Monthly Archives: April 2012

Best Companies to Work For : Fact or Fiction?

In 2002 I was Head of Communications for consulting firm Watson Wyatt LLP when the executive leadership decided to try and get onto Sunday Times Best Companies list.  This was only its 2nd year of implementation in the UK and … Continue reading

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Corporate Values : Corporate Compass or Corporate Codswallop?

My recent post “Getting to grips with corporate values, EVPs and Employee Engagement” received a lengthy response from Organisational Transformation Specialist – Ian Johnson querying the over-simplistic depiction of corporate values that is so prevalent in today’s business world. I’m … Continue reading

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Who’s accountable for employee engagement?

My previous post about corporate values, Employee Value Propositions (EVPs) and employee engagement inevitably led me to ponder the question of accountability and my quest led me to an excellent research report produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU – … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with Corporate Values, EVPs and Employee Engagement

I was asked recently to explain the different roles played by an Employee Value Proposition and corporate values in enhancing employee engagement. It was one of those questions where the answer appears self-evident but attempting to give a succinct explanation … Continue reading

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Characteristics of high performing companies

“Companies [that are] highly effective at both communications and change management are 2.5 times more likely to outperform their peers as companies that are not highly effective in either area.” This is one of the key findings of the Towers … Continue reading

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Overcoming the perennial block on effective message cascade

I’m talking about that mid management level in the organisation where, habitually, the cascade process breaks down as evidenced by employee surveys and the like. The big question is WHY do they get stuck at this point?  Is it: – … Continue reading

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