Calling all new internal communicators…

Are you new to the world of internal communication? Welcome, you've made an excellent career choice. If you're just starting out, I have news of a brand new network from the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) to help you learn, meet peers and get up to speed...

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The power of kindness

Today my five-year-old daughter had her waist-length hair cut to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital here in London. I'd like to say thank you to my clients, friends and contacts who have supported her through sponsorship. Regular readers of my blog will know...

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How to use video to communicate culture

How can you enable employees and leaders around the world to contribute their own take on your company culture? How could you curate and share it? Today I have a guest post for you by Erika Lee, Internal Communications Manager at Aggreko in Houston, Texas. The company...

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The State of Public Relations in 2018

According to brand new research out today, the UK's public relations workforce has grown by almost a quarter (22%) over the past four years and one in six of us are living with a mental health condition. So the numbers are up and the average salary is up (£50,447 in...

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How to communicate your gender pay gap

The deadline for companies with 250 or more employees to report their gender pay gap is only a fortnight away. How are your gender pay gap comms going? I've been talking with clients about gender pay gap comms over the past few weeks and thought I'd share resources...

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Why a university is offering mental health first aid

Last week I featured an incredibly honest article by Michael Cambell, Operations and Communications Manager at Sheffield Hallam University, about living with social anxiety. Michael has since caught up with his colleague, Laura Humphreys, People Development Advisor,...

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In the spotlight: my interview with Vuelio

What are your views on influencers and PR? Is print dead? How can an organisation transform itself from the inside out? Today I'm proud to be featured on Vuelio's website in their blogger spotlight. I've examined the relationship between influencers and PRs, issues...

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How to start working in internal communication

How can you start working in internal communication? What skills do you need and how can you learn? Today I have a guest post by a brand new Internal Communications Executive, Jess Morris. She has just completed the first six months in her role at AO and is here to...

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Strangers on a train – living with social anxiety

Last week I read an incredibly honest article by Michael Cambell, Operations and Communications Manager at Sheffield Hallam University about living with social anxiety. It went live on University Mental Health Day on 1 March and he has kindly given me permission to...

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How to rediscover the world of IC

What is it like to start out in internal communication (IC) or to return after a period away? What do you need to know and how can you get up to speed? This article will help you. Today I have a guest post by Sarah Drake, an experienced Senior Internal Communications...

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How a charity is preparing for GDPR

How is your preparation for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going? Today I have a guest post by Nikki Roberts, @NikkiRoberts7, Head of Communications at Tamba (Twins and Multiple Births Association). She's written for the All Things IC blog to reveal how...

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How can organisations communicate change?

Can you build a culture of resilience, agility and readiness for change within an organisation? This is the topic Holly Gifkins, Internal Communications and Engagement Advisor at Leonard Cheshire Disability is exploring. She's currently studying the Chartered...

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How to understand and improve diversity

How inclusive and diverse is your organisation? What about your internal communication? If you want to understand how to improve diversity and inclusion in your workplace and the wider industry, I've got a new resource to help you. Diversity is any dimension that can...

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Which job is right for you?

How do you know if a job vacancy is the right one for you? Reading through job descriptions is a good first step to get a sense of the company, but how can you find out more? In this article I'll be revealing where to learn more about an organisation and the internal...

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How Bristol Water is preparing for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May. If you're scratching your head trying to work out what it is, how it works and what you need to know, this article will help. Today I'm delighted to welcome Eleanor Tweddell to my blog. She's the...

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Four ways to build your personal brand

How can you build your personal brand inside your organisation? Everyone has a personal brand. It’s what people say about you when you’re not in the room and what you’re known for. Today I have a guest post to share with you by Corina Manea @corinamanea, Chief...

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Diary of a freelancer – one month in…

Are you thinking about working as a freelance communications professional this year? If so, you'll want to read Ellie Buckingham's guest post for the All Things IC blog. Ellie is four weeks into the freelance life and is here to share her story. I'll hand you over......

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How to be a Communication Consultant: where to work

Where can you work as a Communication Consultant if work is a thing you do, rather than a place you go? Today I'm continuing my series offering insights into the reality of working as a Comms Consultant, to mark All Things IC's fifth birthday, including a video tour...

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What happens inside is reflected outside

Today is All Things IC's fifth birthday and I have something special to share with you. Every year on 31 January I buy a piece of artwork to mark another year of running my own business. That's the date my company was incorporated (registered) back in 2013. It's a...

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How to be a Communication Consultant: getting paid

How much should you charge as a Communication Consultant and what are common misconceptions? Today I'm continuing my series of articles looking at life as a Comms Consultant to mark five years of running All Things IC. It's a long read, grab a cuppa. My first post -...

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The challenges facing NHS communicators

Senior NHS communicators say their main challenges are: delivering more activity with less resource; effective engagement as part of transformation initiatives; recruiting and retaining high-quality staff; embracing new technologies; and demonstrating return on...

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A BBC journalist’s view of the Trust Barometer

Following my blog post a few days ago about the Edelman Trust Barometer, I'm delighted to welcome Adam Kirtley, BBC journalist and media coach and consultant back to my blog to share his view. He got in touch to share his view with my readers, so I'll hand you over to...

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What you need to know about trust in 2018

The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer has just been released and reveals a world of seemingly stagnant distrust. As we begin 2018, we find the world in a new phase in the loss of trust: the unwillingness to believe information, even from those closest to us. Warning - this...

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How to be a Communication Consultant: getting started

“We have a three-month mortgage holiday. That means you have 90 days to make your consulting idea work and start earning." Gulp. That conversation between my husband and I was the start of All Things IC consultancy, which turns five-years-old on 31 January 2018. No...

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