Category: Communication

Communication is the key to success in any company and professional relationship. That is why strategic communication is critical for any HR professional.

Transparent, Ongoing Communication Key to Total Rewards Strategy

If you are planning to develop or make changes to your current total rewards program, you will likely seek input from several external sources, including benchmarking data. But you will also need to gather substantial internal input, such as leadership’s philosophy towards total rewards, and, perhaps most importantly, get input from your internal customers.

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5 Tips for Fostering a Culture of Open Communication

by Denise Blasevick, founding partner and CEO, The S3 Agency Employees are talking at your workplace. The question is: Are they communicating in a constructive manner to the parties who can effect change—and finding a way to be part of that change? Or are they grousing and gossiping because they feel there is no other […]

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3 Ways to Improve Benefits Communication

by Karen Gustin, executive vice president of Ameritas Group Division We know that when it comes to health benefits, employees want choices. And they expect their employers to help them understand those choices. Studies show that people are more satisfied with their jobs, and less likely to look for other employment opportunities, if they believe […]

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Survey: Small Businesses Lack Communication, Leaves Employees Feeling Unfulfilled

More than 40% of small business employees say they receive no feedback from their company and its managers, even though consistent performance evaluation is considered by Human Resources experts to be one of the most important qualities of a manager. This lack of feedback is having a negative impact on the enthusiasm of small business […]

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Active Listening: A Refreshing Foundation for Quality Conversations

by Denice R. Hinden, PhD, PCC, President, Managance Consulting & Coaching When I trained to be a crisis hotline volunteer in the early 1980s,  I had no idea I was developing a game changing leadership skill.  The first thing we learned was how to listen deeply to callers to make a connection. That meant focusing […]

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Survey: Over 50% of Workers Open to Leaving Their Current Employers

As the economy continues to improve, so do the chances of your employees looking for new job opportunities. A recent survey from Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc, finds 52% of employees are open to leaving their current employers for new opportunities. Of these employees, 44% are actively […]

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Gen Z and Millennials Crave In-Person Collaboration

Despite popular belief, 41% of Gen Z say corporate offices are their workplace preference, according to a global study released by Future Workplace, an HR executive network and research firm, and Randstad US, an HR services and staffing company. The “Gen Z & Millennials Collide @ Work” report focuses on the impact of Gen Z […]

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HR Leadership in Times of Crisis

By Harry Hutson and Martha Johnson Organizations are headed for more crises. Tumult and disruption in the world are more than likely. Some would say they are unavoidable, inevitable, or even guaranteed. For most Human Resources professionals, this is a fact of life. In our experience, HR deserves credit for being watchful and wired, reassuringly […]

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