Human Resources

I recently gave a keynote at a large company’s regional meeting. As with most organizations, I noticed before my arrival and during my time with this company that there was a deeply rooted culture of “small talk” questions: How are you? What do you do? How was your weekend? Where are you from? First, I asked the audience, “What do

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A new study released at the Engage16 annual workforce communications conference last week revealed that 2 out of 3 corporations are investing in employee communications technology. What took them so long? Every CIO and internal communications professional we speak with complain that getting employees to read internal communications has been extremely difficult for a number of years. Studies consistently report that over 50%

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  At ALI’s recent Strategic Internal Communications Conference in San Francisco, we tackled one of the greatest challenges facing companies today – how to create an outstanding experience from the very first moment employees connect with your company. Here were our challenges: #1: The Job Hunt How can we communicate our unique employee experience in a way that attracts and funnels

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Jessica Stillman· April 16, 2018 How to Beat Boring: 3 Storytelling Secrets for Your Type of Organization   If you’re Google or Pfizer, it’s not hard to come up with stories for internal communications. After all, your employees are literally launching moonshot technologies and developing drugs that save millions of lives. But what if you sell machine parts, insurance, or

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This article was written in conjunction with Waggl and Courtney Harrison, Principal, Medius Advisory Group.   n case you haven’t heard yet, change is coming to the workplace – and fast. According to a 2017 study conducted by independent research firm Edelman Intelligence and commissioned in partnership by Upwork and Freelancers Union, 36 percent of the total workforce is currently freelance. This number

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  If you look back on your working life, what memories stand out? Chances are you’ll remember specific moments that have come to define how you feel about a particular role or organisation. We remember these moments so vividly because of what psychologists call the peak-end rule. When we review an experience after the event, we tend to focus on

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From the Brilliant Ink Blog by Patty Youngclaus Brilliant Ink’s Ann Melinger will be speaking at ALI’s upcoming conference Aligning HR & Internal Communications to Boost the Employee Experience,  April 24 – 26 in New York.  Melinger will lead an Interactive Workshop: How to Tackle Measurement Challenges Through Strategy, Business-Driven Communications and HR Goals _______________________ “Employees who use their strengths

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Written by Chuck Gose, SocialChorus We know that it is important to get leaders involved in communication, but it can be a challenge for some. Either leaders are apprehensive to share bits of themselves, are timid in front of a camera or simply do not make the time. It’s a struggle. Because when communicators find those leaders who are engaged,

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Written by Elizabeth Baskin, Tribe. It’s easy to forget about all those people out there in home offices. For those whose major interaction with colleagues in the corporate office is email and the occasional conference call, engagement may not be as high we’d like. By not being physically present, they miss out on a lot of relationship building that happens

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Written by Allan Steinmetz, Inward Strategic Consulting. A few weeks ago, I came across a “Blue Ribbon Commission Report by National Association of Corporate Directors discussing “Culture as a Corporate Asset”. The report proclaimed that corporate cultures matter in business. I was a bit surprised because I thought that was obvious. I previewed some of the findings, and I promised

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