Employee Engagement

#Insidestory awards 2017 shortlist announced!

#Insidestory awards 2017 shortlist announced!

We are really excited to announce the shortlist for the #insidestory awards 2017. Congratulations to everyone who entered this year’s #insidestory awards, the standard was excellent making judging even harder than last year. If you have been shortlisted then make sure you buy your ticket to join us on Thursday 23 February to find out if you will be walking away with a coveted #insidestory award! Early bird tickets are available until 3 February, so make sure you get your ticket today! Best Internal Communication campaign Large Bupa Carillion plc Community Integrated Care ING Bank N.V. Small KCOM SGN Ltd   Best example of an Employee Engagement Programme Community Integrated Care […]

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Taking internal comms out of its comfort zone

Taking internal comms out of its comfort zone

On Wednesday 2 November, we held a webinar, taking internal communication out of its comfort zone, with Laura Jameson, Director – Internal Communications and Nick Leonard, Managing Director from Ruder Finn presenting some of their findings from a recent study into what is the general perception of internal communications and what are the top five challenges communicators face today. This study was undertaken in the summer and some of the results were shared during the webinar.   You can see the slides from the webinar here. Taking internal communication out of its comfort zone from CIPR Inside   There were quite a few questions raised at the end and Nick […]

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Closing the gap: when perception and reality collide

Closing the gap: when perception and reality collide

We regularly share posts from our committee members, and this week we hear from Lisa Pantelli about employee engagement. Over to Lisa:   I’m sure many of you would have seen last week’s fairly spectacular video, in which Sports Direct founder, Mike Astley, was filmed pulling out a wad of £50 notes as he was searched ahead of a factory tour.   I’m sure I’m not the only comms professional to be somewhat baffled by how somebody so senior failed to pre-empt the security search. Not least because it was a tour specifically planned for the nation’s media…had he not been to the factory before?   Despite the current woes […]

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What can we learn from a tech start up about being a social business?

Our committee members often share posts with us here. This latest one from Katie Marlow, followed an interview with a founder of a tech start up about their social business. Over to Katie:   Rarely Impossible is a Mobile app development studio based in Bournemouth. I have met Lee Mallon, the MD at different events like Silicon Beach and most recently All About People in June 2016. Lee has a great approach to business and is never afraid to try something new. He takes inspiration from other successful businesses he’s learned about on his travels. We have great conversations about work and people doing their work over coffee at these events. Lee’s most […]

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Perception of IC – closing the gap

As the committee sat down and discussed the different scenarios for the conference, Closing the Gap, which we’re planning, we all started to share some of the challenges we face in our own organisations. Everyone working in internal communication or employee engagement has gaps that they need to bridge, a challenge to be overcome or connections to be made. It goes with the territory and is a part of what makes our work both challenging and rewarding. The conference theme aims to cover many of these ‘gaps’ and we thought we’d share some of the committee’s personal anecdotes with you here. So first up it’s Martin Flegg, and his challenge […]

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Storytelling: make it personal, emotive and inclusive

Storytelling: make it personal, emotive and inclusive

Last Thursday (19 May) we held one of our popular #asktheguru events at the offices of Ruder Finn UK. As one of our lead sponsors the team hosted the event for us in their fantastic new offices in Finsbury Circus, London. Their team space is adorned with this fabulous wall art.   We invited three gurus from our crop of #insidestory award winners 2016 to come and share their experiences of storytelling in their organisations. They did just that, no powerpoint in sight they practised the principles of great storytelling.   Our gurus were: John Townsend, Internal Communication Manager at The Children’s Society and this year’s winner of the acclaimed […]

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