Why should internal communications get a seat at top table?

07 April 2021
After the global crisis of 2020, internal communications (IC) has a more visible role than ever with organisations and leaders. We are being asked to deliver more with less – money, time and people. But does IC operate as the “internal post office”, or could be we being more strategic? Are we focusing on outputs […]
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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 […]

How are finalists feeling about their prospects?

19 March 2020
Tuesday morning, day 3 in the isolation house! (Showing my age having watched too much Big Brother in the 90s!) I needed some human interaction outside of my immediate family (both hubbie and daughter now working from home and we are fighting over desk space, lack of avocados for lunch and rationed loo roll); so, […]

Power of Storytelling Workshop: a debrief

16 March 2020
Storytelling is a skill.  It’s critical for brands, leaders, managers, even politicians, in order to share a vision, build empathy and trust, gain following and bring people together.  Just take a look at how the government and its special advisers have sought to explain their strategy through ‘flattening the curve’ to stop the virus overloading […]

106 seconds with Tanya de Grunwald, Founder of Graduate Fog

04 September 2019
Tanya de Grunwald is the founder of the campaigning careers advice website Graduate Fog, best known for calling out bad practice among well-known employers of young people. She has challenged Tony Blair, Philip Green, Vivienne Westwood and Simon Cowell for running unpaid internships, questioned the quality of Poundland’s work placements, and exposed Capita for charging […]

Attraction and marketing for early careers

15 May 2019
Thank you to ISE for a brilliant set of talks around attraction and marketing for early careers. Here are a few highlights! A shrinking pool Since 2009, the number of 18-year-olds in the UK has been declining. This means a smaller talent pool for early careers employers to target, which can only mean one thing […]

Understanding neurodiversity in early careers

02 April 2019
Daniel Aherne once worked with a woman that had been considered mute.  She didn’t speak.  The assumption was that she couldn’t (or wouldn’t).  The truth was that she needed time to process an answer.  Up until now, people had asked questions; the woman didn’t reply; so, within a few seconds, the person would ask another […]

106 Employee Experience Workshop – ‘what went down…’

22 March 2019
When we think about building a great culture, companies have often focused on the concept of employee engagement – in part, because then they can run an engagement survey and plot out some actions.  Job done. But in truth, employee engagement has long been a measure – and a measure of the experience of employees. […]

106 seconds with Amy Sawbridge, Employer Brand and Employee Experience Consultant

04 March 2019
After ten years as part of the Virgin Group, Amy now works freelance with companies to help them define what their brand stands for as an employer and embed that through their employee experience. She’s passionate about the need to create consistent and authentic experiences, bridging the gap that often exists between the People function […]
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