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IC the heart of employee experience. This podcast covers the employee experience through internal communications. We focus on solving communication challenges through a branded employee app.
Jun 19, 2020
How Spark Power Uses an Employee App to Integrate Culture After Acquisitions
Our employees are our greatest asset, so efficient and effective two-way communication is critical if we’re going to meet the needs of our business and grow! —Eric Waxman, Spark Power Cofounder and Chief Investment Officer/Head of People and Culture To get the full story, go to staffbase.com/blog
Nov 25, 2019
Developing a Happiness Strategy
In this week's episode, we sat down with Emma Bridger, Manging Director of People Lab—an HR consultancy providing products and training to improve employee engagement in the workplace—to discuss happiness in the workplace, how to create an effective policy, the elements of positive psychology that support the theory, and the positive business outcomes to be had.
Nov 21, 2019
How to Write Effective Copy for your Staff Communications
*Well-written copy is the key to communicating effectively—especially with employees in a busy workplace.* In this episode of Communications Academy, we’ve outlined a formula that provides a powerful method for writing copy proven to drive readership with messages that won’t sit unopened in a busy inbox. * State the Problem * Provide a Solution * Provide Examples * Emphasize the Benefits * End on a CTA For bonus tips and more: https://staffbase.com/blog/how-to-write-effective-copy-for-your-staff-communications/
Oct 18, 2019
How to Make a High Quality Video for $0
*90 percent* of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and we process these visuals 60,000 times faster* *than with text. Taken in conjunction with the dwindling attention spans of Gen Z, it’s clear that video is an ideal platform for effective internal communications. However, nobody wants to waste their time with a video that looks unprofessional—it suggests that the content will be equally low quality. What if we told you that you already own everything you need to create high quality, engaging video content for your internal audience? *Check out our detailed **blog post** for detailed tips to help bring your videos to the next level!*
Sep 26, 2019
Improving Diversity and Inclusion Policy with Internal Comms
Is this week’s episode of Communications Academy, we sat down with Jaime Klein, Founder of Inspire HR, to discover her most valuable tips for building a comprehensive diversity and inclusion policy. * Read more about building a comprehensive D&I strategy and download our free guide on the Staffbase Blog. * Read Jaime's article, "How to Proactively Plan for Transgender Inclusion."
Sep 11, 2019
How to improve internal communication readership in 2019
You carefully craft each sentence. Your grammar is impeccable. You find the perfect gif. You finally hit “publish” on your masterpiece and...no one reads it. Great content is only great if people are actually reading what you write! Today we’re discussing 3 ways to easily enhance your content to increase your readership. Get the full story here: https://staffbase.com/blog/3-tips-better-content-readership/
Aug 13, 2019
What's a branded employee app like for a company with almost 2000 employees look like?
Join us as we talk to a Director of Communication and Branding at a Railroad Company with close to 2000 employees. We discuss what his organization looked like before and how a branded employee app changed everything for the better. We also discuss strategies like delivering a podcast, employee achievement program, and how to leverage local, relevant, and specific content.
Aug 12, 2019
How Diversity and Inclusion Serve a Modern Workplace Communication Plan
https://staffbase.com/blog/how-diversity-and-inclusion-serve-a-modern-workplace-communication-plan/ Jaime Klein is the founder and president of Inspire Human Resources, an HR consultancy firm that specializes in areas such as coaching, employee relations, talent management, and diversity and inclusion. Inspire Human Resources is a Certified Woman Owned Small Business, and Jaime has been recognized as one of New Jersey’s 2018 Best 50 Women in Business. She has worked as a workplace culture expert and HR Business Partner since 1994, and she carries all those years of experience and knowledge with her into her business ventures today at Inspire Human Resources. Through short term projects, interim roles, and consulting services, Jaime and her team of HR experts help companies navigate the constantly changing workplace and adjust their strategies to improve employees’ experiences and productivity We sat down with Jaime to discuss a highly relevant issue in today’s workplace: diversity and inclusion. Jaime and her team work with a lot of companies to guide them in creating safe and inclusive cultures for all of their employees and restructuring their HR initiatives regarding issues such as harassment and unconscious biases.
Aug 8, 2019
Connecting a Multilingual Workforce with EDF renewables
For the full story: https://staffbase.com/blog/edf-renewables-employee-app/
Jul 29, 2019
Audio or Video: What's the best medium to communicate to an enterprise?
As internal communicators decide which channel is best to engage their people, they can often be turned away from video and audio content, simply because it tends to intimidate those who do not have professional equipment or experience with these channels. Regarding how to overcome those fears and embrace the power of video and audio content, Debbie told us that “you’re not going to create a Hollywood standard movie on your first outing, so let’s accept that.” She noted that the best thing you can do is just pull out your smartphone and film something, and even though it might not be great, next time it will be better. In this episode, we chat with Debbie Aurelius, Co Founder and Director of Peppermint Fish, a communications and employee engagement consultancy specializing in leadership communication. Debbie founded Peppermint Fish in 2017, but before that she worked in internal communications roles and has previously done professional work in learning and development. She has combined these skills of teaching and internal communication to create her career at Peppermint Fish, where she focuses on the creation of podcast and video content, along with online courses for her clients. Links: Debbie Aurelius - Co Founder and Director of Peppermint Fish: https://peppermintfish.com Be A Bigger Fish Podcast - https://peppermintfish.com/be-a-bigger-fish Lavalier Lapel Microphone https://www.amazon.com/Professional-Microphone-Omnidirectional-Recording-Conference/dp/B01AG56HYQ
Jul 16, 2019
Which challenge do you need to face first as an Internal Communicator?
*In this episode we talk with Managing Director of AB and host of The Internal Comms Podcast, Katie Macaulay. * *Links:* *3:15 Katie Macaulay’s Internal Comms Podcast: **https://abcomm.co.uk/podcasts/* *9:00: Blind - Anonymous community app **https://www.teamblind.com/articles/Topics* *20:22 AB Internal Comms Podcast - Episode 11: Paolo Peretti **https://abcomm.co.uk/podcasts/episode/episode-11-putting-the-soul-back-into-patisserie-valerie/* *30:28 **The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People** by Stephen R. Covey **https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/0743269519* *34:00 **Search Inside Yourself **by Chade-Meng Tan **https://www.amazon.com/Search-Inside-Yourself-Unexpected-Achieving/dp/0062116932* *41:02 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer **https://www.edelman.com/trust-barometer* *42:20 AB Internal Comms Podcast - Episode 9: Harry Hugo **https://abcomm.co.uk/podcasts/episode/episode-09-how-to-win-colleagues-and-influence-people/* *44:00 The Daily Goat V…
1 hr 3 min
Jul 1, 2019
HR Virtual Roundtable: Employee Engagement
*Virtual Roundtable - HR Perspective* * *3:45 Question about employees hearing from their leaders instead of HR directors / dealing with employee engagement.* * *4:14 Nick answers: Being on the recruiting side of HR, the most difficult times for him were having to reject people at the end of their candidacy for positions because of downturn. * * *5:19 Wesley answers: “If engagement is an HR issue, you’ve lost the battle before you’ve started”. There are a lot of tools HR can provide to leaders, such as exit interview questions and engagement teams, so that they have beneficial interactions with employees. * * *7:08 Jeffrey answers: His company finally gained traction with a diversity and inclusion when they realised: “This is not an HR initiative, it is a business imperative. Once our people feel included, then we will be a force to reckon with and it will be very hard to compete against us''. “HR plays a role as a coach and an advisor behind the curtain”.…
1 hr 14 min
Jun 26, 2019
Finding your Own Voice as an Internal Communicator
*Top 10 (ok 12) Incredible Quotes from **Kristin Hancock** (**@KristinAnneH**) * “Internal communication...it’s about your employees being fulfilled at work, it’s about how the employee experience is, whether that’s onboarding or training or all those kinds of pieces” - *Kristin* (4:17) “Part of why I’ve become so passionate about [internal communications] is because I’ve seen the impact in both ways. I’ve seen the really positive impact when you have a thriving culture and employees who are fulfilled and enjoy coming to work everyday. I’ve also seen the other side of it, where people don’t want to go to work everyday and dread being there” - *Kristin* (4:52) “Are you listening and are you paying attention to what [your employees’] natural state is and what their behavior is? Maybe we’re not. For me that’s the biggest first step, looking back and looking at the big picture but also looking at the little nuances. What is your culture in its default stat…
Jun 19, 2019
What is the Job Market like for Employee Experience?
Get the full report here: https://insights.staffbase.com/free-download-is-employee-experience-the-future-of-human-resources *The Future Is Already Here—It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed* One thing seems abundantly clear: established, forward-looking companies are aligning around strategies related to the implementation of the employee experience concept. Given that businesses often copycat the practices of market leaders, the question is just how long it will be before other companies take up arms in the employee experience revolution. https://staffbase.com/blog/employee-experience-vs-employee-engagement-a-comparative-study/
Jun 13, 2019
Biggest Takeaway from #IABC19
Looking to make your employee app a success? Here's three steps to do it right! https://staffbase.com/blog/making-your-employee-app-a-success We were so excited to join and support the fantastic IABC community again this year! Many joined to learn about the trends that lead communications into the future. We all know that mobile employee communication is a huge trend and we are proud that Staffbase was named by Gartner as one of the leading mobile employee apps. You may now expect that our takeaway is to talk about how great and easy an employee app can be; how it helps you to reach all employees; enables you to measure; and prove your value to your organization. While all of this is true, there is a larger shift that we would like to talk about. We see this shift happening first hand with our customers. The most successful ones have moved from looking at communication as a channel to seeing communications as the heart of the employee experience. It is one thing to reach every…
Jun 5, 2019
How Staffbase Keeps Your Data Secure
Want to learn how Staffbase obtained certification of the international ISO27001 standard for information security? https://staffbase.com/blog/staffbase-receives-certification-for-information-security/ Security on mobile devices and apps will always be a topic of utmost importance. Staffbase takes every precaution to ensure that your data is kept safe.
May 29, 2019
How Versum helped 2,000 people feel like one team
Here's 7 of the top tools that make communicators more effective: https://staffbase.com/blog/top-internal-communication-tools-that-make-you-more-effective One of the biggest challenges communicators have is finding ways to get your organization to read, respond, and actively participate in your communications strategy. Tiffany Elle, Senior Global Corporate Communications Manager at Versum Materials knows this all too well. However, she's found a way to achieve a 96% active adoption rate. That's NOT a typo 96%! Check out this episode to learn more about what makes her communications strategy so wildly successful.
May 23, 2019
What's a branded employee app like for a company with close to 2,000 employees?
Join us as we talk to a Director of Communication and Branding at a Railroad Company with almost 2,000 employees. We discuss what his organization looked like before and how a branded employee app changed everything for the better. We also discuss strategies like delivering a podcast, employee achievement program, and how to leverage local, relevant, and specific content.
May 16, 2019
The #1 Way Communicators Can Get Help Creating Content
Many communicators feel like the entire content distribution load is solely on them. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY!! We talk about how to locate your internal influencers. These are people that actively want to be company champions.
May 9, 2019
5 Ways to Activate Users on your Branded Mobile App
Many organizations aim to have a very specific % of activations on their branded Employee app. Here's 5 ways that can help boost activations: 1. Branded Swag & Posters 2. Set up kiosks at your various offices. Make yourself available and let folks talk with you as you help them get setup. 3. Find champions at each of your locations and arm them with swag and a very specific shirt or badge that welcomes questions and assistance. Hang up a few posters or fliers with the champions face on it that says, find me! 4. Consider a contest. Have a few stragglers that will tip you over that % goal? Offer something very intriguing like two NFL tickets of their choice. But have a catch: the contest won't activate until everyone complies. That way their friends will nudge them to get it going. 5. Probably most important, is throwing a go-live party. How your organization interacts add accesses their most important information is Paramount... Prove it! Want more? Here's the Top 10 IT Question…
May 2, 2019
How to successfully measure the results of your branded employee app
One of the biggest hurdles in deploying a branded employee app is uncovering what you need to measure. There’s a lot behind that and communicators are always looking for ways to further validate their efforts to leadership and also find new and creative ways to improve and pivot their own strategy. Today we’re talking with Frank Wolf, Co-Founder and CMO at Staffbase. He’s got decades of experience to back up his knowledge of enterprise employee engagement. From the rise and stumbles of the intranet and the launch of mobility within large workspaces. What are the key metrics you’ve found that are most powerful when presenting engagement results to leadership teams? ROI - this sounds hard to measure? Do you find it important to measure interaction between mobile and desktop? I know Staffbase offers an analytics dashboard. What are the key metrics you’ve found are most useful to the teams administrating Staffbase? What are some of the actions that result from seeing these…
Apr 19, 2019
What do Internal Communicators need on day one of their branded employee app
Apr 18, 2019
The Staffbase founder story
*The Staffbase **founder story** and how they came to create a branded employee app platform* Here's a link to a recent article about the founders.
Apr 18, 2019
What kind of security is important for an employee app?
*What kind of **security** is important for an employee app? *Want access to the Staffbase Security Whitepaper ? Click here.
Apr 18, 2019
Let's chat about chat in an employee app
*Let's **chat about chat** in an employee app!*
Apr 18, 2019
How SharePoint and an employee app should work together
*How **SharePoint and and employee apps** should work together *
Apr 18, 2019
Facebook vs a branded employee app -what's the difference?
*Facebook vs **a branded employee app** -what's the difference? *
Apr 18, 2019
What type of intranet works best with an employee app?
*What type of **intranet** works best with an employee app? *
Apr 18, 2019
What is Gamification with an employee app?
*What is **Gamification** with an employee app? *
Apr 18, 2019
What is and how do I measure engagement with an employee app?
*What is and how do I measure **engagement** with an employee app? *
Apr 17, 2019
5 Questions Every Decision Maker Must Ask Before Going All-In with a Branded Employee App
In this episode we talk about the 5 Questions Every Decision Maker Must Ask Before Going All-In with a Branded Employee App. The five questions we discuss are as follows: 1. Am I in a Competitive market for talent? 2. What's my current readership like? 3. Are any of my current methods backfiring? 4. Are my communication needs unique? 5. How do I measure success? We talk about all of this in great detail and welcome your thoughts, feedback, and interaction. Enjoy!
Apr 15, 2019
Why Deploying a Branded Mobile App Strategy is Personal
In this episode Peter is back! We talk about how, in order to successfully deploy an employee app you must plan for, execute, and govern a truly mobile-first strategy. We also review customer stories and where we see the industry headed. Enjoy!
Apr 12, 2019
The Five Discrete Categories Of An Employee Intranet
It's not just a magic pill. You don't just add water and you have this amazing communications channel. It really has to be thoughtful and it has to build trust. *It has to meet the users expectation on so many levels and if it does... it's transformational.* We have customers who, six months into a project have 85% employees adoption and 75% of those people are using it every day. That has transformed how that company communicates. The shift is on personal phones and they've got easy access to the things that they want to find. But again, it's got to be just that right combination of understanding the personal context. Giving them stuff that's valuable to them. Communicating and launching in the right way. It’s not easy. There's no guarantees. But it's transformational if you get it right.