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One Desk’s Journey

by Mike Doyle| June 24, 2020

This week, I have the great honor of becoming CEO of Ketchum—to serve our clients, our people and our connected…

Elections in the Workplace: Make Flexibility the Party Line

by Lauren Butler| October 27, 2020

What is the right stance for an employer to take during an election? A generation ago, the answer was easy: none. Politics was something you left in the parking lot, and voting was something you did on the way to work or on the way home. In the age of engagement, those barriers have fallen. […]

How Crisis Culture Is Changing Workforce Priorities

by Tamara Norman| October 26, 2020

Last week, I moderated a discussion at the PRovoke Global Summit entitled “How Crisis Culture Is Changing Workforce Priorities—Possibly Forever.” The conversation built off Ketchum’s recent Work Shift 2020 study, which focused on the rapidly changing dynamics of the workforce in the era of COVID-19. We wanted to find out what changes leading organizations are […]

Advice for a Smooth Return to Work after Maternity Leave

by Sophie Raine and | October 23, 2020

Childcare sorted? Check. Return to work plan agreed? Check. Desperate to abandon my newly acquired baby voice and engage my brain again? Abso-bloody-lutely check. Sense of calm and wellbeing? Not so much. Getting back to work after maternity leave is ALL the emotions, ranging from distress to elation. Couple that with a return to the […]

My Kids Are Voting for the First Time—Here’s What I Told Them

by James Peters| October 22, 2020

In a few weeks, two of my four children will be participating in a U.S. presidential election for the first time. Like most families around the globe, we’ve had more togetherness than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and politics has been a bigger topic of conversation at our house this year than in the […]

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020—Not the Year for a Fiesta

by Maxine Enciso| October 20, 2020

Each year, many companies, organizations and brands observe the period between September 15 and October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month—an annual monthlong homage to the Latinx community. In years past, this observance was marked by brand promotions, large-scale concerts and content designed to celebrate and recognize Latinx “cultura.” Although these activations—whether large or small—have been […]

2020: The Year We Stopped Taking Our Food Supply System for Granted

by Kim Essex| October 15, 2020

I’ve been lucky. Raised in suburban Chicago in a two-bedroom ranch with a one-car garage, we didn’t live large. But my dad was a butcher at the A&P, and my mom was a great cook, so we ate well. My husband talks about eating salmon patties in the ‘70s. We were eating prime steak. Fast-forward […]