Crisis: A crisis is defined as an event, situation, or public initiative that threatens a company's ability to effectively operate its business. A crisis can escalate into a disaster or long-term impediment to business growth if not handled with efficiency and sensitivity to all involved. When a crisis occurs the need to communicate is immediate and corporate communications teams are often put to the test. How the team responds to an
In early May, the Washington state governor signed the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act (EPOA). This act imposes pay transparency requirements that go beyond most other pay equity laws and will likely affect most employers in our state. Here’s what you need to know: The EPOA prohibits Washington employers from inquiring about an
Trending: Pay Transparency Trying to find an appropriate balance when discussing how you determine pay and what an employee’s earning potential is, can be tough. As we continue to see concerns about wage gaps, pay inequities and miscommunications, organizations have an excellent opportunity to share more information about how compensation programs are designed and
Attraction and Retention It is a well-known fact that content, engaged employees tend to work harder, produce better results and more importantly – stick around. So why are so many organizations reporting an increase in employee turnover and what can they do to retain top employees? People search for new jobs for a reason.
Do you know if your employee communication is effective? Conducting a communications audit can be a great way to find an answer to that vital question. The audit process is an excellent opportunity to highlight strengths, find opportunities for efficiencies, shape content strategy and uncover any possible weaknesses. Why is effective communication so important?
Trending Perks: Remote Work Environments One of the most significant perk trends we have seen over the past year, and expect to see more of in the future, is a flexible work environment. Remote work has become easier thanks to technological advances and increased mobility. This trend is prompting organizations to explore new ways
More boomers are working past retirement age. Tech-savvy millennials will make up 50% of our workforce by 2020. Gen Z’s are graduating and entering the workforce. With a mix of generations comes distinct differences in values and work styles. These differences can fuel miscommunications or cause angst, but with the right mindset, different generations
We continue to see healthcare costs rise at an incredible pace, placing an additional burden on employees. As an employer, it is important to understand this trend and how it affects your workforce and to look for ways to balance costs to remain competitive. A few of the facts: Aon's 2019 Global Medical Trend
I have seen a great deal of debate about whether internal communication teams should report up thru Human Resources (HR) or should reside within an organization’s corporate communications team. You are in luck! I’m not planning to have that same debate. I am here to say that having a communications team somewhere within an
Much has been said about employee engagement over the last few years as companies focus on maximizing employee productivity. Companies, regardless of their ability to bring in new talent, should nurture the talent they have. Data suggests that as a company’s employee engagement increases, so does the bottom line. Unfortunately, many companies are challenged