Employee engagement and internal communications interviews, ideas and best practices. Every other Tuesday we will be exploring industry best practice and hearing from leading practitioners. We will hear how they are making internal communications, employee engagement and related areas a strategic priority. We will cut through the gloss and get to the down-to-earth, practical issues we face when raising the profile of this essential profession. Craig Smith from The Big Picture People (formally BigPicture Learning) is your host for the show.
Innovative employer branding | S2 E19
Employer branding is a topic which is highly relevant when it comes to employee engagement and employee experience. How can internal comms and employee engagement professionals innovate and support the development of a world-class employer brand? Farrah Ekeroth shares some of the great work going on in this space at EY.
Leading employee engagement | S2 E18
Craig speaks with Paula Leach from Vantage Points about creating an organisational culture where employees thrive. In the interview, we explore two key roles for leaders - creating clarity and getting out of the way. We find out that if a leader only ever does two things, then these are the right two things. We also look at the implications of these leadership behaviours for employee engagement and internal communications professionals.
Creating an internal podcast | S2 E17
Craig Smith talks with Matthew McLean from The Podcast Host about the value of podcasting as an effective channel for internal communications. Matthew provides tips for growing and retaining an internal audience and explains what sort of metrics should be used to measure the success of your internal podcast.
Communicating with offline employees | S2 E16
In this Series 2 Episode 16, Craig speaks with Eoin Weldon from Merck about the challenges and opportunities of communicating with “offline” employees (i.e. those without access to digital channels such as Yammer, Slack or email). We explore what organisations can do to ensure that these employees are not left behind and are kept fully informed and engaged.
Tools for sharing your values | S2 E15
Craig Smith gives a recap of the five tools for sharing your values we’ve discussed over the past few weeks. They are all free to download from the resources page. All of these tools are designed to take you to a point where you can identify your values, pressure check them for being fit for purpose but also start to embed them within your organisation.
Creating a strong employer brand | S2 E14
In Series 2 Episode 14 Craig Smith talks to Anna Kilmurray who is Chief People Officer at ClearScore. Anna was one of the first 6 employees at ClearScore who now employ over 200 people. Anna explains how creating a strong employer brand, is essential for fast-growth businesses to thrive and to attract and retain the most promising talent. Anna explains the role that internal comms and employee engagement play in creating an employer brand.
Great podcast for internal comms
I throughly enjoyed being a guest on this podcast. Craig is a fantastic host who creates really insightful and relaxed conversations packed with tips and advice for IC pros. Define one to put on your podcast list.
Excellent and insightful
Craig Smith does a wonderful job of interviewing his varied and diverse guests on this excellent show. Those wanting deeper insight into how organizations work and how to get the very best from people and teams should absolutely check this out.
Thought provoking and motivation to act
This is a great podcast hosted in an engaging and down to earth, friendly style. The host has bags of experience in working with organisations on shifting culture and using effective internal comms and the guests are great - experienced, and challenging us to really shift how we work. Loads of ideas and sources to support.