Announcing Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards finalists

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This past year has had its share of crises and obstacles—and internal communications was not spared. Entrants in Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards never cease to amaze, though. We received a flurry of incredible internal communications work from the past year.

Are Emoji Appropriate in Employee Communications?

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Already ubiquitous in online forums, emoji have spread into employee communications this year. With in-person contact either severely limited or completely eliminated, employees found connecting with colleagues extremely challenging during Covid-19 shut-downs.

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How internal communicators can help bolster corporate recruiting

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Communicators play a key role here. Here’s how you can help spearhead change and bolster your corporate recruiting efforts: Review your employer brand. RELATED: Attend our Internal Communications and Culture Next Practices Virtual Conference ].

How transparent leaders empower employees

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Communication. Outstanding corporate cultures are led and nurtured by executives who engage and inspire employees during times of crisis. Nayar also advocates empowering employees to problem-solve so that they experience firsthand what it’s like to have “skin in the game.”

Can corporate communications stay in the spotlight post-COVID?

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Corporate affairs became fashionable again. Someone had to reassure the employees. Someone needed to communicate what to do in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak. And someone had to expedite the cadence of communications to public officials to near real time.

The communicator’s superpower: A better way to capture the voice of the employee

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A look at how artificial intelligence can help communicators learn more about employee behavior and conversations. As an internal communicator, you have a secret weapon at your fingertips—and you might not even realize it.

How the pandemic is revealing the indispensable value of employee communication

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An Italian study shows that communicators are poised to assume greater roles and responsibilities moving forward. Like all crises affecting companies, the COVID-19 emergency brought employee communication to the forefront — this time even more than usual.

Are employees suffering from click fatigue?

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Let’s use data to discover why we are seeing a 5% decline in corporate communications click rates this year, but engagement is significantly higher. This increased flow of digital communication is taxing our time and attention. How much email can employees process?

Importance of Corporate Communications

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While corporations have always been legal entities in their own right, new communication technologies have forced a change in the way companies communicate. Now, corporations are expected – and face a backlash if they fail – to project an image of accessibility and inclusiveness. There are several factors for this widened view of corporate communications in today’s world, and many of them help to explain why it has risen sharply in importance.

Why corporate communicators should abandon PowerPoint – and how to do it

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Digital communication tools have become the superheroes of today’s remote workplace. However, if you’re a corporate communicator who’s facing time-sensitive productivity issues (and who isn’t?), It’s time to scrap the one-way, top-down presentation tools of yore.

6 trends in employee communication in 2019

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Your execs are demanding business value for their investment in communication. Your employees just want to have fun. Here’s how to find your way in the evolving world of internal communication in 2019. The world of internal communication is constantly evolving, and one of the challenges communicators face is sorting out useful trends from mere fads. What internal communications people are saying is, ‘I want to add more value.

Elements of an Employee Social Media Policy

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Employee social media posting remains a perplexing issue for many organizations. Some fear their employees may post ill-advised, embarrassing, or confidential information. Private organizations attempting to develop social media policies for employees face a balancing act.

How corporate IT is actually killing employee communications

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But here’s the thing: When your employees go home at night, what programs and platforms are they using? A wealth of apps on phones that allow these employees to do everything from bank to make travel reservations to buy clothing with just a few simple clicks. And it’s systems like Lotus Notes that are killing employees. Because employees don’t discriminate. What are the specific problems facing employees when it comes to internal systems?

4 employee engagement tips from Volvo, Microsoft, NRMA and more

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Employees are the lifeblood of every organization. That means engaging them is more than just a line on internal communicators’ to-do lists. Consider these four lessons from organizations using Yammer to better support their employees: 1.

5 Crisis Communications Takeaways From Levi Strauss’s Corporate Affairs Team

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Discover how executives at the iconic clothing brand reached employees after the COVID-19 pandemic began and what they learned in the process. With 2,800 retail locations globally and over 15,000 employees, Levi Strauss & Co. Like execs at countless other organizations, company leaders had to think fast to protect their employees, customers and their business. The post 5 Crisis Communications Takeaways From Levi Strauss’s Corporate Affairs Team appeared first on PR Daily.

Corporate Reputation And The Whistleblower Culture

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Tom Mueller, who interviewed over 200 corporate whistleblowers for his book Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud , proclaims this “the age of the whistleblower.”. Just two months ago, luggage company Away grappled with reputation stumbles after employees shared internal slack messages that unpacked a punitive workplace culture. Exposure of unethical activities can have bad repercussions for lots of employees, not just those directly involved.

PR And Communications Trends For 2021

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The year of COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, assorted climate disasters, and a historically divisive presidential contest has accelerated existing trends and opened up new ones for professional communicators. The stakes rise for employee engagement.

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4 tips to cut the corporate speak and connect

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Trying times demand trustworthy communications. Authentic communication” is more than a buzz phrase. It’s a prerequisite if you want to establish trust at a time when employees and customers are struggling with uncertainty. You can’t use corporate speak.

How PR Measures Corporate Reputation

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A positive public perception helps inspire employees, recruit new talent, protect a brand from negative PR, and differentiate its offering from that of the competition. Measuring Corporate Reputation: Perception or Performance? Reputation Dividend Report and Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies list survey corporate executives and financial analysts. Both the Harris Poll RQ and the just released Global Reptrak Top 100 placed Walt Disney Corporation at #5.

Top 2021 internal communication trends

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And yet the prospect of a new year—even with a frightening pandemic still very much in high gear—offers a bit of hope for communicators around the world. But what do we have to show for all the social media solidarity and bold corporate statements? Over to you, communicators.

2021 resolutions for internal communicators

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RELATED: Join us for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ]. Internal communication is ultimately about building genuine relationships and understanding. In 2021, what’s stopping you from facilitating more consistent employee recognition?

Announcing PR Daily’s 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

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The post Announcing PR Daily’s 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards appeared first on PR Daily. Crisis Communications Employee Engagement Internal Communications Marketing Media Relations PR PR Daily Awards Ragan Awards corporate social responsibility corporate social responsibility awards CSR CSR awardsCheck out this year’s new and updated categories. The early-bird deadline is April 5.

Technology special feature for communicators

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Communicators must continue to adapt to the changing needs of the workplace—from communicating to a dispersed workforce to fostering collaboration—and measuring your efforts. Arm yourself with the most effective technology suited to your needs to reach your communications goals in 2021.

ESPN, Discovery Education, Ketchum among the winners in Corporate Social Responsibility awards

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Communicators showcased their ability to influence public opinion, tackle tough issues and give back to their audiences in PR Daily’s most recent awards program. As VP of corporate citizenship, he exceeded his 2020 goal of enabling 1 million kids’ access to sports by reaching 1.7

What General Mills’ restructuring means for the future of corporate comms

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Gain prescient, timely takeaways for your department from Ogilvy’s employee experience experts. Last week, General Mills announced a restructure to their corporate communications team. The corporate and brand storytelling team. Employees are a complex audience.

What it takes to make your corporate podcast shine

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How will you reach weary employees and cynical audiences in 2021? RELATED: Join us for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ]. Collins says Cisco’s employees fuel their coverage.

Corporate Ghosting: Can We Bust It?

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I’m talking about business or “corporate ghosting,” which can be just as infuriating and perplexing as its social equivalent. As outlined in a post by Sharon Jones , corporate ghosting seems to be on the rise. It wouldn’t be so annoying if corporate ghosting were ultra-rare, but it seems to happen more today than in years past. There are apparently lots of long vacations in our business, particularly for lucky communications officers in Western Europe.

4 unwritten commandments of the corporate communicator

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Today’s corporate communicator has a legion of responsibilities. Everything from executive communications to media relations to employee communications falls under its umbrella. Corporate communicators must be good writers. I’ve come up with four unwritten “commandments” I believe play a key role for every corporate communicator. And, as a corporate communicator, believe me, you want to hear that gossip.

How internal communications will change again in 2021

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Given the trends, we may expect more weirdness and continued challenges for corporate communicators and employees alike. Evolving crises, changing plans, and executive decisions will have to be made, coordinated and communicated quickly. Think multi-channel and measured.

How to show employees genuine, meaningful appreciation

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Most corporate platitudes are useless. “We We treat our employees like family.”. So, on this National Employee Appreciation Day , how about showing some genuine love, appreciation, respect, recognition and meaningful gratitude for those hardworking folks who form the backbone of your company? Appreciate employees, or watch them leave. Understanding what drives your employees, current and prospective, is crucial.

PR fundamentals help deliver on corporate charity initiatives during the pandemic

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For example, our agency has its annual “Merry Week of Giving,” a longstanding tradition during which employees take part in a weeklong initiative focused on volunteering and donating to those most in need. Tip: Gauge interest from your employees.

10 key questions for gauging employee satisfaction

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Employee satisfaction is crucial, but the path to improving it isn’t always straightforward. Factors such as motivation, career growth, compensation and team morale influence how satisfied your employees feel. A crucial factor in improving employee satisfaction—and thus productivity—is to continually gauge satisfaction levels. FREE REPORT: Communicators’ struggles, strengths and successes ]. Stay atop what your employees want.

4 ways to communicate with those essential front-line employees

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Many companies make communicating with non-desk employees a low priority. It’s a huge mistake not to engage your frontline employees in the vision and values of the company, in the brand promise the company makes to consumers, and what the brand stands for in the world. They are the very employees who deliver on your brand promise—or not. Direct managers tend to be the default channel for most communication with this group.

3 tactics for promoting inclusion in employee communications

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Even loyal employees will seek jobs elsewhere if leaders don’t foster a sense of belonging. In 2020 and beyond, execs and communicators must inspire the embracing of diverse workers. Feelings of restlessness can kick in for employees facing the vast unknown of a new year. RELATED: Share your award-worthy employee comms work. ]. Watch for these situations where intersectionality affects employee communications: Tokenization.

Corporate Reputation And The Whistleblower Culture

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Tom Mueller, who interviewed over 200 corporate whistleblowers for his book Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud , proclaims this “the age of the whistleblower.”. Just two months ago, luggage company Away grappled with reputation stumbles after employees shared internal messages that unpacked a punitive workplace culture. In many companies, especially high-growth technology businesses, there have been different standards of behavior for certain employees.

7 tips for communicating well(being)

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Here’s how you must support the mental and emotional well-being of employees for effective communication. While the physical health and safety of employees rightly takes center stage, mental and emotional wellbeing cannot be an afterthought—especially for communicators.

How to engage anxious employees and forge a fresh culture amid COVID-19

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New research from McKinsey can help communicators keep workers feeling hopeful, valued, united and motivated. FREE GUIDE: 3 Proven Ways to Communicate with Employees During COVID-19 ]. Lay the groundwork: Be sensitive to employees’ needs.

3 websites corporate communicators should know about

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As a follow up, here are three more useful sites for corporate communicators. and, “I need contact information for 10 PR firms in NYC that have under 40 employees.”. RELATED : Advanced writing and editing for the corporate communicator.]. Fiverr is a great option for smaller corporate communication departments that need to outsource assignments or need outside expertise.

Corporate communicators struggling with internal measurement—here are the obstacles

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A large majority (84 percent) of communicators want to implement some form of measurement to determine employee engagement, but they say they often lack the budget and technological resources to do so, according to new research from internal email comms firm PoliteMail Software. The post Corporate communicators struggling with internal measurement—here are the obstacles appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Tips for encouraging employees to share brand messages

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The secret lies in including their employees’ social media profiles in the company’s social media marketing plan, thus creating the “proof” that the company truly practices what it preaches. s brand, we realized the key to its success was first and foremost our employees, the people who make.ME Regardless of current trends, employees are—and always will be—the biggest representatives of the company’s brand. Brand Journalism Branding Employee Engagement Social Media