May 2021 Digital Workplace Guide

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May 2021 Digital Workplace Guide
As mask mandates change from the CDC, communicators will find themselves sharing messaging about back-to-workplace strategies. Surveying and engaging employees is part of that effort. Take a look at the various tech tools to help, as well as key findings from our annual Communications Benchmark Report. Also, check out the latest tools and products from our partners:

How to make the most of an employee survey

Gathering data is one thing — interpreting and acting on feedback in a meaningful fashion is quite another.

4 things young employees want from work

If your company doesn’t take these factors seriously, good luck recruiting and retaining top-notch Gen Z talent.

Communications tech changes coming faster than ever

Comms pros have a dizzying array of tools from which to choose, and few of them have dominant market positions.

How and why the ‘mixternal’ comms trend is accelerating

With COVID-19 and remote work putting the spotlight on employee experience, close collaboration between internal and external communications has become paramount.

Survey: The role of communications pros expanded dramatically in 2020, as their organizations responded to a series of crises

Annual research from Ragan Communications finds more access to the C-suite, stronger relationships with allied departments, and new stature for communicators.

From Our Partners

Microsoft Viva

Microsoft Viva is an employee experience platform that brings together communications, knowledge, learning, resources and insights. And coming soon, Microsoft Viva Connections gives everyone a personalized destination to discover relevant news, conversations and the tools they need to succeed. Shape an inclusive corporate culture where everyone has a voice.
Viva Connections gives you a curated, company-branded experience that brings together relevant news, conversations and other resources. It is personalized and appears in the apps and devices you already use every day, like Microsoft Teams and Yammer. Viva Connections is the launchpad for Microsoft Viva and the gateway to your employee experience.
Learn more about Microsoft Viva.
Watch this webinar on demand and meet Microsoft Viva: A New Kind of Employee Experience and What it Means for Internal Communications.

Intrado Digital Media

Intrado Digital Media is the global leader in delivering best-in-class and highly scalable event experiences. From DIY options to full service and support, our solutions help you create engaging virtual experiences for your town halls, sales kickoffs, and training and certification programs. Trusted by some of the world’s leading brands, the award-winning platform takes your executive team’s communications to the next level to keep your workforce informed, engaged, and in sync with your business. We hosted over 100,000 events and welcomed over 27 million attendees in 2020.


With more workers opting for remote opportunities, what channels will reach them?
More and more workers say they want to work at least a few days a week from home and the hybrid workplace model is attracting lots of buzz as leaders ponder the future of work. Yet, flexibility and dispersed workforces pose a challenge for internal comms.
PoliteMail answers your burning questions on what channels will reach remote workers, what types of content are finding success in today’s workplace and more with its latest survey, The State of Corporate Communications Report 2021. Get answers to your toughest problems, such as: What’s an average corporate email open rate? Am I sending too much email? Are employees experiencing click fatigue?
Your leaders want to know if they are outperforming the average—and PoliteMail offers the benchmarks you need to prove your success.
PoliteMail is your one-stop shop for impressive emails and robust metrics, all within Outlook. Learn how to optimize your email communication to keep employees informed and engaged.
Looking for more resources? Check out our free resource center.

Simpplr Inc.

Simpplr is today’s modern employee intranet. Our software helps companies engage their workforce by streamlining internal communication and forging employee connections.
Simpplr customers include many leading brands such as Workday, AAA, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, DocuSign, Eurostar, and Columbia University. Our customers are improving internal communications, increasing employee engagement, and reducing employee turnover.
Will your company benefit from a modern intranet?
Watch this FREE Modern Intranet webinar recording to learn how to unify your workforce with your virtual headquarters.
Download 2021 Intranet Buyers Guide


In its Global State of Communications Report for 2021, Contact Monkey reports that more than 50% of companies do not have a long-term internal communications strategy, and 42% do not work with a fixed budget.
For communicators who do have resources, top challenges include low employee responsiveness and poor measurement.
So, how can communicators use their newfound organization clout to establish strong communications within the organization and build an effective work culture for the future? ContactMonkey offers some data-driven insights about employee experience and remote work, effective culture change and reduced attrition, and more.
Download your copy of the report here.
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One Response to “May 2021 Digital Workplace Guide”

    Amanda Simmons says:

    Thanks for the list of recent articles! For me, it is very useful and convenient to have everything in one place. Daily Headlines

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