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Employee engagement is crucial to a modern CEO. The recent proposed Green Paper, and in particular its element on "stakeholder engagement", called for the voices of employees and customers to be heard in the Boardroom.

Employee engagement is crucial to a modern CEO

It followed the PM’s U Turn on her commitment to put employees on company boards, but echoed the Chancellor’s sentiments on UK productivity. As Mr Hammond reminded us in his Autumn Statement, UK productivity lags behind that of the US and Germany by some 30 percentage points. According to research from Qualtrics, British workers think a third of their working day is wasted. Giving employees a "voice", however, dramatically improves outcomes, because low productivity and dysfunctional employee engagement are two sides of the same coin. Engaging employees reduces churn and boosts motivation. In a disruptive economy, there are three key areas where employee engagement is crucial to the modern CEO. Secondly, management is also faced with tectonic shifts in consumer behavior. 3 Ways Digital Communication Can Build Employee Engagement. As communication leaders, we can’t do a good job of promoting our company’s success externally unless we effectively drive strategic alignment by engaging employees and making sure they are aware of key corporate updates.

3 Ways Digital Communication Can Build Employee Engagement

And why not? The latest Gallup Q12 employee engagement metric finds that companies with highly engaged workforces are 21% more profitable, between 17-21% more productive and experience significantly lower turnover than their low-engagement counterparts. In addition, high-engagement companies outperform peers by 147% in earnings per share. Internal Communications Do's, Don’ts and Disasters (a HR Manager’s Best Practice Guide) Ask anyone outside of HR about internal communications best practice, and they’ll think of the corporate newsletter.

Internal Communications Do's, Don’ts and Disasters (a HR Manager’s Best Practice Guide)

It’s a deeply limiting belief — because as any HR professional knows, a huge chunk of business value is created in the linkages between people, when they communicate and collaborate. That’s why the HR professional’s role is growing, even if it sometimes feels behind-the-scenes. More and more HR decisions involve technology that connects people within the business. As our workplaces move further apart, those connections — including home working, virtual offices and online meetings — are becoming ever more important. With a greater choice of connections, of course, comes a greater chance of communication breaking down. DO: Look at how your teams work together It can be useful to look at how your different teams, departments and functions operate — both with each other and with the rest of the organisation.

Recommended for YouWebcast: Sales Hacks to Close the Deal. Don’t fret about their happiness, it’s employee effectiveness that counts. 15 December 2015 - New research from Brand Learning reveals the secrets behind growing your business Jermaine Haughton The world’s fastest growing companies place far greater importance on the talent and effectiveness of their employees than the happiness of their workers, according to a new study on the changing attitudes to growth among the leading C-Suite executives.

Don’t fret about their happiness, it’s employee effectiveness that counts

The survey of over 900 senior executives across 42 countries found that some 69% of respondents pointed to the happiness of their customers as the most important driver for business growth, followed by the talent and effectiveness of employees (64%), profit (53%) and revenue (36%). By contrast, having a positive social impact (11%) and a helpful influence on the environment (9%) ranked as the lowest factors respondents believe will drive business growth. Therefore, these organisations have focused on creating sustained growth capabilities, which are bigger than any one worker. Building Momentum. 12 Tips for Successful Internal Communication by Public Affairs Professionals. Internal Communication- innovative methods of reaching audience with HR related topics by Marina Dubceac on Prezi.

How Microsites Are Changing the Way We Look at HR Communication. Can we talk? Tips for communicating with employees about payroll. Do You Hear What I Hear? Four Styles of Listening. In all relationships, business or pleasure, communicating is not so much about what you are saying, but what those listening to you are hearing.

Do You Hear What I Hear? Four Styles of Listening

And since social media use and digital marketing in general is a never ending circle of talking and listening, it helps if you know what listening really is. Listening: I Hear You! I hear you is a common phrase. But listening isn’t hearing. Hearing involves sound waves, and eardrums, and the cochlea, and thousands of tiny hair cells, which turn vibrations into electrical signals that tell the brain you are hearing a noise, and what that noise is.

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Internal Policy. Ethics. Sustainability. CSR communication. Culture. Office Gossip. Safety Communication. HR Communications: 4 Tips to Make Your Message Heard - Communicating face-to-face with a group of employees presents its own unique set of challenges, says Lauby, who has extensive experience addressing groups of all sizes.

HR Communications: 4 Tips to Make Your Message Heard -

You must be ready for a recovery strategy when things don't go well. When the message isn't received as planned Lauby says, "Nobody's perfect so just admit it. Say to the person/group, 'I'm sorry. Tips for Staying Tuned in to Your Company's Communication Culture - "When I started in the business the key employee communication tool was a printed newsletter that was issued once a month," says Walker.

Tips for Staying Tuned in to Your Company's Communication Culture -

She acknowledges that much has changed since that time, citing Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets as important communication channels in today's organizational communications culture. It's important to stay on top of what's being said about your company so that you can formulate your response, advises Walker. Because, she says, if you don't even know what's being said, there is no way to accurately respond. Internal Communication and Respect: Just as Important As External Relations. How Does Human Resources Use Social Media?

Recently, BLR’s HR Daily Advisor published the results of their HR Trends survey – sponsored by SuccessFactors.

How Does Human Resources Use Social Media?

Although the size was relatively small (300 HR Practitioners), the survey results offer some interesting and specific insights about how HR professionals are utilizing social media in the workplace. Top areas identified for social media integration included: RecruitingEmployee CommunicationsTrainingOnboardingTeambuilding Check out some of the specific responses related to How HR Uses Social Media in the infographic below and download a free copy of the full HR Trends survey results, which includes additional information and insights regarding current practices for retention and engagement, formal programs for tracking and development and key HR metrics. BLR’s 2013 Social Media Infographic: By Unbridled Talent LLC is a consulting and advisory firm providing services to clients in the areas of leadership development, executive communication skills and talent strategy.

HR Managers, Avoid These 3 Employee Communication Mistakes - Email, while still the communication standard for many companies, is just one way that HR should be communicating with their workforce.

HR Managers, Avoid These 3 Employee Communication Mistakes -

Raghavan encourages HR professionals to use other mediums such as mobile, text, or video to create real time messaging. Having worked in a telecom company, Raghavan has used mobile texts as a medium to send out "closed ended" messages (simple, one-way directives) such as reminders for attendance procedures or deadlines. She also suggests including senior management in the use of current technologies. For example, if your company president is not in town for an important announcement, you can use some form of video conferencing (such as the free Google Hangout) to connect him or her with your employees in a "town hall" style meeting.


Engagement. Employee Recognition. Benefits.