HR Toolkit – Employee Communication

Think of employee communication as the sharing of information between organizational leadership and their employees—and vice versa. Effective employee communication can have a positive impact on all aspects of a company. Likewise, poor employee communication can lead to workplace inefficiencies and create challenges for successfully engaging and retaining employees.

While many companies put a lot of effort into communicating with employees, it doesn’t mean that it is always effective. Consider this interesting fact from Gallup:

74% of employees feel they are missing out on company information and news.

So, even if an organization already has employee communication initiatives in place, it’s important to continually measure and evaluate those efforts to ensure employees are informed and engaged—and don’t feel like they’re missing out on news.

This HR Toolkit provides an overview of employee communication and its importance, and suggests a step-by-step process for developing or updating a communication strategy. Since employee communication can be both formal and informal, this toolkit addresses formal communication strategies and informal communication tactics or initiatives. In addition, the Appendix offers supplementary resources including an employee survey, infographic, planning checklist, and more.

As always, Horst Insurance is here to answer your questions related to this toolkit and other workplace matters. Feel free to contact us!

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