Human Resources

By Amanda McClay, Tribe, Inc. Employee experience is getting a lot of attention in the internal communications world lately. One reason may be that we continue to see studies indicating lower employee engagement, which means less motivated employees, lower retention rates and poor company performance. Companies are struggling for an answer and don’t know where to turn to next. Looking

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Written by Elizabeth Cogswell Baskin, Tribe Inc. Giving visibility to leadership is important. People want to see the faces and know the humans behind the titles at the top of the org chart. But it can be even more powerful to give visibility to the people in the rest of the organization. Unwittingly, internal communications often focus on the folks

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Written by Pi Wen Looi, Principal, Novacrea. Our employee survey results consistently show that one of the things employees crave most is acknowledgement and appreciation. The simplest way to acknowledge employees’ contributions is to say thank you, yet this is often overlooked. The following sample employee comments are common feedback we see in our surveys:   “A simple thank you

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Written by Mark Tarallo, Senior Editor, ASIS International. Each day, pollsters at the Gallup company monitor the upticks and downticks of America’s pulse. They track large-scale indicators like the country’s unemployment rate, the citizenry’s economic confidence, and the president’s approval rating. But among these tracked statistics at Gallup.com Daily lies a less publicized marker: what percentage of U.S. workers say

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Written by Jill Christensen. In my book, If Not You, Who? Cracking the Code of Employee Disengagement, I put forth a four-step process to re-engage employees, which serves as the foundation for your culture: hire people whose personal values align with your company’s values, align individual goals to the CEO’s goals, create a two-way communication culture, and create a culture of

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By,Sharon McInotsh, President of And Then Communications. This article was originally published on the And Then Communication’s blog. I live for employee engagement. I believe in employee empowerment and left my corporate job to devote my life and business to it. Defined, employee engagement is the emotional commitment to the organization and its goals, resulting in discretionary effort – those employees who

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By,Gregg Apirian, the managing director at Vignette, a full-service employee experience agency. This article was originally published on the Vignette blog. If there’s one thing 2016 has made clear, it’s that we’re experiencing change in our personal and professional lives more rapidly now than we ever have in our lifetime. From recent election results to our full tilt economy, things are moving very

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Written by Allan Steinmetz , Inward Strategic Consulting. A lot of facts and figures have been swirling in my brain over the last few weeks, and I have been trying to make some sense of all of it. This is what I’ve been hearing and reacting to: A CEO recently shared with me that “Workplace Enablement” was critical to the

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Written by Elena Lathrop The art of internal communications – the transmission of information between members of a business or organization – isn’t new. Businesses and organizations have always needed to communicate internally, for as long as they’ve had the means to do so (i.e. language). It predates smartphones, the Internet and even computers. What is new, however, is the

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Written by Ann Melinger. Last week, I had the pleasure of chairing the Advanced Learning Institute’s Employee Experience Summit here in New York. It was tremendously energizing to step away from my daily work and spend a few days with so many super-smart people who care so deeply about creating meaningful employee experiences. When you consider that the average worker spends

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