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?
“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?”
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.