Effective Written Communication

Whilst it’s not the only way to communicate, but effective written communication in the workplace is extremely important and relevant. ‘Time is money’ and the more time wasted on inaccurate and lost messages, the more money a business loses. For example, lack of detail in a memo or email...

The Survey Initiative And Vimto Win Silver At CIPR Pride Awards

We, along with soft drinks giant, Vimto, have won silver at the CIPR Pride Awards (Anglia, Thames and Chiltern) for Best Internal Communications Campaign. Here’s our case study outlining the work we did with them. Vimto Vimto is an international soft drinks company owned by Nichols plc, with sales...

Corporate Identity – How Important?

Corporate identity is a lot more than just a logo stamped onto all and sundry. It is also the way in which an organisation presents itself to the public, such as its customers and investors as well as its employees. It is a projection of the desired image of...

The Survey Initiative And Vimto Make Shortlist Of CIPR Pride Awards

We’re delighted that our work in partnership with soft drinks giant, Vimto, has been shortlisted for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations CIPR Pride Awards (Anglia, Thames and Chiltern) for Best Internal Communications Campaign. We’ve been working with Vimto for three years and have helped the company achieve incredibly...

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You are probably thinking my spell checker is broken from the title, but you’d be wrong (I know this as it is showing angry red lines under the words above as I type this). What I have written makes sense when you speak it out loud, even though it...

“Send Three And Fourpence, We’re Going To A Dance”

Strangely enough, it’s rather fitting that I should start this blog by explaining the title. Some years ago, military orders and messages were relayed down the line via a series of radio transmissions. The radio operator had to listen carefully to the command and repeat the message onto the...

Set Out Your Business Resolutions

At this time of year, people reflect on the year gone by and look to make New Year’s resolutions for the coming year. And there’s no reason why businesses can’t make resolutions too, after all they are every bit as important. However, as most us know, it’s all too...

Thinking about measuring the success of internal comms – read this first…

  There is very little academic research into the area of employee communication and Chen et al (2006) argue ‘a review of the research on organizational communication practices has been ignored.’ Before undertaking the research consider your end goal; are you looking to measure the effectiveness, reach, impact or...

Attractive, relevant, or sticky, what excites you about your employee survey?

Believe it or not, employee surveys can generate excitement in organisations! And so they should – it is after all an opportunity to improve your work life and have your say. I was inspired to write this post after receiving some feedback by an employee taking part in a...

Research shows that Line Managers don’t act on their employee survey feedback – is this true?

Recent research from AON Hewitt and their European Engagement database suggests that line managers are not acting on their employee engagement survey feedback – on average spending only two to five days a year on engagement relating activities. Is this really true and reflective? Certainly one of employees major...