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 […]

How to support employees through the menopause

How does your organisation support employees who are experiencing the menopause? Do you have a menopause policy in place? Hot on the heels of a powerful documentary here in the UK, hosted by Davina McCall, I thought I’d collate resources for Comms pros. This article includes links to advice and guidance and menopause policy examples. […]

What Comms pros need to know about ESG

Environmental Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) is one of the most radical developments in business within the last 50 years. It’s likely to shape the way both organisations and the communications sector evolve and operate for years to come. But what is ESG? How is it different from CSR? (Corporate Social Responsibility). And how is […]

WFH a year on – what have we learned?

By Ollie Tunmore, Senior Account Executive, Spa Communications. The last thing anyone needs to read today is yet another article telling us how ‘2020 shocked the world’, or ‘how the workforce of today will never be the same’, and how these are ‘unprecedented times’. However, the past 12 months have undoubtedly been a testing period […]

Engage your workforce to make collaborative content

By Alex Hughes, CEO and Co-founder, Binumi Pro. Want to reflect the diverse nature of your business and the breadth of talent within it? Are you global in reach but want to be able to show that you are a people-first company? Then you should embrace collaborative content as a means of showing these sides […]

Comms and Digital Exclusion: Latest Influence Magazine Out Now

The Spring 2021 edition of Influence is out now, featuring some of the best commentary and opinion from the world of PR and beyond. Below is the editor’s letter and a taste of what you can find in the first edition of the year… So often we can be fixated with milestones we can be taken by surprise when, […]

Communications are vital at every stage of M&As

By Neil McLeod, director of strategic communications, the PHA Group. Study after study puts the failure rate for Mergers and Acquisitions at somewhere between 70 and 90 per cent. Of course, every case is different, but, while each failure comes down to a unique set of challenges, communication issues are usually somewhere in the mix. […]

Is the focus on hybrid working a red herring for leaders?

In a recent Clubhouse chat I was co-moderating we talked about the leadership skills needed in a hybrid world. Since the pandemic hit there has been lots of chatter around the workplace, getting back to the office, and how it will work with some people at home and some in the physical office location. In […]