Bristol is a city steeped in history. More than just the ‘Mild, Mild West’, it’s spawned tarmac, Wallace and Gromit, Concorde, Banksy, hot air balloons, the SS Great Britain, Massive Attack – and of course, Home. This little corner of the UK has always suited us well. It’s progressive,…

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Although the usual method of video production is finding its way back to some kind workable solution, the majority of you will still need to think about other ways to get messaging out. So, here are a few helpful pointers on how you can achieve the best possible quality…

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Ideas for film when working at home

As the industry gets its head around enforced remote working, and not being able to send crews out, we need to be flexible and shout about other options to get our messages across.  Don’t forget you all have great stories to tell. So, let’s hear them. And you’ll be glad…

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Yes, we think it is. Employee engagement – and more specifically – engagement of remote workers has consistently been cited as one of the top challenges organisations have faced for a number of years (State of the Sector, 2019). And of course, knowing how to engage and motivate a…

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Staying connected through COVID-19

How can we best support our people through COVID-19? It’s the question on every leaders’ lips. Now working remotely, employees at one of the world’s leading financial institutions were looking for new ways to make working from home, work for them. They needed a place where they could find…

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Working out our new normal

Without knowing how long many of us will be working remotely, we’re starting to seek out what the new normal should look like.

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Home's Corona Virus Toolkit for internal communicators

We’ve been having lots of conversations and questions from our clients asking for support in keeping business going, communicating, and engaging with their employees during COVID-19. We wanted to offer out some of the best practice we’re seeing globally, and some of the tools, tips and templates that you…

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9 things to do when embedding a purpose driven culture

The field of employee experience is taking off. I’ve never had more conversations with CEOs and board members as I have over the past 12 months. Organisations are realising they need to do things differently and are trying to figure out how – positive psychology, co-creation, giving people a…

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In early January I was struck down with a viral chest infection and forced to rest in bed, tucked up with a hottie (just a hot water bottle unfortunately!), lots of liquids, green juices and a restless, fertile imagination. With the green juices flowing round my body, I started…

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What key moments are organisations focussing on in 2020?

These days we’re finding ourselves having more and more conversations about employee experience – so we decided to launch Roundel 2020, a piece of global research to understand the trends, practices and priority areas. Our workplaces are in the midst of huge transformation and businesses are realising they need…

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Doing a world of good

If you’re a regular subscriber to the Institute of Internal Communication’s Voice magazine, you might have spotted my name in this month’s edition. The IOIC invited me to share my experience on communicating sustainability to employees and driving behaviour change. The featured article, titled Doing a World of Good…

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‘Twas 23 nights before Christmas, and there was much to ponder, for we at Home were hosting our One Night of Wonder! OK, OK – that’s as far as the Christmas poetry will go, promise. It was a cool and crisp night, and the neon Home roundel and fairy…

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Employee Experience Dictionary

Do you know your Employee Value Proposition from your employer brand? Or your values and behaviours from your guiding principles? Do you have a well-articulated purpose, mission and vision? Does any of it really matter anyway? We find there’s lots of confusion out there. Organisations think and talk really…

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Banksy - Devolved Parliament (image taken by Alan Clarke at The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery)

Deal or No Deal? In or Out? The answers to these questions will shape so much for so many for years to come. Now more than ever it feels like none of us can predict the future. But rightly so, people are looking to their employers for clarity, direction…

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When I was first made responsible for communicating to a global Retail team, I was told by a well-meaning colleague that ‘retail was like the Wild West’. Despite some initial panic, I quickly got stuck into the challenge – and soon found out that actually, he might have had…

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Home internal communications reading list

As August is now upon us, and many of you will be off on your summer holidays, I wanted to pull together a list of some of our favourite books, magazines and podcasts from everyone in the studio here at Home. It’s a collection of inspiring things we’ve read…

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Creative Comms

In these challenging times you might be wondering whether it’s worth investing in creativity to land your messages internally? You’re under pressure with your budget, but you know, you still need to deliver. The thing is, a great creative idea needn’t cost the earth. Something simple can stand out,…

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Comms Error!

Communicating to an audience as diverse as it is globally dispersed is no mean feat. Some are desk bound, others are so remote they could be whittling spoons in the wilderness. They all have a preferred method of being communicated to and most of those methods aren’t part of…

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Never mind bloody Brexit or the nasty things that are happening across the globe. The Home world was rocked in April by the disappearance of one of our mascots, the beautiful Stanley Douglas Lines – my cat. Stanley and I had recently moved to a new neighbourhood and it…

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Unleash innovation from within

Everything is changing, all of the time. Large players want to disrupt their own markets before fresh-faced start-ups do. And to attract and retain key talent companies need to be more agile, innovative and inclusive – giving their people both a voice and the chance to really make a…

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