PR management

Why team building should be an important part of your employer branding

23 Mar, 2021 Business management, WFH, hybrid work, Working in the office

Your organization’s employer brand is a major reason why new employees join rather than going to another employer. Astute employers attend to their employer brand because it attracts the best applicants for their job openings. Employer branding is how an organization improves its corporate identity, corporate image, and reputation, particularly among target employees. It helps the organization attract the best talents and skills to its workforce. A corporate identity or corporate image is how ...

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Eight great tips for recruiting the best new member for your team

21 Mar, 2021 PR management, Staff recruitment

Effective teams are the key to the success of every organization. The right teams of professionals give organizations a higher chance of improved efficiency. However, just as you would not underestimate the power of a good team, you should not underestimate the damage that can be caused by an unsuitable team member, especially when COVID-19 has created more difficult working conditions for teams, including the difficulty of monitoring the performance of team members. Ensuring ...

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After lockdown, should your team continue to operate remotely?

11 Mar, 2021 Business management, COVID-19 Latest, PR management, WFH, hybrid work, Working in the office

Coronavirus-era lockdowns have forced us all to re-evaluate where we work and how we maintain a healthy work-life balance. As unlikely as widespread remote work might have seemed two years ago, this option now defines the work experience of PR professionals the world over. But as lockdown procedures ebb while the vaccine rollout progresses, PR and other organizational managers will be asking whether to return to the office or not. The answer will depend ...

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6 ways to build a strong culture within a remote team

05 Mar, 2021 Business management, PR management, WFH, hybrid work

Team culture matters much more than you might think. Positive work culture and good communication help a team do much more than just implement their projects; these concepts help team members to excel in their tasks and rise to new heights. Culture is "how we do things around here," according to Gallup consultants. It is what makes your organization special and different from others. Teams with positive cultures have a greater sense of accountability. ...

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Tips for impromptu speaking in business

01 Mar, 2021 Business management, Face-to-face meetings, Leadership role, Personal, PR management, Speeches and presentations, Virtual, remote meetings, Working in the office, Workplace relationships

Impromptu speaking in business settings can be the most important and influential verbal communication you will ever undertake. This applies in face-to-face and virtual discussions; and internally as well as externally. However, I have seen people botch this too often. They either don't prepare sufficiently for the meeting (especially internally), or they may not speak up. It is all-too-easy to fall into the trap of thinking the agenda doesn't involve you directly, but the ...

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Why wellness is even more important for remote teams

21 Feb, 2021 Business management, Mental health support, PR management, Virtual, remote meetings

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit like the biggest earthquake the workplace landscape has ever experienced. Unlike any industrial or digital revolution we’ve known, this pandemic has fundamentally changed the way most businesses work, and it has forced this change almost overnight. Now stress is no longer the exception, but the norm. The increased freedom and flexibility are great (along with the commute to work no longer required), but loneliness, burnout, and longer hours are ...

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Vital to preserve positive relationships when working remotely

11 Feb, 2021 Employee engagement, experience, satisfaction, Employee, manager feedback, Virtual, remote meetings, Workplace relationships

Maintaining friendships at work boosts happiness and productivity. Cultivating these close relationships is even more important now as lockdowns and isolation have caused workplace burnout across America and around the world to reach an all-time high. [The World Health Organisation defines burnout as “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed," and which has three dimensions: feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance from one's job, or negative/cynical feelings related to ...

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6 ways to improve team productivity

28 Jan, 2021 Employee coaching, performance development, Internal communication, PR management

You’ve probably heard the saying that a team is only as productive as its least productive member. This statement may not necessarily be true in every case imaginable, but nevertheless, all teams need to adopt certain practices to reach their full productivity potential. Let’s take a look at six initiatives you and your team can implement to reach peak productivity. Remember, though: productivity is not a constant. Even with all of these practices in ...

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7 tips for managing virtual team meetings

30 Nov, 2020 Employee engagement, experience, satisfaction, PR management, Virtual, remote meetings

By Nicole Garrison A few years ago, virtual team meetings were common only for IT firms and startups. But COVID-19 has changed our world, and today most businesses choose to hold virtual meetings instead of face-to-face ones. The problem is that not all employers have adapted to the changes and have become accustomed to managing virtual teams. Many managers are still struggling to boost the effectiveness of online communication and improve their team’s productivity. ...

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Strengthen your career prospects as a middle manager

26 Sep, 2020 Business management, PR management

Caught in the middle: Middle managers have a difficult role complying with higher management’s directives while leading and supporting their own team members. This article explains how you can overcome the obstacles and improve your middle manager career prospects.

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