How to hire an IC pro

How do you hire internal communication professionals to your team?

Last week I shared IR35 advice via Comma Partners’ guest article, which looked at the current situation and what Comms pros need to know.

Further reading: What Comms pros need to know about IR35.

At All Things IC, we regularly advise Heads of IC and Comms Directors, to analyse their team and identify potential gaps against business objectives.

I recently published an episode of my Candid Comms podcast: How to create an effective internal communication team, where I shared some insights into how we do this.

How to create an effective IC team

Today I have news of a brand new resource from the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) in partnership with VMAGROUP. It’s been designed to guide anyone with responsibility for hiring for an internal communication role through the process.

The guide uses the IoIC profession map framework as an underpinning model as they seek to improve the standardisation of skills and build a future pipeline of great talent.

You can access the guide via the IoIC website.

I’ve taken a look and think it’s a useful resource for IC pros.

Sections include writing a job description to hire a permanent position, creating a talent pipeline, how to recruit from within and the importance of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

IoIC Hiring Guide

IoIC salary guide

Find a new role

Are you looking for a new job? If so, check out the All Things IC Jobs board.

Are you adding to your team at the moment? You can place your advert via the jobs board.

Looking for a new comms job

Learn more about internal communication with All Things IC

See the dedicated website to access all the latest courses. They are packed with bespoke text lessons, videos, workbooks and quizzes to help you learn about the wonderful world of IC at your own pace.

They are pre-recorded, which means you access the content at the time you choose.

Choose from:

How to be a strategic internal communicator

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First published on the All Things IC website 13 September 2021.

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