Corporate Eye

Lucy Nixon

Lucy Nixon is the editor at Corporate Eye, which helps clients to amplify their core messages and brand through the corporate website. Lucy is responsible for developing and managing the Corporate Eye blog and for producing reports to clients on website best practice by industry and stakeholder.

She also developed the Corporate Eye approach to benchmarking corporate websites, so she’s reviewed more corporate websites than she likes to think about.

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onboarding

I invited Steve O’Brian to write a post about onboarding. We know that keeping employees beyond that first year can be difficult—and losing them is expensive—so getting them up to speed, enthusiastic and embedded in your corporate culture is vital. But how to do it?

4 Strategies for Effective Onboarding

Everyone has the same vision of perfect employee onboarding. Your new hires get up to speed quickly. They embrace (and yes, evangelize!) your corporate culture. … Read the rest


human capital

“Our employees are our greatest asset.”

How often have you heard (or even said) something along those lines?

It’s become a cliché, but only because of the truth it conveys. Without the people who work in it, an organisation is worth very little. Both businesses and brands are shaped and defined by people.

Communicate’s Corporate Reporting and Human Capital conference on Friday will demonstrate how to measure and communicate the value of the people in … Read the rest


plain-language

Mike Miranda from the Clear Law Institute offered to write a post for us about communicating compliance requirements in plain language. I spend a lot of time reviewing corporate websites, and sometimes the compliance sections are the hardest (and slowest), because of the complexity of the language, and the density of the information. Plain language matters!

Over to you, Mike…

When we talk to each other we generally speak in plain language. Have you ever … Read the rest


scent-springer-spaniel

Have you ever taken an English Springer Spaniel for a walk? They hunt about, quartering the ground, following their noses down trails and truffling in the undergrowth to track down whatever it is that has seized their attention. And they come back wet, covered in mud and burrs, but triumphant with the excitement of the find.

I spend at least part of every day taking an extended walk through corporate websites. I’m looking to see … Read the rest


usability

If your website is causing your staff to have to work around it, or perhaps even duplicate the work of the website, then it is time to review the site’s design and functionality.

Every time you find yourself explaining to a customer that there’s a problem with the website it should serve as a reminder to get it fixed—or, if you’re in a big company, to get a message to those responsible for the site … Read the rest