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.
If you think your employees would recommend your workplace to friends or family, chances are you’re wrong.
Just over one-fifth of employees in the healthcare industry voluntarily or involuntarily left their positions in 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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As consumers, we are increasingly drawn to apps and services that offer individualized experiences—technology that knows or learns something about us, tailoring service to our unique situation or preferences.
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.
Government’s job is to create or augment legislation to address it’s budgetary or political goals. But just as government has the power to implement new legislation that significantly impacts benefits strategies -- whether the Cadillac tax or another aspect of ACA -- employers now have an equally powerful weapon in the form of cutting-edge self-service benefits engagement solutions. These tools allow leading companies to easily shift their benefits education and engagement strategies in response to any legislative changes thrown their way.
Is Open Enrollment your favorite season of the year? For the vast majority of employees, the answer is a resounding no according to the recently published VSP Open Enrollment survey. We probably would have guessed respondents preferred open enrollment to cleaning a teen's bathroom, but is it better than doing taxes or buying a car? Most respondents would choose just about anything - including taxes - over the annual rite of benefits selection. So what can we do to ratchet open enrollment up on the list? Deliver engaging, informative content that instills confidence in decision making.