We have been preparing for moments like this our entire careers. I know it feels different, however this is our time. Don’t miss the opportunity to do your best work. Together, we can do this. – Preston Lewis
Connecting and engaging with a remote workforce is always challenging. With more people than ever working from home, now is the time to think differently about keeping colleagues connected. Here is a free resource with a few tips and recommendations (link to PDF version).
Sign-up now to win a free registration to the 7th Annual Strategic Internal Communications Conference in San Francisco, Jan. 28th – 30th, 2020 ($3,250 value). Preston Lewis will be the Chair again for the 7th time and we have a wonderful list of speakers from Slack, McDonalds, Levi Strauss & Co., UCSF Health, Box, Quicken Loans and more! Register Here
Engaging and communicating with contingent workers and employees continues to be a challenge for many organizations. Here are some simple tips that we surfaced during a recent project:
Community & Belonging:
- Invite employees to social and informal events to build relationships and increase camaraderie
- Include employees in employee resource groups (ERGs) and other groups to enable connection(s)
- Request that existing employees share open job opportunities with colleagues with a contingent status if they see a potential fit
- Provide opportunities for career and skills training (when appropriate)
- Create opportunities for contingent workers to define and develop their individual sense of purpose (personal and career)
- Connect contingent workers with other employees who share a similar sense of purpose or passion
- Include contingent workers in all emergency response training, drills and programs
- Ensure transparency and authenticity in all contingent worker communications to build trust and connection
- Recognize contingent workers early and often with simple and meaningful rewards
For more information or stories on how we might suggest increasing employee engagement or communicating more effectively with your contingent workforce, contact Intactic today.
Prothena is a global biotechnology company working to change the course of progressive diseases. Intactic partnered with Prothena to help them build a culture from the ground up, along with a global internal communications strategy that could scale up to keep step with their rapid growth.
To ensure their ability to hire and retain top biotech talent, Prothena needed to be able to make—and keep—exceptional promises. We helped Prothena refine, document and plan for these promises to new hires and potential talent. With their course more clearly charted, they are able to move forward with confidence and reliability as they await the results of their next clinical trials. Intactic continues to serve as Prothena’s partner while they focus on innovative immunotherapies.