The Gatehouse Blog: Jan 2020

Impact measurement – Jen Sproul, IoIC

State of the Sector 2019 showed little progress has been made when it comes to demonstrating our impact. Jen Sproul, CEO of the Institute of Internal Communication, explores some ways to move the needle in this area. What’s your biggest takeaway? Looking at the results, it’s worrying that the portion of respondents who, say they […]

Keeping brand values fresh, relevant & front of mind at Jardine Motors

Group Communications Manager Amanda Mogan-Wilson explains how her team worked with HR to develop an employer brand strategy to attract new kinds of talent to the business. She discovered that by integrating internal comms, external comms and working closely with HR to build the branding strategy, Jardine Motors was able to build a campaign with […]

We hate to tell you: digital won’t solve all your problems

Let me guess – you are like millions of other people right now, scrolling through your social media or checking out a news article on your mobile. You might even be accessing your company intranet or employee app as you commute into work. It’s pretty hard to ‘switch off’ these days when accessibility is just […]

Literally & metaphorically detached

Communicating effectively with the vast array of employees who don’t necessarily sit at a desk, and have zero contact with head office, represents a perennial challenge for internal communicators. It’s one that the new research report Remotely Interested explores in some detail. Here, we speak with the researchers and authors, Jenni Field, Director of Redefining […]

Redefining the culture at Visa

Visa competes on the global stage for the brightest talent. Our culture is what differentiates us in the market, helps us attract and retain the right talent, and contributes to Visa’s reputation as a place where people thrive and are proud to work. Our cultural transformation continues to be guided by an executive team who […]

Rebooted platform breathes new life into communication at one of the world’s largest tech firms

Bill Klein-Reed, communication operations lead at Micron Technology, talks about the intricacies and challenges of Micron’s intranet overhaul, as well as the profound effect it has had on Micron’s workforce.  Founded in 1978, Micron Technology is a Nasdaq-listed U.S. global technology corporation that specialises in the production of semiconductor memory solutions. In their fiscal year […]

Five creative tactics to improve ownership in your organisation

Head of Engagement Chloë Marsh shares how she’s left her mark at RHP Group with some innovative employee engagement ideas. RHP Group is a housing provider that owns and manages around 10,000 homes across South West London. With just 250 employees, we are a small but dynamic organisation that likes to punch well above its […]

Building a Better Mousetrap (and Getting People to Use It)

  Note: Gatehouse and Gallagher Communication were not affiliated with the project detailed in this article, nor is this article an endorsement of Gatehouse or Gallagher Communication by Philips. Philips’ Director of Communication Channels Dennis Agusi shares his experience of implementing a global, tag-based intranet. In 2016, we tasked ourselves with a seemingly impossible task: […]

Helping employees get #ReindeerReady at McDonald’s

In December 2017, McDonald’s UK internal communication team partnered with Gatehouse to launch a bespoke internal campaign designed to create staff excitement around the annual external Christmas campaign. Christmas is a time of anticipation and excitement. In late 2017, our marketing and communication teams were busy planning an exciting customer-facing campaign to put the brand […]

Empowering employees to take ownership of DS Smith’s values

Since a change in leadership in 2010, DS Smith has grown substantially, organically and through acquisitions. Though these were positive advancements for the business, it was becoming increasingly difficult to align growing numbers of colleagues across growing numbers of sites to a single DS Smith way of doing things. In this article, Group Head of […]