April 2024

Boots on the Ground: Employee Welfare and the Five-Day Week – Source of the Month (April 2024)

Today is the ninetieth anniversary of an important step in employee welfare. On 30 April 1934, Boots Pure Drug Company Limited began an experiment with having a five-day working week. The interwar period was an important time in the evolution of industrial welfare. Emerging from the aftermath of the First World War, figures in the …

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Research Update (April 2024)

March was a milestone month for the History of Internal Communication project. The Institute of Internal Communication reached its seventy-fifth anniversary on 12 March, offering the perfect opportunity to share our findings. Institute of Internal Communication Anniversary To mark the anniversary, we produced a narrative history of internal communication as a series of blog posts. …

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