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About internalmarket

This blog and its accompanying Twitter account have been established as social media learning tools for the Internal Communications and Employee Engagement class at Columbia College Chicago. Through this blog, we will share our observations about current events, change management and employee communications theory, and the application of social media in shaping employee engagement.

Jon Yates’ “What’s Your Problem?” AB

Almost from the moment they moved in January 2011, Chris and Penny Hagan could tell there was something screwy about their ComEd bill. For several months, they said, they received bills for both their new address in Downers Grove and … Continue reading

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What your work …

What your work emails may say about the state of your company (Yeabsira Petros) Since its collapse a decade ago, Enron has been a case study for business schools, ethicists and even psychologists. Now, a Chicago startup is using the fallen … Continue reading

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Virgin HealthMiles Unveils Updated Wellness Tracking Dashboard (Yeabsira P)   Virgin HealthMiles has launched the Spring ’12 version of its dashboard platform, which allows employees to report biometric health data so that employers can improve their wellness programs. A holding company … Continue reading

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Starbucks to stop using dye made from crushed insects (Tiffany)

Starbucks will cease using cochineal extract –a dye derived from crushed insects — to color select beverages and baked goods, according to a company blog post Thursday. The company came under fire late last month when news that it was using … Continue reading

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Aviva mistakenly sacks 1,300 employees by email (Mike Majer)

Aviva mistakenly sacks 1,300 employees by email By Zack Whittaker | April 23, 2012, 5:05am PDT Summary: UK insurance giant Aviva mistakenly sacks 1,300 of its employees in a rogue email. The email was only meant to go to one … Continue reading

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Walmart covers bribary scheme (Kayla T)

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. hushed up a vast bribery campaign that top executives of its Mexican subsidiary carried out to build stores across that country, according to a published report. The New York Times reported Saturday that Wal-Mart … Continue reading

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Target makes its space in old Carson’s; hiring 300 workers (Tavi S.)

BY SANDRA GUY Business Reporter sguy@suntimes. April 19, 2012 What does a Target in the city look like? Shoppers at the new CityTarget — the name for the store inside the old Carson Pirie Scott store at 1 S. State … Continue reading

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