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Ancient Knights and Medieval Money: Why We Shouldn’t Give Up on Our Brilliant Ideas

To many of us, the idea of medieval knights of old conjures up images of a far-gone Golden Age where gracious courtly romance, sacred spiritual morality and gallant adventure ruled the day, and ancient wizards with long white beards dwelled beside bejewelled warrior kings.

What it proba

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Associate IC Professional

H&H is a multi-award winning Internal Communications agency with offices in Hull and London. We’re recognised and chosen because of our high level of strategic thinking, as well as our exceptionally creative approach.  We excel in developing innovative and creative ways to inform, connect

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Hello, I’m a Robot: How Technology is Changing Remote Working

We’re sure you’ve heard of Siri. Familiar with Sat-Nav. You’ve probably even heard mention of Pokémon Go. But what you probably haven’t heard much about is the ability to transplant your head onto the body of a robot, so that you can literally roll around on wheels.

Okay we

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The Doctor is Out: Why We Prefer Things we’re Familiar with
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In case you hadn’t heard, last week it was announced that Britain’s most famous police box will be seeing a change of owner at the end of the year. That’s right, Peter Capaldi is stepping down as Doctor Who – and the quest is on to find a new face for our long-beloved Time Lo

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Coffee - The Key to Creativity?

Did you have a cup of coffee when you arrived at work this morning? Hands up if you did. On second thoughts, don’t actually put your hands up – you might attract some funny looks – but we can give a pretty good guess.

For most of us, morning coffee consumption is a workday ritual.

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What Can our Feathered Friends Teach us about Communication?

Last weekend was the Big Garden Birdwatch, and we were all encouraged to grab some bird food and binoculars in the aim of studying UK bird populations so we can find ways to help them thrive and survive.

And why not? Birds are pretty awesome, after all. They’re pest controllers, po

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To Sleep, or Not to Sleep?

Have you ever woken up and thought, ‘what I wouldn’t do for another five minutes’ shut-eye!’? To slumber on, like… well, Sleeping Beauty. We all know the story: Princess catches a 100-year-long nap, and is only awoken by a handsome prince, with whom lives happily ever after…

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Product Account Manager (PRINT®)
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Role:  Product Account Manager (PRINT®)
East Yorkshire

PRINT® is the next-generation personal Insights tool that’s built to deliver serious business results.

It has an impressive track record of enabling organisations to

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New Year, New Me: How to Make Goals You Can Actually Achieve

So 2017 is in full swing, and many of us will be well into living up to our New Year’s Resolutions (or not!). Some of them will be pretty serious, and some may be a bit weird – or if you’re pushing the boat out, perhaps just plain bonkers.

‘I’ll try to perform stunts with my c

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Hull City of Culture 2017: Celebrating Our City, and Its People

Happy New Year! Yes, we’ve waved the rollercoaster of 2016 out the back door and welcomed 2017 through the front. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see what the new year brings!

And while for many of us the celebration of the onset of a new year ends as the sun sets on

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Creating a Christmas Culture
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It’s officially only 5 sleeps ‘till Christmas, so we expect that you’ll be well on your way to basking in the Christmas Spirit – either metaphorically or literally! But what exactly is Christmas Spirit? Excessive cheer? Lashings of laughter? Carols round the Christmas tree? T

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National Christmas Jumper Day
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Just in case you haven’t noticed - it’s nearly Christmas! And as a special treat, today we can all rejoice in style (or not) by celebrating National Christmas Jumper Day. We wonder just how many of you have embraced this incredible opportunity to wear the ugliest knitwear you can

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Problematic Pastry: Tame Challenges vs Wicked Problems
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Friday the 9th of December 2016 celebrated National Pastry Day (we’re not joking – it’s a thing), and since Christmas is creeping ever closer we thought we’d give you an early present: a mince-pie-themed thought experiment! It’s pastry and Christmas all in one neat little tre

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Bah Humbug, Bond! Why James Bond's M is the Best Boss to Work for, and why Scrooge is the Worst

If you had to work for a fictional boss, who would it be? We’re spoiled for choice – there’s the infamous David Brent, the erratic Willy Wonka, and the compassionate Michael Bluth, to name just a few. Some are great, others not so great, and some are downright dastardly – but now they’

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Bringing the Outdoors Indoors: How a Natural Working Environment Increases Satisfaction and Productivity
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So the year is quickly coming to a close, the weather is on the change, and as the Game of Thrones saying goes, Winter Is most definitely coming. It’s the time of year where we all wrap up warm, the heating takes a beating, and a hot chocolate was never so appealing (well maybe mul

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Can Whales and Dolphins Really Teach Us to Communicate Better?
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We often consider ourselves to be the masters of communication in the animal world, right? We have complex languages, we understand complex ideas, and we participate in complex social groups. We’re constantly communicating or being communicated to.

But actually, our confidence

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Pursuing Happy Workplaces: What’s the Secret to Finding Happiness?
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November 8th-13th 2016 was Pursuit of Happiness Week. So we’ve been thinking – what is it that makes us most happy?

Research by psychologists has shown that the most enduring happiness comes from sharing experiences, and focusing on others before ourselves (what psychologi

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Flaming Fireworks and Blazing Bonfires - Keeping the Internal Comms Fire Burning
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Whether you’re a firework fanatic or you’d rather just forget them completely, it’s that time of year again when the sky alights with colour, bonfires blaze, and sparklers shimmer.

Bonfire night is a national tradition that’s been on the calendar since 1605. But we wonder

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A Lesson in Teamwork from the Great British Bake Off

The 26th October 2016 saw the finale of the seventh season of the best baking show on telly – the Great British Bake Off! After 10 flour-filled weeks of delectable dampfnudel, yummy Yorkshires, and tempting tarts galore, Candice took the sugar-coated crown, and the rest of the bakers were left

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Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall... How Can We Avoid Change Downfall?
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It’s the story of wicked queens, poison apples, and talking mirrors. No, we’re not talking about Frozen – hasn’t everyone moved on from that yet? – we’re talking about Snow White, and the 7 Dwarfs: Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy and Sleepy.

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