The Employee Experience Roundup – August 29, 2017

August 29, 2017by Shona LepisThe EX Roundup

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of articles and resources, guidance and inspiration for those who have a role and responsibility in shaping the employee experience. We include a variety of sources and topics ranging from Employer Branding, Content, Employee Communications & Campaigns, Recruitment Marketing, and workplace culture.

In this week’s roundup, we share our latest blog post where we examine why most companies are operating without an internal communications strategy and give you some tips to find your way to a solid strategy. Other featured articles include, “The 17 Things Employees Care About Most At Work.” Also, learn what leadership characteristics enable cultures of meaning and purpose to engage employees in the article “How to Make Work More Meaningful for Your Team.”

If You Fail to Plan, You Are Planning to Fail: Do You Have an Internal Communications Strategy? — By Gregg Apirian, Managing Director at Vignette, @vignetteagency
Are you operating without an Internal Communications strategy? Read our Managing Director, Gregg Apirian’s, latest blog post as he examines the two things that are holding you back and gives some tips to find your way to a solid strategy.

The 17 Things Employees Care About Most At Work — INC, By Jacob Morgan, @jacobm
Employees want to work for an organization that is respected and where they can feel good about their contributions, but what does this actually look like?

How to Make Work More Meaningful for Your Team —  HBR, By Lewis Garrad, @LewisGarrad and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, @drtcp
“Over the past few decades, a great deal of research has shown that leaders play a significant role in helping employees understand why their roles matter. Furthermore, the leadership characteristics that enable these cultures of meaning and purpose to engage employees are a reflection of a leader’s personality — which has been proven to have a strong impact on team and organizational performance.”

The Next Frontier in Shared Services — The HR Tech Weekly, By Michael Gretczko, @MGretczko
“A digital employee experience is no longer optional; it’s a necessary survival skill for those seeking to attract, retain, and facilitate engagement with the next-generation workforce.”

Improving Company Culture Is Not About Providing Free Snacks—strategy+business, By Alice Zhou
“…the key to unlocking performance via organizational culture is to align company culture to business priorities. This requires the selection of a “critical few” behaviors that enable the desired business outcomes. When these behaviors are coupled with structural and process changes that support them, the entirety of these changes have an impact on the employee experience.”

ANZ digital chief: Tackle the ‘frozen middle’ of your organization or face irrelevancy—CMO, By Nadia Cameron
Maile Carnegie shares how she’s enacting transformational change at the banking group and why culture and capability top her priority list.

Need help elevating your employee experience strategy to connect with employees? Let’s talk.

Shona Lepis

Shona is responsible for Vignette’s marketing practice, covering everything from agency brand aesthetics to positioning, managing the agency’s web and social presence, content marketing/blog, and supports business development’s needs. Shona began her career as a designer, managing a boutique design studio that specialized in hand-crafted brand identities for clients in both the US and Europe. She worked with clients to transform their vision into reality with creative solutions from brand identity to custom website design, digital marketing, and print collateral. Shona’s experiences as a creative influences her approach to marketing, using data-driven methodologies to deliver authentic brand experiences. Shona is an active member of the Portland design community and has served on the board as Communications Director of the Portland chapter of AIGA and a founding member of Branding Salon, a consortium of brand, design, development and marketing professionals.