HotSpot: Employee Communications Blog

How Graphic Designers Improve Readability

Posted by Laura Dechaine on Sep 14, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Laura Dechaine

Read More

Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, social media, communication strategy, Marketing, culture, graphic design, readability

Keep It Simple

Posted by Sheila Eckhardt on Aug 25, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Sheila Eckhardt

With so many of us juggling work responsibilities and trying to find time for a personal life, you’ve got to appreciate it when you can get the information you need in a short and concise communication. As the one delivering the message, understand and respect that everyone is working hard to find more free time. If it can be said in fewer words, do it!

Here are some tips to keeping your internal communications simple:

  • Highlight key information.

    • Use colors, highlights, call-outs to draw attention to important information, especially any calls to action.

  • Use bullet points.

    • Bullets are a great way to highlight the important key features, while keeping the message clear and brief.
  • Use plain, straight-forward language.

  • Show don’t tell.

    • Think visual instead of using just text. Videos and infographics can convey a message in a more engaging (and interesting!) way.
  • Emphasize how you can help.

    • By communicating in a way that is useful to your audience, they will be more likely to use that information to take action.

 

Lengthy explanations can tend to confuse and/or bore the reader – get to the point and your message will be better understood and everyone will be happy! We call it Keep It Short and Simple, our version of the KISS principle!


Read More

Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, social media, communication strategy, Marketing, culture, testimonials

EAP Engagement: Empowering Employees to Prioritize Well-Being

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Aug 9, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Some of the highest performing employees are facing personal challenges of their own, which can negatively affect their productivity and the working environment around them. By taking advantage of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), these employees can access professional help from skilled providers like social workers, counselors and lawyers, among others. 

One common pitfall many employers face is lack of employee participation in an established EAP. Whether it stems from subpar communication or certain stigmas associated with getting help for vulnerable issues, many employees avoid actively utilizing the EAP. 


Read More

Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, social media, communication strategy, Marketing, culture, mental health, emotional

The Power of Employee Testimonials

Posted by Lori Barger on Jul 26, 2022 10:07:13 AM

Lori Barger

When looking to build your company’s brand, you don’t need to look externally to begin start with your employees, who can be your biggest cheerleaders. According to CareerArc’s Future of Recruitment study, candidates have three times more trust in an organization and its work culture when it provides employee testimonials.


Peer endorsements often bring more trust and credibility to your messaging. Word of mouth creates awareness in a way that traditional communications can’t reach.

Read More

Tags: Employee Communications, HR Communications, Employee Engagement, social media, communication strategy, Marketing, culture, testimonials

Social Media Trends to Consider in Your Employee Communications

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Dec 1, 2020 10:15:00 AM

In our latest Spitfire Speaks video, one of our Account Executives, Karen Scattergood, discusses social trends to consider using for employee communications. She offers some easy, effective tips on how to engage your employees in a medium many are already quite familiar with: social media.

Read More

Tags: Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, social media, communication strategy, 2020

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)

Read More

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

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