Internal communication feels tough right now. We’ve gone through so much as a profession in the past few years, not least communicating and advising our way through a global pandemic. As a result I’m observing a shift in how we communicate inside organisations. Or more accurately, how employees experience internal communication and what their expectations […]Read more >
Are you responsible for creating All Employee Meetings in your organisation? Perhaps you call them Town Halls, or All Hands. Whatever the name, getting these sessions to work well can be a challenge. I’ve explored this topic in the latest episode of my Candid Comms podcast, which has just been published. You can find the […]Read more >
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 […]Read more >
I’ve heard many times internal communicators say they face the challenge of knowing where the boundary is between internal comms and employee experience. Does that resonate with you? As every organisation is different there isn’t a clear answer, but it’s important for us to remember the definition of internal communication comms friends – ‘the overarching […]Read more >
Do your leaders communicate well? If you’re looking for advice and guidance to help them, you’re in the right place. The recent State of the Sector survey results revealed a third (35%) of respondents said people managers were the primary communication channel for many of their employees; a figure that rises to 45% in organisations where more […]Read more >
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, […]Read more >
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 […]Read more >
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 […]Read more >
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 […]Read more >
This time of year is always a mixed one for Comms pros. We’re focusing on the remaining actions and aspirations from the year to date, while looking ahead to the next 12 months. You may be grappling with annual budgets, resourcing plans and training requests, while planning end of year leadership communication, measurement reports and […]Read more >
Do you have any words or phrases you avoid in your internal communication? An All Things IC client detests the word ‘enable’ and I avoid ‘in addition’ as it rarely adds anything. Some of my in-house roles had lists of banned words, plus phrases we constantly corrected. When I was in-house at Visa for example, I […]Read more >
Would you benefit from a safe space to listen, reflect and contribute to diversity conversations that are happening behind closed doors? If so, you’re in the right place. I invited Priya Bates to share news of the upcoming Diversity in PR conference with All Things IC’s readers. The conference is taking place online on 14 […]Read more >
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