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Employer Branding. What it is, why it’s needed, and how it needs to be done.

Employer branding is what all organisations need to focus on in the age of transparency, social media, employee advocacy, and the war for talent. In this post we also look at how it can be done…

Strategy - 5th May 2017

‘Eternal’ Communications.

Why the future of corporate communications is not about internal or external communications – but instead, eternal communications…

Strategy - 20th April 2017

The Employee Experience

Designing a compelling customer experience is what all organisations have – for many years – been focussed on achieving, driven by digitisation and the subsequent vast array of touch-points through which customers can interact with a brand. Now it’s time organisations did the same for their employees. Here’s why and how…

Strategy - 16th February 2017

Why Internal Communications needs to become ever more of a strategic function

2017 has to be the year Internal Communications focusses on being far more strategic. In this post we explain why, and how this can be achieved.

Strategy - 19th January 2017

The direction employee feedback needs to be heading in

In this post we identify why and how employee feedback needs to develop. In light of the importance of employee engagement, new generational requirements, and the influence new technology is having. Exciting times lie ahead for employee feedback. Discover the key areas to focus on in this post.

Strategy , Culture & Leadership - 1st December 2016

How to Brainstorm, better

Are you brainstorming in the most effective way? Here we take a look at why brainstorming as a way of creating solutions, is currently receiving a fair bit of flack. And in doing so, we reveal the ways you can brainstorm better…

Strategy , Culture & Leadership - 19th September 2016

The use of print in today’s digital workplace

In this post we identify the way we think organisations should approach their use of ‘print’ in what is now a digital workplace…

Strategy - 12th September 2016

13 tips for engaging employees on Cyber Security

Employee ignorance, not malicious intent is what research shows is causing the most security breaches. This is something we’re actually all too familiar with given the experience we have in crafting global internal communications information risk campaigns. Therefore we though we’d share some of our top tips for engaging employees on cyber security.

Strategy , Culture & Leadership - 11th August 2016

Internal Communicators need to act more like Marketers

Building on from a past post in which we suggested how IC pro’s needed to act more like Content Marketers, we take this a step further still by showing why they should act like more general marketers too…

Channels , Strategy - 28th July 2016

The questions you need to answer when communicating change in your organisation…

The evolution of work – predominantly through digital transformation – and rapid technological developments in the consumer world, means the ability of organisations to recognise when and how to change the ways in which they operate, is crucial. An important ingredient needed for achieving the desired change is communication. Here’s what to focus on…

Strategy - 12th May 2016

How you should approach the use of video for internal communications

With internal communication budgets being frustratingly ever squeezed, it means the business case for any piece of internal communication is of paramount importance. Proving the business case is one of four key elements that we believe you need to focus on when shaping your video strategy – key elements that we will go through in this post…

Strategy , Digital - 15th April 2016

Why behind every great project, you’ll likely find a great project manager…

Much like the age-old saying ‘behind every great man stands a great woman’ – behind every great project stands great project management…

Strategy , Management - 30th March 2016

How Internal Communications can help with Information Overload

The digital era we now live in offers us all enormous benefits. But while digital technology has in the main made life easier, there is one notable disadvantage of living in the digital era – information overload. Here we look at how Internal Communications can help.

Strategy , Culture & Leadership - 10th March 2016

How a multi generational workforce is affecting the role of Internal Communications

In this blog post we suggest the ways Internal Communicators should approach a workforce made up of many different generations and working styles.

Strategy - 26th February 2016

Design thinking: What it is, why organisations need it, and how internal comms can help…

Design thinking is a term that nearly everyone has now heard of, yet fewer actually know what it means, and fewer still practice it. In this post we’ll shed some light on the design thinking process.

Strategy - 9th February 2016

Why recent security breaches should force organisations to think internally…

Recent data breaches at both Marks & Spencer and British Gas have shown that the threat of cyber security is not only external but internal too.

Strategy , Digital - 7th November 2015

Factors to consider for employee advocacy programs

Employee advocacy programs are rising in prominence. However, there is much more to them than simply the deployment of a tool/platform. Here are some of the factors organisations need to consider for employee advocacy success…

Strategy - 24th October 2015

Should internal communications still remain as an independent function?

Over more recent times there’s been a fair bit of conversation about whether internal communications should still remain as an independent function. Here’s our thoughts…

Strategy , Management - 9th October 2015

The biggest behaviour change campaign you’ve ever seen!

Hopefully the title alone has done enough to get you intrigued enough to read on…

Strategy - 25th September 2015

Ways to make security awareness campaigns more engaging…

With many years of experience helping organisations to engage their employees with information risk management, we thought we’d share five recommendations…

Strategy , Culture & Leadership - 14th August 2015

PRESENTATIONS GUIDE: PART TWO (STORYTELLING)

The second post in our three part series on helping you to improve the effectiveness of your presentations. Here we look at storytelling, and the principles that you should follow…

Strategy - 3rd July 2015

Content marketing for internal communications…

It’s time internal communications treats content marketing like its external communications counterpart does…

Strategy - 21st May 2015

The type of organisation that is arguably most at risk of cyber crime…

You don’t need us to tell you that the wealth of digital information and the ease by which it can be shared, means cyber security is an increasing issue all organisations face. But there is one organisation type that is perhaps more at risk than others. Here’s how IC’s can help…

Strategy , Culture & Leadership - 23rd April 2015

Why a mobile first approach is what enterprises need to focus on…

We define ‘mobile first’, examine the benefits, outline the different stages of the approach, and offer advice to internal communicators…

Strategy - 12th February 2015

Using humour for internal communications…

Using humour in internal communications can be very powerful. However there are a few things that you need to consider for success…

Strategy , Culture & Leadership - 7th January 2015

REACHING CONTRACTORS WITH INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS…

Contractors are growing in size and importance amongst organisations, yet difficulties arise when trying to reach them. Here are some solutions…

Strategy - 7th January 2015

Engaging employees in CSR activities…

Organisations now know the importance of undertaking CSR activities yet the very best, now know the importance of engaging their employees on the CSR activities. Here we look at why and how…

Strategy - 6th January 2015

Creating Employee ambassador programs for internal communications

Here we look at the advantages of employee ambassador programs and best practice for when designing them…

Strategy - 6th January 2015