Have we made progress on Diversity in PR?

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 […]

Have your say on line manager communication

What’s your view on line manager communication in your organisation? How do you train your people managers so they can communicate effectively? What are your biggest challenges or opportunities when it comes to line manager communication? If you have a view, and I’m sure you do, please get involved in a new piece of research. […]

Avoiding groupthink

By Gemma Storey. Groupthink is a term devised by psychologist Irving Janis. He defined groupthink as: “a mode of thinking that people engage in when they are deeply involved in a cohesive in-group, when the members’ strivings for unanimity override their motivation to realistically appraise alternative courses of action”. Why does groupthink matter? Because it can […]

Pandemic proves transparency not enough to close gender pay gap

By Sarah Leembruggen, MD, The Works Search. It’s no surprise that the pandemic has had a knock-on effect on salaries and bonuses for corporate communications professionals.  We expected it after seeing redundancies, professionals on furlough, hiring freezes and agency’s budgets being cut.  However, what I didn’t foresee is how much women have been affected financially […]

Reasons for PR to be cheerful, in three parts

In the Ian Dury and the Blockheads song, Reasons to be Cheerful pt 3, the late punk-poet monotonously spends the best part of five minutes doing just what the song suggests; listing reasons to be cheerful. If you look hard enough, you can find them. “The juice of a carrot. The smile of a parrot. […]

When the media is gone, what’s your plan B?

You may know the PESO model, but do you use the O element? Whoever is in charge of bringing more media investments to Dubai, may luck be on their side. It’s drier out there than a summer spent in the Sahara. The media is suffering. I’ve had some brilliant journalists approach me recently asking about […]

What startups need to know about internal communication

When a new organisation is formed, it often starts small. The company is known as a startup and it’s in its first stage of operations. Over time, Founders or Owners hire people around them and start to expand. Teams are recruited, services grow and processes and systems are created. However, there’s a point in the […]

Finding calm in a global crisis

The world of work is not always local. Many organisations operate globally with head offices located in one country and satellite offices in others. Technology today means we are connected no matter what and since the beginning of the global pandemic, working anywhere (at home mainly) has been made possible because of the technology we […]

Change but not the same: Summer edition of Influence out now

The Summer 2021 edition of Influence is out now, featuring a very special cover designed by the winner of our ‘PR and Parenting in a Pandemic’ competition. Change management is an important part of the public relations skills set. That has certainly been put to the test over the past 12 months. All the changes we, as […]

Prioritising Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

By Jo Twiselton, change, comms and wellbeing consultant. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, many organisations, teams and individuals faced significant mental health challenges, with enforced isolation and shifting work practices taking their toll. Many put employee mental health and wellbeing front and centre, using a range of approaches. It’s some of these organisations that the CIPR […]