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Keep Your Team Connected and Motivated With 7 Proactive Wellness Initiatives

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Mar 2, 2021 10:15:00 AM

For many employers, the challenges and changes of 2020 are carrying a familiar sense of employee uncertainty into 2021. And while some have come a long way in effectively mitigating crises and helping remote employees feel connected, a significant number of today’s employees are still feeling worried—and it’s taking a toll on their overall health and well-being.

According to the October 2020 Leading Indicator Systems Workforce Listening Study, since May 2020, U.S. workforces have witnessed:

  • A 38% increase in employees being worried about their own mental health.
  • A 45% increase in employees being extremely worried about their ability to take care of family.
  • A 140% increase in employees being extremely worried about their own vulnerability to addiction.
  • 75% of employees find it challenging to work under their current conditions.
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Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Marketing, 2021

2021 Internal Communications: Planning Ahead and Creating a Strategy

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Feb 3, 2021 10:15:00 AM

If we’ve learned anything from 2020, it’s that a well-strategized internal communication plan can make the difference between employees feeling confused, anxious and disconnected or integrated, prepared and able to adapt to any organizational changes that come their way. And while internal communications are becoming increasingly digital in today’s “new normal,” they’re still a vital way to ensure employees are engaged, aware of the company strategy, and confident in their role in carrying it out.

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Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Marketing, 2021

Communicating Total Compensation in 2021

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Jan 19, 2021 10:00:00 AM

From recruiting and hiring to onboarding, benefits management, employee relations and more, the traditional components of the HR infrastructure have been dismantled by Covid-19. And as organizations look to 2021 with deeper context about what happens next, a redesigned approach to compensation communications will be a crucial part of year-end planning.

With unprecedented numbers of employees working remotely and limited plans to return to in-person work, dynamic compensation communication strategies that are inclusive to all employees across a patchwork of geographic locations and circumstances will be essential in 2021.

In a time of overwhelming economic uncertainty, having a deliberate and comprehensive compensation communications plan could make the difference between your employees feeling financially secure or left out in the dark.

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Tags: HR Communications, Employee Engagement, communication strategy, total rewards, benefit package, compensation statement, 2021

Cultivating Inclusion in the World of Remote Work

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Dec 22, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Fostering inclusion in the workplace has been a priority for HR since long before COVID-19 began. And as the global workforce continues to withstand unprecedented challenges from the ever-changing pandemic, a strong and sustained focus on organizational belonging is becoming more critical than ever.

With many employees experiencing an influx of stress as a result of extensive social isolation, cultivating an inclusive remote workplace can help bridge the disconnect between HR and employees and enable targeted efforts to bolster empathy and vital support.

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Tags: HR Communications, Employee Engagement, communication strategy, culture, 2021

The Struggle of Working with Freelancers, Big-Name Consultants, or Marketing Firms for Employee Communications

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Aug 1, 2018 10:37:00 AM

You already understand the importance of communicating all the details of the benefits programs you offer to employees, including health insurance and well-being programs, as well as new hire orientation and total compensation. Employees that feel in the know are happier employees that are more likely to stay!

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Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications

Get Your Employees' Attention - Think Like a Marketer

Posted by Jessica Palazzo on Mar 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Organizations spend a lot of effort and revenue on marketing to consumers and shareholders, and on developing brand recognition.

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Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, internal communications, Marketing Mindset, Marketing, Employee Marketing

What’s Trending – In Employee Communications

Posted by Jessica Palazzo on Jul 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Keeping up with the latest trends is never easy – whether it’s the newest fashion statement, the hottest fitness craze, or the cutting edge in tech gadgets.  And, even in the internal communications field, we see new trends emerging each year.

What hasn’t changed is the need to motivate and inspire employees through effective communications.  Maybe you are challenged with how to engage employees in wellness activities, or how to get employees to embrace your new performance management program? Your message is only as strong as your communications campaign.

Here’s a list of six trends that we’re seeing in effective internal communication — trends that we expect to last:

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Tags: What's Trending, Employee Communications, social meda, HR Communications, Employee Engagement

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