Are you an internal communicator struggling with budget issues? Wondering how to build a business case that works in your favor? Well, we hear you. You're not alone, and your concern is as genuine as it gets.
In today's rapidly evolving business world, talent is a key differentiator that separates successful organizations from the less successful ones. The former group realizes this and ensures well-rounded employee journeys. It’s common to see the most impactful leaders pay close attention to optimizing employee experiences right from the moment a new hire walks through the office doors, to their integration into the company culture, their professional development, and their ongoing journey toward success. There’s ample evidence that documents the benefit of this attention.
Trust in the workplace encompasses honest and transparent communication and relationships among coworkers, fostering an environment free from disloyalty or unethical behavior concerns. A recent study conducted by Harvard Business Review emphasizes that trust is not merely a desirable quality in the workplace; it is a vital element for the well-being and performance of organizations.
Mental health encompasses our thoughts, emotions, and ability to cope with life's highs and lows. The global issue of mental health is rapidly gaining attention. Workplace stress stands out as one of the primary factors that adversely affect individuals' mental well-being, with up to30% of employees feeling unable to communicate the impact of stress to their employers honestly.
Global workplaces today house employees from diverse backgrounds. While this creates a vibrant environment fostering creativity and innovation, customizing communication based on demographics simultaneously becomes vital. After all, in a mixed environment, it’s not uncommon to find seemingly innocuous messages getting misinterpreted due to cultural differences, and offending people.
Liaising between different departments, senior management, and employees while ensuring smooth communication organization-wide can get overwhelming if you’re a solo internal communicator. Unfortunately, as it turns out, this situation is quite common in today’s corporate world.
As OpenAI launched the Generative Pre-trained Transformer 4 (GPT-4) on March 14, 2023, an instant buzz around generative artificial intelligence (AI) took over the world. Even though this was initially limited to paid customers of ChatGPT, it spawned massive curiosity, excitement, and ethical questions across Internet users.
Frontline workers can make or break a company as they are the faces your customers see and engage with. As the drive for customer-centricity intensifies, organizations will need to hire people with diverse characteristics and credentials to connect with their customers.
Most HR professionals will agree that the high turnover rates in the construction industry make managing labor as a resource very difficult. Employee retention is a countrywide challenge, and at the end of 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the U.S. set a new resignation rate record.
Communication is the cornerstone of any successful business. All levels of employees from desk staff to field workers need to be informed and engaged by management so they not only feel valued for their contributions, but can keep projects running efficiently, on time, and on budget. This is particularly the case in sectors with frontline staff where there are so many moving parts that must align.