In an effort to bolster its employee relations program, McDonald’s launched a microsite aimed at helping staffers balance their finances. The seemingly positive gesture has, however, backfired on the fast-food giant because the budget is unrealistic and suggests employees should seek a second job.
Career communicators will invariably say their skills and expertise are highly transferable. That is 100% true—with one exception.
Do your pitches keep getting the brush off? Consider borrowing a few tricks from Hollywood storytellers to make your press releases, pitches and other materials more emotionally compelling—and more successful.
More Evidence Linking Reputation to the Bottom Line; Engaging Employees May Have Just Gotten a Bit Tougher
A bad reputation can cost you dearly. Office workers lost some confidence in Q1.
It’s more complicated than ever to provide the information that employees need to know. New research from Gallup tells us that there are a lot of “zombies” in the work force. According to Gallup, 70% of employees are emotionally disconnected at work while 20% are so disengaged that they spread discontent to other employees and customers.
There are differences between the East and West coasts of America. In the current business climate, being global starts with being bicoastal.
Walmart’s Latest Employee-Relations Debacle Speaks to the Need for Proactive Communications Policies
A Kemptville, Ontario, Walmart employee was fired this week after urging a customer to not leave his dog in his car while he shopped. The story quickly grew legs and amounts to yet another PR black eye for the company.