Best Practices for your Internal Communications Strategy

Effective communication in the workplace is critical for your business growth. Without it, you would not be able to satisfy customer needs, engage employers, and inspire innovation.

Unfortunately, many businesses do not understand the importance of internal communications. They use outdated approaches and tools that often compromise workplace productivity and employee relationships. 

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According to statistics, workers spend up to two hours daily gossiping and worrying. Confusion and frustration are one of the major causes of employee turnover, costing up to 150% of their salaries.

Fortunately, you can capitalize on tools and techniques to improve employee communications.

Here are a few tips to apply right now.

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Impressing Potential Business Partners in 4 Easy Steps

We’re living a new era of business, and this dog-eat-dog world isn’t always easy to understand. What’s even worse is that you have to invest a ton of time, patience, and energy into making a name for yourself. Dealing with the competition has never been harder than today, and doing whatever you can to make a difference can go a really long way. That’s why a number of entrepreneurs are looking into alternative ideas and techniques that might not seem like a lot but are actually working quite nicely. Making sure you’re always dressed nicely is one of these ideas and opting for a professional look is something you just have to do whether you like it or not.

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Lots of people aren’t into dressing up and looking professional, but it’s not a matter of choice anymore – impressing people around you is easier when you look amazing. This is particularly true for impressing potential clients and business partners, but it’s not the only technique you need to be using, so turning into an all-around entrepreneur as soon as possible is crucial for your future career. If this is something you’d like to do in the shortest amount of time possible, here are a few tips that might help you.

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The Best Guide to Create a Marketing Plan With These Templates

Marketing is a daily painstaking systematic work. And if you want your marketing to be effective, you need to plan it carefully.  And visually, of course. The marketing calendar will help you with this, which will display a plan of marketing activities with specific goals, expected results, and a set budget. Creating it is not as difficult as it seems at first glance.

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You will need to complete only 7 steps. Let’s look at each of them.

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How to Retain Employees from Quitting After Merger or Acquisition

As a business owner, going through a merger or acquisition (M&A) spells out a whole world of possibilities for your company. This exciting time can even spell the actualization of a goal in your long-term business plan. However, for your employees, the feeling may not translate in the same way.

It’s common for your team, especially if you’re the company being acquired, to feel insecurity and stress during this time. At this point, a lot is going through their minds. For one, there will be changes in their work environment, coupled with the need to adjust to new working conditions. 

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There will undoubtedly be new policies and rules that they will have to follow, some of which may not be what they signed up for when they agreed to work for you, like salary adjustments or work time parameters.

There’s also having to endure two separate workplace cultures and being uncertain about the company’s future. These don’t sound enticing to a person who wants a stable livelihood to pay the bills and support his/her family. 

That said, it’s understandable why a lot would consider jumping ship before the M&A takes place. Unfortunately, this results in a loss of great talent—people who are integral to your company processes and growth.

Losing an employee hurts your business. It takes around one to two years for a new hire to match the productivity rate of an existing employee. Therefore, you need to come up with an employee retention program, so your team won’t flee during a delicate time in the company. Here are a few tips on how you can avoid them from quitting.

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UX Strategy for Your Business: Where to Start

Have you ever heard of a UX strategy? How can you apply it to your business? Do you believe that your user will be satisfied simply by showing him your new product? UX is not limited to the digital world but includes interactions created between brand and user.

Often it is thought that our role as UX designer is only to design on-screen or to create website interfaces, redo the e-commerce cart, or create the login of a new app.

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In reality, the user experience does not only develop on-screen but also includes all those aspects that take place offline (off-screen) during which the user often takes the first steps to get to know your company.

All of this can include within a User Experience Strategy designed by a UX design or a full-stack UX/UI design agency.

The user experience designer designs the user experience from the first moment a user comes in contact with your brand and continues his work even after he becomes a regular customer.

Now let us see how user experience usually works and what benefits it brings to your business.

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