The Gatehouse Blog: Jun 2019

A lesson in giving power to the people

Amy Devlin and her newly created IC Manager role at Total Gas & Power represent living, breathing examples of good communications in action. Total Gas & Power is a UK subsidiary of the Total Group, a French company. In the UK, the business is focused on selling gas and electricity to businesses. They’ve got around […]

Let’s talk about EX

There are few things as disruptive or costly as good people walking out of the door. Organisations wanting to hold on to their very best people must invest time and effort in strengthening and maintaining the employee experience. Matt Frost from Gallagher Communication shares five tips to create a great EX, or employee experience. Whether […]

Looking back at a decade of internal communication research

With the largest set of respondents to date, Gatehouse’s tenth anniversary edition of State of the Sector has continued to highlight and underline the trends that exist across our industry. We summarise the key standout themes here.   1. The Office 365 Effect is gaining momentum In this year’s report, we heard how the juggernaut […]

2018 State of the Sector Report & Webinar

2008 was a year of much change! The global credit crisis hit, Barack Obama became US president and Gatehouse launched the first State of the Sector! Ten years later, we are pleased to release our 2018 State of the Sector report, the most global and comprehensive to date with over 650 responses from practitioners all […]

7 reasons your internal comms sucks – And how to fix it

Freelance communications specialist Rachel Ifans talks about what she’s learnt during her career in internal communication and how the function can learn from journalism. You’re writing for your boss, not your audience Whatever your business it is imperative you employ the old-skool rules of journalism. And number 1 in that rulebook is to KNOW YOUR […]

Employee Engagement starts with a Woo!

Colin Wong, Product Manager for WooBoard, talks us through the cloud-based employee recognition platform that focuses on total engagement and peer recognition. Its customers include Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and SunGard. WooBoard was founded in 2011 when our founder, Mick Liubinskas, noticed a gap within the employee engagement market. At one time or another, most […]

Six questions to… Deborah Brambill

Deborah Brambill’s career spans nearly 30 years, the last three of which she has spent moving from one organisation to the next, supporting them on strategic change communication projects as an interim. In this article, she tells us what she’s learnt and how she’s able to hit the ground running in every one of her […]

How to Use ‘Swipe Files’ to Become a Better Writer

Writer Gene Fowler said: “Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” Writing needn’t be so tortuous. With something called a ‘swipe file’, you can speed up the process by keeping ready-made material close at hand. Gatehouse’s Head of Content […]

How First Group developed an app to support safety issue reporting

A few months ago, First Group decided to move to a 100% digital safety reporting system accessible to all employees from mobile devices. Group Safety Director Naveed Qamar explains what the app will look like. First Group is a transport operator in the UK and in North America. We employ approximately 120,000 employees and transport […]

Accelerate Webinar: Towards the Trusted Advisor

Being recognised as a trusted advisor is something many internal communication professionals aspire to – but how exactly do you achieve it? We’re running a webinar where we’ll present to you our insider knowledge… Join the team behind Accelerate, Gatehouse’s strategic masterclass, delivered in conjunction with the Institute of Internal Communication. The full training programme […]