How Changes in Work Structure Influence Employees’ Perceptions of CSR: Millionaire Managers and Locked-Out Laborers

Author(s), Title and Publication: O’Connor, A., Paskewitz, E. A., Jorgenson, D. A., & Rick, J. M. (2016). How changes in work structure influence employees’ perceptions of CSR: Millionaire managers and locked-out laborers. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 44(1), 40 – 59. Summary Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a multi-faceted concept, including dimensions of economic, legal, […]

Knowing Who You Are Talking with: Understanding and Segmenting Your Internal Audience

We often hear people say communication failed because they missed the target. Similar to any strategic communication effort, employee communication requires a thorough understanding and accurate grasp of who the internal audience is—whom the company and its leaders are trying to reach, connect with, listen to, or engage. Employees differ in terms of demographics, psychographics, […]

The Impact of Communication Technologies on Employees’ Well-Being

Communication technologies influence people’s personal and professional lives tremendously. As Nicole Long, Demand Media said in her article, “How Technology Affects Job Performance,” the use of communication technologies can help streamline organizational processes and improve employees’ productivity if managed effectively. Email, instant messaging, laptops, and mobile phones, are among the most extensive technologies used by […]

Six Ways Employer Branding Can Improve Internal Communication

Promoting a company or organization’s core values is being hailed as a competitive advantage as part of a movement in the marketing and human resources fields called employer branding (Ambler & Barrow, 1996; Foster, Punjaisri & Cheng, 2010). The motivation behind employer branding programs is improving employee engagement (Fleming & Asplund, 2007) with a focus […]

Organizational Clarity: Country Report for the United Kingdom

This is an IPR Signature Study conducted by the IPR Commission on Organizational Communication and a part of the Organizational Communication Research Center. Download Full White Paper (PDF): Organizational Clarity: The Case for Workforce Alignment and Belief

Organizational Clarity: Country Report for Brazil

This is an IPR Signature Study conducted by the IPR Commission on Organizational Communication and a part of the Organizational Communication Research Center. Download Full White Paper (PDF): Organizational Clarity: The Case for Workforce Alignment and Belief

Organizational Clarity: Country Report for India

This is an IPR Signature Study conducted by the IPR Commission on Organizational Communication and a part of the Organizational Communication Research Center. Download Full White Paper (PDF): Organizational Clarity: The Case for Workforce Alignment and Belief

Organizational Clarity: Country Report for the United States

This is an IPR Signature Study conducted by the IPR Commission on Organizational Communication and a part of the Organizational Communication Research Center. Download Full White Paper (PDF): Organizational Clarity: The Case for Workforce Alignment and Belief

Organizational Clarity: Country Report for China

This is an IPR Signature Study conducted by the IPR Commission on Organizational Communication and a part of the Organizational Communication Research Center. Download Full White Paper (PDF): Organizational Clarity: The Case for Workforce Alignment and Belief

Employee Relations in the Globalization Context: Perceptions of Immigrant Professionals

With the growth of globalization, more and more organizations now have employees from other countries. These immigrant professionals (IPs) face unique challenges in that they not only need to reorient to a new societal culture, but also a new organizational culture. Interestingly, not many studies have been conducted on how these IPs perceive the relationships […]

How Millennials Deal with Ethical Dilemmas | Study by PRSA & The Arthur W. Page Center

As the oldest members of the Millennial generation are now beginning to take on management and other key decision-making responsibilities, we need to expand our understanding of this generation’s attitudes toward ethical decision-making in the workplace. Many identify Millennials, also known as Generation Y, as those born between 1981 or 1982 through 2000, and they […]

Dr. Rita Men Appointed Chief Research Editor of IPR Organizational Communication Research Center

Dr. Rita Men, assistant professor of public relations at the University of Florida, has been appointed Chief Research Editor of the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center (OCRC). Dr. Men is known for her research in employee engagement, leadership communication, public relations evaluation and measurement, relationship/reputation management, and social media. Three years ago, the Commission on […]