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We need a new Psychological Contract at Work
If you've ever read any of my  articles or posts  over the years, you'll know that a reoccurring theme has been about how we improve employee engagement - and thus organisational performance. But I often feel when people talk about employee engagement, that...
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A humbling and slightly strange experience to be profiled by the brilliant +Communicate Magazine team!
I’ve always believed you can get to where you want by working hard, doing the right thing and not compromising on your values,” Rich Baker says. Words which, from many people, would sound glib; a mantra to trot out in a flailing job interview. But when Baker, head of internal communications for Carlsberg UK, tells the story of his career, the authenticity of the axiom is amplified not only by the storyteller’s self-deprecation but by its obvious ...
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Transform your Employee Branding - Transform Conference 2015
One of the many things I've learned over the years in internal communications, employee engagement and business in general, is how powerful a strong internal brand is. In my time in Virgin Trains for example, we used the Virgin brand to overcome inertia, to...
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Trust, Leadership and Engagement
My 2015 Internal Communications Predictions – Part 2. In the  first part  of my 2015 IC predictions, I talked about the impact technology and globalisation is having on how we communicate inside organisations. In this final article, I'm going to share some ...
My 2015 Internal Communications Predictions – Part 2. In the first part of my 2015 IC predictions, I talked about the impact technology and globalisation is having on how we communicate inside organisations. In this final a...
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Leadership - don't promote people who are good at their jobs
In your organisation, do you promote people who are good at their job into a leadership role? What happens when they are promoted? I'd wager that in a few cases, they thrive - the extra responsibility is something they grasp and they deliver great results, ...
In your organisation, do you promote people who are good at their job into a leadership role? What happens when they are promoted? I'd wager that in a few cases, they thrive - the extra responsibility is something they gr...
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My latest article, which I'm hoping you'll find an interesting read! 
My 2015 Internal Communications Predictions – Part 1.There’s something special about the end of one year and the start of a new one.It may be that for many of us, we get time off work and an opportunity to spend time with loved ones that we don’t get at any other time.Whatever the reason, I find it a great time to reflect on successes – and failures – over the previous 12 months, and think about what the future may hold.So, here is the first of t...
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A new one from me. About the psychological contract.
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A blog from Words & Pics on a recent event I presented at, largely about #internalcomms   #measurement  
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My 2015 Internal Communications Predictions – Part 2. In the first part of my 2015 IC predictions, I talked about the impact technology and globalisation is having on how we communicate inside organisations. In this final article, I'm going to share some of what I believe to be the biggest ...
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Share Less, Converse More - part 1
My 2015 Internal Communications Predictions – Part 1. There’s something special about the end of one year and the start of a new one. It may be that for many of us, we get time off work and an opportunity to spend time with loved ones that we don’t get at a...
My 2015 Internal Communications Predictions – Part 1. There’s something special about the end of one year and the start of a new one. It may be that for many of us, we get time off work and an opportunity to spend time with...
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My latest article on - unsurprisingly - trust and engagement!
My 2015 Internal Communications Predictions – Part 2. In the first part of my 2015 IC predictions, I talked about the impact technology and globalisation is having on how we communicate inside organisations. In this final article, I'm going to share some of what I believe to be the biggest ...
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My thoughts on Saturday's marches in the UK on Saturday (Britain needs a Pay Rise) - yes, or at least fairer pay differentials.  There's a real risk employees will treat engagement as a joke otherwise.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141018161318-8822455-britain-needs-a-pay-rise
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Head of Internal Communication and employee engagement expert.
Introduction
Rich Baker MBA MCIPR MCIPD FInstLM is an intrapreneurial and experienced professional manager with over 20 years experience in large, highly regulated companies. 

He has led large, diverse teams through significant organisational and cultural change. Rich has also developed innovative solutions to improve customer, external and internal communications, customer service, retailing, logistics and drive engagement with both employees and stakeholders.

Rich was invited to join Engage for Success in 2010 and has been an active supporter of the movement ever since. He created and moderates the global google+ employee engagement community for Engage for Success at http://gplus.to/employeeengagement and also speaks and blogs on employee engagement and the future of work.

Follow him on Twitter @richard_baker
Bragging rights
Leadership of a large-scale cultural intervention for over 3000 colleagues, Launched @virgintrains, @lm_newsfeed and @lm_careers, Launch of the UK's first corporate donation-matching website, Leading triple award-winning internal communications publications and teams
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Senior Internal Communications and Engagement Manager
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internal communications, employee engagement, business strategy, leadership, coaching, writing, influencing, enterprise social media, innovation,
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  • Carlsberg Group
    Senior Internal Communications Manager, 2014 - present
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