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.
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.
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.
Communication is often viewed as a simplistic, innate ability. Unfortunately, many leaders don't have a natural ability to successfully communicate with employees.
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.
Small business owners remain optimistic about their growth prospects.
Nearly one in three employees don’t trust their employer.
“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?”
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?
Growth, acquisition, cost, marketing, and communication. What do all of these have in common?