7 Topics to Communicate to Employees in April

Every month, Airbo provides you with suggested topics to communicate to employees as part of your Annual Communications Plan. The topics are based on hundreds of data points regarding what our customers communicate each month of the year. Interested in scheduling a demo to see how Airbo can help you drive year-round employee engagement? Schedule a demo.

After crossing the one-year anniversary since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted normal work routines, all eyes are on vaccinations. All adults in the United States should be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks, which means there are lots of updates to share with employees, from communicating the latest COVID-19 information to sharing your company’s plans for reopening.

April is also Stress Awareness Month, Autism Acceptance Month, and National Financial Literacy Month. Below are more timely topics you’ll want to share to keep employees engaged throughout April.

1. National Stress Awareness Month

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There’s no denying that Stress Awareness Month is even more important post-pandemic, given how personal and professional routines have changed and even merged. Help employees find healthy ways to manage stress through wellness practices such as meditation and exercise. You can also highlight your company’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Sample Content: Benefit Spotlight: Employee Assistance Program, What is Stress?

2. Autism Awareness Month

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Autism Acceptance Month is an opportunity to educate employees on Autism and increase acceptance. Let employees know about the wonderful events and educational activities they can participate in. Promote local events and suggest donations to organizations such as Autism Speaks, and remind them of corporate gift matching, if you offer it.

Sample Content: Autism Acceptance Month, Light It Up Blue Day

3. Taxes

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Taxes were set to be due April 15, 2021, but the IRS extended the federal deadline for filing and paying taxes to May 17, 2021. The deadline was also extended for residents of Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana to June 15, 2021 due to the winter storms they experienced earlier this year. Airbo offers your team the most up-to-date content to keep employees informed about these changes.

Sample Content: Federal tax return: You have extra time to file this year

4. Earth Day

Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated globally on April 22. It’s a day to support environmental protection, and over 193 countries do so through local events, such as cleanups. Due to the pandemic, Earth Day celebrations might look a little different this year. Share Airbo’s Go Green! Campaign to educate employees and encourage them to celebrate Earth Day remotely.

Sample Content: 3 Household items you can reuse, How we’re celebrating Earth Day remotely

5. Alcohol Awareness Month

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Invite employees to trade cocktails for mocktails during Alcohol Awareness Month. This is the perfect time to spread awareness about resources for preventing alcohol misuse and abuse. Highlight wellness tips and workplace resources, like the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or how to earn incentives by completing the health risk assessment.

Sample Content: What is a health risk assessment?, Nutrition Challenge: Try mocktails

6. National Financial Literacy Month

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April is National Financial Literacy Month. Airbo helps you support your employees’ financial goals by offering financial wellness resources, budgeting tips, and simplifying the explanations of workplace resources such as 401k, HAS, and more.

Sample Content: Benefits Spotlight: Financial counseling, Budget Challenge: Clean out your wallet

7. Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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Distracted Driving Awareness month is the perfect time to raise awareness about safe driving. This is important if you have employees that are on the road driving company vehicles, or simply using their own cars to commute to work. Help keep them safe with reminders about how to avoid distracted driving.

Sample Content: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Pedestrian safety: Head up, phone down!

These are our recommendations for what to communicate in April. We hope this helped you plan and get organized so you can easily keep in touch with employees, no matter where they’re working at the moment.

Interested in using Airbo to drive year-round employee engagement? Schedule a demo!