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The Corporate Equality Index & Communicating DEI

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Nov 16, 2022 10:15:00 AM

The Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is a national rating system on corporate policies, practices and benefits as they pertain to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees in the workplace. The CEI is organized and implemented through the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and this year marks its 20th anniversary. 

The CEI is a highly respected tool for weighing organizations on their ability to uphold a diverse and accommodating workplace, and the Annual Corporate Equality Index Report uses it to determine the most inclusive places to work in the U.S. 

Any company who’s committed to prioritizing DEI is likely to strive toward a spot on the CEI list. Keep reading to learn exactly what the Corporate Equality Index is, why it’s vital to maintaining an inclusive company culture and a few key CEI criteria updates in 2023. 

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Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, Open Enrollment, Human Resources, internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Marketing, culture, 2022, inclusivity, diversity

Spotlight on Account Management

Posted by Richelle Waron on Oct 27, 2022 10:47:37 AM

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Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, Open Enrollment, Human Resources, internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Marketing, culture, 2022, account management, project management

Optimizing Employee Communications for Mobile

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Oct 13, 2022 10:54:34 AM

Now more than ever, employees are communicating with their smartphones and mobile devices. And, with many of them spending as much time (if not more) on their mobiles as their computers, it presents employers with an opportunity to communicate with them right where they are. 

Many companies are integrating their intranets with mobile platforms and adopting more advanced tools to engage and communicate with their employees. 

In this blog, we’ll talk about why mobile matters in the digital workplace and how to effectively leverage mobile communications to better engage your employees. 

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

Supporting and Empowering Employees with Disabilities

Posted by Gonmit Sehmbi on Jul 12, 2022 10:15:00 AM

Gonmit Sehmbi

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2021, 19.1% of persons with disabilities were employed, up from 17.9% in 2020. However, employer disability inclusion programs should encompass more than just hiring people with disabilities. Unfortunately, not many organizations see this focus as a way to enhance their company brand and employee culture. 

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Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, internal communications, effectiveness, communication strategy, Marketing, culture, inclusivity

The Importance of an Employee Value Proposition (EVP) and How to Promote It

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Jun 22, 2022 10:00:00 AM

An Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is the promise an employer makes to their employees in return for their commitment to the organization and the skills and contributions they bring to the table. 

This promise consists of all the key components — such as benefits, perks and rewards — that each employee will receive from their employer in return for their dedicated service. 

An EVP is a special arrangement between the employer and their employees and it sits at the core of every organization’s employer branding strategy. It clearly defines what a company stands for, and why it’s a unique and desirable place to work.

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Tags: Employee Communications, retirement plan, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, Open Enrollment, Human Resources, internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Marketing, total rewards, culture, 2022, employee value proposition

Communicating Retirement Benefits to Employees

Posted by Spitfire Communications on May 24, 2022 10:48:00 AM

Many of today’s employees are failing to take full advantage of their retirement benefits and running the risk of being unable to retire comfortably. 

In fact, in a national survey of employees with workplace retirement plans, 71% listed “living comfortably in retirement” as a top life goal. Unfortunately, less than half of them have confidence that their retirement savings will be enough, and a further 55% don’t feel secure in their retirement planning at all.

So, how can organizations engage employees and encourage them to maximize their retirement plans? It all starts with well-executed employee communications

In this blog, we’ll break down how to communicate retirement benefits to employees, so they feel secure and empowered while planning their financial future. 

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

Financial Wellness: Messaging Strategies That Empower Employees

Posted by Spitfire Communications on May 10, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Financial wellness programs are fast becoming one of the most popular benefits offered by today’s employers. And with good reason…

According to a 2022 survey from SoFi:

  • 75% of employees are stressed about their finances.
  • 51% of employees are more stressed about their finances today than they were during the height of the pandemic.
  • Employees spend around 25% of their work week dealing with financial issues.

It’s clear to see – there’s never been a better time to prioritize communications that make financial wellness an achievable reality for your employees. The programs you promote today can help reduce their stress, improve their money management habits and even increase their productivity and job satisfaction

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

Promoting Company Culture through Internal Communications

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Apr 25, 2022 10:15:00 AM

Many companies have come to realize that creating an inclusive and inviting organizational culture isn’t just the responsible thing to do — it also has a direct impact on the business bottom line. 

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

Employee Retention and Recruiting: How to Show You Value Your Employees

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Apr 6, 2022 2:00:00 PM

The “Great Resignation” is raging on in 2022, with 4.3 million workers quitting their jobs in January alone and resignations up 23% above pre-pandemic levels. This HR phenomenon refers to the roughly 33 million Americans who have quit their jobs since the spring of 2021, causing a ripple effect of recruiting and retention difficulties for companies in every sector.

Between older workers retiring early, secondary earners deciding to stay home, and a vast majority of employees simply quitting to get better pay or treatment, this stall-out in the talent market is making it next-to-impossible for many employers to attract and retain top talent. 

So, how do you hold onto your employees and engage new talent to reduce turnover and improve your talent acquisition efforts? It all starts with demonstrating just how much you value your people. 

Because the truth is: if you don’t show it, they’ll seek it elsewhere. 

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

Using Humor to Keep Employees Connected and Engaged

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Mar 23, 2022 10:00:00 AM

During a time when many employees are over-stressed, overwhelmed with change and burnt out by their jobs, humor is a tool that can be used to increase employee engagement and make work a whole lot more fun. 

Since keeping employees happy is a winning way to ensure job satisfaction, what can employers specifically do to boost employee morale? 

While there isn’t a catch-all answer to that question, making people laugh and smile tends to be synonymous with happiness in the moment. And, when employees laugh and smile at work, it can increase their feelings of loyalty, improve retention and enhance overall wellness in the workplace. 

 

So, how do you infuse humor into your employee communications? Keep reading.

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

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