Our Personnel Department (my manager doesn't like the term Human Resources) have just been given the go ahead to start a monthly newsletter to communicate with our employees on site.
Looking for some ideas on good topics to include and see if anyone has a good template I can look at. The company I work for manufacture brake discs for cars and motorbikes so anything automotive related that is outside the box would be good.
Our sister company in USA has one which includes
- Company news/upcoming events
- Short paragraph or comment from each department
- Perfect attendance recognition
- Birthdays for the month
- Shout-outs (opportunity for thank you's from one employee to another, not necessarily work related)
- Welcome new starters
I think we should include other fun non-work related things like a quote of the month, celebrations like baby & wedding announcements, get to know....(short bio about an employee every month).
Obviously, this will need to be condensed into one or two pages so there's only so much I can included but the more interesting it looks, the more it will engage with employees and improve communication between the company and the workforce