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Returning To Workplaces After Lockdown: The New Zealand Experience

New Zealand is the envy of the world having near-eradicated Covid-19. Our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has received worldwide praise on her 'go hard, go early' policy and distinctive communication skills. Consistent language such as 'our team of five million, and 'be strong, be kind and unite' has undoubtedly won the hearts and minds of her fell...
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#AskFutureNet – how to shine online

Lyn Roseaman, public speaking expert, joined us at June's #AskFutureNet session to share her top tips for making an impact when speaking online. Here are a few highlights… 1. Prepare and practise Don't leave your set up to chance on the day. Lyn says: "Before the talk or presentation think: is my setting right for the purpose? And check in advance ...
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Team Building on Remote Mode: Do Companies Actually Need It?

' Quarantine' and 'remote' are the two main words that influenced the business at the very beginning of 2020. The closure of offices and the transfer of employees to the 'remote mode' don't mean that work with personnel at this time should be stopped. It's just the opposite! Now, remote work format is more popular than ever. Holding ...
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Adapting for the future with human-centred communication

We are experiencing a time in our lives, both personally and professionally, that we will never forget. The coronavirus pandemic has challenged the internal communication profession like never before, as we work at a different pace with a volume of change that has been difficult to navigate – all while the future and long-term impact remains unknow...
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Organisational stability and flexibility: dealing with the paradox

Organisations need stability yet also need to be flexible to deal with uncertain situations. To manage this paradox, we can learn from professional athletes. Right about now, sports fans across the world should have been anticipating a summer of joy. Next month they would have watched our finest athletes head off to Tokyo to compete in the Olympics...
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The art of writing your CV

When it comes to updating your CV why do we find this the hardest thing to do in the job search process? Not the interview, but updating the CV? After giving this some thought I have decided to share some of my thoughts about what I, as a specialist internal communications recruitment consultant would like to see from you when you are applying for ...
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Speaking My Language: Navigating Internal Communications with Intergenerational Employees Following COVID-19

Intergenerational differences in the workplace are really nothing new. For decades, the standard was that you would take a job shortly after high school or college and remain with that employer until you retired. That meant that your work environment, from start to finish, was staffed with employees representing every generation. Today, work life i...
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Making Kindness Matter

When I think back over the last couple of months, the stories that have overwhelmed me and even sometimes brought tears to my eyes are ones of kindness and community. One that springs to mind is a friend's partner who saw a 90-year-old woman visibly upset and struggling to find essentials in a sparse Sainsbury's. He asked the shop assistant if thes...
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The Employee Experience Opportunity

In 2017, Forbes named creating a compelling Employee Experience (EX) as the No 1 HR trend. And yet, as we move into the summer of 2020, the reality is that most organisations do nothing more than pay lip service to employees being their best asset. According to 2018 Gallup figures, only 15% of employees worldwide feel engaged in their work, leading...
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The Road to Recovery

Internal comms teams will be pivotal in the gradual move back to some sort of workplace 'normality'. Here are our key points to consider as you start that journey. It's fair to say that mixed in with the pride of what we've achieved as internal communicators in recent weeks, there's a decent amount of trepidation over what comes next. Returning to ...
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