HotSpot: Employee Communications Blog

2022 Internal Communications Trends

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Mar 3, 2022 10:15:00 AM

Internal communications in 2022 will be focused on finding creative ways to communicate change and executing the right communication strategy to support continuous improvement. 

If we’ve learned anything from the Covid-19 crisis, it’s that empathetic, informative and personalized employee communications are critical to a company’s resilience and success. This will be no exception in 2022. 

In this blog, we’ll highlight the internal communication trends that will be particularly important this year — so you can help your organization meet the increased demands of transformation, engage employees in-person and/or remotely, and connect the entire process to your corporate strategy. 

Read More

Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, Open Enrollment, Human Resources, internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Marketing, total compensation, total rewards, 2022

A Guide to Strategic Employee Communications: Best Practices

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Feb 14, 2022 11:00:00 AM

For an employee communications strategy to be successful, it should be inextricably linked to company culture, employee engagement and goals.

 

One-way organizational communication is a thing of the past. Instead, employees expect to be educated, informed, motivated and, above all else, listened to. 

 

In part one of this Guide to Strategic Employee Communications, we broke down why metrics are so vital to strategic employee communications and how to measure your effectiveness for actionable results. 

 

In part two below, we’ll highlight six best practices for employee communications that help you continuously improve your current strategy and ensure you’re using each channel to your advantage. 

Read More

Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, Open Enrollment, Human Resources, internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Marketing, total compensation, total rewards, 2022

A Guide to Strategic Employee Communications: How to Measure Employee Communications 

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Feb 7, 2022 10:15:00 AM

Many organizations are so busy planning out their marketing and public relations communications, they neglect to apply the same principles to their internal communications. 

 

If you’re not paying attention to how people are communicating across the company and integrating it on a strategic level, you’re missing an opportunity to align your organizational goals with the metrics and KPIs that can help you achieve them. 

 

Strategic employee communications take into account the totality of your company’s actions, messages and images. They work together to cohesively build your employer brand and enhance your company culture. And their success is tied directly to how they’re measured. 

 

In part one of this blog post to strategic employee communications, we’ll go over why the right metrics make a difference and how to effectively measure your employee communications. 

 

In part two, you’ll learn the best practices to help you succeed in strategic employee communications. 

Read More

Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, Open Enrollment, Human Resources, internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Marketing, total compensation, total rewards, 2022

Total Compensation Statements – Best Practices

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Jan 20, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Organizations who are committed to staying competitive in today’s talent market should consider a compensation communication strategies in 2022.

And while HR has been busy with a bottomless list of issues the last two years, compensation strategy is surging in importance for most employers — as they determine how to compete for and retain top talent in the current and future economy. 

Implementing a winning total compensation strategy starts with clear, concise employee communications. Keep reading to learn the best practices for communicating your total compensation statements to your employees. 

Read More

Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, Open Enrollment, Human Resources, internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Marketing, total compensation, total rewards, wellness, 2022

Post-OE Assessment: What Did You Learn?

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Dec 17, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Whether you refer to it as a “recap,” a “debrief,” a “huddle” or a “review,” once you wrap up Open Enrollment, it’s smart to conduct a thorough post-OE assessment. 

While your team might still be coming down from the stress of OE, it’s still a prime time to talk about lessons learned, so you can assemble a plan that improves next year’s outcomes. Give them a brief break, then jump back in. The more you plan ahead, the smoother the next OE season will go!

Read More

Tags: Employee Communications, social meda, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, Open Enrollment, Human Resources, internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Marketing, wellness, COVID, 2022

How to Engage Employees with Social Media

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Nov 30, 2021 10:27:00 AM

Social media has completely changed the way we communicate inside and outside the workplace. It has lessened the need to pick up a phone or draft a letter and made connecting with people around the world as easy as logging into an account or app. There are 4.2 billion people on social media worldwide, and 82% of the U.S. population has a social networking profile. 

Social media platforms also present a plethora of opportunities for business. Between employee communication, recruiting and employer branding efforts, organizational learning and even public relations, social media can streamline countless company initiatives in real time. In fact, 82% of employees believe social media can improve their work relationships, and 60% think it can expedite better decision-making.

Read More

Tags: Employee Communications, social meda, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, Human Resources, internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Marketing, wellness, COVID, 2022

6 Ways to Stop Employee Burnout

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Nov 16, 2021 9:35:00 AM

Over the course of the pandemic and our abrupt shift to remote work, countless companies have been dealing with the implications of employee burnout — from Zoom fatigue to a shrinking work-life balance to confusing employee communications (despite the best of intentions). 

Post-Covid employee burnout seems to have one overarching cause: stress; stress from the constant shifts and changes, stress from the global health crisis and stress surrounding our beliefs about what the modern “world of work” should even entail.   

Read More

Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, Human Resources, internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Marketing, wellness, COVID, 2022

Communicating Covid-19 Vaccine Policies

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Oct 13, 2021 10:43:17 AM

Sixty-percent of global executive leaders say they plan to encourage their employees to get vaccinated for Covid-19. And as companies across the world consider how to navigate such a complex public health crisis, making the decision to motivate or even mandate employee vaccinations requires a well-strategized communication approach. 

The most effective vaccine communication plans are based on a variety of factors — from industry type to geographical location to roles and responsibilities and travel requirements. Not to mention, an emphasis on empathy can make the difference between employee uncertainty and hesitation and company-wide understanding and adoption. 

Here is a comprehensive guide for how to communicate Covid vaccine policies with sample vaccine communication approaches, strategies and other key considerations. 

Read More

Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, Human Resources, internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Marketing, wellness, COVID, 2022

Communications Lessons Learned Post-Covid

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Sep 28, 2021 12:04:22 PM

As we round another essential corner in the Covid-19 pandemic, the world is focused on reopening for business and the future of work is front and center. Organizations are engaging in weighty discussions about what happens next, and lessons learned are shaping decision-making at the leadership level and beyond. 

With organizations shifting into another “new normal,” we’re taking a look at which aspects of the hybrid workplace are here to stay. During a time when communication was crucial to connect with remote employees, what winning strategies can we continue to implement for effective and engaging employee communications? 

Read More

Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, Open Enrollment, Human Resources, internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Marketing, wellness, COVID, 2022

A Checklist for Open Enrollment Communications

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Sep 1, 2021 10:06:02 AM

 

Open Enrollment: The Essentials 

With summer coming to an end and fall just around the corner, Open Enrollment season is top of mind for many organizations. Open Enrollment, generally occurs between November 1st and December 15th, so we’re approaching the perfect time to put together a checklist to keep things on track. 

Read More

Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, Open Enrollment, Human Resources, internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Marketing, wellness, COVID, 2022

Recent Posts

About This Blog

Spitfire’s very own blog, where we’ll shed light on best practices, insights, and experiences in the field of employee communications

Subscribe to Email Updates