A lack of transparency regarding the firing led 100 AP staffers to release an open letter regarding disapproval for the handling of the situation and an unclear social media policy.
How Can Corporations Avoid Being Dragged into Political Controversies?May 12th, 2021 by Arthur Solomon
The old version of the PR playbook urged companies to release statements saying they were apolitical, which hardly ever was true. Today, companies should consider encouraging employees to participate in politics.
Consider Mental Health as PR Pros Return to OfficeMay 5th, 2021 by Isabel Podda, Global COO and Sophie Cikovsky, VP, Infinite Global
We asked Infinite Global’s global COO Isabel Podda and VP Sophie Cikovsky to discuss the importance of mental health awareness in PR as communicators return to the office. Since PR traditionally is in the top 10 of most-stressful occupations, mental health awareness is critical. It’s more so in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NYC Mayor Faces PR Backlash as City Employees Return to OfficeMay 3rd, 2021 by Sophie Maerowitz
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says a recent $200 million investment in building improvements—as well as the fact that 180,000 city workers are fully vaccinated—will keep workers safe. City employees are not convinced. Carefully crafting return-to-work messages is something the Mayor and corporate leaders are facing.
Companies Shut Down Political Talk, Do Employees Agree?April 27th, 2021 by Nicole Schuman
While some executives believe banning political discussion can protect workers and create a more productive environment, employees and consumers may disagree.
The Art of Internal Communication; How the Met has ManagedApril 6th, 2021 by Brett Bruen
COVID-19 and a rapid succession of political, economic and racial crises presented an unprecedented challenge to an unrivaled American cultural institution, the Met. One of its most valuable assets was particularly under threat: its people.
Back to Work: How to Communicate Reopening Offices and BusinessesApril 2nd, 2021 by Nicole Schuman
Vaccination cards fill social media timelines. Grandparents are planning reunions with grandchildren. Schools have reopened. Major League Baseball just began its season with fans. And friends are making plans to enjoy their first meals inside… Continued
Prudential CCO: Communication is Critical to Business Ecosystems and Employee ExperienceMarch 2nd, 2021 by Seth Arenstein
PRNEWS interviewed Alan Sexton, Prudential Financial CCO, who believes PR pros, who work throughout the enterprise are vital to succeeding within business ecosystems. In addition, he’s tracking the employee experience in a WFH world, with an eye to avoiding cultural decay.
What Working from Home Taught Me About ProductivityFebruary 25th, 2021 by Marcus Fischer
Goldman Sachs boss David Solomon is the latest CEO to join the debate over working from home. For his company, it’s not feasible, he says. For other leaders, the pandemic made work from home a necessity. The author of this was a skeptic, but now he’s sold on working from home. Companies have made changes, though, including sharing corporate values and transmitting culture via internal communication.
How Communicators Can Inspire Employees to VaccinateFebruary 24th, 2021 by Will Zesiger
Most employees receive health benefits from employers. It makes sense that companies are at the center of getting staff to vaccinate. Here are tips and tactics to create engaging, fun and accessible internal communication to encourage vaccination.