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 […]

How to use a podcast for internal communication

Are you using podcasts inside your organisation? They have had a huge surge in popularity and are rapidly growing. But are they the latest shiniest thing (or “comms bling” as I call it) or something we need to seriously consider? Deloitte has just wrapped season one of The Green Room podcast, lead by Internal Comms […]

How to plan your Internal Comms budget

Are you responsible for the Comms budget in your company? How do you plan and how do you measure what you do? Today I have a guest post to help you know what other professional communicators are doing and an invitation to participate in a survey. The article has been written by Anthony Bernard-Sasges, Specialist in Research […]

Can increased trust in employers help society win the war on fake news?

By Stephen Humphreys, Whom to trust is an increasingly complex issue and separating fact from fiction, in an age when anyone can mass produce and share information, is getting harder. At the same time, trust   continues to be shaky. Today people are most trusting of others they believe to be like themselves and those they have […]