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What Employees Want: What the Data Says to Drive Connection - 5.11

A question we should think about often is "What do our employees really want?" While we may think that we know the answer, things constantly shift and move. It's possible the answer has changed without us even knowing. How can we keep on top of what our employees want and lead these conversations? Our latest guests offer their answers.

We talked to Jason Anthoine and Mark Mohammadpour on how to actively connect to employees. Tune in to hear how they dove into the data and found that the answer might be more "old-fashioned" than you'd think. Also, we dive into whether internal communicators should take on employee wellness initiatives.


Listeners will learn:

  • 7:08 Where internal communicators get tripped up

  • 9:41 How to get confident with your data and presenting numbers

  • 28:37 How to push back on one-off requests (also 30:26)

  • 33:38 How to get out from underneath the workload & prioritize what matters

  • 36:14 The old fashioned tip that is effective right now

  • 37:30 What really gets leadership’s attention

  • 40:05 The presentation tip that captures 1,000 words

  • 41:02 The future of internal comms industry

  • 49:10 The value in partnering with HR to drive employee wellness

  • 50:533 Tips to enhance value to your employee wellness initiatives


Special Resources:

  • As you can tell, Jason is very engaged in learning what employees want. He would love to hear from you as well. If interested, you can fill out this survey to get your voice heard and help shape the future of workplace communications.

  • We had a great time talking with Mark! If you'd like to learn more visit his website where he offers workshops and coaching to help you be your best self.

  • Need a little more convincing of the wellness benefits that can come from internal communications when handled right? This article by Mark dives deeper into the subject.

  • Struggling with balancing the need to know information with additional content that truly interests your employees? Our sponsor, Cerkl Broadcast can help with that. Cerkl's cross-channel employee communications tool can help your employees see the right information at the right time.


If you enjoyed our talk with Jason Anthoine and Mark Mohammadpour, you can continue the conversation on LinkedIn.


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