Browsing All posts tagged under »employer brand«

The future workplace is already here, and it’s in a surprising place

October 9, 2013


Last month I was lucky enough to be taken on a guided tour of a new workplace. The place in question is around 4 years old. It reflects the future of the workplace and begs questions for the future of internal communications and leadership. This workplace has wifi, a high street, a library, a radio […]

Listen; learn; score some goals, but never feel like you have a manager

June 25, 2013


I’ve always grown up living the maxim “never have a boss.” It’s something I’ve said to my children many a time. Never feel like you have a boss. Always feel like you are your own boss. Carry that feeling with you through work and it will keep you free and happy. In saying this I’ve […]

Home working isn’t working (ps, am I writing this from home?)

February 27, 2013


Goodness me people love jumping to polar extremes! Either it’s the journalists that have written this article exposing Yahoo’s rejection of homeworking or it’s the Yahoo HR department themselves. In a memo they state, “Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings.” Er, […]

Is your brand in the hands of your employee bloggers and twitterers?

May 25, 2012


The session on Social Media at the Reputation in Oil Gas & Mining conference opened with the observation made by one commentator recently that employees should spend an hour a day on each social media channel they are active on. As the speaker pointed out, if you are on LinkedIn, twitter, Facebook, instagram and pinterest […]

The new economic outlook means we might need to get ‘real’ about the employee experience

January 12, 2012


I recently penned a short piece on population explosion and the way in which the workplace might change. I was today sent a new article from the CIPD on the mismatch between employee aspirations and the opportunities available inside companies today. The article really does bring into sharper focus the feeling that endless possibilities, freedoms […]

Buildings help make us what we are

August 11, 2011


Boris Johnson recently ripped out all the colourful meeting spaces at London’s City Hall after being attacked for saying they were a waste of money. As the Evening Standard reported, the mayor was criticised for wasting £1200 on two sofas! £1200! Blimey. I spent that on one sofa once and none of my family took […]

Collaboration’s what ya need!

June 21, 2011


If Roy Castle were still alive today then I’m sure he’d rewrite his famous song to reflect the word ‘Collaboration’ rather than dedication. Now, if you’re under 40 then it’s possible that you’ll have no idea what that reference is to – so google it. Or watch this! Anyhow, it seems to me collaboration is […]