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Employee CommunicationsHRevolution
July 9, 2018

The Missing Focus for HR

Being in HR can sometimes feel like you’re stuck on a never-ending hamster wheel. Is what you’re doing making a difference? Do employees care? Will you ever move past being the department that gets blamed instead of recognized for the shifts you’re making with culture and engagement? Will the bottom…
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Employee Communications
May 24, 2017

You’ve Lost Your Email Credibility

How many employees are actually opening the emails you send? How many are reading them? I’ve asked that question in four rooms filled with HR professionals in the last month, and the results weren’t encouraging. The most common response was (paraphrasing here), “We have no idea because we don’t track…
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Employee CommunicationsFuture of HR
February 22, 2017

What is Your HR Brand?

Have you taken the time to discover what your personal HR brand is, or even more important, what your HR department’s brand is? Thinking about “brand,” or what we want to be known for, isn’t something that naturally pops up as a discussion point. We talk around it during performance…
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Employee Communications
February 16, 2017

7 Tips to Revamp Your HR Program Emails Instantly

When I was speaking at the Work Life Congress last October, I kept hearing the same thing over and over from every single HR professional I talked to during our round tables… we want to be better communicators, but we don’t know where to start. It was stated with more…
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Employee Communications
February 6, 2017

Super Bowl LI – An Employee Engagement Problem?

Did the Atlanta Falcons lose the Super Bowl because their employee engagement scores were lower than the New England Patriots? Maybe… but likely not. Their HR team will likely look at these metrics at some point to see if they could have done anything differently to help a better outcome…
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Employee CommunicationsFuture of HR
January 30, 2017

Future of HR: Employee Communications

As we continue this series on the Future of HR, let's review the second critical skill needed by HR professionals, just like you, to be successful going forward. You can review skill #1 (HR Metrics) here. As a reminder: the future of HR needs three critical skills to continue the…
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Employee CommunicationsMetrics
December 28, 2016

What Should HR Leave Behind in 2016?

One of my brilliant friends and mentors, Pam Slim, asked and then wrote a fantastic post about, “What are we going to leave behind in 2016?” The premise was that when we look at year-end activities and planning, we’re so focused on what we are going to do in the…
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Employee Communications
November 30, 2016

You Lost Me at “Memo”

I hope you’re not seeing the word “memo” being thrown around as often I have been lately. I thought for sure that word had been outlawed when email came around, but I digress. A few weeks back, I received an email from a very reputable HR consulting practice telling me…
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Employee CommunicationsOpen Enrollment
November 2, 2016

Annual Enrollment Not Going as Planned? Stop Doing This Immediately

And once again, you’re likely in the thick of Annual Enrollment – how did that happen? Maybe it’s not going so well this year. Maybe your employees aren’t signing up, renewing or choosing the plans you want them to. Or worse, they are simply ignoring it altogether… leaving you open…
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