Why can’t employee communications be exciting?

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We were keeping an eye on things and then it quickly escalated, becoming top-of-mind every day, and it continues to be,” recalls Cetera, who is vice president of communications for PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay and Quaker units, PepsiCo Foods North America. Employees ‘crave’ specificity.

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.

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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.”

How can communicators expand diversity in their thought leadership efforts?

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Thought leadership can be a powerful tool for PR pros to earn media coverage, strengthen their corporate reputation and establish themselves as trusted industry sources. When it comes to thought leadership in the media, what disparities are seen when it comes to race and identity.

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.

6 ways internal communicators can spark employee development and growth in 2021

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It also gives employees feelings of significance, community, and value. When you create a culture in which employees can reach their goals and know their thoughts and insights are appreciated, you boost productivity, morale, and engagement. Pair employees with mentors.

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. FREE DOWNLOAD: The State of Corporate Communication ].

Guidance for managing employee relations during COVID-19

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A lawyer shares advice for engaging employees and protecting your business during these difficult days. When crisis strikes, such as a pandemic, the most important thing employers can do is to plan for employee and customer safety and operational continuity.

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

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Check out how organizations across industries are reaching members of their workforce with information, leadership connections and more—all without a big budget. Employees are the lifeblood of every organization. NI (National Instruments): Help employees adjust to remote workplaces.

The best (and worst) employee survey questions

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With in-person interactions being few and far between for many teams, employee engagement is especially crucial to your business’ success. Acting on employee feedback can lead to increases in morale, retention, productivity and customer service. Employee development.

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What can data predict about employee engagement in 2021?

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A recent report from Staffbase dives into some major trends that internal communicators should know as they plan for the year ahead. While 2020 posed plenty of challenges to internal communicators, it also presented a huge opportunity to earn a seat at the table with senior leadership.

Survey: Employees favor diverse leadership, but companies are lagging

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Only 35 percent of full-time employees report that they have equal male and female leadership, and fewer than 18 percent have substantial female leadership, reports DesignRush , a B2B marketplace connecting brands with agencies. employees ages 25 to 80. Participants were polled about how diverse their workplace leadership is, and how business diversity can be improved. RELATED: Create a culture that inspires fearless employee innovation every day. ].

How PR agencies should focus on retaining employees

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Many agencies are hoping that an extended holiday break was enough to recharge tired employees after a very long 2020. So what tactics should agencies focus on to keep employees engaged as remote work and long hours continue in the new year?

Leadership Beyond Your Job Title

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We expect leadership from the ones on the high end of our organizations. I am going to show you how you too can develop leadership skills and behavior, even if you don’t have a corner office just yet. The first step in learning leadership skills is a very basic one: Be on those social media channels where the experts are. Leadership is More Than a Job Title. It doesn’t matter the job title you have in the communications firm you work for.

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. Baskin points to another silver lining from 2020, which is an increased focus on employees’ mental health. “We’re

Engaging employees during extraordinary times

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Learn how to preserve your workplace culture, keep stakeholders engaged in a time of crisis and craft messaging that inspires trust in leadership, all of which will make the difference in the months ahead. Has there ever been a more crucial time for internal communicators? In recent weeks, the business world has been upended by COVID-19, many workers have become remote employees overnight and other industries have struggled to stay afloat.

The 2021 Employee Communications Priority: Promoting Covid-19 Vaccinations

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Convincing employees to accept Covid-19 vaccinations may become the most critical internal communications task of 2021. Only a determined internal communications effort, done in concert with HR and company leadership, can persuade the majority of employees to accept the vaccine.

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.

Anatomy of a leadership video

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There’s a lot of talk about the need for leadership right now, and not just in political circles. Getting your own organization’s leaders talking—to employees, customers, media and the general public—has moved to the top of communicators’ to-do lists. Video is not always the best way to get out a leadership message, and it can backfire if your executive is uncomfortable in front of the camera. She’s what you want for a leadership video, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

Report: Employees want to hear from leaders as election remains undecided

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What’s your message to employees while the election results hang in the balance? According to a report from Zeno Group , you should prioritize communication with employees right now. employees with the subject line “U.S. Know what your employees want from you.

Why employee resource groups merit serious investment and support

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Empowering affinity groups can boost employee engagement, confidence and trust–and provide a long-term burst of momentum toward DE&I goals. That’s where employee resource groups (ERGs) have come in. RELATED: Join us for our Health Care Communications Virtual Conference ].

5 ways to build a partnership with IT to improve employee experience

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Rachel Williams and Lisa LaVan from Social Chorus discussed how internal communicators and IT professionals can break down barriers during a recent Ragan webinar. Understand that employee experience is critical to IT, too.

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.

Why employee preparedness is essential for engagement

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There might be a kernel of truth in there somewhere, but neglecting preparation and inconsistent communication can devastate employee morale. employees and managers are about 20% less likely than they were in May 2020 to strongly agree that: They feel well prepared to do their job.

How isolation could be affecting your employees during the COVID-19 pandemic

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During a recent Workplace Wellness Insider webinar , Dr. David Batman, a member of the Science Advisory Board for Virgin Pulse , explored the impact of isolation on health outcomes—and some steps that wellness professionals can take to protect employees.

Want the Fastest Growth in Business? Take Care of Your Employees First, Study Says

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Brands that emphasize employee experience (EX) and customer experience (CX) achieve business growth nearly 2x faster If you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of your customers, and everything else will fall in place.

Report: 36% of employees would take a huge paycut for better work/life balance

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At least in terms of employee engagement, morale and retention, that is. A Comcast employee sums up the problems of poor work/life balance thusly: “Nobody wants to acknowledge that having poor work/life balance is expensive….

20 questions to ask employees in 2020

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What’s the secret to crafting employee engagement surveys that unearth valuable insights, opinions and preferences? FREE GUIDE: 7 ways to get honest feedback from employee surveys ]. This question lets you know whether an employee would be proud to talk about where they work and how eager they would be to explain more about the organization to an outsider. This question helps uncover whether employees have evolved into brand ambassadors—or unhappy campers.

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?

Report: How investing in employees bolsters the bottom line

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According to a new report from Accenture , just 35% of C-suite leaders before the pandemic saw themselves as being responsible for the well-being of employees and holistically supporting their needs. RELATED: Are you or someone you know one of Ragan's Top Women in Communications? ]. For organizations eager to retain top talent, it will be crucial to show exemplary leadership post-COVID. Cuts and offering a holistic approach to employee wellness are not mutually exclusive.

How to show employees genuine, meaningful appreciation

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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. There are loads of affordable ways to show employees they are valued and important.

How internal communicators can manage and mitigate bad company reviews

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Just as marketers know that consumer reviews will not always be all goodness and light, communicators, recruiters and executives have to accept that sometimes, despite all good intentions and efforts, employees have a lousy work experience. Actually read employee reviews.

Arch Mortgage CEO uses instant messenger to chat with employees twice weekly

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If you’re searching for ways to connect your leader to employees during the ongoing pandemic, consider a live chat session. My main thinking was the best way to get employees to share how they’re really feeling is to allow them to share in whatever way they feel most comfortable,” he says. “We

How internal communicators can help bolster corporate recruiting

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Communicators play a key role here. RELATED: Attend our Internal Communications and Culture Next Practices Virtual Conference ]. Focus on communicating culture, working conditions and employee experience, versus qualifications and skills.

How crisis communications has changed

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After a year of disruption and chaos, what about the practice of crisis communications is new and what’s the same as it ever was? After months of a global pandemic, racial justice protests and heaps of economic uncertainty, crisis communications has taken on new meaning.

Study: 1 in 5 employees report decrease in work productivity

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One might assume that COVID-19 fallout has had a negative impact on employee trust, collaboration, motivation and morale within companies. and Canada, two-thirds of employees said their work productivity has stayed the same during COVID-19. Three-quarters of employees said their relationship with their company has stayed the same during COVID-19. About two-thirds of employees in both the U.S. COVID-19 Crisis Communications Employee Engagement Leadership Communication

How employee resource groups enhance internal comms efforts

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Communicators share how they’ve leaned on employee affinity groups to respond to recent events. As organizations grapple with racial and social justice issues facing the world, employee resource groups can be a great way to help advance DE&I both internally and externally.

9 steps for developing your internal communications plan

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Here is a nine-step approach to creating your internal communications plan: 1. Measurement transforms internal communications from a shot in the dark to an effective management tool. RELATED: Are you one of the Rising Stars or Communicators of the Year? ].

Most employees believe workers should speak out

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employees believe they should use their voice to speak on current topics, even if it’s critical of their employer. How likely are your employees to publicly disagree with your organization? According to research from Weber Shandwick, in partnership with KRC Research and United Minds, the majority of employees believe it’s OK to take a public stand against their employer. The post Most employees believe workers should speak out appeared first on PR Daily.

Chief empathy officers; Managing media requests; Employee burnout; and more

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Here’s a roundup of the week’s crisis communication news for communicators. Here are the top 10 tips and takeaways from the week ending April 10 taken from our Crisis Communications Daily newsletter. Your CEO is a key spokesperson for your response with employer communications being the top-rated source of information for audiences about the COVID-19 pandemic. As you settle in for the long haul, consider employees’ needs.