Do you work in and Employee Engagement, Internal Communications or a related area? Do you want to keep up to date with new ideas and innovations related to Employee Engagement and Internal Communications? Do you enjoy hearing from peers and fellow professionals about the work they are doing to engage and communicate with their people? Do you like to get inspiration from thought-leaders who are challenging the way we traditionally look at IC and EE?
Engaging Internal Comms is a weekly (eventually moving to fortnightly) podcast where we will be talking to industry experts who are bringing new and innovative ideas to the Employee Engagement and Internal Communications profession.
The Big Picture People’s Craig Smith talks to Leader of the Volunteers Hub for Engage for Success, Vlad Levitsky. We learn about the positive impact that volunteering can have on employees, and why it can be a great strategy to boost employee engagement. Volunteering creates a rich culture within an organisation. Vlad explains how giving them the freedom to act in favour of what they believe in or enjoy, or the time to help where it is crucially needed and therefore rewarding, will enrich a company’s workforce tenfold. Employees will be engaged in their organisation and all that it supports: freedom, encouragement, collaboration, and pride – the golden ingredients for a thriving company.
The Big Picture People’s Craig Smith talks to the FT's Megan Dold about the challenges of communicating within an organisation, and how to overcome them by using empathy. Communicating effectively across a business internally requires empathy in a sense that internal comms people are understanding of the importance of employees’ roles, and are adaptable in their approach to ensuring a message, that they will care about and is of importance to them and their company, reaches them.
While the world has adjusted to communicating remotely, there are still a lot of challenges to overcome. Where previously ideas could be discussed ‘on the fly’ and teams could create ideas and solutions together in a working environment, conferences must now be scheduled, taking distractions and home life into consideration. In this episode of Engaging Internal Comms, The Big Picture People’s Craig Smith talks to Rob Woodhead, who is the MD at Simply Better about how they’ve adjusted to new ways of communicating, and how he believes this will change the future of face-to-face communications at work.
Craig Smith talks to Leanne Spencer, who is co-founder of Bodyshot Performance – an award-winning health and wellbeing company that uses technology and science-based solutions to create happy, healthy and resilient teams for organisations including Britvic and Zurich. The wellbeing of an employee has only recently come into the headlines in line with mental health awareness. But it is becoming evermore transparent to organisations how important it is to ensure the physical and mental wellbeing of their staff both in the office and when working remotely. It’s being discovered that this not only improves the individual’s performance, but the organisation’s too.
This week we are talking to Susan Elliott, who is an Employee Engagement Experience and Wellness Specialist. Susan has a wealth of experience and has held positions as Head of Internal Comms and Employee Engagement with Allied Irish Banks, Head of IC as well as People Engagement for Tesco Bank, and is also a qualified CliftonStrengths coach with Gallup. Susan helps organisations’ employees to connect with their business and play a part in achieving the company’s goals. There are copious amounts of content claiming to define employee engagement. But Susan cuts through to the evidence-based theories of what engagement really is.