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Six Tips to Get Started on Your Communication Strategy

Posted by Chip Abernathy Mar 25, 2014 12:49:00 PM

Illusion

THE SINGLE BIGGEST PROBLEM IN COMMUNICATION IS THE ILLUSION THAT IT HAS TAKEN PLACE.

-George Bernard Shaw

When you find a successful company, chances are you will find a well-executed internal communication strategy. When an employee values the benefits you provide, it’s because they have been told not only what they have, but when and how to use them.  

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2 Steps to Keep Employee Communications SIMPLE!

Posted by Chip Abernathy Mar 4, 2014 9:20:00 AM

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Keep It Simple Stupid!  We have all heard this a thousand times.  Yet it is often pushed aside when it comes to communicating with others.  How does it apply to your employee communications?

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Topics: Communication Tip

Best Practices for Communicating Employee Benefits

Posted by Chip Abernathy Feb 12, 2014 1:51:00 PM

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So…here’s the reality. You and your team take months to determine what benefit programs you’ll offer your employees, what changes you’ll make for the new Plan Year. You go to great lengths to analyze the data to understand your company’s cost trends and health care risks…and, then, you are in a panic to tell employees. In your rush to get out your 48-page enrollment guide, you take the easy route and update last year’s guide because—well, it seemed to work just fine. You think: done. Until next year at the same time. Am I right? Come on…you know I am.

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Topics: Benefits Communications

Is benefit communication important? 73% of employees in a recent survey say YES!

Posted by Chip Abernathy Feb 5, 2014 4:59:32 PM

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Because 73% of employees think it's really important! To help you keep on schedule this month, we've asked a local artist to create a monthly calendar for you to print out (as an 8 1/2 x 11) or save as your wallpaper at home (instructions below).

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Let's Talk: Email Communication

Posted by Jacque Abernathy Jan 29, 2014 6:51:00 PM

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Emails can be effective but only if you do it right.  Here are some tips to get you started.

Ok, more often than not, I meet with clients who want to send an email to their employees without considering the message.  Did you know that your employee can process only 50 emails each day? 

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Happy 2014... It's a Brand New Year!

Posted by Jacque Abernathy Jan 29, 2014 3:36:00 PM

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It’s a brand new year and I have my brand new notebook pad and pen ready for whatever may come our way in 2014.  We look forward to working with the clients we’ve worked with in the past and meeting new clients, too. 

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Bottom Line on Employee Benefits Communication

Posted by Chip Abernathy Aug 23, 2010 11:15:00 PM

Getting ready for open enrollment? Here are a few tips to help you communicate with your employees or your client’s employees, and some pitfalls to avoid.

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Bottom Line on Top!

Posted by Chip Abernathy Aug 8, 2010 11:09:00 PM

Keep the Bottom Line on Top!

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Topics: Communication Tip, Enrollment, Benefits, Enrollment Tips

Touchpoints on Facebook!

Posted by Chip Abernathy Aug 5, 2010 11:13:00 PM

Touchpoints launches our Facebook wall!

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Touchpoints Tips Announcement

Posted by Chip Abernathy Jul 14, 2010 11:03:00 PM

Touchpoints is excited to announce our monthly Touchpoints Tips. Each month Touchpoints will provide you with helpful hints and tools that you can utilize to help you and your clients communicate more effectively. Check back monthly to get the latest tip! To Read More and Download the Tip, click the the Post Heading!

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Touchpoints was founded in 2009 by consultants with a combined 60 plus years of HR, employee benefit communication, organizational development and change management experience. Built on a foundation of best practices, we help our business clients take complex ideas, messages and programs, and make them easy to understand. We deliver sustainable, targeted, results-oriented communication.

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