When Weather Strikes, Keep Employees Informed and Safe

2018 was dramatic in terms of weather for the United States. Just after New Year’s, Winter Storm Grayson blanketed parts of Florida with more snow and ice than they have seen since the 1980s. Then in March four nor’easters  hit New England in just three weeks. April brought the deep south record rain falls and flooding.  Hurricane […]

Alabama DOE Tasked with Taking on School Emergency Notifications

Alabama recently made the news with the signing of House Bill 89 by Governor Kay Ivey. The legislation’s gist? Mandating that the Alabama Department of Education (DOE) take on a bigger role in how and when information is conveyed to stakeholders. Specifically, the DOE will be responsible for developing an electronic notification system aimed at […]

Part IV – Workplace Violence: Making Communication Count During a Crisis

In the first segment of our four-part blog on workplace violence, we detailed the financial cost to Virginia Tech following the campus massacre which killed 32 people and wounded 17 others in 2007. What we didn’t mention? The determination by a state panel following the shooting that had an alert been issued earlier or classes […]

10 Things Your Employees Wish You Understood About Communicating With Them – Part Two

In a prior post, 10 Things Your Employees Wish You Understood About Communicating with Them – Part One, we began exploring the ways that managers can improve productivity, employee satisfaction and overall organizational culture by improving the way they communicate. In this Part Two post we’ll add the second five: 6. STAY THE COURSE Too often, […]

10 Things Your Employees Wish You Understood About Communicating With Them – Part One

Businesses typically put a great deal of time and resources into customer communications, from elaborate public relations plans to customer surveys. But when it comes to internal communications—those formal and informal means by which employers communicate with workers—communication is often taken for granted. Employees have a critical impact on the outcome of every project as […]