Category Archives: Employee Communications – General

Getting the Word Out to Your Employees

Getting the word out about key company events and upcoming product offerings is one of the most important elements of employee communications. Continue reading

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It’s OK to Match Your Communications and Your Culture

The best, most effective employee communications messages, products and processes are those that reflect the organization’s culture.
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Advice for Young Communication Professionals

I love talking to college students about my profession and what to expect when they enter the workplace. Whenever I am asked to present to a communication class, even if they want me to present a case study, I always try to include some helpful hints for transitioning from the classroom to the cube. Continue reading

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You Need to Communicate, Even When There is Nothing to Report

A friend of mine is refinancing her home.  She filled out all the paperwork in November, was assured that there would be no problem with the transaction, and that she would close on her refi within 45 days.  She was … Continue reading

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Managers Need to be ‘In the Know’

Employees keep their ears to the ground and rely on the rumor mill to stay on top of changes in the workplace. But in most cases employees will turn to their manager to verify or dispel the rumors and get more information.
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Plan Now for Inclement Weather Communications with Your Employees

I’m not predicting another “Snowmageddon” this winter. But I do recommend that companies take a few minutes now to pull out their inclement weather policies and update contact lists in preparation for snow and ice. Continue reading

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Employee Communicators Know How to Keep It Simple

As employee communicators, we are often tasked with taking something unbelievably complicated and breaking it down into terms that all employees can understand. Continue reading

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Employee All-Hands Meetings – The Zappos Way

Regardless of your company’s culture, I believe there are best practices from the Zappos Family All-hands meeting that can be applied to your workplace. All you need to do is tap into your company’s culture and find ways to replicate your culture in the tone and content of your meetings.
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New Tools to Cut Communications Clutter

Reducing communications clutter is a personal passion of mine — which is why I was particularly interested in two exhibitors from this year’s IABC World Conference, Media Tile and SnapComms. Continue reading

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How to Form an Internal Communications Council [Video]

July and August are traditionally slow months in Corporate America.  For many time-strapped employee communications professionals, summer is a welcome break, providing breathing room and time to assess and adjust for the second half of the year. It’s a time of … Continue reading

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