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Death of the Office

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The empire of the office has triumphed over modern professional life. The dimensions are awesome, in the hundreds of millions, on every nation on Earth, dominating the skylines of our cities are no longer cathedrals but multi-story vats filled with workers.

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Telephone vs. Email: How to Know Which to Use

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With many of us now working from home due to social distancing, employees have had to rely on different mediums in order to communicate with their coworkers. These communication tacts range from video chats, emails, and in some cases phone conversations.

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Employee Broadcast Email Volume Accelerates with Covid-19 Cases

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Employee email broadcast communications increases dramatically in response to the crisis. Suddenly, employees need more communication than ever, even on weekends, as evidenced in our data.

Coronavirus Update

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Obviously, the need for high volume, accurately targeted, and accurately measured communications is critical right now. We’re here to help. · Unlimited internal sending volumes for March & April 2020. We are actively monitoring servers and have seen the spike in communications volume.

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Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

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.

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.

Internal Marketing and Why It’s Critical to Employee Experience

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Organizations and business leaders struggle to identify new ways of growing the business. Whether its innovating a new product, improving customer satisfaction scores, scaling production or enhancing brand visibility — it all starts with where the problem started – unmotivated employees.

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.

6 Tips for Better Remote Employee Engagement

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If you’ve ever spent a chunk of time working from home, you know that while there are plenty of upsides (No commute!), there are some lonely downsides, too. One of those downsides can be a persistent feeling of being disconnected from co-workers and the organization at large.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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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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.

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.

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

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.

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.

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download the Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights COVID-19 report for information, new survey results and resources to help you recognize opportunities, minimize risk and confidently navigate the challenging road ahead.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Learning Corner With Jeffrey Pfeffer: To Build Trust, Cut Down on Surveillance—Even for Employees Working at Home

Cornerstone On Demand

According to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal , at least one type of business is flourishing in our COVID-19-induced world of remote work : companies selling tools that permit employers to monitor how employees spend their time.

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The Future of Work: The Impact of COVID-19 On Our Workplaces

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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. Kronos has introduced employee contact-tracing capabilities for their customers at no additional charge.

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Managers: How to Support Remote Employees – Ask #HR Bartender

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Last week, we provided a list of resources to help individuals get adjusted to working from home. After it was published, I received this note. Dear HR Bartender! I’m a loyal and excited reader of your blog and usually find very great tricks and tips I can experiment with at my workplace.

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3 Workplace Articles Every Manager Should Read Right Now

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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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Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.