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We are passionate about sharing the latest news, research and top trends in employee communication and engagement, marketing and internal communication, digital transformation and change management. So, if there are any articles on how to influence change through the power of communication, we like to give you our take on it and share the knowledge. Our blog posts feature content and provide hints and top tips for senior executives, HR, marketing and communication experts and change leaders. If this is you, then why not read on and comment, share, like or feed back with views on thought leadership and findings from industry-leading research.

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15/12/2018
risk management strategy

Creating a risk management strategy

Risk Management Strategy Risk management has become a critical element within most companies.  Every business faces risk. But by identifying the risks and assessing the likelihood […]
03/12/2018
mental wellbeing, HR, employee engagement, mental health, ClearVoice, silke brittain

Mental wellbeing in the workplace

Awareness of mental wellbeing Awareness of mental wellbeing has exploded over the last year. It’s driving companies and HR teams to acknowledge, support and integrate tools […]
19/11/2018
communication, HR communication

Expectations of effective HR communication

How are you delivering effective HR communication? Effective HR communication has become a direct result of fundamental changes in employee communication and engagement strategies.  This has significantly […]
15/10/2018
Identifying key influencers and communication champions, Silke Brittain, ClearVoice, ClearVoice Comms, ONA, Organisational Network Analysis, informal influencer, 3% of people influence 85% of conversations

What is Organisational Network Analysis (ONA)?

The ins & outs of Organisational Network Analysis Have you ever had that one colleague you can rely on to know all the answers? That go-to-person […]
01/10/2018
employee engagement survey

Is the annual employee engagement survey dead?

With Autumn well on its way, the new financial year plans and budget allocation at a frenzy it can only mean one thing.  The annual employee […]
17/09/2018
change management, clearvoice, communication, communication strategy, company culture, employee communication, employee engagement, employee experience, employee retention, employer brand, EVP, financial services, focus groups, healthcare, HR communication, human resources, integrity, internal communication, M&A, manufacturing, merger and acquisition, motivation, people, pharmaceutical, productivity, recognition, retail, reward, Silke Brittain, strategy, trust, values

Merger & Acquisition (M&A)

How change management is essential during an M&A Managing change during a Merger and Acquisition (M&A) can be incredibly stressful and go catastrophically wrong if senior […]
03/09/2018
case study, change management, clearvoice, communication, communication strategy, company culture, culture change, employee advocate, employee behaviour, employee communication, employee engagement, employee experience, employee retention, employee voice, employer brand, HR, HR communication, human resources, innovation, internal communication, merger and acquisition, motivation, on-boarding, people, performance improvement, research, Silke Brittain, strategy, talent acquisition, trust, values, well-being

Culture change: the role of HR

Why you need HR to drive culture change Culture is significantly affecting how companies operate internally and externally, how they innovate and service their customers. According […]
20/08/2018
digital transformation, change, change management, Office 365, O365, Sharepoint, misguided fear, ClearVoice, Silke Brittain

The basics to digital transformation

A boost to productivity In an age of digital disruption, businesses are frantically searching for platforms which can accommodate audience demands. They need platforms which manage […]
06/08/2018

Leadership communication: strategic narrative

What is a strategic narrative? A strategic narrative is central to employee engagement.  It provides a compelling business story that explains the company background, future goals and outlines […]
16/07/2018
internal comms, internal communication strategy, ClearVoice Comms, Silke Brittain, strategy

Creating an internal communication strategy

Internal Communication Strategy Creating an Internal Communication Strategy offers the opportunity to build a stronger organisation with a unified workforce.  Contributing to better engagement and increased […]
02/07/2018
effective EVP, employee value proposition, employer brand, ClearVoice, Silke Brittain

Delivering an effective employee value proposition

Producing and delivering an effective Employee Value Proposition An Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is the agreement between the employer outlining the benefits and key features for […]
25/06/2018
internal comms, internal communication, internal communication apps, apps, ClearVoice, Silke Brittain

The value of internal communication apps

Are internal communication apps the answer? As audiences become more digitally focused, demand for communication activity is bigger than ever.  Internal communication managers are constantly finding […]
18/06/2018
intranets, clearvoice, Silke Brittain, digital, tool, internal communication, employee voice, Royal Mail, Tesco

Intranets – a powerful digital tool?

How intranets can improve employee engagement Intranets work as a collaborative platform that contain information specific to a company and can only be accessed by its […]
04/06/2018
digital evolution, digital maturity, change, internal comms, ClearVoice, Silke Brittain

Digital evolution

What digital evolution means for companies today Technology has dramatically changed how people communicate, connect and perform personally as well as professionally. From the introduction and […]
28/05/2018
employee value proposition, EVP, communication, ClearVoice, silke brittain, employer brand, values, corporate values, organisational integrity

Creating a successful employee value proposition (EVP)

What is an Employee Value Proposition? An Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is an employment proposal which outlines what an employer expects from its employees and what it […]
21/05/2018
business strategy, CEO, clearvoice, communications, culture, employee value proposition, employer brand, employer of choice, EVP, external communications, financial performance, higher performance, HR, internal communications, leadership, line managers, performance, recognition, reward, Silke Brittain, Simon Rutter, Takeda, team leaders, vision

Employer branding

The what, why and how of employer branding While companies are starting to get their heads around what employer branding is, why it’s important and how […]
14/05/2018
employee voice; ClearVoice Comms; Employee Engagement; Internal Communication

The importance of employee voice

Invaluable employee voice The term employee voice defines an opportunity given to staff, inviting, listening and involving them in company decision-making.  It offers staff a platform […]
30/04/2018
GDPR, digital, data, data protection, general data protection regulation, may 2018

GDPR: Opportunity for businesses across the globe?

Why we should be embracing the GDPR GDPR is around the corner and what an opportune time for businesses across Europe! That’s right, you heard us […]
16/04/2018

How to create a positive onboarding experience

A Thousand Onboarding Firsts When was the last time you started a new job at a new company and had a positive onboarding experience? What were you […]
09/04/2018
onboarding, onboarding process, recruitment, new hires, new staff, new talent

Overcoming onboarding hurdles

Onboarding Hurdles Recruiting and onboarding new employees can be a tiresome if not long-winded exercise. Often recruiters spend large amounts of time interviewing and assessing if […]
26/03/2018

What is outcome-based measurement?

Defining outcome-based measurement Outcome-based measurement is a collection of results which assess a specific topic or area in a business.  Fundamentally, it assesses the productivity of the […]
19/03/2018
culture, values, positive onboarding, onboarding experience, Silke Brittain, ClearVoice Comms, HR, HR strategy, HR communication

Culture & values – what’s it worth?

The true cost of culture and values The vast majority of people turn up for work wanting to do a great job. But, unfortunately, many organisations […]
12/03/2018
accountability, clearvoice, communication, company culture, core values, culture, employee engagement, employee voice, Engage for Success, internal comms, internal communications, leaders, motivation, organisational integrity, responsibility, Silke Brittain, trust, values

Defining organisational integrity

Organisational integrity: we hear it, we see it but do we follow it? Organisational integrity is and should be the foundation of any working environment. Building […]
22/02/2018

Defining the Internet of Things

What is IoT? The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to connect and […]
05/02/2018
communication, change management, strategy, Silke Brittain, ClearVoice Comms, HR communication, internal communication, marketing communication

Change management: strategy & implementation

Why you need a change management strategy Developing a change management strategy can provide direction and purpose for change management plans. They help determine fundamental processes […]
23/01/2018
recognition, reward, incentives, motivation, inspiration, people, workforce, HR, strategy, thank you, ClearVoice, Silke Brittain

Recognition & reward

The importance of a Recognition & Reward program A Recognition and Reward program can have significant impact on overall employee engagement in an organisation. From boosting […]
15/01/2018
communication, communications strategy, employee communication, employee communications, employee engagement, employee voice, employer brand, financial services, people, Silke Brittain, values

Engage & stop chasing demographic unicorns

Engage with diverse workforces Are you stressed about trying to engage your diverse workforce? Going crazy trying to engage millennials in your office? You’re probably overwhelmed […]
07/01/2018
free, employee engagement, resources, 2018, new year, ClearVoice, Silke Brittain

Free employee engagement resources

Giving you the best, free employee engagement resources Would you like to get your hands on the best, free employee engagement resources? Employee engagement strategies have […]
02/01/2018
digital trends, 2018, new year, ClearVoice, Silke Brittain

New Year: digital trends for 2018

New Year, new challenges The New Year is upon us and with the start of 2018, come new trends that will revolutionise how we engage with […]
13/12/2017
clearvoice, communications strategy, employee communications, employee engagement, employee experience, employee voice, event and visual communication association, HSBC Now, iandetherelationship, innovation, integrity, internal communications, myroyal, people, Silke Brittain, strategic narrative, strategy, marketing

External vs. internal communication: the relationship

External vs. internal communication: making a stand! External vs. internal communication is a staple topic.  Historically, they have targeted very different audiences; communicating with those who […]
10/12/2017
clearvoice, communications strategy, customer journey, employee communications, employee engagement, employee experience, employee journey, employee value proposition, employee voice, Engage for Success, integrity, internal communications, people, performance improvement, Silke Brittain, strategic narrative, strategy

Emotional intelligence: organisation like a brain not a structure

Emotional intelligence Does your internal communications department struggle for resources, influence and internal clout? Recent findings in cognitive psychology and employee engagement have indicated that better […]