The Gatehouse Blog: Dec 2018

Making recognition at Landsec more personal

  Acknowledging accomplishments is the key to creating an emotional connection with employees in any organisation – yet recognition schemes can become an administrative nightmare. Kate Crowe explains how they introduced a more personal and flexible scheme at Landsec.   Landsec is one of the UK’s largest listed commercial property developers. In late 2017, our […]

Working Out Loud: promoting a new approach to collaboration

Barbara Schmidt, a certified Working Out Loud coach, explains how she came into contact with Working Out Loud and why the methodology reflects the way effective organisations should be working in the future. Can you tell us about Working Out Loud? Working Out Loud is an approach to collaboration in the workplace theorised in a […]

Storytelling in the age of collaboration and productivity

As the intranet goes social and turns into a collaborative platform, it loses its traditional role as a news channel. Vodafone Germany’s Head of Executive and Internal Communication Steffen Henke argues that internal communicators should keep in mind that content is still king and focus on creating impactful and resonant content for today’s tech-savvy and […]

Four questions to… Cary Rueda

Many internal communication professionals start their career in journalism or external communications. Cary Rueda, however, made the move from advertising to brand marketing to internal communication; he shares his journey from being a copywriter at Saatchi & Saatchi to becoming Head of Internal Communications at Kier Group. Can you tell us a bit about your […]

Innovating employee communications for a modern workforce

Senior Internal Communication and Engagement Director Rebecca Gallagher shares the approach she has taken at 2U, Inc. to create dialogue and measure impact. Developing a measurable strategic communication plan is not a simple task in any organisation. Add the complexities of a fast-paced, rapidly growing global company that recently acquired another global business and it […]

We need a communication strategy. And we need it now!

Heard this one before? Then you’re not alone. It’s what most seasoned communications business partners are accustomed to hearing at some stage in their career within large networked organisations. Uzma Mohamedali offers some tips to avoid slipping into chaos when asked for a communication strategy. Now, more than ever, businesses are looking to implement their […]

Volume 15 of the Journal of Internal Communication out now

Last December, Gatehouse joined forces with Gallagher Communication, the world-class experts in reward, benefits and HR communication. It’s been a busy time, but it hasn’t distracted us from putting together another great issue of the Journal of Internal Communication for you. We’re delighted to feature a selection of great articles: Lucy Braun and Sergey Datsenko […]

Influencing our image: stop telling, start showing

With the speed at which the IC profession is evolving, it’s unfortunately little surprise that pre-existing stereotypes attached to our profession are still clinging on. Leanne Taylor, IC Manager at AXA UK and the IoIC’s Best IC Manager 2016, explains how she introduced a value-adding influencer programme and, in doing so, cemented the truly strategic […]

10th edition – Take our State of the Sector survey now

We are excited to launch the 10th edition of our State of the Sector research. Building on responses from thousands of internal communication professionals around the world, State of the Sector provides the definitive global view of the internal communication landscape – from channel use and message effectiveness, to leader and line manager communication, measurement […]

Digging deep to reach UK Coal’s ‘gentlemen’ miners

Nikki Griffiths works for UK Coal, communicating to an audience of second and third generation miners at some of the UK’s largest coal mines. One challenge: some of her audience can’t read. UK Coal is a fairly traditional company. Until recently, anything that was not directly affecting the production of coal was seen as unnecessary! […]