Tag Archives: Employee Engagement

Show Appreciation with a Thank-you Note

When faced with the challenge of improving employee morale, managers should embrace the old-fashioned handwritten thank-you note as a way to offer personalized, and sincere, appreciation to their staff members. 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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When Did We Stop Caring About ‘Employee Engagement’?

Some may blame the poor economy for the fear and uncertainty that have had a negative effect on companies and employees alike. But according to research conducted by Veronica Hope Hailey, associate dean and professor of strategic human resource management at Cass Business School of City University in London, trust and engagement were iffy well before the recession. Continue reading

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Supporting Your Employees in the Aftermath of a Crisis

It would be interesting to hear what, if anything, BP is doing to sustain employee morale and help employees cope these days. Continue reading

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Give Your Social Media a Shot of Personality

Most large corporations take the same approach to social media as they do their traditional employee communications – generic, linear, and filled with conservative corporate speak. An organization’s cultural “voice” is rarely reflected in their employee communications. Continue reading

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New Messages for a New Year

The best companies, particularly those that make the “Best Companies to Work For” listing each year, are characterized by employees who are intellectually and emotionally invested in the business. Continue reading

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Make Your Vision Statement Employee-Friendly

For several decades now, business school graduates have spent countless hours crafting far-reaching, aspirational vision statements to guide their company’s growth and expansion. But the language of traditional vision statements, with phrases such as “best in class,” “global,” “industry-leading” and “superior products and services” seem archaic to today’s workforce. Continue reading

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Employee Recognition on a Shoestring Budget

Don’t be afraid to experiment a bit. And don’t forget to get your employees involved. They are the best sources of ideas to motivate the team. Continue reading

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This Fall, Tell Your Executive to Hit the Road

Chances are, most employees are keeping their head down and praying that they survive the next round of layoffs.

It’s time to break this cycle of fear and negativity, time to re-energize the workforce and get them focused on their role getting the company back on track and into the black. Continue reading

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Bridging the Credibility Gap with Employee Communications

Companies that truly value their employees demonstrate their high regard by treating their employees like adults, like valued business partners. Continue reading

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