Tag: communication

Why Consumer-Directed Healthcare Communication Is More Important Than Ever

If you missed a paycheck, how much would that threaten your family’s financial situation? That’s the question that became a reality for hundreds of thousands of federal workers in the most recent government shutdown. Unexpectedly, the shutdown highlighted a massive issue in American life: most working professionals—even federal workers—are living paycheck to paycheck and need […]

Order Up: A Sandwich to Help Serve Up Criticism

Delivering constructive criticism to employees can be a tricky skill to master. To help, a London-based project management training organization, Knowledge Train, offered a food-inspired approach to serve up this type of communication.

Businesses Excel When Employees Can Truly Speak Their Mind

In part 1 of this article, we explored why self-reported value among employees can’t really be relied upon without intervention. Instead, organizations need to empower employees to truly speak their mind. Here we’ll look at an example and offer some advice on how to get there with your employees.

Communication

8 Most Common Communication Mistakes Made By HR

As with any department or business, optimizing communication is the key to success, perhaps especially in the Human Resources (HR) department. Because this department’s responsibilities include making sure the people of the business are well looked after, along with dealing with a ton of legal processes and ensuring that data and forms are accurate, it’s […]

What is Employee or Applicant Ghosting?

In the dating world, the term “ghosting” refers to a situation in which someone you’re dating simply disappears without any communication—never to be heard from again. Like a ghost, they were there, and then gone without a trace and without explanation.

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Characteristics of a Positive Workplace Culture

No employer wants to end up with a toxic workplace culture. Negativity spreads, and it can drive employees away quickly. A positive workplace culture, on the other hand, is associated with higher productivity and reduced turnover—a real win-win. Changing the workplace culture takes time and effort, but the payoff can be enormous.

Hands-Free Georgia Act Takes Effect July 1, 2018

Georgia employees are increasingly dealing with infuriating traffic jams and extended commute times, particularly in and around Metro Atlanta. The majority of Georgia drivers regularly have a mobile phone within arm’s reach of the steering wheel. A sizable number of Georgia employees drive during the course and scope of their employment. Hands-free technology now makes […]

The “Soft” Side of Effective Mergers

Mergers are an integral part of business life. They represent an important tool for corporate success by, among other things, helping companies diversify, add complementary offerings, and remain competitive through effective scaling. But having advised senior executives in transition for 20 years, I also regularly hear stories about how difficult it is to successfully merge […]

The Transformation of Workforce Communications

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.