Internal communications

Listen now: How can companies communicate with purpose?

How can businesses communicate to their employees with purpose? How do those employees become empowered to spread a company's message? The HR Most Influential podcast strives to answer questions of...

Workers wasting over five days a year in 'pointless' meetings

Employees across the UK are spending too much time on menial tasks such as sending emails, updating the status of tasks and having unnecessary meetings.

Keeping internal communications open in times of crisis

Coronavirus has been an exercise in effective internal communications, but now the UK is, somewhat, out of the eye of the storm, what lessons is HR taking forward when preparing for future crises?...

Cutting through complexity  

If there’s one lesson we can take from the pandemic, it’s the importance of authentic, clear communication. We live in a world where government guidance on what we can and can’t do is ever-changing...

Climate 'lip service' stalls progress and leaves employees flat

Many British businesses see climate policy merely as a branding exercise, rather than something fundamental to future growth, research suggests.

Millions of workers' trust eroded by pay errors

One in 10 UK workers, representing 300,000 workers in hospitality alone, don’t trust their employer to pay them the correct amount each month.

HR Excellence Awards 2021: The winners

Last night's (1 December) glittering HR Excellence Awards 2021 ceremony, back as an in-person event after 2020’s virtual ceremony, was a roaring success with the UK's HR professionals.

A quarter of workers judge colleagues on their appearance

A quarter (25%) of workers ranked appearance as the most important factor when meeting someone for the first time at work, followed by personal hygiene (23%) and then someone’s job title (17%).

Lessons on effective communication from air traffic control

There are few careers where communication skills aren’t essential. Communicating is how we agree priorities, provide updates, manage expectations and innovate. But as something we do every day, we’re...

Stay interviews: how to prevent internal talent from flying the coop

Reports of restless and disgruntled employees are soaring, and traditional retention tactics are not cutting it. The trusty exit interview is too little too late; surveys lack the rich detail needed...

Internal comms terminology divides the workforce

Many moons ago the terms “white collar” and “blue collar” were commonly used. But this blatant divide between office and manual workers created a negativity which saw many consider blue collar workers...

How rethinking comms improved recruitment at Lancashire Police

Hayley Wallis, recruitment marketing lead at Lancashire Police, explains how flexible communications has helped drive recruitment.