Posts By: Kris Henley

Awareness of the Public’s Right to Scrutiny, Adherence to Ethics Critical for Government Communicators

Welcome to the fishbowl! Life as government communicators involves a higher responsibility to transparency and honesty than working in the private sector. We work for the public. And the public, including the media, has the absolute right to scrutinize our work. It’s a right they exercise frequently. Recognizing that truth is sacred; that providing public

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Seven Employee Engagement Resolutions for 2019

The research on employee engagement supports what most of us already know intuitively: employees are more engaged when employers value their contributions and communicate that value in specific, visible ways. Engagement matters because engaged employees are more productive workers. Companies with successful engagement strategies enjoy 33% higher profits and 51% lower turnover rates. If higher

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How HR Can Use Performance Reviews to Help the Whole Company

It’s not hard to understand why an increasing number of companies are choosing to do away with annual performance reviews: according to one study, over 94 percent of employees would prefer their manager address feedback in real time rather then wait until the end of the year. But annual performance reviews aren’t all bad. Formal ratings provide a

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Creating a transparent organization

Why transparency is important For the past 22 years Habanero has been on a quest to become more transparent with our employees. And for good reason—transparency is directly related to employee happiness. In fact, according to 7 Vital Trends Disrupting Today’s Workplace*, management transparency is the top factor when determining employee happiness. One tried and

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4 Key Steps Toward Successful Marketing Communication In 2018

Written by Masters In Communications.org  In our hyper-technological world, communication methods change at an incredibly rapid pace. First there was email, then message boards, then instant messaging, then MySpace and Friendster, and now Facebook, Instagram, chatbots, Netflix, and dozens of other communication methods. There are always new technologies, and new ways for people to interact

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