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I got an employee email today at work advising me that smoking would no longer be allowed at the loading dock of my office building. That’s fine, because I don’t smoke.
But I was amused to read that “cigarette dispensers” had been placed at another entrance to the building as an alternative. Perhaps free Marlboros or Camels are a new employee benefit.
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I admit it. I’m a fan of “Mad Men,” the hit drama on AMC.
Last night’s episode was one of my favorites since the infamous John Deere episode last season. There were many scenes to like, but my favorite was when Don Draper, the partner in the advertising agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce lectures Peggy Olson, a 26-year old copywriter who reveals that she is upset that she didn’t get any credit for her role in a Clio-winning campaign for the floor polish Glo-Coat.
The folks at FedEx have figured out a smart way to engage employees and media at the same time when they need to announce bad news. Take this blog post by CEO Fred Smith announcing pay cuts for management and a suspension of their 401 (k) match. Continue reading
The Campbell Soup Co. distributed this guide to employees to help explain changes to the company's Intranet.
One of the most useful newsletters on internal communications comes from Davis & Co., a New Jersey-based employee communications consultancy. Their latest issue has an item that misses the mark though. In it, they highlight how their client, The Campbell Soup Company, was launching a new Intranet and needed to familiarize employees with its features. Continue reading