Internal Communication

 2/3 of Organizations Now Use New Internal Communications Technologies

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

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5 Steps to Meaningful Internal Communication

Effective internal communication can improve an organization and drive business success by turning strategy into action. Yet too often, executives measure communication through emails sent or town halls hosted rather than by the one metric that truly matters—how well key leaders and their employees understand and have acted on what’s communicated. Clearly, there’s a real

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Hack the Experience

  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

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Be less Rick, be more Madonna

Be less Rick, be more Madonna

Like 80s pop star Rick Astley, internal comms campaigns can often be one hit wonders. They launch with a big bang, everyone loves it, and they reminisce about it for years to come. Which is great. But wouldn’t it be better if they were less Rick and more Madonna? Able to evolve, stay relevant and

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Leading the Employee Communication Revolution

Two worlds live inside corporations today. At one end of the spectrum you have workers who are almost entirely disconnected from their organizations. They represent the estimated 80 percent of the global workforce who aren’t sitting at computers all day. They have a challenge knowing what’s happening at their company. They feel left out. Then

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The Magic Three Cs Internal Communicators Must Have

The Magic Three Cs Internal Communicators Must Have

As a tool to enable employee engagement, internal communication is a vital component of organizational success. However, it’s frequently the more high-profile external communicators who receive greater attention, focus and bigger budgets than their internal communications cousins.This article focuses on the key skills needed by the internal comms professional that enable them to “pitch” their

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Why you need to rethink your internal communication strategy

Written by Sharon Florentine, Senior Writer, CIO.com While communicating with customers, vendors and end-users is certainly key to business success, your internal communication strategy is just as critical. Here’s how to boost your signal. Communicating effectively with customers, vendors, end-users, potential hires and job-seeking candidates is critical to your continued success. But don’t overlook your

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Internal communications that employees actually want

The impact of technology on human social skills: a communicator’s challenge

The nature of work changes with advances. Some people get that change and others don’t. Those who don’t get left behind. Geoff Colvin explains this in his recent book Humans are Underrated. He also talks about what skills will be most important in the future work environment: “…employers’ top priorities include relationship building, teaming, co-creativity,

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