How to run a virtual Town Hall

Are you responsible for running Town Halls in your company? (You may know them as All Hands or All Employee events). Are you thinking about running them virtually rather than in person? If so, you’re in the right place to find out more. Following on from my article about using technology to communicate with your …

The pathway to an award-winning working environment

By Tara O’Donnell, UK Managing Director at Hotwire, Having been awarded a place in the top 100 in The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For last month, our efforts to create an outstanding working culture have finally been recognised. As we were awarded the highest level of accreditation, we are now focussed on …

Workplace culture: The secret to belonging

Diversity makes good business sense, but it may not be enough to guarantee everyone will feel happy at work. So how do you build a culture that is welcoming for all? By Rosie Gailor, Having a diverse team means building from all corners: age, gender, socio-economic background, race, sexuality and neurodiversity. Being inclusive, however, means …

These are the skills you need to be an IC practitioner

Do you know the skills you need to be an IC practitioner? Today the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) has launched its updated profession map following an eight-month consultative review with a broad range of practitioners on a newly established professional development advisory board (PDAB). The IoIC’s original profession map was first introduced in 2016 …

How can you help your organisation live its values?

Do you have values in your organisation? Are they words on the wall or lived behaviours? Today I have a guest post for you by Sara Vogt, @_saravogt, Deputy Director, Corporate Communications at the Ministry of Justice here in the UK, who is here to share what the MoJ has been doing when it comes to …

When people matter: how communicators can influence organisational change for the better

On Thursday 26 September the North East branch of the Chartered Insitute of Public Relations (CIPR) held an organisational change management event at the Durham Business School. Claire Whitelaw reports.  Have you ever been involved in a workplace change management programme where you haven’t a clue what it’s really for? Experienced the anxiety about what it …

Why is tone of voice so important in corporate communication?

How can you create an effective tone of voice in your corporate comms? What does that mean? What does good look like? So many questions! But what are the answers? Today I have a guest post for you by Jaime Cox @compellingcopy_, she’s a freelance Copywriter and Editor, specialising in digital content. As well as …

How poor communication can destroy employees’ trust

How trustworthy is the culture of your organisation? Do employees believe your leaders to be credible, trustworthy and authentic? How does the level of trust impact your company’s culture? Earlier this year I wrote about the latest Edelman Trust Barometer and how it revealed ‘My Employer’ topped the 2019 barometer. Trust has changed profoundly in …

How to set up a Corporate Newsroom 

Do you have a Corporate Newsroom in your company? If not, would you like to know how to set one up? You’re in luck as I have a guest post for you today by Leah Bowden @humanizecomms, who is an in-house Head of Internal Comms, to discover everything you need to know. I’ll hand you …