When was the last time you heard roars of laughter in your workplace?

When was the last time you heard roars of laughter in your workplace?

Yesterday (May 7th) was World Laughter Day. Now in it’s 19th year, the international celebration first took place in 1998 in Mumbai…

The rise and rise of employee engagement – how engaged is your workforce?

The rise and rise of employee engagement – how engaged is your workforce?

Are employees more likely to work hard and be the best they can be if they are a) engaged or b) disengaged…

Hugh’s war on waste (and PR)

Hugh’s war on waste (and PR)

Hugh’s War On Waste, recently aired on BBC One, seriously slam dunked a powerful message about how much we waste. We know…

Leadership communication lessons from the human faces of the Smiler tragedy

Leadership communication lessons from the human faces of the Smiler tragedy

You’d have had to have been under a rock over the summer to have missed the Alton Towers ‘Smiler’ disaster and the…

GUEST BLOG: It’s National Storytelling Week but are we already numb to corporate storytelling?

GUEST BLOG: It’s National Storytelling Week but are we already numb to corporate storytelling?

Last week was National Storytelling Week but with so many talking about the “corporate narrative” or the “organisational storyboard”, many HR Directors…

You had me at “hello” – the power of personal communication in employee engagement

You had me at “hello” – the power of personal communication in employee engagement

I read a quote once which said: “With every person you pass and don’t say hello to, you’re missing out on a…

The Ice Bucket Challenge and the science of social media

The Ice Bucket Challenge and the science of social media

Very few things in this world unite everyone – from footballers to pop stars, past presidents to global CEOs and builders to…

Born To Build – telling the story of growth, opportunity, computer technology and exciting careers in today’s construction sector

Born To Build – telling the story of growth, opportunity, computer technology and exciting careers in today’s construction sector

The news came this week, via the Construction Products Association’s summer forecast, that construction will rise more than 22 per cent over the next five…

One big Jamaican Bolt out the blue

One big Jamaican Bolt out the blue

Who would have predicted that it would be grumpy comments from the world’s favourite sprinter, rather than the Scottish weather, to put…

The power of saying sorry

The power of saying sorry

Last week we saw the latest World Cup drama erupt as Uruguay’s Luis Suarez blatantly sunk his teeth into Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.…

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