An internal communications professional is a mythical creature with the power to juggle the daily demands of employee, corporate, and executive communications . . . along with a sprinkle of social media, a pinch of crisis management, and a dash of public relations (PR)—all the while making everyone happy. They deserve glitter, rainbows, and cupcakes for their extraordinary performances all day and all night, every day and every night (NB: I would like mine with extra icing).
Let’s start with the why, as Simon Sinek might say. Why should Internal Communications and HR try to work together in the first place? Well, for starters, Internal Communications wants to communicate with every employee, and HR has access to a great deal of their vital information. That’s a pretty significant link, but we think there’s still way more to it.
Engaging your employees is no easy task. According to Gallup, 51% of US workers aren’t engaged with their jobs. Which is why launching your own employee app is so important. Your app has the potential to reach every single one of your employees no matter where they are in the world, and it has the potential to open the door to your digital workplace. But which use cases are the most engaging for your employees and guarantee your app’s success?
When healthcare companies invest in internal communications to increase safety, improve operations, and engage staff, the results are often happier providers and patients. At Staffbase, we frequently receive a “SOS” from healthcare companies looking for an internal communications solution to confront challenges such as employee turnover or change management. Many are on a quest to revitalize the employee experience and improve current procedures with the hope of making their workplace one where employees want to be. As a lifesaver, we put together some best practices from healthcare companies that are communicating well with workers to proactively address safety issues, efficiently manage operations, and amplify staff engagement, three fields that are essential to success in the healthcare industry and beyond.
The employee experience movement is growing at an annual global rate of nearly 100%. That’s the budding conclusion of Staffbase following the second of three planned calculations of the number of professionals adopting new leadership and organizational practices to create more positive workplace experiences for their employees.