Tia Over

Avoiding Assumptions in Employee Communications

Tia Over’s article for the Public Relations Society of America PRSay blog is a call-to-action for internal communicators to avoid assumptions in their employee comms. “Internal communications pros are duty-bound to represent the company’s interests while keeping employee delight a priority. Finding this balance can be challenging but, by introducing accountability and avoiding assumptions, employee communicators…

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A Closer Look at Juneteenth: A Q&A with Mel Jones, Director of Inclusion at Hoffman Construction Company

In 2021, Juneteenth became a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and, as a result, many companies now include Juneteenth in their holiday calendar.   Mel Jones leads inclusion efforts at Hoffman Construction, the largest commercial construction firm in the Pacific Northwest, which engages a diverse workforce of over 700 employees including engineers,…

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From Regal to Get Real: Why Casual Communications Are Here to Stay

In this Strategic Communications blog post, Tia Over writes about the essential human need to be heard, seen, and reassured through crises including the pandemic, social unrest due to racial injustices, and a tense political environment. Responding to these needs has caused companies and organizations to take a more genuine and empathetic approach to their…

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How Collaboration Enriches Communication

In this Strategic Communications blog post, Tia Over writes about anticipating the right turns to take along the planning path and understanding the stakeholders that influence decision-making. Here are some approaches that professional communicators can take to work more collaboratively.  ” As collaborative communicators, we shouldn’t be afraid to respectfully ask hard questions and challenge…

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