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.
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.
How to better live your values | S2 E13
This episode is about the resource ‘How to better live your values’ and is designed to be a team exercise. The exercise is about getting people to identify the areas within your organisation where you’re excelling and finding examples of where you could utilise those strengths. It’s also about identifying where you have the biggest gaps at the moment and what you need to do in order to plug those gaps.
Employee engagement in a 24-hour operation | S2 E12
Our interviewee is Kristina Vaneva who is Director of Employee Engagement & Internal Communications at Atlantis Resorts in Dubai. Kristina describes the Atlantis Dubai as one of the largest integrated resorts in the world. There are 2200 employees from 87 different countries leading to a very diverse workforce operating 24/7 which is an accurate reflection of what Dubai itself is about – a melting pot of people and diversity. Employee engagement in a 24-hour operation is always something Kristina is driving for.
Using stories to illustrate values | S2 E11
Craig Smith brings you the fourth of our free communication tools and resources called "Using stories to illustrate values". It the is first in our series of resources designed to be used as a team and is especially good for large groups. Values need to come to life and help people understand how they fit within the organisation. Sharing stories is a great way to help people understand how people have embodied your values.
Creating a modern, social intranet | S2 E10
Internal communicators have a wide range of tools at their disposal but this also means that there are potentially too many to choose from and this can cause confusion. Internal comms teams need to know which channel to choose to have the most impact with their messages. Integration over the past few years has been key to improving the use of the intranet, it can pull all the other different platforms in use together in one place.