Succeeding in the workplace isn’t just about having the necessary skills and abilities. If you aren’t a good communicator, no one will want to do business with you. At HCR, we’re passionate about helping job candidates learn to be expert communicators so they can rise through the career ranks. Here are our tips for speaking properly to everyone in your office, from the CEO to the intern.
Listen Instead of Just Talking
When someone is speaking, do you really listen? Or do you just keep quiet until it’s your turn to talk. Unfortunately, many of us have a tendency to do the latter. If you want to improve the way you communicate with people, make an effort to really listen. Strive to give everyone your undivided attention and worry about what you’re going to say later.
When communicating with friends and family, you probably have a habit of shooting off emoji-laden texts and quick emails to get your point across. The same strategy doesn’t work in an office environment. On the contrary, when communicating with colleagues and supervisors, it’s best to steer on the side of professionalism. Avoid overly casual comments, inside jokes, and anything that could make another employee feel uncomfortable.
Mind Your Body Language
It’s not just your words that make an impression in the workplace. Body language also impacts our communication with those around us. Everything from your tone of voice to the way you cross your arms in front of your body can send a message, so make sure you’re sending one that you’re happy with. The last thing you want to do is alienate people you hope to connect with.
Contract With HCR to Make the Right Impression
At HCR, we’re passionate about providing our employees with safe, healthy work environments in the Greater Toronto and Southwestern Ontario areas. Additionally, we have a reputation among employers for finding and screening the best job candidates for their open positions. That means we have a better shot at getting your foot in the door of your dream company. To learn more, contact our staffing team online.