Podcast: How to audit your internal communication

How often do you audit your internal communication? How can you unlock budget to conduct an audit? What do you need to consider before auditing? If you’re grappling with this topic in your organisation, help is at hand. Thank you to everyone who asked me to record a Candid Comms podcast episode to help you […]

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What internal communicators need to know about ethics

What does working ethically mean to you? To date it’s been hard to find relevant information within the internal communication profession. I’ve encountered ethically challenging situations throughout my internal communication career, while working in-house and now as a Consultant. Ethics are a core part of the Chartered PR Practitioner process from the Chartered Institute of […]

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Congratulations to the ICE awards winners

On Wednesday 6 July, communicators gathered for the fourth annual Internal Communication and Engagement Awards, run by Communicate Magazine. Congratulations to everyone who received an ICE award or recognition for their hard work. I love seeing internal communicators being honoured, well done to everyone who made the shortlist. All Things IC Communication Consultant and CIPR […]

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2022 State of the Public Relations Profession

An increase in working hours, impact on mental health, and career moves are familiar findings for many in the 2022 State of the Profession Report published this week by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). Each year, the CIPR survey collects insights from PR professionals (883 in 2022) to understand our profession’s latest trends […]

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My journey from in-house to consultancy

Today is a special day at All Things IC as we’re officially welcoming Communication Consultants Caroline Cubbon King and Dan Holden to the team. I established the business in 2013 to offer training, mentoring and consultancy for internal communicators around the globe. Over the years I’ve worked with talented Associate Comms Consultants to support clients, […]

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What does world-class internal communication look like?

Are you struggling to engage teams around purpose, strategy and values? Are disengaged employees a challenge you’re facing this year? If so, you are not alone. The State of the Sector 2021/22 research is out today and as ever, it’s an interesting read for internal communicators. The survey is produced by Gallagher and I know IC […]

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Podcast: How to communicate in a manufacturing environment

What do internal communicators need to think about when communicating in a manufacturing environment? Alexandra Bîrlădianu is Head of Corporate Communication at Guardian Industries. She joins me from Luxembourg to talk about the challenges and opportunities of working in a glass and automotive focused organisation. This is the final Candid Comms podcast episode of season […]

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Why storytelling matters more than ever

Does your organisation use storytelling? How many stories do you share inside your company? Peer-to-peer content is amazing for internal communication. Stories of ‘people like you are doing things like this’ are viewed as credible and trusted. More so than content from the CEO! See the Edelman Trust Barometer for more info about levels of […]

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Podcast: How to create an IC channel strategy

What is your internal comms (IC) channel strategy like? Need some help? If so, this latest episode of the Candid Comms podcast is for you. I cover: What a channels strategy is The role of internal communication channels The three things you need to know How to make informed decisions What you need to be […]

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Looking after your mental health at Christmas

Christmas may be something you look forward to, or it may be a time of year you find a bit tough. What the festive period brings is individual to each of us. I write about mental health a lot on the All Things IC blog. Regular readers will know I believe what happens inside is […]

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How to write about equity, diversity and belonging

Language is incredibly powerful. Words have the potential to shape our world. How confident do you feel writing about equity, diversity and belonging in your organisation? Do you have a tone of voice guide in place? If so, does it touch on these areas? If you’re looking for advice and guidance, you’re in luck as […]

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New guidance to help you communicate suicide

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) have published a new skills guide today. It provides a framework for communicating with various stakeholders following the death of a colleague by suicide or possible suicide. Trigger warning: Before reading the detailed guide, it is advised readers mentally prepare to be confronted […]

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