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The Importance of Business Communication

Companies understand that internal communication is important to their business operations. Still, many fail to implement deliberate internal communication programs that address broader corporate needs such as revenue goals, brand consistency and company values. As a result, middle managers, co-workers, media, friends and outside organizations determine what messages employees receive.

How to Improve Business Communication

The idea that “people work for people, not for a company” is even more relevant in today’s work environment than when it was conceived. Modern employees are more independent and demand more flexibility from their work environment. Teams are more geographically dispersed and more employees telecommute than in any other previous generation[1].

Technology in Business Communication

The technology explosion of the past two decades has left businesses running catch-up. It’s easy for an individual to use a smart phone, but how does a large, or even not-so-large, organization leverage that convenience into business advantage? In some cases, communication technology has even harmed efficiencies by introducing tools that generate massive amounts of…
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Employee Engagement Survey Questions

Companies report talent acquisition, retention and reducing job-related stress are among their top business concerns.[1] Many are looking to understand and improve their corporate culture to attract and engage employees.  Surveys that collect employee feedback are a part of this process. But what questions should you ask? Here are a few tips for creating surveys…
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How Do You Measure Employee Engagement?

Businesses are familiar with the process and benefits of data analysis. Performance data, such as revenue per customer and profit margin, help companies set goals and measure success. However, one metric often overlooked is employee engagement. According to Gallup’s “State of the Global Workplace Report,” only 30% of employed U.S. residents are classified as engaged…
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What is Employee Engagement?

Today’s workforce is more mobile and less skilled. Businesses are more exposed through various websites, allowing employees to rate their employer’s corporate culture. So, while the term Employee Engagement has been around for a long time, modern business pressures are driving a re-energizing of the concept. Culture, engagement and retention have emerged as top issues…
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Best Practices for Employee Recognition

While you can’t praise too often, you can praise badly. This is the premise of a recent white paper titled, “The Manager’s Field Guide to Recognition”[1]. For some managers, employee recognition comes naturally. For others – perhaps even most – creating a system for effective feedback can seem time-consuming and uncomfortable. Understanding best practices of…
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Implementing an Employee Recognition Committee

The benefits of a happy workforce are compelling: improved retention, increased productivity, reduced absenteeism. A survey by the employee recognition consulting company, Globoforce®, indicates that happy employees are 85% more efficient and 10 times less likely to take sick leave. Globoforce also discovered that peer recognition is a powerful motivator with employees 107% more likely…
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