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  • internal communication myths Busting the ‘Myths’ Around Internal Communication
    August 2, 2018
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    Before I joined ORC, I worked in the realm of internal communication for nine years. In that time I found it incredible how many misconceptions there are around the overall concept!

    The impact of good internal communication cannot be underestimated...

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  • Diversity and Inclusion 5 strategies to create an inclusive workplace culture
    July 17, 2018
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    It feels like we’re in a hot spot right now; the air is still thick with World Cup comradery, Pride is being celebrated in earnest across the country, and last week 100,000 protesters marched up Oxford Street in one...

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  • leadership buy-in The Art of Why: Battle Tactics to Build Leadership Buy-In
    July 2, 2018
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    Picture the scene: a room full of your executive board, sitting in silence. You’ve just finished presenting the results from the latest engagement survey, including areas they need to focus on at a board level. The CEO shuffles her...

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  • brand vision Using storytelling to create a compelling brand vision
    June 21, 2018
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    In previous posts, we’ve discussed what makes a good story, their role in employee engagement, and why it’s so important for brands to get them right. But there’s another element of brand storytelling that needs exploring. One that guides...

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  • reconnecting with disengaged employees Reconnecting with disengaged employees
    April 30, 2018
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    When I grow up, I want to be…

    It is a question often asked of children – and the answers can be as enlightening as they are varied. You may hear that they want to be a farmer so they...

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  • Listen to the employee voice to make an inclusive and diverse work culture How to use the employee voice to create a diverse and inclusive...
    April 16, 2018
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    In the age of social media, it would seem that using our voice to communicate is less important than it once was; we have a myriad of other ways to connect with our friends, family and colleagues, after all....

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  • What makes a good story? What Makes A Good Story?
    April 3, 2018
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    The ability to tell a story is an art; who hasn’t been stuck at an event where they’ve been forced to listen to an anecdote that was better in the speaker’s head? But while bad ones are a dime...

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  • Black Friday employee engagement Keep engagement high during Black Friday weekend – insights from Halfords
    November 23, 2017
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    Black Friday – the traditional period when retailers discount their goods to attract more customers – is becoming bigger and bigger. But it’s not just retailers that are advertising Black Friday deals. Service providers in both the consumer and...

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  • employee engagement communication The problem with communication
    September 29, 2017
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    What is communication? Has it become a ‘thing’ which allows us to negate responsibility for talking to each other, connecting and listening? If we were to play a game of word association with communications, I’m sure it’d throw up...

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  • older employees management Rethinking the dream – older employees stop striving for the top 
    September 22, 2017
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    What is the highest level you aspire to in your career? From my perspective, this is one of the most interesting questions asked in this year’s “What do Winning Workplaces do Differently?” report from ORC International.

    15% of employees want...

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