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5 Internal Communications Trends for 2019

5 Internal Communications Trends for 2019

Illustration: Studio Fee Overbeeke

Internal communications is changing slowly. We still see many newsletters and magazines with the usual content (Interview with the CEO, Our office in Dubai, We ran for charity in Zurich and The secret hobby of ….). These newsletters and magazines hardly ever excite employees. Employees want to be heard, employees want to be taken serious and employees appreciate quick and honest communication.

What are some of the trends we expect to influence internal communications in 2019? The 5 M’s for 2019.
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Five trends to improve your selection process

Five Trends to improve your Selection Process

Source: Studio Fee Overbeeke

Selection process often still very poor

In many organisations the quality of the selection process is still very poor. The unstructured interview is still the most used selection instrument, and there is not a lot of evidence that interviews are a good instrument. The selection criteria are most of the time not based on thorough data analysis, but more on lists made by HR and managers based on their gut-feel, common sense and experience. Improving the quality of the selection process of candidates seems to get more attention, and of course that is a positive development. Selecting candidates in a professional and scientific sound way, is a basic requirement for creating high performance organisations. Five trends that can help to improve the quality and attractiveness of the selection process.

Digital transformation may sound easy, but it’s not. Currently there are so many different perception of this buzzword around the world.

Off course it’s a journey which will change with the technologies you adopt and also bring it to the people, processes and culture associated with your company. But before understanding this buzzword, it is important to know what not a Digital Transformation is.

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10 talent management trends for 2019

10 Talent Management Trends for 2019

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In November last year, I had a discussion with a team of HR professionals of Deutsche Telekom, about the future of talent management. In this conversation we covered the following important talent management trends.

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Latest trends in employee mood measurement

Employee Mood measurement is evolving

Illustration: Studio Fee Overbeeke

Not too long ago the main instrument to gather data about the mood of the employees in the different parts of the organisation was the annual employee engagement survey. Once per year, or one every two-years, a long questionnaire was distributed to the employees. 50-70% of the employees responded.

The answers were analysed and often months later the reports were ready. Management discussed the outcomes, and a summary was communicated to the employees. Focus groups discussed the outcomes and made some suggestions for management. And so on, and so on. Even writing the complete process down, takes too long. Employee mood measurement has fortunately moved on. Nine trends we see.

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