Prioritizing internal communications (Guest Commentary)

Ask employees about their preferences for receiving information
By Marcia McDougall
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/14/2012

Organizations with highly engaged workforces share several touchpoints, including an effective internal communications strategy.

Employees at firms on Aon Hewitt’s annual list of the Best Employers in Canada understand their employer’s business objectives and their role in achieving them, have the information they need to make good decisions about their benefits and appreciate all the elements of their total rewards package.

For many organizations, however, internal communications is an afterthought. While creating and implementing a business plan can rightly be expected to receive top priority, developing an internal communications strategy that reinforces that plan is much further down the list.