Creating a Strong Company Culture With Internal Communications

We all want a workplace that is productive and rewarding, don’t we? A strong company culture is the essence of a thriving organization.  Yet, we find ourselves stumped when trying to meaningfully execute a culture strategy that actually works. Building a strong company culture is not easy. After all, it involves addressing a gazillion different [...]

4 Constant Contact Alternatives for 2020

Shopping around for Constant Contact alternatives, or internal email tracking software in general? Even if you’re not, it’s always good to stay on top of market trends and be aware of what options are out there. You may think you have the best tools possible for internal communications, but there may be something better on [...]

Communicating with Generation Z in the Workplace

We've been debating the qualities that Millennials desire in the workplace for over a decade now. Generation Z is often clubbed in with its generational predecessors, but it's important not to assume that Gen Z-ers will possess the same needs and desires! The environment that Gen Z was born into, has [...]

How to Create Engaging Internal Communications for Remote Workers

Looking for creative ways to engage remote workers at your organization? This blog covers four engaging internal communications ideas designed to help you engage remote workers and boost employee engagement.  As minutes pass and turn into hours, there are no signs of applause or even a murmur of appreciation for your internal email. You risk [...]

How to Improve Employee Experience in 2020

In today’s digital age, we know that expectations are high and customers are fickle, and if their experience isn’t seamless they’ll soon move on. This is why so many businesses have understood the importance of creating valuable customer experiences, spending time and allocating extensive resources into them. However, few companies pay the same level of [...]

8 Ways to Build a Strong Employer Brand with Internal Communications

Are you looking for ways to build your employer branding with internal communications? Many businesses spend a lot of time building their external brand. Now they need to also develop an internal brand. The truth is, employees are the heart of every organization and by focusing on them, business will soar.  Employer branding is nothing [...]

Coronavirus: How to Keep Employees Updated During a Public Health Crisis

The coronavirus, or COVID-19 has taken the world by storm since it surfaced near the end of 2019. Since then, there have been thousands of cases around the world, and ways of life have changed drastically.  In terms of business and internal communications, a lot of organizations are moving towards remote working models, and communications [...]

How to Engage Women in the Workplace

Did you know that the higher the number of women in the workplace, the better a company is to work for? Employees working in organizations with more women than men are more likely to say they enjoy their jobs, that their role fits well into their life, and that they have opportunities to make a [...]

How to Measure Employee Engagement Using eNPS

Are you an HR or internal communications professional working at a company where employee retention is a touchy subject? Are people quitting left, right, and centre, and don’t care to say why during their exit interview? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of those questions, or the thought of those situations give you the willies, [...]

7 Best Practices for Engaging Internal Emails in 2020

Picture this.  You’ve been working hard on crafting an internal newsletter or engaging internal emails to round up important company news for employees. You’ve finally gotten all the pieces together, sent out an employee email to the entire organization, and days go by without anyone saying anything about it. Since everyone’s so quiet about it, [...]

Why You Need A Dedicated Internal Communications Tool for Internal Marketing

We see this all the time: internal communicators get caught in the trap of using marketing tools for internal communications. It sounds fairly harmless, right? Self-serve newsletter platforms like Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor, Hubspot and others seem like good tools for sending internal newsletters. And that’s half true. They are good for sending newsletters. [...]

How to Use Internal Communications Software in 2020

Are you an internal communications professional with a budget to spend on new software? Are your goals around increasing employee engagement? Do you wish you could better understand what internal content is resonating with employees? Do you need an effective way to collect employee feedback?  💡 If any of the above questions have crossed your [...]

The Best Internal Communications Conferences You Must Attend in 2020

We've made a list of the best internal communications conferences happening in 2020. Learn the latest communication best practices from some of the biggest influencers and changemakers within the internal communications field. Save the date and book your flights for the top 15 internal communications conferences for 2020! If you’re wondering how to expand your [...]

How to Use an Employee Pulse Survey in 2020

Across the board, there’s more familiarity with the annual employee survey that Human Resources teams send out. These are the long-form, somewhat complex questionnaires that every employee receives in their inbox at a key point in the year.  So much can change at a company in a week or month, let alone in a year. [...]

Measuring Internal Communications in the Workplace: 11 Metrics You Need to Track

Not sure why you should be measuring your internal communication? Or maybe you’re not sure how to start quantifying your communications? Read on to learn why you need to measure communications, the best metrics to track, how to measure communication performance, and how to implement a data driven communication strategy. Everyone from communicators to marketers [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Internal Communications

Introduction The internal communications profession is incredibly rewarding. Bringing teams together using the power of words, aesthetically pleasing design, and a strong organizational culture is, frankly, a beautiful thing. However, sometimes the perception of what we do as internal communications professionals is so inaccurate it can get a little frustrating to deal with it. No, [...]

27 Must-Try Employee Engagement Ideas

The new year is a great time for a fresh start, right? For many internal communication professionals, this means reviewing what went well last year and what you need to change.  Not sure why employee engagement ideas are important? Are you struggling to engage employees? Having a hard time measuring employee engagement?  Read on for [...]

How to Create an Internal Communications Plan for 2020

Are you working to create a solid internal communications plan? One that considers Diversity & Inclusion, and steps for presenting to upper management? This blog post will help you to create a stellar internal communications plan and strategy, and provide the right questions for you to ask yourself along the way!  Taking a step back [...]

The 13 Best Internal Communications Tools for 2020

The modern workplace is evolving. With the rise of information technology, knowledge workers have the power to work from any location. This makes it essential for internal communicators to introduce innovative internal communication tools and tactics that boost employee engagement. With so many different types of online communication tools with different functions available, it can [...]

Toronto Events 2019: Come Play Corporate Snakes & Career Ladders

Are you an internal communications professional or a corporate communicator in Toronto searching for awesome Toronto events or workshops to help you become a better communicator? Have you been looking for a games workshop in Toronto or frantically resorting to Google to search for “toronto events” or “toronto upcoming events?” Well, we have good news [...]

Free Webinar: Digitizing the Workplace Using the Best Internal Communication Tools

The modern workplace is evolving. With the rise of information technology, employees can now work remotely, making it integral for internal communicators to introduce some of the best internal communication tools out there designed to streamline workflow and efficiency.    There are tons of great digital workplace tools that strive to bolster employee engagement. But [...]

How Internal Comms Can Play a Role in Employer Branding

In today’s digital age, maintaining a stellar employer brand is now more important than ever. But how can you work towards developing employer branding for your company? In this article, we talk about what employer branding is, why it’s important and how internal comms can develop a company’s employer branding. This blog is a guest [...]

Webinar Recap: Improve Internal Communications Using Visual Storytelling

We recently held a webinar with Venngage, covering 8 hacks to improve internal communications through the power of visual storytelling. Here's a recap of the entire webinar.  Have you ever wondered if you could improve employee engagement at your company through the power of great visual design? Ever wish you could create aesthetically pleasing reports, [...]

PRESS RELEASE: WELCH, FRASER TAKE TOP HONOURS IN 2018-2019 GORILLA GAMES

We recently held The Gorilla Games competition, in partnership with Changing The Terms to kick-start the flow of internal communication thought leadership and encourage creativity within the internal comms industry. Our esteemed judges, also known as The Gorilla Troop, have read the submissions and reached a verdict. We're pleased to announce we received some stellar [...]

4 Groundbreaking Internal Communications Lessons from 2018

2018 left us many important internal communications lessons -- let's see what lessons we can build on top of these before we leave the past behind.  Happy new year! With 2018 behind us, there's no better time to embrace the old adage of "out with the old and in with the new!" A new year [...]