Eight secrets of successful change communications

04 December 2020
2020 has been a year of major change. A nation of 67 million people changed their work pattern to working from home overnight. Although this year has been exceptional, change is not new.  Most organisations undergo major change about once every three years. Every change is different and can be grouped into three main categories. […]
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Five ways to get employees on board with an engagement app

02 February 2021
Working from home and hybrid working are here to stay, so companies must find flexible new ways to engage their people. Non desk-based staff, those working on production lines or the shop floor need special consideration. Digital employee engagement apps that can be downloaded by staff onto smartphones or tablets are a good solution for connecting […]

How to launch an employee advocate programme

08 December 2020
Employee advocacy is promotion of a company by its employees and is an effective way to drive change or build reputation from the inside out. Here are four ways to create an employee advocacy programme that really works. 1. Set your goals What do you want your programme to achieve? Are you supporting a specific […]

How to get change communications right

02 December 2020
Change programmes are high profile, costly and time consuming so need to bet set up to succeed. These ten tips will ensure your change communications get off to a flying start and remain steady during turbulent times. Agree sponsor engagement up front Your sponsor is a crucial advocate for the change and will be interfacing […]

What Scouts can teach us about change readiness

02 December 2020
Scouting is a global youth service movement established in 1908 by British Soldier Lord Robert Baden Powell. “Be Prepared” is the Scouting motto devised by Baden-Powell in 1907 and published in the Scouting manual a year later. Upon hearing the Scouts’ motto, someone asked Baden-Powell the inevitable question: “Prepared for what, Lord Baden-Powell?” “Why, prepared […]

Five ways to attract new talent with communications

01 December 2020
2020 has been a terrible year for many industries but some sectors have actually experienced rapid growth this year. The impact of lockdown and working from home has had a positive impact on online grocery sales, biotech and online gaming. Research shows that video gamers in the United States spent 45% more time playing video games […]

Rethinking early careers practice

12 November 2020
An esteemed list of early careers experts called for a rethink on graduate recruitment at our Autumn Not On Campus COVID Catch-Up in October. Sasha Morgan, Director of the Social Mobility Commission, Dr Paul Redmond, Director of Student Experience and Enhancement at the University of Liverpool joined a panel of UK graduate employers including Dan Doherty (Capgemini), Sam Meredith (Enterprise […]

Is there still a place for employee magazines?

01 November 2020
Henry Davies argues it could be time to junk the office magazine once and for all. Internal communications has moved on from the days of the memo (piece of paper in a big brown envelope with lots of names on it, some ticked off). They looked like this: But the company magazine for employees is […]

Mergers, acquisitions and the cost to culture

27 September 2020
Large organisational changes such as mergers and acquisitions cost companies an estimated 12% to 15% of revenue, largely due to leadership failing to consider the impact of cultural changes on employees. When we join an employer, we enter into a psychological contract with them. It’s the unwritten ‘deal’ between employer and employee and our mutual expectations […]

Back to the office communications

08 June 2020
Many of us are starting to think about a return to office working as lockdown eases. The Government has published Working Safely During Coronavirus (Covid-19) but it still leaves many questions unanswered. Do I have to wear a face mask? Do I have to return to the office if I don’t want to? How can I […]
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