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2016 in Review

Posted by Jessica Palazzo on Dec 22, 2016 2:29:58 PM

Steve Jobs once said 

“The journey is the reward”.

He was right. Though it feels predictable to say he was right (that whole “Macintosh” thing really took off),  we really do love this quote.

2016 has been quite a rewarding year here at Spitfire – not in the “oh my gosh we totally wash our hands with champagne and gold soap now” sense, but rather in the “wow, we took on some awesome work, got to challenge ourselves, and see an exciting direction for our future”.

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Tags: 2016, Happy New Year, happy holidays, Employee Engagement, Employee Communications, Spitfire Communications, hotspot

Tap Into the Conversation

Posted by Jessica Palazzo on Nov 30, 2016 10:44:26 AM

The Value of Using Message Ambassadors for Internal Communication

Peer-to-Peer communication is highly influential in most organizations.  It may be the communicator’s worst nightmare – or largest asset – depending on how you approach it. 

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Employee Communications, message ambassadors, internal communications, hotspot

Closing the Generation Gap in Your Internal Communications

Posted by Jessica Palazzo on Sep 8, 2016 1:26:45 PM

Understanding your audience is the key to effective communications. Today’s workplace generally has a broad mix of employees spanning four different generations. Developing a targeted communication strategy to meet these generational needs may seem complex, but it doesn’t have to be.

As tech-savvy Millennials quickly become the majority of workers today, it’s important to understand some of the generational differences and what drives them – before you can tailor your communication approach:

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Tags: Employee Communications, hotspot, Spitfire Communications, Employee Engagement, Generational Differences

Using Social Media for Employee Communications – Some Do's and Don’ts

Posted by Jessica Palazzo on Aug 10, 2016 2:28:40 PM

Did you know that 75% of all Internet users use social media?

(Source: PewResearch Center)

For years, the use of social media in the work place was frowned upon for the fear that it would distract employees and negatively affect productivity. While the use of social media for external communication has become a no-brainer, employers are now realizing the benefits of using social media channels for internal communications, too. There’s no denying that the use of mobile devices and social media is a way of life – maybe even an addiction – for many of us.  In fact, 91% of adults keep their phone within arm’s reach (Source: Morgan Stanley)

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Tags: social media, Employee Communications, hotspot, Spitfire Communications

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