How to communicate the end of 2021

Are you planning year-end internal communication activities? Are you being asked to mark the end of 2021 in an appropriate way? If so, you’re not alone. I can see from my blog stats you’re looking for advice and guidance to help you communicate. A 2017 article is proving particularly popular. It feels timely to update the […]

Meeting the Rising Expectations of the Belief-Driven Employee

By Nicole Linger, head of employee experience & change – EMEA, Edelman. We’re living in an employee first world. What attracted and retained talent before the pandemic requires a significant update from employers if it’s to meet the expectations of the belief-driven employee of today. What served an employer in the past won’t work now […]

PR professionals 25% more likely to suffer from poor mental health compared to other UK workers

PR practitioners are significantly more likely to suffer from poor mental health compared to other UK workers, according to new research carried out by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA). I’m not surprised by this research, particularly given its timing in light of the pandemic. We […]

Why every business needs a culture narrative that employees can own

By Cierra Dobson, Strategy Director, Rufus Leonard. As employers across nearly all sectors struggle to hire talent in 2021, taking an active role in defining and embedding a culture can help attract and retain the best talent. What do we mean by culture? Compared to strategy and leadership, culture is described as the more ‘elusive […]

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 […]