“What do graduates want?” – a graduate’s perspective

14 April 2022
Recently Bright Network released their report on ‘What do graduates want?’ for 2022/3.  As a recent graduate, I was interested to learn more about what 14,234 graduates thought! First up, I was surprised that only 60% of students are planning on starting a graduate job straight after graduating.  Are graduates still concerned about entering the […]
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Digital mindfulness in the hybrid world

26 November 2021
Workplace health and safety is a familiar phrase to everyone, and it’s something office workers often take for granted. But what does it mean when our workspace is at home? Organisations still have a duty of care to every employee to safe-guard their wellbeing – and that means more than physical wellbeing. With the advent […]

Only 13% of people are engaged in their work. So how do we find our way back?

29 October 2021
Only 13% of people are engaged in their work. So how do we find our way back? Priya Lakhani OBE has some thoughts. Priya Lakhani is resolute: things can change. From barrister to sauce mogul to tech start-up – she’s been there done that and all with social purpose.  Her North Star has been clear […]

The power of recognition and reward

24 March 2021
Recognising and rewarding employee’s efforts are an absolutely essential part of creating a great workplace culture. Research shows that not only does an effective recognition and reward programme make your employees happier, but it also gets them more engaged in their work. Change communications expert Wendy Moir explains how recognition and reward communications is done. How does recognition benefit […]

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 […]

Four ways to engage employees after lockdown

08 June 2020
The past nine weeks of lockdown have seen huge demands placed on line managers by their leaders and teams.  Line managers must now lead their teams through a smooth transition back to the office as lockdown is eased, while maintaining employee engagement and their own wellbeing. So line managers are hugely influential when it comes to […]

Seven things we learnt at Simply-IC Live

26 May 2020
We joined hundreds of communications professionals at the Simply-IC Live organised by Simply Communicate for a packed afternoon of talks, discussion and insights. Here’s what we learnt. Don’t mess with Sir Martin Sorrell. Don’t mess with the godfather of the marketing world, especially if you work in internal communications. He was unequivocal about internal communicators […]

Unlock change communications in six steps

15 May 2020
Many change programmes are stuck right now due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. But a well known statistic claims an estimated 70% of change programmes fail anyway, whether there is a global pandemic underway or not. The main reasons change programmes fail are: Poor communication (62%) Insufficient leadership and support (54%) Organisational politics (50%) Lack […]

Leader communication in a crisis

04 May 2020
Leaders are facing their biggest challenge in a generation. Business contingency plans are in operation and remote working is now the norm. As one Leader put it: “Once we had 3,000 people working in 30 locations. Now we have 3,000 people working in 3,000 locations.” Sickness, caring and homeschooling are testing employee wellbeing and productivity […]
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