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Damon Ankers

Damon is a CIM qualified marketer who has spent the last 6+ years working in the recruitment and HR technology markets. Throughout his career Damon has continuously strived to uncover and understand the challenges that modern HR teams face in order to create helpful, relevant and actionable content for his audience. As the Digital Marketing Manager for Workvine, Damon is immensely focused and passionate about helping HR teams to streamline their recruitment activities, attract top talent, improve internal communication and increase employee engagement within their business.

Recent Posts

Can an App Motivate Better than a Manager?

Posted by Damon Ankers on 06-Apr-2018 15:48:00

For me, at the heart of motivation lies the necessity to make someone think.

Historically, conversations with other people have provided that stimulus. While the depth and subtlety of a good chat can’t easily be beaten, in our digital age there are now other options to encourage people to think about things.

Nothing can motivate better than someone (who cares about you) looking you in the eye and saying a few words that you desperately need to hear, but for all sorts of reasons that doesn’t happen anywhere near enough.

Cue digital solutions that are stepping in to fill the void.

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What If People Could Choose Their Future Colleagues?

Posted by Damon Ankers on 29-Mar-2018 14:45:00

Everyone knows the sort of people that they like working with (and those people who are slightly less pleasant to have around).

Imagine, then, if the wider team had a say in the recruitment process?

Would companies attract better people and retain them for longer?

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Staffbase Summit 1 month to go!

Posted by Damon Ankers on 27-Mar-2018 10:33:48

Fancy a trip to Berlin? 

Our German friends and premier partner Staffbase, are holding their annual Internal Communication Summit in Berlin from the 26-27th of April and they'd love for you to be there!

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Great Cultures Are Built on Digital Engagement

Posted by Damon Ankers on 24-Feb-2018 10:15:00

 Cultural Empathy Comes After Digital Engagement

 With Gallup surveys consistently reporting that 70% of us do not feel engaged at work, you have to wonder what is missing.

Bosses do their best to motivate and develop their people, but the simple fact is that they never have enough time or resources to do it as much as they would like.

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The Bad Cocktail of Email and Internal Communication

Posted by Damon Ankers on 14-Feb-2018 16:02:24

 

 Just like English is seen as the universal language, email is treated as the universal language for all online communications.

But is email really the messaging messiah we have cracked it up to be? In this article we highlight the risks involved in becoming excessively reliant on company email for internal communication. 

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Strengthening the Employee Relationship

Posted by Damon Ankers on 14-Feb-2018 09:15:00

Valentine's Day is upon us. A time of love and romance... so why are we focusing on the world of work?

We're not expecting all workplaces to start showering themselves with rose petals. But much like a relationship, a job needs to be a match made in heaven, the right one for you. So, we delve into a few nuggets of wisdom that will make employees fall in love with their job and their workplace... and no, a love potion is NOT an option!

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Strengthening Your Internal Communications for 2018

Posted by Damon Ankers on 29-Jan-2018 13:44:00

2018 is well underway, New Years resolutions have been made, broken and the workplace is back up to full speed. This year we hope to see innovation and progression among businesses, but progression can only be made possible through internal communications, the pillars upon which every company is built on. Here's a few pointers to ensure you have strong internal communications moving forward into the new year.

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Are Intranets Becoming Communication Relics?

Posted by Damon Ankers on 19-Dec-2017 14:26:00

Intranets are supposed to be seen as the digital web connecting all employees, the centrepiece of a creative framework catering to the requirements of a widespread workforce…

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Communication Construction with the AD Construction Group

Posted by Damon Ankers on 12-Dec-2017 09:59:00

The AD Construction Group have been in business since 1944, building improvements across the UK for decades. But recently, the Group have aligned with Workvine to provide an internal improvement; the Employee App.

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Peaks and Plains – Ploughing Ahead with Cutting-Edge Communication

Posted by Damon Ankers on 07-Nov-2017 09:49:00

Peaks and Plains are an innovative housing association based in Macclesfield. Prior to purchasing the Staffbase Employee App from Workvine, they communicated with their staff mainly through email and the company’s private Intranet. They employ over 200 staff in a wide range of roles including such as repair teams, care and support staff.

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Spooky Employee Engagement Statistics

Posted by Damon Ankers on 31-Oct-2017 09:21:00

Halloween is the best time of year for a good scare. Of course, in the world of UK management, it’s going to take a bit more than the workplace wizard or office witch. Here's a few employee engagement stats that might leave you trembling in your boots.

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Intelligent Office Tell Us How They've 'Humanised' Corporate Communications

Posted by Damon Ankers on 17-Oct-2017 13:58:00

We could give you a million reasons why our employee app will benefit your business, but we think our customers say it best 

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Breaking Down the Walls of Poor Communication

Posted by Damon Ankers on 17-Oct-2017 13:50:00

Communication is key. Without it, we'd all be hermits. Barely a minute goes by where we're not responding to a phone call, email or Facebook message. It's easy to forget just how much we actually need communication. Especially in the workplace. 

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Posted by Damon Ankers on 10-Oct-2017 14:31:21

October 10th marks World Mental Health Day. Everywhere around the world, mental health will be brought into the public eye, bringing with it all of the difficulties people with mental health issues experience.

The Mental Health Foundation estimates that 1 in 6 people are likely to have experienced a mental health issue in the past week.

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Healthy Workplace Award for Workvine Customer, Neovia Logistics

Posted by Damon Ankers on 10-Oct-2017 09:49:10

It is a triumphant time for Neovia. The logistics company has won recognition as one of Britain's Healthiest Workplaces, a prestigious award cementing Neovia's status as an employee-driven company and the culmination of a long journey to their current status.

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