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Reducing the Cost of Your Internal Communication

Internal communications might not seem like it costs your business a lot of money. It’s not like you’re advertising in newspapers and billboards and on the sides of buses when it comes to communicating with your own employees, right?

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The truth is that internal communications can be expensive if it isn’t done properly, and there’s a range of direct and indirect costs associated with it.

Some examples are:

Not having the right staff for the job

One of the biggest costs associated with internal communication is having the right professionals for the role. You don’t necessarily need expensive equipment to carry out internal communications activities, but you do need to have the right people for the job.… Read more

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How to Tell If Your Internal Communications Campaign Is Successful

Internal communication is an important aspect to every organization’s success. It influences key areas such as employee satisfaction, performance, engagement and retention.  The more your employees are able to align with strategic business goals, rates of successful customer service and, therefore also revenue, are also known to increase.

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When you are involved in internal communications activities, it’s important to measure their success. A measurement metric should be built into any internal communications campaign – something that many internal communicators fail to do.

Measuring the success of your campaign can not only be useful for reporting to senior management, but can help you to determine the effectiveness of the methods you have been using within your organization.… Read more

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Tips to Reduce Email and Information Overload

If your company is like most, there’s a high chance your employees are being driven mad by inboxes clogged with more emails than they can keep up with and act on.

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For businesses, the constant interruption of non-stop emails affects productivity – estimated to cost billions globally every year.  And as well as wasting time and money, email has become an ineffective system for communicating important information – it’s easy for critical information to go missing in the mess.

There are some steps you and your employees can take to get your email system back under control.

1.Use enterprise social networks

Around 67% of emails are sent internally within an organization.… Read more

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Manage Email Overload with DeskAlerts

When email was introduced to the corporate world, it was supposed to help streamline communications, making companies more connected and efficient. The reality is it has become one of the biggest time-wasting activities unleashed on the workforce, and a major source of frustration.

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The average office worker is spending around 28% of their time managing their email inbox, according to a recent survey. This amount of time is even more for more senior employees.

Email overload has several negative impacts as a result of both the constant interruptions it poses, as well as staff having to process high-volumes of email.… Read more

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DeskAlerts: Best Way to Improve Your HR Communications

In today’s workplace, Human Resources (HR) departments increasingly have a role to play in the engagement of employees, development of leaders, establishment of a culture of change, as well providing information about important organizational objectives.

Organizations that have good internal communications systems often have more productive and happier, engaged staff as well as a lower turnover of employees. They have been shown to attract and retain the best people, giving them an advantage over their competition, as well as less costs associated with recruitment.

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There are many tools available for HR departments to utilize to communicate with employees. From emails to intranets, to notice boards – but one of the best ways to get important HR information out there to every single member of staff in a way that can’t be ignored is by using DeskAlerts.Our client, the Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals in the United Kingdom, has been successfully using DeskAlerts to manage employee communications since 2010.… Read more

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Improve Your Mass Notification System with DeskAlerts

A mass notification system like DeskAlerts has many benefits to your organization because it can be used to send out time-sensitive information to a large audience in a way that cannot be ignored.

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DeskAlerts is an internal communications tool that can be used for numerous purposes to ensure your employees are kept up-to-date with information. You can use it for just about any purpose: from sending out critical information during an emergency through to providing education and training solutions.

The DeskAlerts system is easy to use. Messages are delivered quickly to recipients, and you can send them utilizing multiple notifications channels to meet your specific needs.… Read more

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Why You Need a Cost-effective System of Mass Notification

Today’s business world is fast-paced. Customers increasingly expect service around-the-clock, 7 days a week. Employees can work any time of the day, any day of the week.

More than ever before, you need solutions in place to communicate with all employees quickly and effectively at any time of the day or night when they may be working for you.

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Whether you need to communicate about IT system outages, critical incidents, emergency situations or reminders about important business information that all staff need to know about, a mass notification system is a brilliant solution for your organization.

One of the biggest obstacles to effective communication with your employees, partners and other stakeholders is information getting lost because of overloaded inboxes or people not proactively looking at intranet and internet sites for updates.… Read more

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5 Best Practices for Internal Communication

Effective communication in the workplace has many benefits. When you commit to employee engagement through internal communication, your company only stands to benefit.

When you communicate with your employees, it’s important to not only focus on the messages you are delivering but also how you are communicating those messages.

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These are some of the best practices for internal communication:

  1. Planning

One of the biggest mistakes that organizations make when they attempt to have a communication strategy internally is to take a cookie-cutter approach without determining their own unique needs and what they are hoping to achieve.

The template that your friend at Company Z sent you might not work within the unique corporate culture of  Company X.… Read more

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Reducing Hospital Noise for Better Patient Outcomes

 

Hospitals across the nation are constantly being challenged to reduce noise and create quiet environments for their patients rest and recover.

With hospitals running around-the-clock, they are busy hubs of activities day and night. Noises come in many forms, from patient monitoring equipment through to overhead announcements, carts and beds being wheeled from one location to another as well as staff and patients talking and so on.

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It’s been found that the average noise levels in hospitals have increased by 15 decibels over the last 40 years and sit at around 70 decibels. This is well above the recommended limit of 35 decibels for a healing environment set by the World Health Organization.… Read more

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How to Well Prepare for an IT Outage

Living in a world that everything seems to move super fast, IT outages is one of the major predicaments that many organizations if not all have to deal with. This is by wondering whether an IT system is good enough, up to date and prediction of the impacts of outage or rather downtime.

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Causes of an IT outage

All outages, planned and unplanned may be caused by different things, including; hardware and server breakdowns, power outages, software failures, human errors, environmental issues, just to mention but a few.

Since these outages are mostly unpredictable, companies are advised to always have a contingency plan to either prevent the outage or at least reduce the impact of the system outage.Read more

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