Strategic internal comms up for discussion

Today the Chartered Institute of Public Relations' sector group, CIPR Inside hosted the latest in its free webinar series for members. Chair of the group James Harkness (pictured) and Jane Mitchell, both from HarknessKennett consultancy shared their thoughts with IC pros on the topic of "Being [...]

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Focus on: Internal communication and employee engagement

What are the connections between internal communication and employee engagement? Do they go hand-in-hand and what resources are around to help you think through what's right for your organisation? Yesterday I had the pleasure of hearing Kevin Ruck @AcademyKev of PR Academy speaking on this topic [...]

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Inspiring intranets are go!

What does your intranet look like? Are you proud of it or frustrated by the content? Where can you get some fresh ideas and insight and be rewarded for your efforts?Today I'm delighted to welcome Steve Bynghall @bynghall, who has written a guest article for my blog on all things intranet related. [...]

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Internal Comms pros invited to tune in

Happy New Year everyone, I hope the past few weeks were full of fun and you’re now raring to go for the year ahead. One of my personal highlights from 2012, apart from giving birth to my daughter, was co-founding The IC Crowd community alongside my friends and fellow in-house comms pros Jenni Whel[...]

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How internal comms pros use social media

Nearly 90% of internal communications professionals say they are expected to have a ‘good understanding’ of social media and 93% think their professional use of social media will increase, according to research I’m publishing today. How internal comms professionals use social media was a su[...]

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Dates for your diary

What’s hot and what’s not in the comms and PR world over the next few months? As the festive season approaches there will be lots of events taking place; where are you going and what are you looking forward to? After receiving lots of requests from readers to publish news about internal comms[...]

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Let’s be friends…. Facebook for internal comms?

Do you use Facebook for internal communications (IC) within your company? Is it integrated into your channel mix or do your employees wish to keep their personal and professional lives separate? I’d love to hear what you’re doing. Do please get in touch if you’re able to share your campaigns [...]

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Overcoming the weapons of mass distraction

London’s Social Media Week is in full swing and it has been a fantastic week so far, with lots of interesting quotes, statistics and people sharing ideas. I’ve been watching webinars live online all week or catching up afterwards, and have been really struck by the quality of the questions and [...]

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Finding online solutions to communication problems

I think that 2012 is turning out to be the year of focusing internally. I frequently read about leaders who are now realising the importance of communicating effectively with their employees, and the demand for innovative ways to do this appears to be on the rise. It’s music to professional commun[...]

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It adds up: How accountants use Yammer

How do you connect your employees and encourage them to communicate? Well if you’re Internal Comms Manager Suzanne Masters, you have Yammer to add to your mix of comms channels. Suzanne works at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and yesterday she took part in a webinar o[...]

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Cringeworthy comms, lustful words and identity crises

One of the great things about currently being on maternity leave is that I’m now able to participate in the various webinars that take place over lunchtimes and see them live rather than watch archives, as ‘lunch break’ isn’t something most comms pros are familiar with, as I’m sure you’l[...]

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What do social tools mean for Human Resources? (part two)

As promised, here is the second part of my update on the HR webcast that took place this week. The infographic on this page is from an article I read via Mashable looking at social demographics and who is using today's biggest networks. I thought it would be useful to highlight to provide conte[...]

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