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BRANDE : blog

June 2, 2017

Unify Your Employee Communications and Build Equity in Your HR Brand

It’s Not Who Sends the Message; It’s What it Means to Employees that Counts.

Many internal/employee communications are delivered in siloed streams and on any given day, an employee may receive one communication from Finance about the new expense reimbursement system. Another from Payroll about W-2s being available online. Another one from the Benefits Department on a change to the 401(k) plan. Another one from Facilities about the cafeteria menu. Another from Learning & Development about a new leadership training for new people managers. You get the idea.

All these various departments, with possibly different branding across multiple communications and channels, are competing for attention and sending out messages and wanting to make it clear “who” sent it.

But consider the employee experience as they field multiple requests from colleagues, clients, vendors, recruiters etc. It is just stuff from the Company (or worse yet, just stuff from HR). They can’t differentiate who is sending what or why. They just want to know WIFI (what’s in it for me.)

  • • What effect does this have on my employment?
  • • What impact will this have on how I do my job?
  • • What impact will this have on the people I work with?

 

Consider building your HR Brand and working together across functions to think about how HR should “look, sound and feel.”

Time is precious, information overload is rampant and email fatigue is flourishing. Are you brave enough to jump into the sandbox together and look at your communications in a new way? Consider starting a communications audit. Or perhaps you need help activating your talent brand internally in a consistent way?