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Last week I helped one of our wonderful clients create a presentation for a webinar she was giving on the subject of retention. She’d written some dynamic words that encapsulated her beliefs. We had a healthy conversation around some of her ideas and theories and we enjoyed one another’s…

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I’m sure that I’m not alone in noticing how often I’m confronted by jigsaw puzzle styled communications for (insert numerous business challenges) working in internal communications and specifically strategy (cringe, right?). Personally, after twenty years in internal communications, if I never see another jigsaw-style design again it will be…

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Today is International Women’s Day and the theme for 2019 is #BalanceforBetter, with the goal of creating a more gender-balanced world. At Home, we like to think we’re well balanced – the business was founded by Carol back in the 80s. Today, our workplace gender-split actually tips the scales…

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The unwritten brief

You want a good fit; whether you’re looking for your new jeans, finding your new home, or on the prowl for your new partner. The hunt begins with a need, and often a need comes when you can’t ignore it. Like pulling on your favourite jeans one too many…

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Recently, one of our Creative Directors, Ben King, had the chance to be a judge on the panel for a set of awards focused on external campaign work. The experience got him to thinking about how we can bring the creativity of the outside, in. “It’s a bright early…

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We’ve just about recovered from celebrating last week after picking up Consultancy of the Year at the Employee Engagement Awards – a celebration honouring organisations that put workforce engagement at the heart of their business strategy. This award recognises all the hard work, dedication and creativity of our Homies…

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Culture

If you know me you’ll be aware that at any point I am likely to turn a conversation into a song. Right now this thread is taking me back to my Latin American dancing days of the late 60s where the cha-cha was my signature junior competition dance –…

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Blue Monday is said to be the most depressing day of the year and, let’s face it, there are plenty of things to be blue about. The joy of Christmas is long gone, we’ve set ourselves (or have already failed at) New Year’s resolutions like dry January, #veganuary or…

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So, we’ve just completed our financial year at Home and I’m delighted to say it was another great year for us! We’ve grown as a business, we’ve had people come, we’ve had people go, we’ve been in hospital, we’ve come out again (thank God), we’ve held meaningful work summits,…

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Everyone hopes to have a healthy portion of fun at work, alongside the inevitable grind. Some even hope to have an impact, and most of us strive to find purpose and meaning. Here at Home we like to practice what we preach and do more than most to keep…

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Brexit and the creative industries

A wise man once said “One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.” We’re coming closer and closer to agreeing a deal, but what exactly that deal looks like we’re unlikely to know until it’s crunch time. The big question…

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I grew up in the 80s. It was a pretty special time… I’m sure every girl had a poster of that topless man holding a baby, cried when they thought E.T. had died and owned at least one highly flammable neon shell suit. I’d play in the street until…

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Global Trend Awards

This time last year we brought in a haul of nine awards from the GlobalTrend Awards… and we’ve only gone and done it again! This year we’ve been recognised for a series of films that we produced for our client Northwell Health – scooping up a further seven different…

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Carol's spontaneity

On 1st December 2018 I’ll celebrate a whopping 37 years in business. Where did the time go?

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It’s not often that culture gets so hands on… Northwell Health is a non-profit, 66,000 employee strong, health care system based in New York. Northwell isn’t a normal 9-5. You have to be truly made for health care to deliver an exceptional patient and customer experience. That’s why, this…

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Companies that do good in the world tend to perform well too – but why is this? Home’s Liz Clover shares a fascinating book that attempts to explain why. The Human Brand I’ve just finished reading a book that explores why companies that do good in the world are…

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igital internal comms must know #3

Enterprise social networks hold the key to the future workplace – it’s all about sharing the pie… Welcome back to what is the third instalment of my digital must-knows, this time touching upon how internal social networks hold the key to a better informed workplace through social collaboration. We’ve…

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igital internal comms must know #2

The power of personalising your internal comms… As a rule, people don’t like to puzzle over how to do things. As far as possible, a webpage or anything digital should be self-explanatory. Steve Krug’s brilliant book, ‘Don’t make me think’, is about a common sense approach to usability, with…

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igital internal comms must know #1: Data

Want to know if your digital internal communication is working? The proof is in the data pudding! Whether we’re talking about email, websites or apps, digital technology is an incredibly useful medium for internal communication and collaboration. It allows you to easily create and maintain targeted, personalised and measurable…

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Designers on holiday

Here at Home, we are all given a yearly personal development fund to help realise the very best versions of ourselves – both as an employee and individual. The logic is simple: fulfilled and stimulated people make happier Homies. This year, I decided to do something a bit different….

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