How trust can make or break your comms

To get the most out of your employees, in any climate, trust is a key factor. The COVID-19 crisis has impacted all areas of life. For many businesses, it has required them to hastily implement new ways of working and adapt to a new, socially-distanced, reality. But how does remote working alter the trust dynamic

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The power of employee stories

For millions of people around the globe, it’s a time of anxiety, isolation and change. Work routines look and feel dramatically different, and businesses need to work harder to support their teams and maintain a sense of connection more than ever before. While it’s easy (and sometimes necessary) to shift into a crisis management, broadcast

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Video: changing the face of face-to-face communications

Even if your workplace wasn’t quite ready for the digital transformation that COVID-19 has brought with it, by now you will be seeing just how quickly employees have been able to adapt. The shift to virtual working has brought video to the fore. Whether it be Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Slack, or Workplace by Facebook, here’s

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The role of internal communications in times of crisis

Opening my laptop on the kitchen table, it’s hard to imagine that a few weeks ago my colleagues and I were commuting into the office on public transport, having face-to-face meetings and walking within two metres’ distance of one another. It’s fair to say that the coronavirus pandemic has stunned the world into submission and,

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Ruder Finn explores the real value of having values

The importance of company values lies not only in setting out what you stand for as an employer, but also in encouraging these behaviours in employees. This gives people a sense of purpose and accountability, and, in turn, defines the company culture. Having worked with our clients to shape, communicate and promote their values and

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The generation game

A recent discussion in the office got me thinking about generations in the workplace. A brand-new generation, Gen Z, is about to enter the workforce – so who are they and how will they need to be communicated to? There is some debate online about where one generation ends, and another begins. According to most,

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Peaks and platforms: summiting employee engagement

The era of water cooler chats and expensive international phone calls are fading. Nowadays, employees are chatting with colleagues on the other side of the world over Slack, Workplace and Skype. As technology evolves and workforces become more agile, employers are looking for ways to keep that community feel about their organisation. I attended the

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Now hiring: Single White Males need only apply

A friend of mine once went for an interview with a hedge fund – she got the job – and between her interview and starting, got engaged. On her first day, one of the people who had interviewed her said: “You didn’t have that ring on in your interview”. It wasn’t a congratulatory remark and

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Keep Employees Engaged with Continuous Development: Learning at Work Week

It’s Learning at Work Week this week, proving everyday really is a school day. Now in its 18th year, the Campaign for Learning has launched the event with a ‘Curious & Creative’ theme, shining a spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development at work. Curiosity and creativity come in many different forms

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