At some point in your Comms career, you may need to communicate the death of an employee. The purpose of this article is to help you think through your approach and point you towards resources. I hope you find it useful and don’t need to act on it. But if you’ve discovered this article because […]Read more >
I can tell from my blog’s statistics that you are looking for help communicating job losses and redundancies. If you’re struggling to know what to write and what to advise your organisation, I encourage you to join me online tomorrow morning. I’ll be a guest on Eleanor Tweddell’s Another Door podcast at 9.30am BST on Thursday […]Read more >
Are you helping to save lives? Attract students? Make roads? Sell stuff? It doesn’t matter what your company does – every sector needs to prioritise the health and happiness of their workforce. Not just physical health, but their mental health too. And this is finally being talked about, and written about. A lot. I invited […]Read more >
One of the many joys of being an Internal Communicator is the variety of our work. At some point in your career, you may find yourself responsible for communicating a merger. This article will help you know what to do, how to plan, how to involve employees and how to scope out a timeline. I […]Read more >
With more news of job losses on the UK high street, and manufacturers closing, such as the Honda plant in Swindon, redundancies are a daily feature in our news. And how the news of redundancy is communicated is a consistent theme across the media. The film capturing the employee saying ‘The company aren’t telling us […]Read more >
If you are a professional Communicator in the UK, chances are you are working on Brexit Comms right now. Or to put it accurately, you’re trying to plan when there’s seemingly a changing plan. Or no plan. This post exists to help you plan your Internal Comms. I’ve created some golden rules for you to […]Read more >
How effective are your change comms? Whether you’re facing large or small organisational changes, the need to communicate well is paramount. Today I’ve been featured on the Internal Comms Procast talking about the best ways to communicate change. Topics I discussed with the show host Barry include the need to have a strategic approach to […]Read more >
What have you needed help with this week? Where did you go to get ideas, advice and inspiration to help you learn? Regular readers of my blog will know I’m creating a suite of Online Masterclasses. They’re designed for internal communications professionals and anyone who’s interested in developing the skills to communicate effectively inside organisations. […]Read more >
How good is your organisation at communicating change? Do you get locked into a tactical cycle of being brought in at the last-minute or are you working as a trusted adviser, championing effective internal communication at every stage? On Tuesday I had the pleasure of speaking with 350 professional communicators at the Public Service Communications […]Read more >
How good are your planning skills when it comes to communicating change? I’m delighted to welcome Saskia Jones back to the All Things IC blog to share brand new guidelines with my readers to help you develop a 10-step change communication strategy. Download the template. Tip: This should be a living document accessible by others. […]Read more >
The business world is operating in a state of constant transformation and this is driving the demand for change communications, skills and experience. This extract from recruiter VMA Group’s latest Inside Insight benchmarking report is underlined by their findings that ‘change communications’ is the third most important skill for an IC practitioner. (Communications planning and Employee […]Read more >
Can you build a culture of resilience, agility and readiness for change within an organisation? This is the topic Holly Gifkins, Internal Communications and Engagement Advisor at Leonard Cheshire Disability is exploring. She’s currently studying the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ Postgraduate Diploma in Internal Communications with PR Academy and needs your help. Learn about change comms […]Read more >
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