How to jazz up interviews for your employee magazine

The standard profile has become substandard—lacking in pizzazz and brimming with run-of-the-mill Q&A exchanges. Try these innovative approaches to rekindle staffers’ interest.

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It’s said that there are three rules to success in business: Know your people, know your people, and know your people

A great way to help that happen is through your internal magazine. Employee interviews in internal publications can be engaging and fun, and they can help colleagues connect in an easy-going, lighthearted way.

A well-considered employee presence delivered with a personal touch helps to create a powerful sense of belonging and ownership: It’s “our magazine” representing “our people.”

It’s important to keep the content of this feel-good platform fresh and relevant, so readers come back for more. There are lots of quirky ways to go about introducing your associates to the rest of the organization by injecting energy into your employee interviews:

Take inspiration from “Meet the team” Web pages.

Creative organizations are always coming up with fresh and engaging ways to present their people to the public. There’s a lot we can learn from this, swiping cheeky ideas to transfer to our internal environment.

The websites to look out for are the ones that focus on people, rather than abstract company information or dull product detail. Peruse your favorite funky companies to see how they do it.

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