How to Create Infographics for HR

If you work in Human Resources, you know how hard it can be to create and maintain a healthy company culture. Setting up employees for success and effectively reporting to management takes a lot of work. What if you could communicate complicated processes and information in minutes instead of hours? What if you could pair your efforts with visual assets that were eye catching and memorable?

You can! Simply make an infographic. Infographics are a fantastic way to share data and sensitive company information internally. Many companies have turned to infographics to share complex ideas across departments, which encourages understanding and enhances decision making.

In this post, we’d like to show you how infographics can make your job easier. We’ll share specific examples you can use in your daily life along with helpful tips.

Example #1 — Company Introduction

New hires need to sign a lot of paperwork and register for a bunch of new tools. Make it easier for new employees to keep track of the channels they need to access. The sooner they get set up, the sooner they will ease into their roles and begin communicating with their teams. Feel free to add this section to a larger overview infographic. Share key players, core values, office locations, and company goals.

Example #2 — Reviews + Surveys

HR is in charge of gathering a lot of data, from performance reviews to employee surveys. Quickly share this information with management and executives. Design data visualizations that show your main points and shed light on major insights. These infographics tend to be data-centric, with a wide variety of charts and stats.

Example #3 — Employee Onboarding

HR’s onboarding process is time-consuming. It requires excellent communication skills and a high level of organization. Each step must be explained well and executed according to national, state, and local laws. Simplify this process with an infographic, explaining each step in detail. Elaborate on the visual above with a flow chart expanding on the different tasks employees must complete.

Infographic Tips for HR

Branded Content — In order to make your infographics look professional and polished, you should incorporate your company logo, colors, and branding in your design. This will keep the aesthetic uniform and cohesive.

Pick the Right Visual Message — There are a few types of common infographics you should explore. Pick the one that best suits your message. For HR professionals, we suggest lists, how to, timeline, flow chart, and hierarchical infographics. Try to build off of a visual metaphor when you brainstorm your design. The use of mountains, pathways, game boards, plants, and puzzles are good ways to symbolize steps, movement, growth, and unity.

Embed Interactive Infographics — We suggest you embed interactive versions of your infographics online. That way, you can add links and additional information so viewers can dig deeper on their own time. You can connect people to forms they need to sign, company policy, and surveys. Infogram makes it easy to add links and interactive tooltips to infographic embeds.

While HR responsibilities differ from company to company, there are a few general topics we think make great infographics including recruitment, training, insurance, benefits, payroll, stock options, and referrals.

According to Social Media Explorer, “Although not as popular as content marketing infographics targeted at external audiences, data visuals and information designs created to communicate with employees are slowly being adopted by organizations.”

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Originally published at on August 30, 2017.