Category: HR Communications

What’s Your Goal?

As soon as you know exactly what you want, take “baby turtle steps” toward it. Break your goal into tiny action items. Make each task so small and so easy that they start to seem more appealing than intimidating. Keep it simple For instance, you could simply: • Follow your dream company on LinkedIn • […]

Continue Reading

7 Retail Lessons From NRF’s Big Show

Earlier this year, 33,000 people, including retailers, suppliers and technology experts gathered at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show 2017 in New York, the biggest retail trade show of the year. Here are seven lessons they learned about the trends disrupting the retail landscape – and how to prepare for emerging trends. 1. Be […]

Continue Reading

Proof the Freelance Revolution is Unstoppable

October is Small Business Month, so it’s the perfect time to acknowledge and celebrate a thriving entrepreneurial trend: the rise of the freelance movement. In the past decade alone, technology, globalization and economic factors have empowered and inspired workers to leave the corporate world behind and establish their own freelance business. The freelancing community has […]

Continue Reading

8 Reasons Businesses Love Freelancers

The freelance revolution is fueling business, as a growing number of companies are turning to independent professionals to get their projects done. As the freelancing revolution gains momentum, companies can win big. Why Companies Win The business benefits of hiring a freelancer include: 1. Cost savings: Businesses can save a significant amount of money by […]

Continue Reading

8 Reasons Workers Embrace Freelancing

Considering leaving the cubicle behind? You’re not alone. Projections suggest up to 40% of U.S. workers could be freelancers by 2020.[i] The benefits of pursuing a freelance path can include: 1. Freedom: Gain autonomy and be your own boss. As long as you get your work done, you can go for a mid-morning jog or […]

Continue Reading

Does Freelancing Fit Your Lifestyle?

October is Small Business Month, so it’s a great time to consider whether the freelance movement is right for you — now or in the future. One desirable benefit of freelancing is how well it accommodates certain lifestyles, including: Digital Nomads: White-collar freelancers can choose to travel beyond their national borders and work anywhere there’s […]

Continue Reading

20 Tips for Working Remotely (& Productively)

Now that warmer weather is here, it may be time to free yourself from the office to work from a more scenic locale — without compromising your productivity. To boost cost efficiencies, morale and retention, a growing number of companies are embracing programs for staff to work remotely. Whether they work from home, a coffee […]

Continue Reading

Want Happy, Engaged Employees?: 7 Tips

What’s the secret behind successful companies’ higher customer loyalty, profits and revenue, and lower turnover? Engaged employees. These employees create business value because they participate fully, feel passionate about their work and willingly “step up” to help their company succeed. Best of all, they tell the world their company’s stories as enthusiastic brand advocates. Use […]

Continue Reading

Attract Superstar Employees

Every organization wants to hire top talent. Prompt, effective hiring minimizes advertising, recruitment and training costs. So how do you stand out? How do you reach ideal candidates with the competence, positive attitude and personality to move your business forward? Start by using these proven communication tactics to help your company break through the clutter […]

Continue Reading

Retain Your Top Talent

Although employee turnover is inevitable, it costs companies a lot. Every time an employee leaves, an organization faces lower productivity, lost knowledge, and increased recruiting and training costs. To retain your best workers, use these tips to keep them happy: State your expectations clearly, up-front and often. Help employees feel secure and successful by letting […]

Continue Reading

The Most Cost-Effective Morale Booster

Recent research indicates improving the communication of senior executives may be the most cost-effective way to improve employee satisfaction, morale and culture. A clear link exists between outstanding organizational performance and outstanding culture. Executive communication plays a major role in both. What Employees Want According to research, the topics employees want to hear about from […]

Continue Reading

Leadership Lessons from Sochi

Business owners and executives can learn effective communication tips from Canadian Olympic athletes. As the following sports leaders prove, winning communication is more than words — it’s about positive attitudes and actions, too. For success in business, apply these lessons from Canada’s heroes in Sochi: Give others the glory: Calgary speedskater Gilmore Junio set aside […]

Continue Reading