The Gatehouse Blog: Aug 2018

The five hallmarks of a great IC function

Gatehouse, a Gallagher Company, has collected huge amounts of insight into how leading organisations communicate with their people through auditing dozens of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, carrying out our annual State of the Sector research and interviewing over 150 thought leaders in our Journal of Internal Communication. As the summer season begins, Gatehouse’s […]

Improving employee engagement through a Total Rewards culture

Following a period of rapid growth, US healthcare disruptor athenahealth wanted to improve its employee experience to better align to the $1 billion business it is today. Director of Benefits & Global Mobility Joanne Jones explains how the Compensation, Benefits, and Internal Communications teams got together to help address employee retention and engagement. athenahealth provides […]

To make a difference, internal communication needs to speak up

It’s time for internal communication to refocus. Influencing employees by shaping the organisation’s ‘official’ narrative has always been the profession’s raison d’être. Not only is the effectiveness of all this debatable but it also misses the bigger picture, says Marc B. do Amaral. A plea for a broader perspective on internal communication: the communicative organisation. […]

Gatehouse acquired by Gallagher

Leading internal communication and employee engagement agency joins Gallagher’s global Communications team. 5 December 2017 [Tower Bridge, London] Gatehouse, one of Europe’s leading internal communication and employee engagement agencies, has been acquired by Chicago-based, Fortune 500 insurance broker and risk management services firm, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher). Terms were not disclosed. Gatehouse, which […]

Journal of Internal Communication Vol.14 Out Now!

In this issue, we cover the topic of becoming a trusted advisor. What does it really mean, and how can it help you move up the ‘food chain’ within your organisation. We’re delighted to feature a selection of great articles: – Gatehouse’s co-founder, Lee Smith, explores some common misconceptions about being a trusted advisor – […]

The growing pains of employee communicators

In the new world, internal communicators are business enablers, conversation facilitators and community connectors. In this article first published in the IABC magazine ‘Communication World’, Lee Smith looks back at the evolution of the IC function. Employee communication is a profession that’s gained a reputation for gazing in the mirror. A senior practitioner once described […]

Welcome to the Post-Intranet Era

Internal communication as a profession is undergoing a profound transformation, and one of our go-to tools for connecting with employees is transforming right along with us, as Jeff Zwier explains. “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson, science fiction author and inventor of the word ‘Cyberspace,’ in […]

State of the Sector: Brexit Special

In a survey conducted in July 2016, Gatehouse explores how internal communicators prepared ahead of the referendum, what the impact of Brexit is likely to be on organisations, and what the ‘Post-Brexit’ future holds for IC. Download full report here and infographics here.  Brexit and its impact on the workplace has prompted such a global reaction […]

Take part in State of the Sector 2017 for a chance to win world class IC training and a full year of IoIC membership!

While other IC-focused seem to come and go, our own State of the Sector research stood the test of time. Now in its ninth consecutive year, State of the Sector provides the definitive global view of the internal communication landscape and is brought to you by Gatehouse, the go-to internal communication agency, with support from […]

Celebrating a decade as the go-to internal communication agency

It’s hard to believe that Gatehouse is 10 years old! Thinking back to a decade ago, Facebook was a social network linked to a few colleges in the United States and Canada. Apple was still the ‘iPod’ company. The most popular mobile phone was the Motorola Razr. In September of that year – Simon Wright and […]