Managing People > Employee Communication document templates
Communicating with your employees is central to managing your workforce. Poor communication can result in misunderstandings and mistrust. Introducing proper procedures for informing and consulting with your employees can take time and money but you will benefit from improved products, productivity and competitiveness.
Good email etiquette
Email etiquette refers to the principles of behavior that one should use when writing or answering email messages. Bad email etiquette reflects badly on us, and a record of this is kept in mailboxes over which we have no control. Good email etiquette reflects well on us, improves our public perception and persona and increases the chance of a prompt and comprehensive response. It’s not hard to maintain good email etiquette once we know what it is. A company needs to implement etiquette rules for the following three reasons:
- Professionalism: by using proper email language your company will convey a professional image.
- Efficiency: emails that get to the point are much more effective than poorly worded emails.
- Protection from liability: employee awareness of email risks will protect your company from costly law suits.
Good meeting etiquette
Here are some practical steps to a meeting which can make a difference, some ‘quick wins’ to ensure that your attendance/contribution is professional and a box of ‘handy hints’ to bring them all together..
Good office etiquette
Why is office etiquette important? Because bad manners at work can be bad for business by negatively affecting employee morale and productivity.
This guide shows a good way of working, every employee (not just management) should act as a role model by showing respect for their colleagues and demonstrating the following professional standards:
New employee announcement memo
Use this document to inform the company of a new arrival.
Outcome of facilitation meeting
Use this letter to confirm the outcome of a facilitation exercise between two employees who's work relationship has declined as a 'working contract' between the two parties.