International Ideas Week Event

International Ideas Week 2012 Network Event

Employee Engagement, Greater Productivity, Better Performance

Thursday 10th May, Cardiff.

 Learn from internationally renowned organisations about how employee engagement is a critical factor in their success:

  • BUPA
  • HSBC
  • Ministry of Defence (GEMs Scheme)

The event will be run as two half day events: 9.30 -12.30 and 1.30 -4.30

For some delegates there will be the opportunity to participate in the whole day.

A key feature of the event will be taking away practical actions to implement and generating information that can be shared with others.

This FREE event is being hosted by the Wales Audit Office at 24 Cathedral Road, Cardiff Offices.

For further information and booking please check:

Numbers will be limited so please register your interest early.


Can Social Media enhance the Ideas Scheme? – Workshop Session Friday 20th January 2012 – Part Two

Part One

James Shewry HSBCCarrying on from Monday’s blog post, we continue the summary of the workshop event based on Social Media and the Ideas Scheme. Following Chris Bolton’s presentation, James Shewry of HSBC then gave an overview of their Ideas Scheme and highlighted the successes delivered since they moved to a social media platform in 2011. This highly informative presentation explained the benefits of allowing employees to collaborate and comment on ideas raised and demonstrated how implemented ideas had increased. Continue reading

Can Social Media enhance the Ideas Scheme? – Workshop Session Friday 20th January 2012 – Part One

Last Friday, HSBC and ideasUK hosted a networking meeting at the HSBC headquarters in Canary Wharf, looking at the topic of Social Media and the Ideas Programme. Social Media and Ideas Schemes

The event was well supported by those from both the public and private sector and a great interactive session ensued. Continue reading

ideasUK free Networking Event – 20th January 2012, London – All Welcome

ideasUK are hosting our first networking event of 2012. The theme will be:

Can Social Media enhance Ideas Schemes?

Everyone is welcome to attend including non members of ideasUK to this free event, but places are limited. For more information and to book your place, please email us

Friday 20 January 2012

London, E14

10am – 3pm Continue reading

Integrating Social Networking with Idea Management by Jim Schwarz

Had a great article sent over to me over the weekend from Jim Schwarz, CEO of TQS. Jim has been a long time supporter of ideasUK and can often be found at our annual conference.

Take a look at his article and feel free to comment, I will pass all your comments onto Jim and I am sure he will take great delight in developing a vibrant engaging discussion with you.

So how do you think Social Networking can integrate with Ideas Management? Is there a future for the Twitter application of 140 characters? Recently we have worked with a number of organisations where they have developed peer group review of an idea as the first level of evaluation through internal intranet forums. How would this work in your organisation? Please let us know.