HR Communications

Communication Failure May Be Keeping Workers From Wellness Programs

A new study hopes to settle the debate regarding workplace health promotion and whether or not it’s good for employers to get involved with employees’ wellness. Turns out, good or bad, there’s a communication breakdown. Around two-thirds of workers surveyed are happy to have their employer get involved in their health, but less than half…

What We Can Learn About Branding From a Super Bowl Commercial

I could not click to exit the You Tube ad to get to the music video. I was spellbound. “Man…I want to see this movie,” I thought, and looked forward to sending the link to a couple of friends who I also knew would be touched by this stirring story unfolding before my…

IT Fails to Plan; Disney Doesn’t Want You Pointing and Gossip Is How They Find Out

Sure it’s hard to recruit software developers and other tech professionals. There’s just not enough of them to meet the demand.So knowing that, what do you do? You wait until the last minute to begin recruiting them. That’s what a TEK Systems survey of IT leaders found. When a project is planned or…

How Leaders Can Communicate In A Way That Matters

The way in which leaders communicate with employees is one of the most effective factors in creating and increasing employee engagement, as well as in retaining top talent. Employees want their leaders to inspire confidence, create certainty and build community when they communicate. Doing this successfully can make the difference between employee compliance…

HR Roundtable: How Technology Is Affecting Corporate Communication

With the on-going push and use of technology in our daily lives, communication has changed. It hasn’t really improved, but it has changed. The October HR Roundtable (in Cincinnati) wanted to take a look at this so we gathered to discuss “Communication and Technology.” Steve started with a rare caution before listing the…

HR Roundtable: What to Do About Political Talk At Work

The September (Cincinnati) HR Roundtable was jumping into controversial waters, but the timing was perfect because of the current event that will be occurring in November. The topic was “Politics In the Workplace.” This is one of those taboo topics that people tend to skirt around because people take fierce sides, it can…

Getting Your Influencers to Help Build Your Brand

Editor’s note: If the following article reads like it was written for e-commerce marketers, it was. Recruiting, though, has much in common with e-commerce. Both work hard to attract customers / candidates. Reviews play a large role in the customer / candidate’s decision-making. As you read this, think of the “influencers” as your…

Do You Wear Pants On Camera?

Skype. iMessage. FaceTime. Video conferencing and chat tools are ubiquitous in both modern life and work — but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re embraced. While video conferencing allows employees to connect across borders, work remotely and increase productivity, it has yet to become to the go-to communication tool in the workplace. Why? According to a recent…

Here’s How You Can Make Open Enrollment Great This Year

After months of planning and building your benefits package, open enrollment is finally right around the corner. Now, how do you ensure your employees are paying attention and participating? One of the most effective ways to maximize engagement is to limit the confusion and hesitation employees feel around open enrollment. Start by arming…