Ping! Technology has expanded the limits of sending and receiving information, from telegraph messages crossing continents to sonar notifying submarines of unseen obstacles. While today’s communication tools make information exchange near-instantaneous, it still takes practice and know-how to communicate effectively. Increased communication speed has led to increased communication volume—a flood of messages that can drown out important information and action items with seemingly urgent distractions.
HR is responsible for some of the most important communication in any organization. Communicating with job applicants, keeping employees informed, and providing leadership with insights on the employee experience all help ensure that your organization continues to improve. But without the right methods of communication, your essential communication runs the risk of being ignored, buried, or perceived as a distraction.