2021 resolutions for internal communicators

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Here are a handful of resolutions to jot down to ensure you hit specific internal comms targets instead of wandering aimlessly. RELATED: Join us for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ].

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.


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Engaging employees during extraordinary times

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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.

PRSA 2016 International Conference: Be Aggressive, Be Audacious, Be Bold


The PRSA 2016 International Conference in Indianapolis brought together some of today’s top thought leaders in the field of communication– and then some. I think I can speak for everyone when I say the only downside to attending this conference was having to choose which speakers I wanted to see and not having enough time in the day to see them all! Best Practices Events Featured PRSA International Conference public relations strategy

How employee communications technologies are enabling ‘continuous listening’

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Two-way communication has long been the gold standard for internal communicators, but the latest employee communications technologies have made it a more tangible reality. In turn, they’ve transformed what the workplace looks like and how employees expect to communicate.

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. There is likely a subset of employees who may have already sworn off coming to the office ever again, regardless of the status of the pandemic.

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. Surveys aren’t enough to capture the voice of the employee.

How internal communicators can help bolster corporate recruiting

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RELATED: Attend our Internal Communications and Culture Next Practices Virtual Conference ]. Focus on communicating culture, working conditions and employee experience, versus qualifications and skills. Nothing pinches productivity like staff turnover and lousy recruiting.

What are the key skillsets for internal communicators in 2021 and beyond? 6 comms pros share their views

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After the traumas of 2020, communicators are exerting more influence at their companies and forging cultural shifts centered on employee well-being. The employee well-being imperative. Communicators can support employee wellness by: Reframing the value of self-care.

What will internal communications look like in 2021?

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Katie Liston, head of marketing for Contact Monkey, shared some key findings from a recent global survey of internal communicators. With the events of 2020 reshaping so much of the employee experience, it’s no surprise that the internal communications world was transformed as well.

How video bolsters your internal communications

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With more employees working from home due to COVID-19 concerns, video is becoming increasingly valuable for internal communications. Video offers many benefits for internal communications, even in ordinary times–and these are anything but. Employees are busy.

5 Ways To Raise Your Internal PR Game

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Earlier this week, we made the case for raising your internal PR game. The technological and social changes over the past few years have both made internal communications more important, and also opened up opportunities to revolutionize it. The Conference Board reported that while 90% of executives understand the importance of employee engagement, fewer than 50% understand how to address this issue. 5 ways to raise internal PR standards.

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 unleash your employees’ inner rock stars

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Consider these takeaways from Miller, adapted to help you power your employees’ journeys as much as your own career path: 1. Encourage employees to promote themselves—and your organization. Also encourage your employees to share openly and often on their personal social media channels.

5 ways Microsoft boosts engagement and internal culture

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Unite through internally viral video. Here’s a sneak preview of a Microsoft session from Ragan’s big Disney World conference. Just about every organization these days is embracing the need to boost employee engagement and internal culture. Know your values.

3 keys to keep employees focused while working from home

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In a July 2014 memo to employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated, “We are moving from a world where computing power was scarce to a place where it now is almost limitless, and where the true scarce commodity is increasingly human attention.”.

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 helps uncover whether employees have evolved into brand ambassadors—or unhappy campers.

8 tips for looking good on video conference calls

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Whether you’re granting reporters an interview, pitching clients or talking internally, you should first put your phone on selfie mode and place it next to your computer. VIRTUAL EVENT: Keep employees informed, engaged and inspired ].

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?

PR pros mark International Women’s Day

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For International Women’s Day, many organizations are looking to celebrate the work of their female colleagues—and the PR industry is a focal point. For example, many organizations have created internal resource groups so colleagues can turn to each other for support.

How PayPal finds employee advocates to tell authentic stories

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If you want to humanize your brand, start with stories about your employees. However, connecting with these stakeholders requires long-term campaigns and close work with your internal communications colleagues. Employees are one of the top brand advocates that we can have,” says Cohen.

Future of PR and social media for International Air Transport Association crisis communications conference

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Stuart Bruce speaking at the IATA Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age conference. (c) This morning I gave a keynote at the global ‘Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age’ conference in Istanbul. The motion was “You don’t need compliance rules when your employees have social media.” Employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders, regulators on social media will see through your shield and expose you. Doing right by your employees.

International Conference Preview: Frank X. Shaw Talks Diversity, Disruption and 10 Years at Microsoft


If you’re going to be successful in reaching 130,000 employees, then you have to be consistent [with your messaging] and have the patience to stick with it,” he says. In anticipation of his keynote address at PRSA’s 2019 International Conference in San Diego on Oct. Then there’s the specific technical skills of media relations and internal communications. Internal communications can be challenging at large companies. We have 130,000 employees.

To rev up internal engagement, think like a marketer

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Applying tactics that range from launching an intranet campaign to reorganizing the newsletter, Ellie Mae boosted internal engagement. Run your internal comms like a marketer” is a rallying cry seldom heard across the land. Yet Sara Karam Holtz, director of internal communications at Ellie Mae , is doing just that—drawing on her background as a marketer to better reach her internal audience. SURVEY: Measure how well your internal comms stack up ].

How Phillips 66 uses its mobile app to keep employees informed and engaged

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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the company is looking at new ways to use existing internal communications channels. This dramatic shift has made the job of internal communicators even more challenging—and critical—than before.

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Conference Recap: Jonathan Mildenhall on Discovering Your Purpose


Every Friday, Jonathan Mildenhall has a conversation with himself about whether he’s treated his coworkers and employees with kindness and decency over the past week. “It’s It’s really hard to be a decent human-being in the workplace all the time,” said Mildenhall, during the opening General Session at the PRSA 2018 International Conference in Austin, Texas before more than 2,000 professional communicators and students. “I This is his 24th PRSA Conference.

Conference Recap: Microsoft’s Frank X. Shaw on Thriving in the Next Communications Age


Shaw, corporate vice president of communications at Microsoft, during the lunchtime keynote session Monday at the 2019 PRSA International Conference in San Diego. This begins with your employees, as well as with shared experiences. Employees are your best defense against disinformation,” Shaw said. They are your first — and best — line of defense, so robust employee engagement needs to be a first-class effort.

PRSA Health Academy Conference: Key Takeaways

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I recently had the privilege of attending the Public Relations Society of America’s 2015 Health Academy Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Aside from returning to my home state—the land of milk and honey, LeBron James and, more importantly, Urban Meyer and THE Ohio State Buckeyes—the conference was a great opportunity to gather with some of the country’s […]. The post PRSA Health Academy Conference: Key Takeaways appeared first on LTPR.

Why Internal Communications Should Be Part of Your Marketing Strategy


PoliteMail was a proud sponsor of Connect 19 — the PRSA Employee Communications Section’s annual conference. Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first” says author and organizational consultant, Simon Sinek. By connecting employees to the company’s core message — and inspiring a belief in the organization’s mission — internal communicators will help create purpose-driven employees. Expanding beyond internal memos.

Storytelling vital to earning employee trust, says journalist Soledad O’Brien

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Learn from ‘struggling’ media outlets, and focus on storytelling, trust and transparency if you want to engage colleagues, the award-winning reporter advises at IABC’s World Conference. That’s how award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien welcomed the record-setting crowd of 1,300-plus at the 2019 IABC World Conference, which kicked off Sunday, June 9, and runs through June 12. Employees “want to associate themselves with an organization they trust,” she said.

Conference Recap: AmyK Hutchens on Performance and Productivity


The author and think tank facilitator spoke on “Igniting Brilliance in Your Leadership” as part of Monday morning’s General Session at the PRSA 2017 International Conference in Boston. “As She also noted that there would be higher engagement among employees if there are “more project-solving meetings and not just data dumps. Thought Leadership leadership PRSA International Conference“Change your thinking. Change your behavior.

Uber lays off 3,700 employees, Frontier Airlines’ social distancing fee provokes anger, and Kraft Heinz Canada offers ketchup puzzles

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Here are today’s top stories: Uber lays off 3,700 employees. Dara’s note to employees: pic.twitter.com/6kxpstqhCc. Your employees understand the reality and gravity of COVID-19. RELATED: Join us for PR Daily's can't-miss Media Relations & Measurement Virtual Conference ].

Why you should address the coronavirus with employees

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Even if companies don’t think they’re directly affected by coronavirus, the disease making national headlines is probably on their employees’ minds. Employees are a company’s No. for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ].

How to stay afloat in the age of employee activism

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Employee activism has been rising for some time now. Every organization should undertake steps to quell an embarrassing employee demonstration of opposition to a company policy, decision or action. For years, companies have asked their employees to advocate on their behalf. What’s more, while 84% of employees believe it’s appropriate for workers to speak up for their employers, 74% believe employees are right to speak up against them.

Boyd Gaming lays off 2,500 employees, Apple asks retail employees to WFH, and earned media drives 88% of consumers to websites

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Here are today’s top stories: Boyd Gaming lays off 2,500 employees. The company, which owns and operates 10 casinos in Las Vegas, announced job cuts affecting at least 25% of its workforce—or roughly 2,500 employees. Apple persuades retail employees to WFH.

How Target hit the bull’s-eye in employee engagement

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That included a successful focus on employee communication. It turns out trust-building starts within, Madigan revealed in a Ragan Training session titled, “How Target disrupted its internal communications channels to modernize its culture.”. Through steps large and small, Target found ways to loosen up a staid internal culture and boost its staff loyalty. In an employee meeting, the human resources chief literally snipped someone’s tie off with scissors.

3 employees who can harm your brand

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In the short term, well-intentioned employees slowly erode brand consistency by designing things themselves or outsourcing them to their personal freelance network. RELATED: Join is for our Role of Internal Communications in Building an Innovative Work Culture Conference. ]. In our experience, we’ve identified three types of employees to look out for when you’re playing goalie for your brand: The Info Crammer.

Cruise lines embrace CDC restrictions amid government fight, P&G works to overcome Apple’s privacy measures, and eBay removes auction for art made in Japanese internment camp

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Take care to preserve your brand reputation by framing any position around the wellbeing of your internal and external stakeholders. CONFERENCE ALERT.

How you take care of employees today crucial to future success

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When we come out on the other side of this pandemic, companies that have ensured their employees receive sufficient paid leave, bonuses or other support will be remembered favorably and those that don’t, won’t. It’s not just about protecting your employees.

Survey: Majority of employees support mandatory vaccination as a condition for returning to work

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Businesses face a tough call on whether to make shots mandatory for employees. RELATED: Attend our Internal Communications and Culture Next Practices Virtual Conference ]. Of course, employees should have a say in all this.

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