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Texas Tech Launches New Online Employee Newsletter

RaiderWire features recent news, HR quick tips, campus spotlights, milestones and awards.

Written by James Hodgins

The RaiderWire website will be updated regularly each week with new stories.

The RaiderWire website will be updated regularly each week with new stories.

In conjunction with Human Resources and the Office of Communications and Marketing, Texas Tech University is launching today (June 7) an online newsletter exclusively for faculty and staff.

Dubbed RaiderWire, this newsletter features recent news, HR quick tips, campus spotlights, milestones and awards.

“What separates RaiderWire from all the other communication channels on campus is that the content is tailored to Texas Tech employees,” said James Hodgins, website creator and administrator.

“There is a lot of information that faculty and staff need to know, but until now, there hasn’t been a single place to find it all,” Hodgins said. “Plus, there is a lot going on for employees that many don’t even know about. This is a great way for areas that support our employees to get their message in front of that audience.”

RaiderWire is part of the university’s larger rollout of an internal communications plan that started with employee engagement surveys this past spring, said Justin Clark, director of Human Resources.

“An aggressive internal communications program seems to be a common element in successful employee engagement initiatives at many other universities,” Clark said. “We must find ways to communicate to our employees year-round.”

Hodgins said that RaiderWire is for employees, and that its success relies on those employees playing an active role.

“We need more than readers,” he said. “We need help finding all the great things going on around campus that can make employees’ jobs easier and better. We’re also looking for any good stories to highlight and showcase the wonderful people we have working here at Texas Tech.”

RaiderWire is now live at www.raiderwire.ttu.edu and updated regularly each week with new stories. There also is a link to submit story ideas directly to Communications and Marketing.

For more information or questions regarding RaiderWire, please contact Hodgins at (806) 742-2136 or james.hodgins@ttu.edu.

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