Communication the Clear Driver in Boosting Perception of Fairness in Workplace Rewards
As opposed to bonuses or other incentives, a report finds that communication is the overwhelming concern when it comes to reward fairness.

Communication, Manager Training Can Prevent Employee Disputes

The findings of a DLA Piper study of over 500 UK decision makers can inform and help improve your employee relations.

Economic Crisis Impacts Employee Engagement 
Two-thirds of firms studied in the past year by Quantum Workplaces saw decreases in their levels of employee engagement.

Engaged Employees Equal Increased Earnings 
A study by Towers Perrin finds that businesses with the highest employee engagement are financial winners and also have a higher retention rate.

Deficit in Employee Engagement Costs Businesses Nearly $2 Million for Every 1,000 Employees 
The Shepell-fgi Research Group finds that disengagement associated with withheld effort, lateness, absence, and turnover accounts for a loss of 17 percent of before-tax annual income in mid-sized companies.

Emotions Increase Potential for Miscommunication in Emails 
Research from Syracuse University suggests that email users may be expressing and interpreting emotions in email more often than we think.

The Painful Metaphors of Workplace Bullying 
Among other findings, scientists writing for Management Communication Quarterly found that workers described workplace bullies as metaphors such as “two-faced actors” and “devils.”

Improved Cross-Cultural Communication Increasing Global Sourcing Productivity 
Miscommunication and a lack of cross-cultural understanding can hinder the effectiveness of global sourcing, according to a study released by Accenture.

U.S. Word of Mouth Communication Study 
A study by Lucid Marketing examines behavior differences when it comes to conveying word of mouth, among various demographic groups of adults.

At Work, Feeling Good Matters 
A survey by the Gallup Management Journal studies perceptions of employees and their impact on workplaces.

Generational Shift: What We Saw at the Workplace Revolution
Over the past 10 years, a “Generational Shift” has affected employer-employee relationships in the workplace, according to this study by RainmakerThinking, Inc.

AMA 2004 Survey on Political Discussions in the Workplace
According to the American Management Association’s “2004 Survey on Political Discussions in the Workplace,” 45 percent of companies have no written policies prohibiting the distribution or posting of partisan political material in the office.

Survey of U.S. Business Leaders
According to this Grant Thornton survey, 54 percent of business leaders expect to increase headcount in the next six months and 83 percent believe that retention is one of the most important issues they are facing today.

2004 Workplace E-mail and Instant Messaging Survey
According to the American Management Association’s “2004 Workplace E-mail and Instant Messaging Survey,” 55 percent of companies lack e-mail retention policies, 20 percent have had e-mail subpoenaed and another 13 percent have battled workplace lawsuits stemming from employee e-mail.

Generational Shift: What We Saw at the Workplace Revolution
Over the past 10 years, a “Generational Shift” has affected employer-employee relationships in the workplace, according to this study by RainmakerThinking, Inc.

2003 E-Mail Rules, Policies and Practices Survey
The American Management Association reports in its “2003 E-Mail Rules, Policies and Practices Survey” that more than half of all U.S. firms monitor their employees e-mails in some fashion and 22 percent of the companies surveyed had terminated someone for e-mail infractions.

SHRM/USATODAY.com Job Satisfaction Poll
According to a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management and USAToday.com, HR professionals and employees differ in their assessment of what is the key to overall job satisfaction.

Managing Workplace Change
Taylor’s “Managing Workplace Change” examines people management trends in the United Kingdom. The report is the fifth installment in the Economic & Social Research Council’s “Future of Work Programme,” which looks at British businesses’ failure to match the productivity levels of the United States and investigates the possible link between these shortcomings and the quality of management, particularly in the area of employee relations.

Linking Communications with Strategy to Achieve Business Goals
This Watson Wyatt report demonstrates the impact of effective workforce communications policies on the overall success of businesses and organizations.

The Drivers of Employee Commitment: Tools for Creating a Competitive Workplace
This study offers a strategy for running a successful business that includes positive people practices and suggests two metrics for measuring commitment and for predicting business results (such as anticipated turnover) based on the commitment index.