What makes a good Internal Comms Strategy?

Setting up an Internal Communications function from scratch can be daunting task, but it is also a real opportunity. I have been fortunate enough to work in two organisations where I have been able to create an Internal Communications function: both were exciting change and transformation projects, and there was plenty of scope for creativity in developing … Continue reading What makes a good Internal Comms Strategy?

Increasing engagement in a volatile economy

When the economy is creaking and business is suffering, maintaining and increasing employee engagement levels is a challenging task. The business narrative will naturally be based upon a negative message where cost pressure and declining profitability equate to pay freezes, redundancies, and efficiency measures. An employee relationship with its employer is based upon a number … Continue reading Increasing engagement in a volatile economy

Employee Engagement in 2012: 80% hosting employee survey

Against a backdrop of Government austerity and economic volatility organisations will have to be innovative to drive engagement over the next 12 months; especially when the core of the business narrative will be influenced by external factors that are more negative than positive. In a period of commercial turbulence where cost and efficiency are the … Continue reading Employee Engagement in 2012: 80% hosting employee survey

The evolution of Internal Communications…

Internal communications is evolving: a good internal communications framework will be the foundation to increasing employee engagement. A business that is looking to increase engagement should put communications at the centre of its strategy. Increasing employee engagement in an organisation is something that takes time and patience. Depending on your starting point, an engagement strategy can take … Continue reading The evolution of Internal Communications…

Does social media work in a business environment?

Social media is the new way to communicate. In the digital age people are leaving behind traditional media in favour of the social media revolution. People are now accessing opinion informing news via Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, MySpace, and Blogging sites. The popularity of social media is a big business in the commercial world. The … Continue reading Does social media work in a business environment?

How do you keep employees engaged at times of change?

Organisational changes can be a major contributing factor to a decrease in employee engagement if businesses fail to recognise the impact of the unsettling nature of a changing business. Change management is very much a part of modern day business culture, where many organisations have to adapt to evolving market conditions. Strategy is a far … Continue reading How do you keep employees engaged at times of change?