The Gatehouse Blog: Mar 2019

The Art of Strategic Planning

Helen Schick is the Head of Internal Communication and Engagement at Alzheimer’s Society. Since 2016, Helen has been building engagement and ambassadorship to drive support for the charity. In this article, she explains how. Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia, and by 2021 over one million […]

Gatehouse gradings: the continuous feedback edition

If you’ve been reading our content for a while now, you’ll know that A) audits and insights are a core service offering of ours, and one we take very seriously, and B) there is nowhere near enough measurement going on in the internal communication industry. But with new tools launching left, right and centre, implementing […]

Behind the Curtain: Europol

Our “Behind the Curtain” series offers us a glimpse at the inner workings of an organisation. This time, we’re taking a sneak peek at the internal communications of Europol, one of the biggest policing agencies in the world, and how a small communications department managed to unite employees from all walks of life. Europol, or […]

Creating healthy engagement at Natures Way Foods

Last year, Stephanie Jones was responsible for rolling-out Workplace by Facebook at Natures Way Foods. She explains how she planned the launch and shares the learnings so far. Nature’s Way Foods supply retailers and food service companies with prepared salads and fresh ‘food to go’ products. Over 70% of our staff work on shifts with […]

Getting the most out of Microsoft Office 365

As Microsoft Office 365 continues to take organisations by storm, many internal communicators find themselves struggling to communicate the breadth and complexity of tools available to employees. Lucy Braun and Sergey Datsenko share their experience running a campaign to help employees of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) collaborate more effectively by leveraging the full […]

Twitter’s impact on engagement within the NHS

Chris Horner had worked in NHS Communications for almost two decades when social media emerged as a fully-fledged tool for internal communication. Intrigued by the possibilities these platforms offered for engagement, he undertook a dissertation study for the NHS Leadership Academy Elizabeth Garret Anderson Programme/University of Birmingham MSc in Healthcare Leadership. In this article, he […]