While researching my dissertation in March 2009 I came into contact with Csaba Szücs in Hungary via Twitter. Since then we have exchanged countless ideas and many emails in our search to increase our knowledge and share what we find. Csaba has kindly agreed to write a diary of life as a communicator in Hungary through my blog, so I will hand you over to him.
I believe I definitely should start this post with an introduction. Who am I? My name is Csaba Szücs, a Hungarian guy, who is especially interested in internal communications. You may encountered me on the internet – thanks to my blog, which I closed down permanently. I started that one more than 1 year ago but due to a workplace change I decided to finish it. (Also I learnt a lot along the way and I thought I could do much better than that one. I have plans regarding a new blog but that will focus solely on an internal communications toolkit.)
I worked for DENSO Manufacturing Hungary Ltd. for more than 3 years as an internal communications specialist.
In November, 2009 I saw an ad about an internal communications specialist position at Vodafone Hungary Ltd. I was very interested in the position because some months ago I watched a video on YouTube and I was amazed by what I saw. I applied for it and after two interviews they decided to appoint me.
After I heard the good news I discussed it with Rachel and I decided that I will contribute to her blog on a weekly basis. I believe my updates will be interesting for other internal communicators to read. What will I be posting about? In the beginning I have to focus on managing the intranet as it has to be refreshed. (I bet the social media tools, which can be used internally, will be important here in Hungary, too. On a global level the employees of the company use them more frequently.) So my posts will cover that and I also have several other tasks to do, which are not less important but they are simpler. The work will be definitely interesting because during the end of 2009 there were some changes. The Head of Internal Communications, who is also a new employee from January, will report to HR instead of Corporate Communications.
If you have some specific questions I am happy to answer to you if I can. You can comment, of course, I will read and react on them. If you want to contact me, I am an avid Twitter user and my username is: @ICsaba. Your feedback is appreciated – even if you express your disagreement! Csaba.