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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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

Keeping your finger on the pulse

Lee Smith, Director at Gatehouse, a Gallagher company, explains how to use insight to build your employer brand from the inside-out. At Gatehouse, we develop strategies and plans, create world-class content, platforms, channels and campaigns,build the communication competencies of leaders and managers and provide specialist interim support to in house internal communication teams. But the […]

Personas: Where efficiency meets empathy

As a company grows and grows, their reach spanning continents and cultures, the temptation to deliver ‘one size fits all’ communication increases. Arla Foods, one of the biggest dairy suppliers in the world, managed the inverse – to make their communication more intimate the bigger they got. Arla Foods is the largest dairy company in […]

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 […]

Volume 16 of the Journal of internal communication is out now

We are pleased to announce that volume 16 of the journal of internal communication is out now. We are delighted to feature a selection of great articles and case studies. In this issue… Cary Rueda shares his journey from being a copywriter at Saatchi & Saatchi to becoming Head of Internal communications at Kier Group. […]

Delivering a member-centric pensions website at Rolls-Royce

For over a century, Rolls-Royce has been a hallmark of quality as a world-leading manufacturer. Their pensions team wanted to bring the same level of quality to an online service and enhance the overall service provided to over 80,000 pension scheme members. Gallagher Communication explains how they made it happen. Rolls-Royce’s brand promise ‘trusted to […]

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 […]

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 […]