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Trends and Insights: Ways to Kill Employee Engagement

Posted by Sandy Yu on 10.4.2018

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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.

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Topics: trends and insights, employee engagement

Give Employees a Bigger Voice and Watch Internal Communication Efforts Soar

Posted by Sandy Yu on 8.30.2018

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

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Topics: internal communications, employee engagement

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

Posted by Sandy Yu on 8.23.2018

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

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

Expert Tips on Improving Employee Engagement in Healthcare

Posted by Sandy Yu on 4.12.2018

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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.

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Topics: employee engagement, healthcare, workplace communication

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

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 3.2.2017

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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.

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Topics: internal communications, employee engagement

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

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 2.15.2017

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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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Topics: employee engagement, employee experience, employee communication

The Power of Personalization in HR Technology

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 12.14.2016

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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.

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

Three Trends Driving a Paradigm Shift in Employee Communications

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 7.27.2016

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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.

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

Building Benefits Engagement Strategies in Wake of Regulatory Changes

Posted by Steve L. Adams on 9.28.2015

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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.

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Topics: employee engagement, benefits education and decision support, HDHP, benefits engagement

Which would you prefer: Go through Open Enrollment or do just about anything else?

Posted by Steve L. Adams on 9.25.2015

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INTRODUCTION:

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. 

 

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Topics: employee engagement, benefits enrollment, benefits education and decision support

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