The HR Professionals Guide To Improving Employee Communication and Engagement

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As an HR professional, you have a lot to do. You have to motivate employees, manage team programs, and mediate conict. All of these tasks can be dicult, but they can all be made easier with the help of effective employee communication and engagement. Employee communication and engagement is dened by how you talk to your employees. This can include almost every employee touchpoint, from meetings to email, on social media, project management systems, and even casual conversations that happen on the y. If you're communicating effectively, you'll have employees that are more engaged and more productive. When goals are proactively communicated and employees are aligned with your company's vision, more work gets done. But don't just take our word for it — trust the data. AON Hewitt found that improving internal communication leads to better employee engagement by a measure of 8 points. Additionally, employees who work at companies that communicate on social media are 27% more likely to feel optimistic about the company's future, and 40% more likely to feel like their company is competitive, according to a study by Altimeter Group. Communication is evolving The way we talk to each other has changed so much in the last twenty years. Companies must acknowledge this shift and adapt in order to succeed. The way we communicate with our workforce should mirror and compliment the ways employees communicate in their everyday lives. People don't send one another lengthy handbooks. Instead, they interact with one another on mobile devices, on social media, and through messaging apps. For HR teams especially, adapting to new channels is vital to developing a strong communication foundation within your organization. In this guide, we'll teach you how to communicate with your team so that each individual is as productive as possible. We'll cover the state of communication in today's workplace, communication strategies that lead to success, and some examples of how companies are getting it right. When you're done with this guide, you'll know how to use effective communication to increase productivity in your work environment. 1

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