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.

Arctic winds offer a Texas-sized lesson in crisis communications

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An agency leader reflects on the takeaways from the crisis that left thousands of Texans without power as cold temperatures shut down power plants and compromised water treatment facilities. This recent crisis was no different. You want to be empathetic in a time of a crisis.

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10 crisis communications steps when you don’t have a plan

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In the midst of COVID-19, every organization has become a crisis communicator. Sure, some organizations have crisis communication plans or PR agencies they can turn to when the unexpected happens. Are you clearly communicating your organization’s message?

Keys to a successful global crisis communications response

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Communicators should bear in mind key cultural differences and adapt their crisis messages accordingly to engage a worldwide workforce. The need for speed is ever present in the midst of a crisis. The keys to success of any crisis response?

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.”

The Capitol Riots: A Crisis Communication Retrospect

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The concept of crisis communications can elicit images of Olivia Pope on the ABC series “ Scandal ” rattling off a monologue to a slew of reporters. While not quite as cinematic in reality, crisis communications is at the heart of any professional communication enterprise.

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.

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.

What COVID-19 taught us about empowering frontline employees

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The lessons of 2020 have been profound as leaders have found new connections with essential, deskless employees, according to experts at Workplace from Facebook. Frontline managers thought the communications gap between headquarters and C-suite leaders and their in-the-field teams shrunk.

How are brands defining employee experience in core values statements?

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The COVID-19 crisis has led many to claim that 2021 is the year of empathy and the employee experience is under more scrutiny than ever. Yet, is the pivot to place employees at the center of the organization being reflected in publicly available messages about company core values?

Enticing employees to get the jab

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RELATED: Join us for our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference ]. Wayfair is giving employees myriad opportunities to get vaccinated without mandating them, says Rachel Pearce, senior manager of employee communications and engagement for the company’s customer service division.

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. About two-thirds of employees in both the U.S.

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.

Three Steps to Successful Crisis Communication

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Crisis communication is one of the most important aspects of your crisis management. In fact, whom you communicate with in a crisis, along with when and how you communicate with them, can mean the difference between successful crisis management and crisis management failure. So if this is the case, how can you ensure effective and successful communication with your stakeholders in a crisis? Employees.

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. How should you prioritize media requests in the current crisis?

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.

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 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.

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….

Addressing media inquiries when an employee has coronavirus

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Messages to clients, customers and employees should be clear and concise, showing you are in control and staying abreast of the hourly updates from health and government officials. Messaging should demonstrate compassion for hardships that clients and employees are facing.

Ragan launches The Crisis Leadership Board

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This peer-to-peer membership group is designed for those charged with responding to a critical event that impacts their employees, customers and brand reputation. “How communicators handle crisis is the ultimate test of leadership.”

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.

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.

Crisis Communications & Social Media When “It” Hits the Fan

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To be an expert in crisis communications you have to move your organization at the speed of Twitter when “it” hits the fan. Do you really want someone known as @shroomy0021 managing your corporate communications? As employees ran for safety, one stopped to take a photo of the fireball, then sat in his Ford F150 and created a Facebook page. How long does it take your organization to send out your first official public statement or news release when a crisis happens?

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. loss that is the average for organizations during the COVID-19 crisis.

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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Instacart, Amazon employees strike over COVID-19, Macy’s furloughs employees, and Google thanks health care workers in video

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The video, which has been watched nearly six million times in less than two days, is accompanied by this message: As the world faces an unprecedented health crisis, we thank the entire healthcare community for sacrificing so much to save so many. Don’t treat your employees as commodities.

J&J stresses ‘open communication’ after vaccine pause, a quarter of U.S employers provide vaccine access, and Pinterest ends employee NDAs for discrimination claims

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Hello, communicators: Executives from three-dozen Michigan-based companies, including Ford and General Motors, issued a joint statement against proposed voting bills that will make it harder to vote in Michigan and other states. CRISIS LEADERSHIP NETWORK.

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.

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

Astellas Pharma’s strong employee culture an antidote to the current crisis

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Communications Moyra Knight says, “We have an opportunity to set the tone for how our companies will emerge.”. It’s a formidable responsibility that brings its own rewards and unique challenges amid this crisis. It’s helpful and makes us stronger as a communications community.

How to engage employees with empathy around COVID-19

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Every organization must be ready to demonstrate how it is taking care of its workers during this crisis. Many have stepped up with liberal PTO policies, limited work hours, teleworking flexibility and employee relief funds. This crisis has flipped millions of lives upside down.

Shake Shack returns $10M loan, P&G embraces marketing during COVID-19, and grocery employees get asked to wear masks

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Hello, communicators: Actors Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have partnered with Nocking Point Wines and Battle Creek Vineyards to launch “Quarantine Wine”—a drink in which 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to COVID-19 relief efforts. CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD.

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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Hello, communicators: Though many brand managers took part in #NationalFrenchFryDay on Monday, fewer seem to be taking advantage of #NationalTapeMeasureDay. Here are today’s top stories: Boyd Gaming lays off 2,500 employees. CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD.

Why you should address the coronavirus with employees

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The global health concern is driving lots of conversations online, and employers and communications teams should have a plan to address their colleagues’ worries. Employees are a company’s No. Consider making travel optional if employees are uncomfortable.

5 crisis communications lessons from Kellogg

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The way an organization reacts in the first hours of a crisis will probably determine whether it succeeds or fails in regaining public trust. responded to the release of a video depicting a disgruntled employee should serve as a model for handling a PR crisis. When crisis strikes, here are five best practices to adopt—as exemplified by Kellogg: 1. Kellogg’s crisis managers could not have seen this damaging situation coming.

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.

How Arch’s affinity groups are fueling employee engagement and forging deeper connections

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Lanita Withers Goins , who handles employee comms for Arch , a Bermuda-based insurance company with 4,500 employees around the globe, shared with Ragan’s Communications Council how employee networks (ENs) can help shape more colorful corporate stories.

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IBM stops facial recognition work, employees seek fewer open workplaces, cosmetics brands drop talc, and more

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Good morning, communicators: Google is offering notices on its Maps app to help users avoid crowding and maintain social distance. Public transit use is a key concern for many organizations’ leaders as they try to chart a way back to the office for their employees.

Zoom chief focuses on winning back trust, Hobby Lobby closes and furloughs most employees, and Apple makes COVID-19 face shields

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Good morning, communicators: Agency Berlin Cameron launched an effort to help small business owners struggling to stay afloat during the current crisis. How can you share your skills and expertise to help those struggling with their crisis responses? CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD.