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Are You Communicating with Your Team Enough About Benefits and Services?

Back in April, we published a blog outlining three communications best practices that any business could benefit from implementing. The tips included were designed to help teams stay connected with their team amid the constantly evolving workplace that has defined the beginning of this decade. While we mainly touched on ideas that make feedback delivery and collaboration more seamless, revitalized communication practices also lead to another critical advantage for businesses: better communications regarding employee benefits and services.

Emphasizing Two Way Communication

When considering communication in the context of relaying information about employee benefits and services, it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that such communications are all about delivering important information and nothing more. However, we view HR communications a little differently. You know your team best, so it’s best to tailor your communication methods with them to be most effective. Here are a few ideas for creating communication procedures that promote a healthy two-way dialogue between you and your team.

Finding the Right Medium

To establish a healthy two-way communication about employee benefits and services with your team, we must first show respect to the different ways people can read, hear, or interpret information. Many businesses employ diverse teams, and different audiences may have varying perceptions and expectations when it comes to receiving or providing information.

As such, take the time to explore various mediums based on your team’s preferences! You certainly have a plethora of options at your disposal, including:

  • Emails
  • Text messages
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Webinars
  • Printed materials
  • Videos
  • Gamification

Finding the Right Interval

Once you have selected communication mediums that work for your team, it’s time to select the interval at which you plan to make contact. Again, there is no universally agreed-upon interval at which you should be opening the door to communicate employee benefits. We would simply encourage our readers to remember that the purpose of benefits communications is to be there as a source of insight and guidance for your team. As such, benefits communications should be a high priority year-round.

The TriBridge Partners Advantage

Once you’ve zeroed in on the ideal communication medium(s) and interval, it’s time to make your benefits communication plan a reality. That is one of our areas of expertise at TriBridge Partners. When collaborating with clients to revitalize their communications, we can offer the following assistance:

  • Assemble a communication calendar to allow our clients to stay on top of their benefits communications.
  • Add structure to your communication calendar through automation. We completely alleviate the burden of staying on top of communications by automatically sending out texts, emails, and any other forms of communications.

Revitalize Your Benefits and Services Communications with TriBridge Partners

To discover how our experts can assist your organization or business, please call our office today at 240-422-8799, email Jessica Storck at Jessica.storck@tribridgepartners.com, or find us on LinkedIn.