The Gatehouse Blog: Tools & techniques

Are Employee Magazines Dead? Here’s Why Print Isn’t Past It

Are Employee Magazines Dead? Here’s Why Print Isn’t Past It   Rachel Ifans makes the case for print-based magazines – arguing that after years of decline, paper is making a come-back…   Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past ten years, you will have heard the doomsayers and seen the facts. Recent […]

Linking management and shop-floor with Q&As at Novozymes

Novozymes, market-leading biotech company, implemented an innovative format to give shop-floor employees a voice and increase dialogue in Novozymes’ production. Joachim Aaen, Communications Specialist, explains how.  Novozymes produces a wide range of industrial enzymes and microorganisms used in a lot of different industries. We develop solutions for the world’s pressing problems, profit from doing so, […]

Making Britvic Employees feel valued – Simplifying a complex reward system

Quite often in large companies, employees don’t know the total value of their employment package. Properly outlining and breaking it down can be a real driver of employee engagement. Harveen Gill, Reward Advisor at Britvic, explains how they created an individualised, engaging and easy to understand reward statement.  The challenges We offer employees a very […]

Where do you rise to when you’re already at the top?

Where do you go next when you’ve reached a senior position in internal communication? Former Head of IC Nick Green talks about his career move to property services at Sky. I joined Sky as Head of Internal Communication in 2009. I spent the first few years developing a robust internal communication function and a tone […]

Spearheading an Internal Communication and Employee Engagement strategy at Community Integrated Care

In early 2015, national health and social care charity, Community Integrated Care, partnered with Gatehouse to carry out the charity’s first comprehensive employee communication and engagement audit. Danielle Chan, Head of Customer & Stakeholder Engagement, explains how the research has influenced the charity’s whole internal communications approach and helped shape the development of their first […]

Meet Arthur: ACCA’s social enterprise platform

Channel Manager Sarah Moffatt explains how they brought back their first president, Arthur, as a social enterprise platform. ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We’ve got approximately 1,400 employees in 98 offices around the world, with a variety of cultures. Internal communications is a relatively new function. […]

EY: a new global headquarters, a new working environment

The following is an extract from the Journal of Internal Communication. See if you qualify for a free industry subscription at www.internal-communication.com/joic.  Jenny Moss, Business Enablement Communications Leader at EY, explains how she set out to inform, engage and inspire a workforce of over 900 people when moving to a new global headquarters in London. […]

Demonstrating your value – input, output, out-take and outcome measures

At the CIPR internal communication conference earlier this week I facilitated a short workshop on demonstrating your value. One of the topics my group got discussing was the types of measure you can use to assess your effectiveness and evaluate your impact as an internal communicator. As part of this we spent some time talking […]

The employee expo – a tactic with real potential

A couple of weeks ago I was invited by a large utility company to attend its annual employee exhibition. They’ve been doing one for years apparently – taking over an large exhibition hall for a few days and inviting their people (and suppliers) to come along for a few hours to see what’s going on […]

Directory of Twitter tools for communicators

In line with my new found enthusiasm for Twitter (you can see my ramblings and follow me via the right hand column of this blog), here’s a really helpful post from Brian Solis in San Francisco – on the tool and the phenomenon. Better still, it’s written especially for comms people. Excellent, timely stuff. Enjoy!  […]