How to set your professional goals for 2019

At this time of year, I’m reminded of a history lesson at school and learning how January is named after Janus. He was the Roman god of beginnings, gates, transitions, doorways and endings and had two faces – one looking to the future and one looking to the past. As we look behind us before …

Internal Comms predictions for 2019…

What’s going to be hot over the next 12 months? What will the trends be? Every year I contribute to various articles in the industry press to share my predictions, so I thought I’d share them here first. Spoiler: It’s not robots. I also invited my network to contribute to this article, thank you to …

Why internal communication strategies matter

How are internal communication strategies designed and implemented? Why do they matter? Today I have a guest post for you by Lisa Pantelli @lisapantelli. She’s an award-winning employee engagement and internal communications specialist and Director of Become. Lisa says she is passionate about gathering and interpreting employee-led insight to develop strategies to drive positive change. Sounds …

How to communicate a Royal Wedding

Weddings are stressful at the best of times. But when the town you work for is chosen for a Royal Wedding, it’s a whole new ball game. Today I have a guest post by Louisa Dean, Communications and Marketing Manager at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. She’s responsible for internal and external communications, digital …

Ten must-haves for your internal comms strategy

Now, more than ever, global businesses are looking to implement their business strategy with tangible results – and quickly. So if you’re in the hot seat and need to draft an internal communication strategy, what do you need to know? Change and Internal Communications Consultant, Uzma Mohamedali, @uzmamohamedali, is here to share her top ten …

How to communicate mergers and acquisitions

What’s the best way to communicate mergers and acquisitions? What’s the worst mistake you could make? What works well? Hot on the heels of the proposed merger of Asda and Sainsbury’s supermarkets, I thought I’d collate some advice and guidance to help you learn more about the topic. Communication during mergers and acquisitions is critical. …

UK Government comms plan goes live

The Government Communication Service launched the Government Communication Plan 2018/19 here in London tonight (26/4). The plan is important because it outlines what communication professionals across Government will collectively deliver to support the Government. It will help them achieve the priority outcomes in the year ahead and is packed with advice and guidance all professional …

How to use video to communicate culture

How can you enable employees and leaders around the world to contribute their own take on your company culture? How could you curate and share it? Today I have a guest post for you by Erika Lee, Internal Communications Manager at Aggreko in Houston, Texas. The company is the leader in power and temperature control rental and operates …

What you need to know about trust in 2018

The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer has just been released and reveals a world of seemingly stagnant distrust. As we begin 2018, we find the world in a new phase in the loss of trust: the unwillingness to believe information, even from those closest to us. Warning – this is not a cheery read! Of note for professional …