A key factor in recruiting and maintaining a fulfilled and productive workforce is good internal communications throughout the company. Engaged employees, who feel that their company is keeping them informed and prioritizing their well-being, are happy employees.
But how many businesses are actually making internal communications a priority? Not as many as there should be, according to a recent infographic from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a risk management, insurance and consulting firm.
Gallagher’s research found that 60 percent of companies do not have a long-term internal communications strategy at all, and of the business that do, 12 percent do not measure the effectiveness of these communications.
And there are particular issues with direct management, with only 17 percent of North American companies reporting that line managers make effective communicators. And more than half of respondents reported that bad communications by these line managers can make a direct impact on business success.
With employee turnover at the highest rate in a decade, it’s more important than ever to focus on clear, transparent and compassionate communications with your employees.