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We know by now that employee engagement is critical to the success of organisations, but despite spending huge resources on it, research is telling us that many of our people are no more engaged than they were. Gallup’s 2014 surveys say only 32.9% of employees are engaged at work.Read more
Ola Podgorska, one of our digital consultants, recently attended an event showcasing award winning digital experience. Here she writes about what it takes to elevate a site to an award winning user experience, and the challenges businesses face in the process.Read more
The passion of our Moving Image team was clear in their inspiring animation seminar last week. They explored animation's strengths and its power as a communication tool. The feedback was 100% positive proving it was a great success. Here is a segment from the presentation that explores the current trends in animation and examples of them in action.Read more
How working differently sparks interest and conversation: Last Friday two members of our Digital team, Sally Creasey and Ola Podgorska, got creative and quite literally took to the floor. Their experiment produced interesting results.Read more
We’ve seen huge strides in risk reporting over the past few years, particularly around the mitigation of risks. But that’s only one side of the coin. All companies need to take on a degree of risk to achieve a return so we’re encouraged to see more companies talk about their appetite for risk. Here are three examples from Aviva, HSBC and Tui TravelRead more
According to guidance from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the strategic report should include a description of the entity’s major markets and its competitive position within those markets. It should also cover other significant features of its external environment and how those influence the business. The strategic report should set out the directors’ analysis of the potential effect of the trends or factors identified on the development, performance, position or future prospects of the entity. Here are two approaches to addressing this requirement.Read more
The font in your annual report is the delivery mechanism for your content. Get it right and few people will notice, but get it wrong and everybody will notice. In this article, we explore the role of the font and reveal the most popular typeface in the FTSE100.Read more
Guidance to foster fair, balanced and understandable (FBU) corporate reporting has been around for years. But the UK Corporate Governance Code’s recent formal requirement for the Board to confirm this in black and white for the whole annual report has thrust the need to be fair, balanced and understandable into the spotlight. Suddenly FBU has moved from a fluffy interpretation to being an auditable mandate charged to the Audit Committee.Read more
The quality of risk reporting in the UK has increased markedly over the past few years. So we’ve identified four of the most effective ways in which some of the best reporters are explaining how they manage their risks.Read more
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