Is your company encouraging employees to work from home or self-isolate due to COVID-19? What advice and guidance are you giving them? How are you working alongside your HR colleagues to make sure your people know what to do? How can teams keep in touch with each other if working patterns change? So many questions. Now […]Read more >
Over the past few years there’s been a movement happening in internal comms. Every few months I’ve spotted IC pros donning capes and masks via social media and flashing some fabulous stationery as part of the CommsHero conferences. What is it all about? Should Comms pros be declaring themselves as heroes? What’s the thinking behind […]Read more >
What is the best career advice you’ve benefitted from? Lesley Crook is the latest practitioner to sit in my #questionofcomms hot seat. She’s an independent consultant and the founder of Working Out Loud in A Network (#wolan). Discover her career path, some cracking book recommendations and what Lesley couldn’t do her job without. You can […]Read more >
How important are writing skills for effective internal communication? Got an opinion on this topic? I’d love to hear it – I’m co-hosting tomorrow’s #CommsChat and you’re welcome to join in. The chat is taking place on Monday 18 July from 8-9pm GMT on Twitter. I’ll be joining communicator Helen Deverell @helendeverell (pictured) to co-host the chat. We will explore […]Read more >
Can today’s Corporate Affairs Director be tomorrow’s CEO? The short answer is yes. Read on for advice from former Corporate Communications Directors turned CEOs to help you be a credible contender. I’ve got news of a report focusing on a series of frank and insightful interviews with inspiring chiefs including John Fallon, Chief Executive, Pearson, Sue Clark, Managing Director, SABMiller […]Read more >
Following the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) last month, Asda has produced a digital guide featuring colleagues sharing their experiences and advice. This is an excellent idea. We all know the power of peer-to-peer communication, and I think The Asda Pride team has done a fantastic job. They worked with scarlettabbott to […]Read more >
Are your communications fit for the future? If you want to know what’s in store for the world of business, and the impact on internal communication, you’re in luck. Today’s What’s on this week covers 15 to 25 May 2016, and this is a recurring theme. Want to plan further ahead? You can do so via the All […]Read more >
What are your personal priorities for your intranet and how do they influence its development? Your daily activities demonstrate your approach more than any strategy document. Wedge Black, @Wedge, helps organisations improve the navigation and content of their intranet, and writes about intranet best practices for ClearBox Consulting. Here he looks at the topic of tactical vs strategic […]Read more >
Are you introducing Office 365 in your organisation? When it comes to introducing new technology, it can be a potential minefield, with IT, Comms and HR departments all having their say and making recommendations. Sound familiar? I’ve been working with a number of clients recently helping them think through all things technology related to help […]Read more >
How do you communicate with University students? What challenges do you face daily and how does it differ from employee communication? That’s the topic for day 14 of my Countdown to Christmas series. It was written by Ross Tarbard @owlyross and published on the All Things IC blog in April 2015. Ross worked for three-and-a-half years as Internal […]Read more >
How do you communicate your brand values? Next up on my Countdown to Christmas is Ashley Freeman from INVOLVE agency writing about how they drew on Star Trek’s influence to focus on theirs. This is day six of my Advent series, search the Advent tag for any you may have missed to date. Thank you […]Read more >
Today I’ve discovered two things that have made me think. So I’m going to share them with you, and would love to know what you make of them. One is an article by the fabulous Virpi Oinonen @Voinonen, (pictured) who I’ve featured numerous times on my blog over the years. She’s written: Why communications people […]Read more >
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