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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.

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.

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?

Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

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.

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.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Use the Right Technology Tool For the Job

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The word “hack” is often used instead of tips. For example, here’s a blog post on “ 100 Incredible Life Hacks that Make Life So Much Easier ”. The first one is “Tie a small piece of fabric to your luggage. Saves a lot of time to check if it’s your bag or not.”

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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.

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.

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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When Recruiter Priorities Compete: Fill Speed, Growing Req Loads, and Diversity

It’s a question as old as the recruiting profession itself: How many reqs should one recruiter handle at a time? Even in our data-driven age of hard metrics and objective assessments, the answer is: It depends. Download this White Paper to discover the key factors that go into finding your answer to the req load question.

7 Career Lessons Learned from Attending a NASA Social

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Over the summer, Mr. Bartender and I attended NASA’s Ascent Abort flight test. The Ascent Abort flight test was a simulation designed to ensure that NASA can maintain astronaut safety in case of an emergency. The test flight was done as part of the preparations for next year’s Artemis launch.

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.

Employee Absences: Plan for the Unplanned

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I must admit today’s Time Well Spent. from our friends at Kronos is a little funny to me for two reasons. Living in Florida, we often run into these “ the weather is absolutely gorgeous days ” where we want to play hooky and go to the beach. And sometimes we actually do it.

Engagement or Connection: Why the Connected Workplace Might Be Better

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at MindManager , a division of Corel Corporation. MindManager helps individuals, teams, and enterprises do great work faster by simplifying the way they capture, organize, and share information.

Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.

Working Smarter Means Organizations Need to Personalize Work

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(Editor’s Note: T oday’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions.

Media Literacy Is a Business Competency

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Regardless of your politics, we’ve all been exposed to the notion of “ fake news ”. It might have been someone who shared an announcement that a celebrity has died, only to find out that it’s either not true or it happened four years ago.

Employees Want to Work with Technology In the Modern Cloud

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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.

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Unlimited Time Off Programs: Don’t Force Employees to Lie About Their Whereabouts

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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.

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.