Grand gestures v everyday engagement

11 July 2022
The competition for talent (it’s not a war, people) and the drive to get people out of their pjs and into the office, has led a number of companies to make grand gestures. Parties, merchandise, nights out; one professional services firm even has a pub with free drinks now in its building .  There are […]
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Taking Employees to the Stars: A recap of EBstars global festival

01 December 2023
Christmas came early for the 106 Comms team, last week at the virtual Employer Branding Stars Global Festival. Over the course of 2 days, 30 partners and 70 speakers from 50 countries gathered on EB Stars’ interactive platform to share insights, discuss case studies, and celebrate the people and organisations who are pushing employer branding […]

Embracing the future: How AI is revolutionising the way we communicate

28 November 2023
It’s time to talk about the elephant in the room. Whether we like it or not, artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer reserved for just the tech heads. People from all industries are joining the engineers and developers to revolutionise the way we work using AI capabilities. We are all familiar with ChatGPT, Siri, and […]

Key Takeaways from the ISE EDI conference

27 November 2023
If you missed the brilliant one day ISE EDI conference on the 7th November then fear not as our Early Careers Strategist Jayne Cullen took some notes and is happy to share more insights over a coffee anytime… she loves a cappuccino and a chat..!!!   Access isn’t the same as inclusion – if people […]

Influencer Marketing: What reaching an online audience really means

20 November 2023
When it comes to campaign strategy, all roads eventually lead to one question: Do I need to pay a TikToker to promote my brand like everyone keeps saying? With mounting pressure to find space on tight budgets for influencer marketing, it can be increasingly difficult to gauge what you gain from this endeavour. More than […]

Breaking down the stigma: IOIC’s AI And Future of Internal Communications Event

17 November 2023
Embracing a changing landscape has never been so accessible.   This week, the humans of Team 106 journeyed to Riverside House to demystify the realities of AI with help from a recent white paper from the Institute of Internal Communications. As communicators, we were keen to learn what fresh insights they’d mined at the forefront of […]

Change as the new normal: A recap of simplyEXP 2023

17 November 2023
More than ever as communicators, we’re faced with tidal waves of challenges. It’s never been more important to be agile, adaptable, and open-minded… and it’s safe to say that in the new digital age of the workforce, change truly is the new normal. This week, Team 106 arrived at simplyEXP 2023 expecting nothing less than […]

Developing a strong value proposition in law

10 November 2023
Investigating the value propositions of leading law firms in the USA.  We know that a value proposition is a key pillar in articulating why a client should use a particular firm.    Yet in the legal sector, 95% of what law firms offer (and say) to clients is pretty much the same – expertise, services, often […]

Brands, balls and flying shoes

30 October 2023
World Employer Branding Day is like a triple shot of espresso – one team of presenters after another come bounding onto the stage, to a theatre full of employer branding converts if not evangelists.  There’s no bothering with questions or discussion (that’s for lunch or drinks afterwards); the intention is simply to hit you with […]

Building belonging in five steps

23 October 2023
It’s a strange world right now.  Conflicts in Ukraine and Middle East, inflation still high, the chill winds of recession threatening, and yet employment is still high and the number of vacancies in the UK is just shy of a million.    In the midst of this turbulent environment, there seems to be a tendency for […]
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