Turnover is always a hot topic. How can it be reduced? How can you keep top employees from leaving? What makes a good employee want to leave your organization? How can you know if someone is considering quitting?
Communication is the key to success in any company and professional relationship. That is why strategic communication is critical for any HR professional.
When employees feel valued, they’re more likely to remain loyal to the organization, even if it’s not perfect. Increased job satisfaction can lead to improved performance and reduced turnover. Clearly, employers have an incentive to ensure employees feel valued—but how can they do that? Let’s take a look at some ways.
Everyone experiences moments where they feel ill at the thought of speaking up. Managers and bosses are no exception. Harvard Business Review and other research firms have reported that up to 69% of managers are uncomfortable communicating with employees. This includes not just when it comes to having conversations they think an employee might react […]
The halo effect refers to the idea that our overall impression of someone will directly impact how we perceive almost everything they do. If that person has an overall positive impression—a halo as it were—then we’re more likely to perceive everything they do more positively.
Considering how vital communication is to the success of each and every business, it is important that we constantly strive to improve upon our methods and work to avoid the common pitfalls.
The workplace has changed a lot over the years, but one thing remains the same: the need for effective communications. Since the beginning of time, the success of every business has relied on this one crucial business strategy.
Whichever language you speak, emoji is now one of them. Whether you’re a full-blown text aficionado and have embraced the new hieroglyphics from the onset or have been a reluctant participant – emojis have arrived and are used in many social media and internet exchanges and have a growing presence in the workplace.
In person body language conveys a lot of meaning. But what about over the phone? It turns out, body language still matters even when the person you are talking to can’t even see you.
To tell stories successfully, we need to understand a little about why stories connect and a lot about how to build that connection through listening and storytelling.
We tend to treat the ability to listen well as a soft skill, or something with which you are born or otherwise mysteriously acquire. But it can be the crux trait for advancing your career. If you put the art of communication in business settings into the context of reading an opponent in the martial […]