How HR can Align Employee Engagement to Business Success

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HR and FinanceAs a professional who leads HR communication and strategy, discussions on how to analyze, increase and measure employee engagement are a regular part of my meetings with HR executives and senior leadership. And what I’ve come to realize is that employee engagement means different things to different people… and how you achieve engagement has differing thoughts as well. But a common theme that surfaces in all my conversations is how to equate an engaged workforce to being successful as business?

Enabling The Social Workplace Through Social Technologies

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Through my own conversations, I have seen a shift in the C suite towards having a better understanding that social technology is no longer a “nice to have” but a “must have” in today’s results-driven workplace. There has been significant growth in the deployment of cohesive social platforms as a communications tool to help employees not only understand how their individual role contributes to overall business success but also as a valuable information tool for knowledge sharing and collaboration activities.

2014 CMO’s Guide to Social Platforms

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Since 2010, CMO has released its annual infographic that highlights the social platforms that matter to marketers.

For this year’s guide, CMO.com teamed with data visualization specialist Visual.ly to help with both content and design. For 2014, the Big Four are joined by newcomer SlideShare, 2013 entries Google+ and Pinterest, and Instagram, which makes its second appearance since2012. As in past years, each platform is evaluated by four key criteria: SEO, brand awareness, customer communication, and traffic generation, with performance compared with the past two years (except in cases where the platform was not previously included).

Building A Social Business – It’s Not Just About Technology

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The 8 Step Guide to Building a Social Workplace While social business has become a hot buzzword over the last few years, the evidence of success has been hard to capture and measure. Successes are much more clearly identified and defined when it comes to technology and collaboration platform adoption, but much the lines become more blurry when it comes to emotional, cultural impacts and business successes as a result of becoming a social workplace.

Why Employee Voice Results in Employee Engagement #infographic

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The value of the voice of the employee is something I’ve been passionate about for some time. I love this infographic because it provides clear proof points as to why it’s so important to keep employees informed and how doing so results in higher employee engagement.

Attribution: Kevin Ruck, Exploring Internal Communications

The Importance of Employee Voice

Kevin Ruck is a founding director of PR Academy, which provides qualifications and training in all aspects of internal communication and PR. He initiated and designed the internal comms qualifications accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Kevin is presently doing a Phd in the measurement of internal communication. He is a regular speaker and author on all aspects of internal comms.