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How PR students can get a job in IC

If you are a PR student, what's the likelihood of you securing an entry-level role in internal communication? Should we, could we, be doing more to encourage graduates and young people into IC? Today's guest post is written by PR student Martyna Borys, @MartynaMJulia, who is interested in inter[...]

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All you need to know to develop your IC career

Are you looking to make your next career move within the world of corporate communication? Every week I am contacted by professionals who are on the hunt for a new role, want to know what events are on, find courses to attend or books to read. There are 1000 articles on this blog packed with a[...]

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The ultimate social network cheat sheet

What size image should you use as your Facebook cover photo? What works best on LinkedIn? How long do posts last on Snapchat? You're in the right place to find out. Every day I am contacted by people wanting to share their articles, recommendations, courses and content with readers of my blog. T[...]

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How Thomas Cook is using social media for recruitment

How are you using social media to attract and retain employees? Are you telling a consistent story internally and externally? Today I discovered how travel company Thomas Cook Group plc is using social media for recruitment and thought I'd share it with you. I've written about the company a [...]

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Different sectors, same challenges?

What sector do you work in? Do you work for a private or public company or perhaps a charity? How does what you do compare with other people in your network and are there any similarities when it comes to communication? Kim Borrowdale is a former classmate of mine from Kingston University's post-[...]

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A young ambassador’s view of social media

"Social media is the buzz of the generation and if businesses don’t keep up, then the consequences will follow. Make social media platforms suit you and your needs." These wise words are from entrepreneurial Jack Watson, a 15-year-old who runs a successful web design and online retail business in [...]

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What have you done today

…to make you feel proud? What about this week, this year? It’s been a busy old one and traditionally in December people take time to reflect on the previous 12 months and make plans for the upcoming year. (Apologies if you’ve now got the Heather Small song Proud in your head). December is o[...]

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Engaging for success in the UK economy

Last week PR Conversations published an article I wrote for them to highlight the Engage for Success movement in the UK. I was asked to contribute by my friend Judy Gombita, who like many of my global comms contacts, I discovered via Twitter. Judy is a smart cookie with more than 20 years of exp[...]

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Why organisations need to live their values

Does your organisation live by its values? Are they relevant to the day-to-day working lives of employees or are they paying lip service to an ideal world that is very far from your reality? Last week I saw on Twitter that a business breakfast was being held in London to discuss value based leade[...]

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Engagement comes to town

Today saw a major event in the life of the Engage for Success movement as practitioners gathered in London. The Queen Elizabeth II Conference centre in Westminster played host to the packed room of people working on and interested in employee engagement. I’ve been following today via the #e4s h[...]

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The Sunday night blues…

Do you get the Sunday night work blues? Or do you live with someone who dreads going to work the next day? Research published  by Engage for Success reveals that 47 million hours* are spent worrying about work every weekend by full-time employees across Britain. If you work at weekends, I doubt [...]

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Congrats to IoIC 30 under 30

Last night the Institute of Internal Communications  (IoIC) held an event in London to name the Top 30 under 30 internal communications professionals in the UK. You can read the background via a previous article I published a few months ago, as I supported the initiative. As part of their entrie[...]

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