A sense of belonging is something we all crave, whether in our personal lives or at work. Connecting with people that share our values and passions makes us feel part of something bigger than ourselves. And for so long, that sense of belonging has come from physical interactions as well as, in recent decades, digital […]Read more >
How did you mark World Mental Health Day last week? Today I have a guest post for you by Martin Stubbs-Partridge who is here to share what his organisation has done and how they’re continuing to focus on mental wellbeing. I welcome this approach. Mental health should be a year-long conversation, not just a one […]Read more >
World Values Day is on Thursday 18 October 2018. It’s an opportunity to think about your most deeply held values and act on them. Staying true to our values and acting on them has never been more important. This year’s core theme is about putting our values into action in our communities. This article is packed […]Read more >
What does the future of engagement look like? What is purpose, why does it matter and how do you find it? How do you create the big picture story? When is employee voice not employee voice? How can listening to it bring a business back from the brink? These questions and more were answered by Emma […]Read more >
Weddings are stressful at the best of times. But when the town you work for is chosen for a Royal Wedding, it’s a whole new ball game. Today I have a guest post by Louisa Dean, Communications and Marketing Manager at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. She’s responsible for internal and external communications, digital […]Read more >
How can you live your core values? According to values expert Jackie Le Fèvre, internal communicators need to be “active sense makers not just message transmitters” – I couldn’t agree more! If you attended the Institute of Internal Communication’s annual conference last week you’ll know I spoke about personal branding and how what happens inside […]Read more >
Purpose was a hot topic at last week’s annual conference from the Institute of Internal Communication and today I have news of a brand new book to help you learn more about it. Christine Crofts, Global Employee Engagement Director at Diageo reiterated the value of having a strong sense of purpose at #IoICLive18. She said: […]Read more >
Last week I featured an incredibly honest article by Michael Cambell, Operations and Communications Manager at Sheffield Hallam University, about living with social anxiety. Michael has since caught up with his colleague, Laura Humphreys, People Development Advisor, about how the university is leading the way in tackling mental health in the workplace, and they have […]Read more >
How inclusive and diverse is your organisation? What about your internal communication? If you want to understand how to improve diversity and inclusion in your workplace and the wider industry, I’ve got a new resource to help you. Diversity is any dimension that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another. Workplace […]Read more >
The 2017 Employee Engagement Awards are officially open for entries in the UK and across Europe. I’ve been invited to judge the awards and am excited to see first-hand the hard work that has been happening inside organisations. The closing date for entries is 6 October 2017, so if you’re interested in entering, do get […]Read more >
How much do you know about employee engagement? Fancy finding out more? Today I’ve got a guest post by the team at INVOLVE agency here in the UK. Hot on the heels of their successful How not to run a conference book, they’re here with news of their latest publication. It’s a tongue-in-cheek look at […]Read more >
More than 30 million people go to work every day in the UK and, if the polls are to be believed, only half of them really want to be there. What can we do to help combat that? Today I have a guest post by Sheila Parry, Founder and chairman of specialist internal communications agency, theblueballroom, […]Read more >
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