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.

What’s working for financial comms during COVID-19

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Among them are messages from investment firms and financial advisors seeking to assure recipients that things are under control. These senders have an even more complex task than most organizations as they must also address financial market drama.

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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.

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

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Here are today’s top stories: Instacart and Amazon employees strike for COVID-19 protections. Why it’s important: In a time when most communicators, both internal and external, are struggling to keep up with crisis responses, don’t forget the importance of employee communications.

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.

How to engage employees with empathy around COVID-19

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Many have stepped up with liberal PTO policies, limited work hours, teleworking flexibility and employee relief funds. Our counsel to companies during this crisis has been to focus first and foremost on employees. FREE DOWNLOAD: Employee pulse survey template ].

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

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Why it matters: The current crisis is making executives and communicators scramble to reassemble a new playbook as they engage both employees and consumers and safeguard their brand reputation. Kroger, Walmart and Sam’s Club are asking employees to wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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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CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD. Join Ragan’s Crisis Leadership Board to network and brainstorm with peers, get the latest intelligence and research and start to strategize for the future of your organization. VIRTUAL EVENT: Keep employees informed, engaged and inspired ].

Walmart KOs violent-video displays but keeps guns, Uber spins bad financials, and blackface at Belgium’s Africa Museum draws ire

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RELATED: Join us for our Leadership and Executive Communications Conference ]. billion during this year’s second quarter—which, besides Kraft Heinz, General Electric and Newell Brands—is more than the remaining S&P 500 companies lost within their entire 2018 financial year reporting.

Looking at Leadership Today: Amy Lyons, SHIFT President

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In honor of Presidents’ Day, we sat down with SHIFT’s President, Amy Lyons , to get her thoughts on leadership and management in public relations and beyond. There are a growing number of women taking on leadership positions in marketing and PR, including here at SHIFT.

7 tips to develop your employees as brand ambassadors

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Your employees are often your company’s best storytellers. warns that starting an employee activation initiative with your HR department or upper management can backfire. Employees may be skeptical if HR or leadership pushes them to act,” he says. “If

How to move from communications firefighting to futuring

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At Ford, we were about to testify before Congress, asking for financial support for GM and Chrysler to ensure the stability of the auto industry and the massive supply base attached to it.

Study: As trust sags, employees and the public want CEOs to step up

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That means business leaders can and should assume the reins of leadership. To gain public trust, all types of organizations must create policies and make decisions clearly aimed at improving society, rather than solely for the benefit of stockholders or the financial community. In addition, 71 percent of employees believe it’s crucial for their CEO to respond to challenging times. “In A shortfall of leadership. Executive Communication Leadership Communications

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Google ordered to let employees speak out, how PR pros feel about the future of influencer marketing, and WeWork loses comms chief before IPO

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Here are today’s top stories: Government to Google: Let employees speak out. The National Labor Relations Board has ordered Google to reassure employees that they are allowed to share political opinions and speak out about workplace issues, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

How to lead clients beyond COVID-19 without denying its impact

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How can their thought leadership translate to media outreach, blogs, social content and external email communications? Have they been impacted financially? Communicators and PR pros must be ready to offer solutions that help clients reframe expectations for the future.

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Ben & Jerrys, Eddie Bauer join Facebook boycott, Google employees urge company to stop selling to police, and GNC might close 1,200 locations

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Discover Financial Services and consumer-goods giant Unilever PLC, “believes any social platform that earns profits by amplifying the voices of their community must have a zero tolerance policy for hate,” according to the email, which was seen by The Wall Street Journal. “It

Crucial workplace wellness trends

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If you’re not mindful of—and actively investing in—workers’ mental, physical and financial well-being, good luck sustaining a healthy business in the days ahead. Employee engagement had a good run as the gold-standard for gauging business health and productivity.

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How brands should respond to the BLM movement

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Bailey, professor of Leadership at the George Washington University School of Business. As the country reopens and employees come back to offices, plants, and facilities, organizations should begin to engage their employees in these difficult conversations.

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How offering historical context helps in a crisis

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Keep employees informed, engaged and inspired ]. This messaging was especially resonant among employees and agents, as Fireman’s Fund had a long history of providing nautical insurance. Second, it was a historical proof point that its employees could rally around.

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What PR pros are sharing with stakeholders during COVID-19

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How often do employees want to hear about health care messages, business continuity updates, and other missives? What do employees want to hear from their employers? Employees seem pleased with their organizations’ response, she says.

8 rules for better communications during COVID-19

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I’ve been around long enough to have experienced previous upheavals like Y2K, 9/11, the “Dot Com” bubble and the 2008 global financial crisis. VIRTUAL EVENT: Keep employees informed, engaged and inspired ]. Explore educational and thought leadership content.

Edelman report: How stances on race are impacting trust

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According to the latest refresh of Edelman’s industry leading work around trust, consumers have never followed brand statements this closely—and missteps have a financial cost. COVID-19 Crisis Communications Employee Engagement Executive Communication Leadership Communications Storytelling

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Responsible communication leadership: putting employees first

PR Conversations

Following the financial crisis in 2008, management thinkers and others have rightly questioned the role of business leaders in society. It seems that shareholder greed trumps employee and common interests. A new term coined: responsible leadership. care for employees; and.

Amazon, others restrict employee travel, social media’s growing dominance for marketing, and airlines halt flights over coronavirus fears

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restrict employee travel. Business Insider reported : “While we have no information indicating any exposure to Nike employees, out of an abundance of caution, we are conducting a deep cleaning of campus,” a Nike spokesperson told KGW , the Portland, Oregon, NBC-affiliated station.

Creating an internal task force around return to the workplace

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Keller would take a cautious pace in returning to the office because employees were successfully working from home, Baranczyk says. About a third of employees said they like working from home better, and 40% saw pros and cons of each method.

How to offer ‘greater good’ in your COVID-19 communications

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Companies are examining their business operations to determine what will keep them viable, mitigate the revenue bleed and ensure that employees are able to keep their jobs. VIRTUAL EVENT: Keep employees informed, engaged and inspired ].

How communicators can change their organization’s objectives

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Throughout the past century, business leaders have debated whether a corporation should pursue, as its sole goal, profit for shareholders and owners or more complex, diverse benefits to employees and society. . Your main constituencies are your employees, your customers and your products.”.

Hilton partners with Lysol on ‘CleanStay’ initiative, NBA’s Lakers return $4.6M loan, and 51% distrust news media outlets

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Make sure that you’re regularly updating your audiences on initiatives and underlining that the priority of your changes lies with their safety and well-being, along with your employees. CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD.

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Pornhub donates 50k masks and offers free subscriptions, digital platforms and tech partner to share COVID-19 information, and Tony Awards postponed

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To help models who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, Pornhub will offer them 100% of their video sales after processing fee — for a total payout of 85% of video sales earnings on both Pornhub and its clip site Modelhub — for the month of April.

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CVS and Walgreens join anti-gun trend, Forbes admits gender bias in innovators list, and why many employees criticize your brand

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Good morning, PR pros: Nissan still hasn’t found the bottom of its leadership crisis : CEO Hiroto Saikawa resigned Monday. The carmaker has struggled to defend how it operates after investigations into the leadership of Chairman Carlos Ghosn resulted in jail time for its former chief.

Uber highlights safety precautions, Condé Nast lays off 100 employees, and 44% of people talk about COVID-19 ‘most or all of the time’

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Why it’s important: Preparing and executing recovery and reopening plans during COVID-19 requires frequent and transparent communications to both employees and consumers, both of whom are focused on their safety and how they can remain protected. CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD.

What future PR pros want brands to know about DE&I

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Young consumers and employees are leading a revolution around equity and inclusion in the workplace. holiday for the companies’ employees in the middle of their shift, without allowing them paid time off.

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Keep Calm and Then What? How to plan your communications around the return to ?normal?

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With the furlough scheme potentially extended until September, now is the time to plan how to communicate with staff, as well as making sure that non-furloughed employees understand where they stand, and also feel appreciated. Is your company financially stable, and what are your ambitions?

Levi’s COVID-19 response, metrics to watch during the crisis, and why it’s time to consider TikTok

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Learn the five imperatives of change communication from Levi’s head global head of employee communication. To find the right cadence for engaging employees, you have to solicit feedback and be humble enough to make changes when things aren’t working.

Disney Parks rebrands Splash Mountain, Macy’s lays off 3,900 corporate employees, and Walmart gets backlash for ‘All Lives Matter’ t-shirts

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CBS afiliiate KPIX 5 reported : “The Chapter 11 process will allow us to strengthen our financial structure as we recover from what has undoubtedly been the most challenging event in our company’s history” said CEO David McKillips in a prepared statement. CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD.

London Fashion Week goes digital and gender-neutral, business leaders weigh recession, and Getty Mueum’s Animal Crossing strategy

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Also: Facebook launches gaming app early, why Disney turned to employee furloughs, remembering Prince, join our Twitter #RaganChat, and more. CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD. Disney furloughs up to 100,000 employees.

Google, Microsoft and Verizon challenge Zoom, retail sales decline to new low, and PlayStation launches ‘Play at Home’ campaign

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Keep employees informed, engaged and inspired ]. CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD. Join Ragan’s Crisis Leadership Board to network and brainstorm with peers, get the latest intelligence and research and start to strategize for the future of your organization.

TikTok’s ads anger influencers, Instagram tests ‘Group Story’ feature, and Houston Rockets apologize for Hong Kong tweet

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Also: Brand managers can do better at monitoring reputation, Unilever vows to ditch plastic, and HSBC to lay off 10,000 employees. Along with external messaging, ensure you empower your workforce to participate in your vision and values through employee activism efforts.

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This Is What You Need to Know About Becoming a Leader Today


Blythe Campbell, APR , will lead PRSA’s new Leadership Communication Certificate Program , which starts on Aug. Those skills are the foundation of leadership if we have the confidence to use them in our work. A company’s senior leadership team is one of our most important audiences.

Walmart pushes back on gender bias claims, digital marketing is rising, and WeWork’s CEO apologizes for IPO debacle

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The superstore retailer has been hit again with complaints about unfair compensation of female employees. Co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann shared with employees that he was “humbled” after the company failed to launch with its IPO this week.

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