Best Practices

Resources for Voting & Civic Engagement for Employees

We’re seeing an uptick in companies giving employees time off to vote and encouraging civic engagement. As communicators, we have an opportunity to not only give employees a voice in the companies in which they work but also outside the workplace as they use their votes and time to create a better world. 

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How to Wow Your New Hires With Memorable Employee Onboarding

Whether you’re easing back into the office or still fully remote, employee onboarding matters. Port of Portland’s brilliant approach to welcoming new hires is packed with ideas for designing a more meaningful experience.

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What Star Trek Can Teach Us about DEI and Leadership

More than 50 years ago, Star Trek made its groundbreaking debut with a mission to “boldly go where no man has gone before” while breaking barriers and exploring themes that are especially relevant right now. Here are 6 lessons that Star Trek teaches us about how to lead in diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Ask the DEI Expert: Recruiting and Hiring Women of Color

Right now, we are seeing a lot of companies making public gestures to support Black employees but how do you go beyond and take action? We sat down with Michele Heyward, founder of Posi+ive Hire, to explore how companies can hire and, more importantly, retain women of color.

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Think Before You Ask: Designing Employee Surveys for Actionable Data

Asking for employee feedback sends a message that you want to hear from them… unless you don’t do a single thing with the feedback. Here are 3 steps to help you think before you ask and yield data you can act on.

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How to Rock an Internal Communications Preferences Survey

Want to harness measurement to strengthen your internal communications? Run a communications preferences survey! Here’s how to rock it so you can learn what information your people want (and how and when they want to get it).

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How Northwell Health is Navigating COVID-19 From an Epicenter

What do you do when you’re the head of Internal Comms at New York state’s largest health care provider and the U.S. epicenter of a global pandemic is right where your health system is located? Here are four key takeaways from Northwell Health.

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Communicating in the New World of Work: 4 Ways We Can Do It!

We can no longer simply manage our way through this crisis. It’s time to pivot and ask ourselves: How are we going to communicate in this new world of work? It's a scary thought but we can do this. Here's how.

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Insert Creative Title: Flipping the Switch on Creativity

Creativity isn’t a switch you can flip. When the power is out, don’t stand there, flipping the switch on and off. So, what CAN we do to get creativity flowing again? Our resident creativity expert, Claire Stuart, tells all.

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