Employees: last line of cyber defence or the weakest link?

By Corinne Linskell. The combination of increasingly sophisticated cyber threats and the vast numbers of people working from home during this coronavirus era, means it has never been more critical to put people at the heart of keeping information safe. Information is a core asset of most organisations and employees, customers, clients, patients, regulators and …

Returning to work after lockdown: lessons from New Zealand

New Zealand is in the enviable position of being virtually Covid-free. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s policy of ‘go hard, go early’ has paid off and lockdown restrictions have been eased. The country is tiptoeing its way back to work. Businesses, offices and workplaces are, however, navigating the post-Covid landscape with the threat of the virus …

Internal comms comes of age in a crisis

By Katy Gandon, Director of Communications at Tes Global. Internal communications has become an even more critical part of business here at Tes Global since the start of the coronavirus crisis. Leading the internal comms response to these demands has seen a dramatic change in my role. Before the crisis my role was split pretty …

What does the Government’s new messaging mean?

My social media feeds are full of discussions today about the UK Government’s latest COVID-19 messaging. The original was: Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives. Design iterations aside, the messaging has remained constant throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to date. It has seeped into society so much that when recording a video message to …

How to use video for your Internal Comms

Are you using video now more than ever before? I know that’s the case for many organisations as we live with COVID-19 and adjust our channels accordingly. In a recent survey from the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC), 92% of Comms practitioners using video or conference call to communicate the impact of COVID-19, rated it …

How to prepare your employees for the future

I left my house for the first time in three weeks today to get some groceries for my family. I sent a text to my mum-in-law shortly afterwards and wrote: “The world has certainly changed, but at the same time, it’s strangely familiar.” It looked like the road I know so well here in West …

How to communicate with furloughed employees

Do you have furloughed employees in your workplace? I’ve been having conversations today with my clients and with IC practitioners via Twitter about this topic. I’ve written this article to point you towards advice and guidance and to discover what others are doing, including a brand new guide that was released today by CIPR Inside, …

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 …