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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Winning the Culture Wars

05 December 2022
The importance of codifying your culture to improve employee engagement and employer branding Recently speaking to a senior leader in a leading law firm, I asked why she had jumped ship from one firm to another.  The two firms on the face of it are very similar – and let’s face it, so many law […]

5 Principles to Effective Health & Safety Communications

30 November 2022
Hearing the phrase Health & Safety is often followed by moans and groans, as colleagues anticipate endless briefs and documents. This perception of Health & Safety, as an inconvenience, can lead to disengaged and uninformed employees. As a result, vital safety procedures and practices are neglected or misinterpreted – creating an environment where accidents are […]

The riches of the SimplyEXP conference

22 November 2022
You never think the phrase ‘the Rumpelstiltskin of Internal Comms’ will apply to you, but as I unravel the golden threads that wove their way across the SimplyEXP conference this past week I can’t resist taking on the moniker.   It’s hard to describe the feeling at the SimplyEXP conference last week, but as a […]

Out of the ashes: the latest workplace trends in a changed environment

09 November 2022
Covid was the bushfire that burned away old work habits and attitudes and left bare and fertile ground for new ideas and practices to grow. A year on and the saplings of new behaviours have taken root, so grab your binoculars and let’s take a look at the new landscape.   At the 24-hour Inspiring […]

Our experience with #10000BlackInterns, and find out about #10000AbleInterns.

01 November 2022
With applications now open for #10000AbleInterns, we wanted to share our experience participating in #10000BlackInterns.   The programme’s mission is to support black heritage students and graduates realise their potential and transform their horizons with paid internships across more than 25 sectors. Since the programme began two years ago over 2500 internships have been completed across over 700 participating […]

World Employer Branding Day: data, differentiation, stories and much more.

27 October 2022
In October 2022, over 600 employer branding professionals and enthusiasts gathered in Lisbon for the World Employer Branding Day.  A one-day conference sandwiched either side by a day of workshops and a tour of Lisbon. So what were the key themes from the 16 presentations made on the day? NB: these are not in order […]

Small ways employers can make a big impact on their employees’ cost of living crisis.

26 October 2022
The cost-of-living crisis is pressing heavy on everyone’s minds. Individuals can only do so much, and pushing the sole responsibility to manage this crisis on the public has left a sour taste on the collective palate (see Shelter’s campaign that expresses this sentiment so perfectly).  With a government in turmoil, there is increased pressure on […]

Is AJ Tracey’s Oxford University fund what Black students need?

18 October 2022
British rapper AJ Tracey launched his fund yesterday, with a view to address the ‘historic underrepresentation’ of Black students at Oxford University.[1] Though the criteria are vague, it involves a £40,000 per year donation in partnership with St Peter’s college, which has had Black undergraduates since its foundation (1929).   Despite good intentions, AJ Tracey’s […]

Comms Reboot: a Saturday of discussion, insight and inspiration

12 October 2022
Saturday. Train strike. Birmingham.  For a couple of London-based folk, this wasn’t the best day and venue for an event; but who were we to let striking train drivers get in our way.  We hopped on one of the last trains out of town on the Friday and were all set for the Comms Reboot. […]
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