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Get Employee Attention

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Learn the best ways to get employee attention and improve the success of your internal communications.

8 Tips on how to get employee attention in a modern workplace - Tools and tactics to get through to your staff, make sure your internal communication messages get seen and heard.

SnapComms is an internal communications software provider that helps companies communicate better with their staff members and ensure message cut through for important communications.

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Get Employee Attention

  1. 1. Get Employee Attention Learn the best ways to get employee attention and improve the success of your internal communications
  2. 2. Meet Sally… In her role as Internal Communications Manager for a leading healthcare provider, Sally is responsible for keeping all 3,000+ workforce up to speed with important company news. Staff training, compliance, risk management and project updates are just some of the areas Sally’s tasked with communicating.
  3. 3. Sally’s challenge Her biggest challenge is get employee attention. She knows her emails get missed. Staff complain of email overload, and don’t have time to read lengthy emails. Even worse, Sally has no way of knowing who’s received, read - and more importantly - understood the communication.
  4. 4. There’s increasing pressure from senior management to ensure all staff are properly informed. Sally needs to find a better way to communicate. To help Sally, we’ve come up with 8 tips to improve the success of her internal communications program.
  5. 5. 1. Use the right tools These days the ‘all staff email’ simply gets buried amongst all the noise. Look for better ways to issue important company news. Effective techniques to get cut through now include alerts, desktop wallpapers, RSS feeds and more.
  6. 6. 2. Tailor to your audience If you have a multi-generational workforce, think about creating your message in a variety of formats. For example, instant messaging might work best for millennials whereas an explainer video may work best for baby boomers.
  7. 7. 3. Short is sweet Keep your message on point. Make it clear what action needs to be taken and by when. Latest research implies any text more than 100 words is only read by 20%.
  8. 8. 4. Write right A good tip is to write for a 12 year old. Ditch the corporate jargon. Tone of voice is a subtle but incredibly powerful communication element that’s worth spending time to get right. Before you send anything, read your communication out loud first; you’ll know instinctively which words aren’t right.
  9. 9. 5. Hone up the Headline A bold headline will grab your employees’ attention and lure them into your message. Take the time to get this right, ideally run some A|B testing.
  10. 10. 6. Get Visual A short video can get so much more across than a lengthy email – and in less time. You don’t need to hire a film crew either. These days, the recording facility on a smartphone is more than adequate for internal comms purposes (but it does pay to invest in lapel mic, to ensure good sound).
  11. 11. 7. Be Creative Humans are emotional creatures. Tell stories, use cartoons, add humour. Look to your own colleagues who can often be a great resource for creating the kind of content to get employee attention.
  12. 12. 8. Time to Track There’s no excuse nowadays for not measuring internal comms’ effectiveness. Affordable software lets you track everything from who’s viewed your video the whole way through, to which staff member still needs further training according to their quiz responses.
  13. 13. SnapComms is a global leader in internal communications software. Its products enable organizations to communicate more effectively with staff by ensuring message deliverability directly onto devices. It serves 350 major organizations in more than 45 countries.

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