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Internal Marketing: What It Can Do For You

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We often see marketing as an outward-facing function that is used to promote products, services and brand experience to our customers.

How to Improve Employee Health at Work

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How to Improve Employee Health at Work. Employee wellness should be the top priority for all employers. The health and happiness of employees can affect the productivity and success of a company. However, many offices neglect or overlook the importance of a healthy workplace environment.

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3 Vital 2020 Internal Communication Trends You Need to Know

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Are you keeping up with internal communication trends? Of course the basics of communications never changes, we seek to gain the attention of an audience with a relevant message they will engage with.

Pre-Open Enrollment Communication Plan

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It’s no surprise: Benefits are integral to employee attraction and retention—especially in today’s competitive job market. . One study reports that, “56 percent of U.S.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Microsoft Bans Slack: Alternative Tools for Modern Workplace Collaboration

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Citing security concerns, Microsoft recently banned the use of Slack and oth er popular tools like Grammarly , adding to its internal list of “prohibited and discouraged” software, GeekWire recently reported. Google Docs also made the “discouraged” list.

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Guidelines for Writing an Effective Internal Communications Survey

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And the Survey Says… Are your internal communications programs successful?

The Trouble with Using Email Marketing Tools for Internal Email Campaigns

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Marketers use external email marketing software like Marketo, MailChimp or Drip to communicate with customers and prospects and generate revenue. When internal communicators seek email engagement metrics, they often turn to the same software their marketing team already uses.

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4 Steps to Align Communications with Leadership and Business Strategy

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Corporate communications results are, to a large degree, dependent on the opinions and expectations that leadership holds towards the communications function and its contribution to organizational objectives.

How to Gain More Clicks by Crafting More Compelling Calls to Action

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Direct marketers invest a lot of time, effort and response testing on producing effective calls-to-action (CTA), as they know better CTA’s will increase sales.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

What’s New in SharePoint 2019 for end users?

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SharePoint 2019 is a major overhaul over its predecessor (SharePoint 2016), and what makes it truly special is the way Microsoft has envisioned it for a richer and more intuitive end user experience. Here are the key highlights from the new release: 1.

Segmenting Open Enrollment Communications Based on Career & Life Stages

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Segmenting Open Enrollment Communications Based on Career & Life Stages. At PoliteMail, we frequently discuss how internal communicators can segment email lists based on employee demographics, but this strategy isn’t just applicable to day-to-day employee communications—it’s also critical for internal communicators, in collaboration with HR, to thoughtfully write and distribute tailored benefits communications.

When Email Beats Chat

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4 Scenarios When You Should Use Internal Email Instead of Workplace Chat Apps. In the past five years, workplace messaging platforms (also referred to as chat apps) have become increasingly popular. In fact, messaging platforms have acquired millions of active daily users in the past five years.

4 Internal Communication Trends to Plan for in 2019

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Change happens. One thing internal communications teams can be assured of as we forge ahead into the new year is more change is coming.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Automating Onboarding

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If you want to make a good first impression, thoughtful onboarding is essential. To set new employees up for success, they need access to information, assistance understanding policies and procedures and help completing their paperwork. Onboarding is the perfect case for email automation.

How to present insights, not data

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Internal communicators know measuring their efforts is a vital component of a disciplined communications team, and while measuring can be a challenge in itself, the next step toward extracting accurate conclusions and actionable insights from measurement data is still a mystery to many.

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6 ways senior executives can improve communications with employees

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Communicating with employees is an increasingly vital role for top executives in organizations of all sizes. The problem is not all senior leaders recognize this.

Keep Remote Employees Engaged With Strategic Internal Communications

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According to Gallup, 43 percent of American employees work remotely at least some of the time. As the workforce becomes increasingly dispersed, internal communicators need to adjust accordingly. How can you keep remote employees engaged, involved and connected to your company?

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

The right way to conduct A/B testing

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Remember science class? If you did any sort of basic scientific testing in the lab, odds are you’ve already conducted an A/B test. You just didn’t call it that.

How to Communicate About Benefits So Employees Feel Informed

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Only 2.9 percent of employees report a “very high” understanding of their benefits, according to a survey conducted by the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans.

PoliteMail Awarded “Great Place to Work”

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Happy employees mean everything. It boils down to having a supportive culture that puts employees first.

Recruiting Source Effectiveness: Focus on Quality Over Quantity

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. It’s not too late to sign up for Kronos’ Fall eSymposium for HR and Payroll professionals.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

HR Technology: 13 Concepts HR Pros Needs to Know

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It’s no secret. I love technology. In our small business, we rely on technology to extend our capabilities and provide an agile response to customer needs. That helps us remain competitive. But the more I learn about technology, I realize there’s still a lot to learn.

HR Departments Should Have Data Policies

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Human resources departments are filled with data. About applicants, candidates, employees, and alumni. This data includes addresses, health information, and social security numbers. HR has assessment data and information from drug/criminal/credit background screening.

Recruiters: Hiring Veterans Made Easy

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). With over 300,000 HR and business executive members, SHRM creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together.

How to Create Habits for Successful Recruiting and

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Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

3 Ways HR Pros Can Use People Analytics to Help the Bottom Line

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Organizations are regularly faced with a variety of challenges. Right now, many are faced with finding and retaining the best talent. Some companies might be experiencing a slump in sales. Some organizations are finding that a new technology is disrupting their market.

Ageism In the Workplace – Ask #HR Bartender

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Last year marked the 50 th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) , which prohibits discrimination against individuals 40 years of age or older. In a survey from AARP, nearly 2 out of 3 workers have experienced some form of age discrimination or age bias.

We Need STEM and We Need MESH

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I ran across an article recently on Medium titled “ Forget STEM, We Need MESH ”. It’s a thought provoking read. The author spends a fair amount of time kinda bashing the renewed emphasis on STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math).

The New Employee – Employer Social Contract

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One of the workplace-related conversations that’s happening with more frequency is focused on how new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing jobs.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

9 Things to Consider When Purchasing HR Technology

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We talk about HR technology a lot on HR Bartender, but it occurred to me recently that’s there’s one area of HR technology we really haven’t discussed.

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