It’s time for the third in our series of posts dedicated to the results of Roundel 2021, our in-depth report on global employee experience trends. Since the backdrop to our research was a year of seismic change punctuated by remote working, Zooming and home schooling, it’s no surprise that…

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Today we’re sharing the second in our series of posts dedicated to the results of Roundel 2021, our in-depth report on global employee experience trends. As part of our research, we asked our respondents if 2020 held any silver linings for their organisation (there were some positives, promise!) and… 25%…

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We recently launched Roundel 2021, our in-depth report on global employee experience trends (and, if you ask us, the best thing to come out of 2020!). If you haven’t had a chance to dive into the full report yet, don’t stress – we’re going to be covering some key…

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Creating a joyful experience for remote employees Christmas is a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find new ways to spread some festive joy. When social distancing got in the way of the normal Christmas party, Aztec Group asked for some help to design a…

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Being Covid compliant doesn’t mean you can’t be creative. We don’t do things the usual way at Home, so why should our workplace signage be any different? We wanted to put our Homie magic into our reboarding graphics to bring a smile to people’s faces as they return to…

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Ready or not, Boris thinks it’s time to return to the office post-COVID19. At the start of the pandemic the advice was clear: stay home. Workers hurriedly grabbed their laptops and chargers – the lucky ones also took their screens – and set up ‘shop’ at home. All of…

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When it comes to creating the very best employee experience for your people, taking a one size fits all approach just isn’t going to cut it. It’s time to focus on the moments that matter. In this post, Homie Lauren shares her top 10 tips for mapping your unique…

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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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