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Mental Health in the Workplace

More people than ever are working with mental health conditions. Roughly 15 out of every 100 people are suffering, often in silence. But do we really understand what mental health is? Do you know the signs to look out for in yourself and others? For those of you who...

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Digital disruption: how it affects the Digital Workplace

Firstly, what is digital disruption? Digital disruption is the term for the change which occurs when new digital technologies and business models affect the value of existing goods and services. It can, if not understood, be a threat to your personal and business...

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How to build an effective Business Case

To begin, we'll strip it down to the basics. What is a business case? A business case is a well-structured document which has been created to convince a key decision maker or stakeholder to approve some kind of action and/or change. It's a communication tool, a...

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Digital Transformation: Improving the Public Sector

Exactly what do we mean by digital transformation? Digital transformation is the change associated with the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business. Research shows that 47% of citizens interact with authorities online. This is one of the many...

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How Improved Internal Communications Benefit Everyone

"The two words information and communication are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. information is giving out; communication is getting through." - some wise words there from Sydney J. Harris! Think about your business. How often does...

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Intranet customisation, how can it be achieved?

In the world of intranets there are two types of personalisation - those that are planning to do it and those that aren't doing it! We have reviewed a lot and run a great number of planning sessions for intranets and digital workplaces. During these processes, there...

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How to build an intranet that IC and IT will love

  Best of 'Frenemies' How to build an intranet that IC and IT will love   The word intranet conjures up a mix of emotions for most people; good and bad…ok, mostly bad! But intranets play a fundamental role in the modern workplace in bringing together what’s...

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Fresh to sponsor the Employee Engagement Summit

Fresh is returning to the Employee Engagement Summit as a Gold sponsor We're once again heading to the Employee Engagement Summit, as a Gold sponsor on the 4th May. With research showing that organisations are facing a radically shifting context for the workforce, the...

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Fresh to sponsor smileexpo conference

Fresh to sponsor smileexpo 2018 conference   smilexpo hosted by simply communicate will be returning once again on the 21st May 2018. This annual event provides internal communications professionals the opportunity to be informed and explore the latest...

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Building a business case for your intranet

How to build a convincing business case for your intranet This four-step guide will help you compile a business case document   Are you ready to update your intranet? At the start of any project we advise compiling a business case. A business case needs to be...

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Delivering effective internal communications

  Business is Better Together Delivering effective internal communications   It's rare for an organisation's workforce to all be in one place, all the time. Most employees these days do their work in multiple locations, whether it's in several offices or...

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Heathrow wins Workplace Transformation Project of the Year

We are proud to announce that Heathrow Airport have won this years Workplace Transformation of the Year Project at the UK IT Industry Awards. The awards focus on the contribution of individuals, projects, organisations and technologies that have excelled in the use,...

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Are you ready to harness the power of Office 365?

If you think Office 365 is all about Email, Skype for business, SharePoint and Yammer, prepare to be surprised! Moving to Office 365 is not just a change in technology but also a shift from document-centric to people-centric collaboration and communication. With over...

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Digital Transformation Masterclass

Date: Thursday, 15th February | Time: 9am – 1pm | Where: Fountain House, 130 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 5DJ Digital Transformation with Office 365. Aligning HR, Communications and Technology  The pace of change in business continues to accelerate and everyone is...

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Getting value out of Office 365 guide

Getting value out of Office 365 How an Office 365 powered intranet drives adoption In an age of digital disruption, how can your organisation provide for this ever-changing and unpredictable scenario, while still delivering value? This whitepaper aims to tackle this...

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What’s the role of an intranet in a Facebook world?

It was described on stage at the Smile Expo/Conference by Facebook, "Intranets are static and dead." They went on to say that Intranets should be used for static, corporate information and use Workplace for all of the conversational purposes.  (You can view Facebook’s...

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Intranets, Collaboration and Site Templates….and Pizza

Why pizza? Who doesn't like pizza?! Setting the scene It's Friday night, you've finished work for the week; a couple of beers down and you and some friends decide to head out and grab a pizza. At the pizza restaurant, the waiter greets you with a smile and tells you...

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6 key learnings from delivering successful intranets

The word intranet brings up a mixture of emotions. I’ve heard that ‘intranets are dead’ but this isn’t the case at all. In a cloud based world there are more opportunities than ever to reshape the traditional intranet into single, easy-to-use platform. We are seeing...

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Internal Communications & GDPR: What does this mean?

Internal communications teams should play a key role in broadcasting their organisations commitment to privacy of their customers, the public and their employees. GDPR is an ambitious replacement for the data protection act and places a substantial set of requirements...

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Team sites versus team sites. Making sense of Office 365.

There's no doubt that Microsoft and Office 365 are rapidly delivering functionality on their cloud platform which is great news for those businesses making investments. This brings several challenges for many organisations that lack the resources and time to spend on...

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5 ways to increase employee engagement

Now I am sure there are some of you rolling your eyes as you hear the phrase ‘Employee Engagement’ but research suggests that engagement is linked to performance. Reports show that employees who say they work for high performing organisations are five times more...

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What is the role of an intranet in 2018?

What role should the intranet play in modern business today? This is a key question we have been asking at Content and Code for many years. With an increasingly mobile world – runaway technological advances and huge shifts in the way companies are working, the traditional approach to intranet design and deployment feels increasingly irrelevant to the needs and requirements of modern work.

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Charlie CIO/IT Director Video

Oh Charlie boy you face so many demands, it’s a right ole’ struggle. You have to keep saying no to these demands but you want to say yes! It’s not an easy job trying to keep the board happy, costs down and well there’s always a resistance to change.

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Harriet HR Director Video

Oh Harriet you don’t want employees constantly pestering you for policy and procedure documents. You want engaged, happy employees not ones crying at their desks. It’s time to take off those rose tinted glasses and take action!

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How our knowledge makes Fresh better

There’s an enormous difference between a good Intranet and a bad Intranet – trust us, we’ve seen a lot of both in our time. At the risk of stating the obvious, analysis from the Nielsen Norman Group, experts in UX design, confirms that a poorly designed Intranet results in your colleagues wasting huge amounts of time just trying to find their ‘stuff’.

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What does industry research say about the digital workspace?

The emergence and evolution of the digital workspace is one of the most profound workplace trends in a generation. But you shouldn’t just take our word for it. That’s why in today’s post, Part 4 of our Fresh series, we explore what industry research has to say about the digital workspace.

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