Employer Tips

The Importance Of Good Communication

October 27, 2015

With more than 35 years of recruitment experience we understand the value of good communication. Below, we’ve outlined some of the key areas where organisations can improve and enhance their communications:

  • Define Goals Aand Expectations
    Managers need to deliver clear, achievable goals to both teams and individuals, outlining exactly what is required on any given project, and ensuring that all staff are aware of the objectives of the project, the department and the organisation as a whole.

  • Clearly Deliver Your Message –
    Ensure your message is clear and accessible to your intended audience. To do this it is essential that you speak plainly and politely – getting your message across clearly without causing confusion or offence.

  • Choose Your Medium Carefully –
    Once you’ve created your message you need to ensure it’s delivered in the best possible format. While face to face communication is by far the best way to build trust with employees, it is not always an option. Take time to decide whether information delivered in a printed copy would work better than an email or if a general memo will suffice.

  • Keep everyone involved –
    Ensure that lines of communication are kept open at all times. Actively seek and encourage progress reports and project updates. This is particularly important when dealing with remote staff.

  • Listen and show empathy –
    Communication is a two way process and no company or individual will survive long if it doesn’t listen and encourage dialogue with the other party. Listening shows respect and allows you to learn of any outstanding issues you may need to address as an employer.