strategy -- Help Leaders See the Truth

Posted by Sandy Yu on 9.20.2018

about-pic

Growth, acquisition, cost, marketing, and communication. What do all of these have in common?

Read more

Topics: internal communications

Ask Dr. Sharkey: How Do I Better Communicate Company Goals?

Posted by Sandy Yu on 9.13.2018

about-pic

“Dr. Sharkey, I’m proud to say I have a very talented, driven team. Each person is motivated to do their best and are personally invested in the company’s future. However, even with an amazing team, I often find my team isn’t on the same page when it comes to company-wide initiatives. How can I effectively communicate company goals to employees in various departments in a way that will get everyone on the same page and increase business outcomes?”

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication, workplace communication

Trends and Insights: How Companies will Communicate with Employees in 2025

Posted by Sandy Yu on 9.6.2018

about-pic

EmployeeChannel is committed to bringing you information on bettering your organization through internal communications and employee engagement. We’ve put together the latest trends to help you stay up-to-date and ready to tackle your organization’s challenges.

Read more

Topics: trends and insights

Give Employees a Bigger Voice and Watch Internal Communication Efforts Soar

Posted by Sandy Yu on 8.30.2018

about-pic

If you think your employees would recommend your workplace to friends or family, chances are you’re wrong.

Read more

Topics: employee engagement, internal communications

Here’s What One Doctor Says is Ruining Healthcare's Internal Communication Strategies

Posted by Sandy Yu on 8.23.2018

about-pic

Just over one-fifth of employees in the healthcare industry voluntarily or involuntarily left their positions in 2017.

Read more

Topics: employee engagement, internal communications, employee communication, healthcare

Improve the Employee Experience in Finance with These Internal Communications Tips

Posted by Sandy Yu on 8.16.2018

about-pic

The financial industry is a fast-paced, constantly changing world. This means internal communications pros must work to improve the employee experience by keeping employees engaged and in tune with company-wide values and goals.

Read more

Topics: employee experience, internal communications

Ask Dr. Sharkey: Do Business Leaders Still Need Strong Communication Skills?

Posted by Sandy Yu on 8.9.2018

about-pic

 

“Hi Dr. Sharkey! I’m a big believer in educational development opportunities. In preparing our young talent for the future, I’m realizing we don’t have a specific course of action for communication development. With so much technology, I think it’s something we overlooked as a necessity. Do you believe it’s important to educate leaders (current and future) on how to communicate or is it a skill technology will make obsolete?”

Read more

Topics: internal communications, future workplace, ask dr. sharkey

Trends and Insights: Understand the Role of Artificial Intelligence

Posted by Sandy Yu on 8.2.2018

about-pic

EmployeeChannel is committed to bringing you information on bettering your organization through internal communications and employee engagement. We’ve put together the latest trends to help you stay up-to-date and ready to tackle your organization’s challenges.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication, workplace communication, trends and insights

3 Internal Communications Beliefs You Need to Rethink

Posted by Sandy Yu on 7.26.2018

about-pic

Internal communications are essential to an organization’s success. If information is siloed or communication breaks down, employees cannot work at peak productivity. Luckily, most HR and internal communications teams are doing a great job.

Read more

Topics: employee communications, internal communications, employee communication, HR misconceptions, human resources

Use Employee Communication to Navigate Your Way to Improved Experiences

Posted by Sandy Yu on 7.19.2018

about-pic

Every single one of your employees is unique. That means the road to creating a positive employee experience has many twisted paths with various options. To ensure you know where to go when you hit the fork in the road, turn to internal communications.

Read more

Topics: employee experience, trends and insights

Ask Dr. Sharkey: How Do I Improve the Employee Experience in My Diverse Workplace?

Posted by Sandy Yu on 7.12.2018

about-pic

 

“I’m proud to say my company has been working toward diversity and inclusion for many years. It’s a process we want to take into the future and continue improving. But with so many genders, ethnicities, and generations in one organization, it’s challenging to improve the overall employee experience. How can I keep everyone on my team actively engaged and give each person the best possible employee experience?”

Read more

Topics: internal communications, future workplace, ask dr. sharkey

Trends and Insights: Master These Internal Communications Skills

Posted by Sandy Yu on 7.5.2018

about-pic

 

EmployeeChannel is committed to bringing you information on bettering your organization through internal communications and employee engagement. We’ve put together the latest trends to help you stay up-to-date and ready to tackle your organization’s challenges.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, future workplace, workplace communication, trends and insights

Gen Z is Here -- Is Your Workplace Communications Strategy Ready?

Posted by Sandy Yu on 6.28.2018

about-pic

 

Look out working world, there’s a new generation of employees in town. Gen Z, characterized as those born between 1995 and 2012, are now in their twenties and entering the workforce.

Read more

Topics: employee communication, Gen Z, workplace communication

4 Expert Tips to Bring the Employee Experience Full-Circle

Posted by Sandy Yu on 6.21.2018

about-pic

Creating the ultimate employee experience can only be done when leaders truly understand their employees’ needs and expectations. In a workforce where there are so many communication channels, it’s challenging to make sense of all the information.

Read more

Topics: employee experience, trends and insights

Ask Dr. Sharkey: Is My Team Ready for the Future of Internal Communications Tech?

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 6.14.2018

about-pic

Every month, leadership expert Dr. Linda Sharkey answers your most burning questions about future-proofing your workplace. Dr. Sharkey is widely acknowledged as one of the world's preeminent thought leaders on global leadership development, and her book, The Future-Proof Workplace, proves the future is here and is altering the way leaders and their teams work.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, future workplace, ask dr. sharkey

Trends and Insights: Prepare for the Future of Work Now

Posted by Sandy Yu on 6.7.2018

about-pic

 

EmployeeChannel is committed to bringing you information on bettering your organization through internal communications and employee engagement. We’ve put together the latest trends to help you stay up-to-date and ready to tackle your organization’s challenges.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, future workplace, workplace communication, trends and insights

Automating the Internal Communications Process (Part 4 of 4)

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 5.31.2018

about-pic

In a recent blog, “Are We Headed Toward a Perfect Storm in Workforce Communications?,” we suggested taking four actions to address the communication requirements of a digital workforce. This four-part series will cover each point in greater detail. Check out the previous post in the series here.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication, communication channel

Automating the Internal Communications Process (Part 3 of 4)

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 5.24.2018

about-pic

In a recent blog, “Are We Headed Toward a Perfect Storm in Workforce Communications?,” we suggested taking four actions to address the communication requirements of a digital workforce. This four-part series will cover each point in greater detail. Check out the previous post in the series here.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, communication analytics, intelligent workforce communication

Ask Dr. Sharkey: What Can I Do Today to Prepare for Tomorrow’s Remote Workforce?

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 5.21.2018

about-pic

Every month, leadership expert Dr. Linda Sharkey answers your most burning questions about future-proofing your workplace. Dr. Sharkey is widely acknowledged as one of the world's preeminent thought leaders on global leadership development, and her book, The Future-Proof Workplace, proves the future is here and is altering the way leaders and their teams work.

Read more

Topics: future workplace, ask dr. sharkey

Automating the Internal Communications Process (Part 2 of 4)

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 5.17.2018

about-pic

In a recent blog, “Are We Headed Toward a Perfect Storm in Workforce Communications?,” we suggested taking four actions to address the communication requirements of a digital workforce. This four-part series will cover each point in greater detail. Check out the first post in the series here

Read more

Topics: internal communications, workplace communication

Automating the Employee Communication Process (Part 1 of 4)

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 5.10.2018

about-pic

In a recent blog, “Are We Headed Toward a Perfect Storm in Workforce Communications?,” we suggested taking four actions to address the communication requirements of a digital workforce:

  1. Automate the employee communication process. 
  2. Provide coaching to improve the communication skills of line managers. 
  3. Develop a clear understanding of employee engagement through communication analytics. 
  4. Re-instrument employee communication with fit-to-purpose channels. 

Over the next few weeks, we’ll drill down on each of these, beginning with the need to automate the employer-to-employee communication process.

Read more

Topics: employee communication, workplace communication

Trends and Insights: Realign Your Internal Communications With What Really Matters

Posted by Sandy Yu on 5.3.2018

about-pic

EmployeeChannel is committed to bringing you information on bettering your organization through internal communications and employee engagement. We’ve put together the latest trends to help you stay up-to-date and ready to tackle your organization’s challenges.

Read more

Topics: workplace communication, trends and insights

Expert Tips on Improving Employee Engagement in Healthcare

Posted by Sandy Yu on 4.12.2018

about-pic

There’s a perfect storm brewing in the healthcare industry. And if leaders don’t prepare now, it will wreak havoc on employee engagement. With increasing complexity in the healthcare system, new regulations, and challenging payment models, everyone, every day, is facing some level of change.

Read more

Topics: employee engagement, workplace communication, healthcare

Trends and Insights: What The Avengers Can Teach You About Workplace Communication

Posted by Sandy Yu on 4.5.2018

about-pic


EmployeeChannel is committed to bringing you information on bettering your organization through internal communications and employee engagement. We’ve put together the latest trends to help you stay up-to-date and ready to tackle your organization’s challenges.

Read more

Topics: employee communication, HR communication, workplace communication, trends and insights

Are We Headed Toward a Perfect Storm in Workforce Communications?

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 12.14.2017

about-pic

We previously examined the high cost of poor employee communication. Despite the cost, however, many companies continue to bear, or at least to risk, the high cost of ineffective communication. 

Read more

Topics: employee communications, workplace communication

Every Generation is Mobile: How Employees Want You to Communicate with Them

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 10.26.2017

about-pic

As human resources professionals and business leaders, we are always looking for ways to make deeper connections with our employees. Thanks to the evolution of mobile technology, we can now immediately connect and reach our employees with urgent and critical information.

Read more

Topics: employee communication

The 5 Top Questions for Employee Communication Analytics

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 10.19.2017

about-pic

HR is bombarded with demands for analytics that will improve a host of business processes, from talent acquisition and management to leadership and performance, culture adoption, and employee engagement and retention.

Read more

Topics: employee communication, communication analytics

How to Create a Message Architecture for Internal Communications

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 10.5.2017

about-pic

As organizations enter the final quarter, many will be planning and budgeting for next fiscal year. For most, planning and budgeting will be shaped by high-level organizational objectives as well as departmental objectives.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, HR communication

Old MacDonald Had an App. AI…AI…Oh!

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 9.21.2017

about-pic

The Practical Application of Natural Language Processing in Internal Communications

Source: Shutterstock

Internal Communications is the next great application for natural language processing (NLP). In fact, NLP has the potential to disrupt the landscape in employee engagement and communication.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication

The Only Employee Communication Assessment You'll Ever Need

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 9.14.2017

about-pic

As the budgeting cycle begins for most companies, it’s time to consider next year’s strategy and budget for employee engagement and communication.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication

Employee Communication: It’s Not About Another Channel, It’s About Multi-Channel

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 9.7.2017

about-pic

When it comes to technology, we often focus on the next big thing and how technology advancement that is going to change the world as we know it. 

Read more

Topics: employee communication, communication channel

Are HR’s Hands Tied?

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 8.31.2017

about-pic

In our recent survey designed to learn about the communication requirements of non-desktop and remote employees versus the needs of office employees, our study revealed that -- regardless of work environment -- employees want the same thing:  their organization’s commitment to frequent and effective communication.

Read more

Topics: employee communication, human resources

Employee Communication: The Emperor Has No Skills

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 8.17.2017

about-pic

In a thoughtful e-book titled “The Top 10 Barriers Communicators Face,” the Grossman Group shares the ten most common barriers to effective communication that leaders construct. The e-book provides actionable tips about how to address the problem with executives.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication

How an Engineer Wrecked Employee Experience

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 8.8.2017

about-pic

Thousands of words will be penned and spoken in reaction to a document titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” an engineer’s 3,300-word document on “ideological diversity.” Some will argue that we must respect dissenting voices in the workplace, and others will express outrage over flawed thinking about gender. 

Read more

Topics: employee experience, employee communication

Cut Me Some Slack: Why You Need a Dedicated Communication Channel

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 8.3.2017

about-pic

A number of news outlets reported that Slack is raising a $250 million round at a $5 billion valuation. First things first -- congratulations to the Slack team for creating such incredible value for their company. It’s a goal all startups aspire to.

Read more

Topics: employee experience, employee communication, HR communication

Change Management: Takeaways from Worksite Wellness

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 7.27.2017

about-pic

Now that we’ve inspired our employees by casting a vision of a successful company change, let’s explore how to implement successful employee behavior.

Read more

Topics: employee communication, future workplace, change management

Change Management: Inspiring Through Communicating Vision

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 7.20.2017

about-pic

Change management experts have created a wide variety of change management models (as mentioned in our last blog). Many models emphasize the importance of casting visions of the change you want to make and devising a communication plan to get there.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication, change management

Change Management: Understanding 5 Levers for Change

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 7.13.2017

about-pic

Information about change management best practices is widely available to anyone looking to facilitate organizational change. We can turn to companies that specialize in managing change or reference the staggering number of change management models, which range from simple to complex.

Read more

Topics: employee communication, change management

Change Management: Enlisting Your Key Influencers

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 7.6.2017

about-pic

As HR leaders, managing change within an organization is one of the most difficult and critical tasks we face. In fact, the management of change within an organization is often the first critical step in driving new business initiatives, such as entering new markets, acquiring operations and talent, or increasing overall productivity and performance.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication, change management

How to Use Employee Communication to Ensure Corporate Social Responsibility Becomes Part of Daily Corporate Culture

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 6.29.2017

about-pic

In a recent article, entitled CSR Values: A Healthy Dose of Show and Tell, Linda Grensing-Pophal points out how CSR “has taken hold in companies around the country and the globe.” Also, in the article, Christen Graham, president of Giving Strong, Inc., a social impact consulting firm, speaks to the communication elements that ensure that CSR values “become an integral part of the corporate culture.”

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication, HR communication

3 Ways to Build a Strong Company Culture with Employee Communication

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 6.22.2017

about-pic

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” a famous quote attributed to Peter Drucker, is one of many maxims tightly linking corporate culture and business strategy. The sentiment has been expressed in numerous ways:  “culture beats strategy,” culture trumps strategy, and the more explicit, “culture determines and limits strategy,” referenced in Organizational Culture and Leadership by E.Schein. The implication is clear:  a strong culture is greater than an organization’s business strategy.  But weighing them against each other to see which one is greater is an unnecessary exercise.  What’s clear is that culture is critical to achieving an organization’s vision and mission. 

Read more

Topics: HR communication

We had a blast at SHRM17!

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 6.19.2017

about-pic

We had a great time meeting everyone at SHRM17 in New Orleans this year! 

We hope you had time to drop by for a quick demo of our product at SHRM, but we know how crazy conference schedules can be!

Read more

Excited for #SHRM17!

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 6.13.2017

about-pic

We will be exhibiting at the SHRM17 Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans from June 18 to June 21! Be sure to visit us at booth #240 to learn how EmployeeChannel improves employee communications and creates a differentiated employee experience!

Read more

HR and Marketing: A Guide to Personalized Employee Experiences

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 6.8.2017

about-pic

Over the years, marketing has evolved from a list of the ‘best’ prices and giving consumers what they need to offering them a personal experience.

Read more

Topics: employee communications, hr and marketing

HR and Marketing: Communicating with Employees on Their Terms

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 6.1.2017

about-pic

As the producer of many beloved fairytales and the creator of the ‘happiest place on Earth,’ Walt Disney made our lives a little more magical -- and still does with multi-channel marketing.

Read more

Topics: employee communication, HR communication, hr and marketing

HR and Marketing: The Key to Understanding Your Audience

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 5.25.2017

about-pic

Meet Alison. Alison is the head of human resources at a fast-growing company. Now, meet Kara. Kara is a marketing communications manager for a Fortune-500 company.

What do these two employees have in common? A lot more than you may think.

Read more

Topics: employee experience, hr and marketing

Employee Experience: Mastering The Future Workplace

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 5.18.2017

about-pic

PEXELS

Contributor -- that’s what 47 percent of companies and 57 percent of workers said will be the best term to describe employees by 2025, according to a recent Randstad study. While this change in title may seem small, employers need to approach the employee experience in a new and improved manner.

Read more

Topics: employee experience, future workplace

Employee Experience: Paying Attention to the Details

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 5.11.2017

about-pic


Pexels

After years of seeing game rooms and coffee shops pop up on large company campuses, the employee experience is evolving into a complete understanding of employees’ needs. HR’s role of embracing those needs requires a 360-degree view into what’s necessary for your team to reach their best at work.

Read more

Topics: employee experience, employee retention

Employee Experience: What it is and Common Misconceptions

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 5.4.2017

about-pic

Pexels

“Engagement is an experience to be lived, not a problem to solve.”

David Zinger, Founder of the Employee Engagement Network, wrapped engagement and experience up into this perfectly explained motto. He makes it clear that employees can’t have engagement without experience and vice versa.

Read more

Topics: employee experience, HR misconceptions

Keeping Up with Employee Expectations in a Digital Age

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 4.27.2017

about-pic

Pexels

Traditionally, employees spent hours shuffling through endless corporate intranets to find important benefit information. For many, this maze of information created a lack of personalization, and employees quickly grew disinterested.  

Read more

Topics: employee experience, employee communication, HR communication

4 Ways to Help Employees Take Advantage of Perks and Programs

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 4.20.2017

about-pic

Pexels

You spent month after month and countless hours researching the most effective perks and programs to add to your company’s benefits package. After making a solid case for how they would benefit employees, you finally gained approval from company leadership to add them to your benefits offerings.

Read more

Topics: employee experience, employee communication, employee perks

How to Become a Leader Gen Z Will Follow

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 4.13.2017

about-pic

Pexels

Meet Matthew. He recently added a very promising recent college graduate, Taylor, to his marketing team. Even though she is young and new to the workforce, Matthew is extremely impressed with how quickly Taylor catches on and is moving in her own direction.

Read more

Topics: employee experience, employee communication, Gen Z

3 Ways to Help Employees Ask the Tough Questions

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 4.6.2017

about-pic

Pexels

Every company has their own vision of acceptable communication between employees and leaders. However, many forward-thinking leaders understand it’s the tough questions and concerns from employees, as well as the company’s response to this feedback, that drives individual and company-wide success.

Read more

Topics: employee experience, employee communication, employee feedback

4 Tips for Weaving Corporate Values Into Organizational Communications

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 3.15.2017

about-pic

Corporate vision, mission, and values form the cornerstone of every organization and its culture. An authentic company culture simply cannot exist without them. Culture is much more than free snacks, drycleaning, and office perks — it’s a mutual commitment by every member of the organization to operate with a common mission and by a set of core values.

Read more

Topics: employee communications, internal communications

Your Internal Communications Are Not Engaging Employees. Here’s Why.

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 3.2.2017

about-pic

It's a common problem that befalls many HR and Internal Communications teams:

Communication initiatives are falling flat and are not contributing to a more engaged workforce. 

Taking our cue from marketing communication best practices, (because we should think of our employees as consumers), here are six areas where internal communication programs typically need improvement and actionable strategies for reversing the trend of disengagement.

Read more

Topics: employee engagement, internal communications

6 "Do’s and Don’ts" for Improving Engagement and Communication With Hourly and Frontline Employees

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 2.15.2017

about-pic

Your hourly and frontline employees are the backbone of your organization. They are the stewards and voice of your brand who create the products you sell, sell the products you create, and nurture the relationships that inspire customer loyalty and satisfaction.

Read more

Topics: employee engagement, employee experience, employee communication

Push, Pull, and Interactive: 4 Tips For Balancing Internal Communications To Improve the Employee Experience

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 2.8.2017

about-pic

Achieving balance is always an admirable goal, and never more so than in the workplace where communication between company leaders, HR staff, managers, and their employees has a profound effect on the employee experience.

Push, pull, and interactive communications are an integral part of any modern, digital communication strategy and should be managed strategically with a focus on balance in the workplace.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication

5 HR Technology Trends to Expect in 2017

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 1.24.2017

about-pic

2016 has come and gone, and we find the world of work looking much as it did one year ago: millennials in the workplace are growing in greater numbers and seniority; employee engagement and retention are the highest priorities; the war for talent is still raging as skill requirements are not being met by today’s workforce. In fact, 48% of employers are unable to fill their job vacancies, a serious problem that’s arising from a growing skills gap and inefficient recruiting processes. And once great talent is discovered, it can be a struggle to convince them to stay. It’s a vicious, competitive cycle that’s preventing many businesses from reaching their full potential.

Read more

Topics: mobile, hr tech, HR trends

The Power of Personalization in HR Technology

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 12.14.2016

about-pic

Shutterstock | Rawpixel.com

As consumers, we are increasingly drawn to apps and services that offer individualized experiencestechnology that knows or learns something about us, tailoring service to our unique situation or preferences.

Read more

Topics: employee engagement, hr tech, employee experience, employee self-service

The Future of Employee Self-Service: 7 Trends

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 11.10.2016

about-pic




Employee Self-Service (ESS) tools are evolving at rapid pace, and there are some truly exciting developments in store for both employees and HR teams.

Read more

Topics: hr tech, employee experience, employee self-service

The Evolution of Employee Self-Service and Where It's Headed Now

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 11.2.2016

about-pic

There are few technology innovations more instrumental to the modern HR organization than Employee Self-Service (or ESS).

Read more

Save Time Resolving Employee Questions With a Mobile, Self-Service Employee App

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 10.26.2016

about-pic

How Does Your HR Team Manage Employee Questions and Requests?

If you’re like many medium-to-large-size businesses, you have probably directed employees to the company intranet, benefits portal, or HR knowledge base, and instructed them to seek answers there before engaging HR.

Sure, this works some of the time, but it's likely that many employees choose to contact HR regardless, and typically for answers to the same routine questions around healthcare benefits, company policies, compensation, and vacation policies. The information is available to employees in one form or another, but they either can’t find it or choose not to search for it; we’ll explore why later on.

As a Human Resource professional, you are more than happy to serve employees and help them solve problems, but if that comes at the expense of other priorities or you find yourself answering the same questions over and over again, it’s important to re-evaluate the current systems and processes. Furthermore, if your staff is regularly handling inquiries they are over-qualified to accept, the system needs an update.

Read more

Topics: benefits engagement, internal communications, employee communication, employee self-service

We Already Have an Intranet. Do We Need an Employee App?

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 10.3.2016

about-pic




What can an employee app like EmployeeChannel deliver that an intranet cannot, and why should an organization already using an intranet add an employee app to the mix?

Read more

Topics: hr tech

What Can HR Learn from the Top Three Trends in Business Intelligence?

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 9.21.2016

about-pic

HR has come a long way in shedding its process-driven reputation and becoming more strategically data-driven. The rise of cloud-based HR technology has helped to streamline and automate HR processes, more effectively serve contemporary employees, and better analyze people and workplace data, but there is still a lot HR can learn to become a more strategic business function.

Read more

Topics: self-service, hr tech

Is a Mobile Employee App Your Next Go-To Internal Communication Tool? [Infographic]

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 9.7.2016

about-pic

Did you know that the majority of HR executives are considering buying or building a mobile app to reach disengaged employees? 

It's true. In a 2016 survey we conducted of HR leaders across the United States, 57% responded that they are, in fact, evaluating mobile apps for employee communications

Read more

Topics: hr tech, internal communications, employee communication

Aligning HR with Employee Experience: 5 Steps for Success

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 8.31.2016

about-pic

Short of replacing Human Resources with an Employee Experience department, how can HR leaders better serve a contemporary workforce?

Read more

Topics: hr tech, employee experience, employee communication, millennials

Employee Communication: Now You're Talking! Is Anyone Listening? [Infographic]

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 8.10.2016

about-pic

Earlier this year, we surveyed HR leaders and full-time employees from a wide range of industries about the current state of their organization's employee communication channels. 

So, what did we learn? 

Despite an organization's best efforts to make information available in the form of company intranets, townhall meetings, HR help desks, and company-wide email outreach, employees continue to aggressively pursue one-to-one communication channels, including direct phone calls, email, and face-to-face meetings. 

Why?

Companies deliver generic communications while employees require real-time, personalized, and contextual responses to requests for information. 

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication

6 Tips for Creating an Effective Employee Communication Strategy

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 8.3.2016

about-pic

In previous posts, we discussed the importance and driving factors behind the modernization of employee communication. It’s no secret that employers must invest in internal communication and engagement strategies or risk losing their best talent to more progressive, employee-centric organizations.

But how do companies create a world-class, engaging internal communication program within their organization? Leveraging feedback from HR departments, industry analysts, and market research, here are 6 tips to begin developing a contemporary communication strategy.

Read more

Topics: internal communications, employee communication

Three Trends Driving a Paradigm Shift in Employee Communications

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 7.27.2016

about-pic

Open and personalized communication with your workforce is critical for engaging employees and fostering a workplace tribe. On that same note, employees who trust and find value in the communication process are more satisfied and productive, ultimately providing better service to customers.

When we surveyed a group of HR executives earlier this year, we learned that only 29% are satisfied with current methods of employee communication, and yet more than half (57%) have no companywide budget for it. This fact is alarming considering how critical communications are to overall workplace happiness and the rate at which employee expectations are evolving every year.

In a nutshell, employers must endeavor to modernize their channels of communication and interaction with their workforce, or be left in the dust as their greatest talent move on to more progressive, employee-centric organizations.

What is driving this monumental shift in expectations surrounding employee communication? We have narrowed it down to three major trends.

Read more

Topics: employee engagement, employee experience, internal communications, employee communication

Using Employee Communication to Foster Your Workplace "Tribe"

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 7.20.2016

about-pic

We all know that employee communication and engagement are important, but why?

What is it about the direct interaction between an individual employee and the organization she belongs to that makes or breaks employee productivity, satisfaction, belonging, and in effect, retention? 

As we’ve learned, it’s all about the tribe. Let’s explore…

Read more

Topics: employee experience, employee communication

Employee Communications: Are You and Your Employees Really on Speaking Terms? [Infographic]

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 7.14.2016

about-pic

Earlier this year, we worked with an independent firm to survey human resources executives from organizations with 1,000 or more employees across a wide range of industries. Participants were surveyed about their company's employee communications , including the effectiveness and satisfaction with various modes of employee communication channels

Read more

Topics: employee communication

Securing Your Employee Communications

Posted by Mark Oney, SVP, Product Operations on 6.9.2016

about-pic

Our delivery of a mobile app that puts employee- and company-specific info at employees’ fingertips has been met with excitement as well as the typical questions regarding security. While our app does not currently communicate sensitive data, we believe that delivering highly personalized communications demands an equally high level of security. We also believe that selecting a partner with a commitment to security is essential.  So what do you look for?  

Read more

Content Management: The Key to a Successful Implementation

Posted by Shanta Bodhan, SPHR on 5.5.2016

about-pic

Many of the HR professionals we’ve spoken to believe you can drive employee engagement through a mobile communications app. So, what’s holding you back? 

Read more

Employee Experience: The Next Battleground for the Hearts and Minds of Today's Workforce

Posted by Steve L. Adams on 4.5.2016

about-pic

April 5, 2016. Today, we introduced a real-time communications app for employee communications. It’s a mouthful, but the goal is simple: to put the knowledge and expertise of HR professionals and their partners’ at employees’ fingertips so that our customers can support and delight their employees.

Read more

HR Technology Trends to Expect In 2016

Posted by Steve L. Adams on 12.17.2015

about-pic

Year end is always an opportune time to look toward the future. As such, we wanted to share our perspective on 2016 technology trends in HR technology.

Read more

Is HR Ready to Adopt Mobile Apps?

Posted by Steve L. Adams on 12.1.2015

about-pic

With the proliferation of mobile HR apps, the success of early HR adopters of mobile apps, and the push from tech savvy employees, the widespread adoption of HR-focused mobile apps appears to be close to or at the tipping point.  

Read more

Topics: app, mobile, hr

   All posts   
Human Resources Today