Category Archives: Employer branding

Skills, talent and shortages: what the data from Europe can tell us about women’s role in closing the IT skills gap

There is a huge skills shortage in IT. Tech companies and others are scrabbling to [...]

How vocal improv promotes collaboration

Vocal improv, short for vocal improvisation, is the act of creating music or soundscapes spontaneously, [...]

Navigating proximity bias in thought leadership

Proximity bias is the tendency to favour people, objects or ideas that are closest to [...]

Influencers in the reputation landscape

Influencers are people who influence the decisions of others. It sounds simple—but in marketing, the [...]

Carving out dedicated time and space for creativity in hybrid work

Creativity in hybrid workplaces requires trust. Trust is important for supporting team members to contribute ideas. [...]

Further reflections on nurturing trust

A while back, we looked at Andrea Howe’s work on how to rebuild customer relationships [...]

Flexibility on a global scale: how medium-sized global companies are embracing hybrid working

Since the pandemic, attitudes to flexible and hybrid working have changed among both employers and [...]

When trust is key: supporting creativity in hybrid workplaces

More and more companies are now moving towards hybrid workplaces. Under this model, some people [...]

Flexing the hybrid workplace model: how Sodexo has continued to deliver frontline services during the pandemic

We have heard a lot about how the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in companies moving to [...]

The flexibility to choose: how Novo Nordisk is approaching hybrid working

We have heard a lot about how different companies are embracing the opportunities and challenges [...]

Will hybrid workplace success depend on growth mindset-oriented cultures?

You may already have heard of mindset, and the work of Professor Carol Dweck, at [...]

Redefining work and recreating value: addressing post-pandemic challenges

  It has become something of a cliché to say that the way that we [...]

Measuring happiness—and why it matters

If you search ‘how to be happier’ on Google, you will be presented with well [...]

The knowledge management paradox – wildflower meadow or designed landscape?

Wildflower meadows and verges were everywhere in 2021. Many councils are chosing to seed verges [...]

Managing the challenges of hybrid workplaces

At the beginning of the pandemic, there were predictions that this was the end of [...]

Trust, trust and more trust: key takeaways from the roundtable on supercharging internal communications

It is interesting that few companies have yet embraced artificial intelligence (AI) for internal communications. [...]

The evolution of the employee and the portability of thought leadership

There has been a lot of talk about how the pandemic has redefined ways of [...]

Takeaways from “The Power of Talk: Who Gets Heard and Why”

Have you ever felt like you couldn’t get a word in when talking to someone [...]

Erin Meyer’s The Culture Map: takeaways for thought leaders and marketers

The business world is becoming increasingly global. We are all expected to work with colleagues, [...]

In recruitment it’s not about how many people you know, but how well you know people

The Future of Recruiting (Gregory Lewis Oct ’19) examined recruitment trends and concluded recruiters must [...]

#EducationDay reflections

Our earlier analysis suggested that #EducationDay needs to also embrace the needs of adults. As [...]

Sustaining innovation: the role of accelerators

There are a number of challenges in innovating, both as a start-up and as an [...]

The enduring strength of Net Promoter Scores

You may or may  not be aware of the concept of Net Promoter Score, but [...]

The collaboration paradox

It is often said that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. [...]

Corporate mentoring programmes rise in the digital economy

Corporate mentoring programmes are making something of a comeback. They help to ensure that knowledge [...]

Diversity and the coming the digital economy

 It has been clear for many years now that a more diverse group will make [...]

Can HR master the talent:process equilibrium?

Across organizations and in general, there is a growing realization that people are probably the [...]

Time to review (again) your employee advocacy stance

We expect employee advocacy to be a source of many client inquiries in 2016, so [...]

Social media in the hiring process

Social media goes way beyond Facebook, and its effective use is helping companies around the [...]

Agility in internal communications

Agility, in business terms, is the ability to respond quickly and flexibly to change. Agile [...]

Employee advocacy: perhaps your greatest asset

The best way to connect with your customers is person to person. But how exactly [...]

Engagement, agility and alignment: the new work balance

For years, HR departments have been using staff surveys to investigate employee engagement, because this [...]

Improving performance through harnessing motivation

If you want to get someone to do something, what do you do? Classic management [...]

Will remote working be allowed to fix many workplace problems?

Presenteeism (n) The act of coming into work when sick. Also the tendency to stay in [...]

Managing employees in a changing world

The changes to resourcing over the last few years have led to some interesting challenges [...]

Checklist: Mitigating the 360 degree feedback risk

“the difference between knowing someone and knowing of someone” It’s that time again, the annual [...]

Age of Unreason

Change is not what it used to be. One of the more enduring management books [...]