• Internal Communication is not pink or fluffy

    Career planning, Internal communication, Leadership

    IC is not pink or fluffy

    We regularly hear from our committee members here. They all work in internal communication in different industries and come from different backgrounds. This week Diane Walsh, Internal Communication Manager at Swinton Insurance shares her thoughts on internal communicators being trusted advisors and no longer the pink and fluffy addition to make any corporate plan look attractive. Over to Diane: It’s the main topic of conversation at any networking event…what are the biggest challenges for internal communicators? Gone are the days where the main issue was the CEO thinking internal communications was just ‘pink and fluffy’. We now have a whole host of new challenges nipping at our heels. Your CEO […]

  • When does a white lie become something different?

    CIPR Inside, Ethics, Internal communication

    When does a white lie become something different?

    With CIPR’s ethics month taking place in September, CIPR Inside is keen to support members working in internal communication. We invited Hannah Thoresby, one of our committee members, to share a post with us on ethics as she took part in the ethics round table last year with CIPR and has helped many organisations navigate their ethical path.   Over to Hannah:   Our standards of ethics come into question when you consider that most of us encounter nearly 200 lies a day1. “I tell my partner those jeans look good when they don’t. My friend would far rather I said the kids are sick than I don’t feel like coming […]

  • Making an impact – what you’ll hear about on the day

    Conference, Employee Engagement, Internal communication

    Making an impact – what you’ll hear about on the day

    We’re really pleased to share the outline of some of the speakers’ content for our internal communication conference on 13 October, Making an Impact. This is what you can expect to hear from our brilliant line up of speakers, covering topics from diversity and inclusion to creating the compelling content to engage with people. The day is set to provide internal communicators with some new ideas to take back to work, new perspectives on old challenges and inspiration. The speakers are all excellent internal communicators, who make an impact in their organisations and continually prove the value of internal communication. There’s no sales pitch, this conference agenda is just about […]

  • Pulse survey results

    CIPR Inside, Internal communication, Measure

    Pulse survey results

    Each month, Jenni Field (nee Wheller) shares an update with us, this month she updates us on the survey we undertook during July. Over to Jenni:   Earlier this summer we sent out a small survey to find out more about what we should be doing as a group. We did this last year as I was keen to make sure our goals and strategy were aligned to what you wanted, so doing it again this year was about giving us a measure. Unfortunately the response rate this time around wasn’t as good as 2014 but nonetheless, it gave us some insight and I’m delighted that almost half of the […]

  • Summertime blues – not here

    Employee Engagement, Guest post, Internal communication

    Summertime blues – not here

    We always love to hear from our community and share advice and ideas that you have with everyone else. This week we’re really pleased to hear from Sheila Parry, founder at theblueballroom and a renowned internal communicator. Over to Sheila: After twenty years of full-on family life, say “September” and I still think of bribing my mother-in-law to sew on hundreds of name-tapes onto three sets of school uniform and the last-minute rush to buy “suitable” shoes. But to the rest of the population, apparently, September is one of the two most popular months to change job. At the beginning of the year, the Institute of Leadership & Management released […]

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    Employee Communications, Internal communication, Leadership

    Leadership buy in – four tips for internal comms success

    As a group of internal communicators, the committee members have a wealth of experience and exertise between them. They each share somethoughts and ideas with us on a regular basis. This latest post is from Paul Summerhill who works at Lockheed Martin, where he develops, plans, co-ordinates and conducts internal communications, employee engagement and community outreach activities across UK/Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Canada. He shares his tips for getting leadership buy in on internal communication projects and making them successful. Over to Paul:   Many great ideas pitched to business leaders, whether it’s on Dragons Den or a new way to engage or inform employees, are often discarded because […]

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Internal Communication is not pink or fluffy

IC is not pink or fluffy

We regularly hear from our committee members here. They all work in internal communication in different industries and come from different backgrounds. This week Diane Walsh, Internal Communication Manager at Swinton Insurance shares her thoughts on internal communicators being trusted advisors and no longer the pink and fluffy addition to make any corporate plan look attractive. Over to Diane: It’s the main topic of conversation at any networking event…what are the biggest challenges for internal communicators? Gone are the days where the main issue was the CEO thinking internal communications was just ‘pink and fluffy’. We now have a whole host of new challenges nipping at our heels. Your CEO […]

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When does a white lie become something different?

When does a white lie become something different?

With CIPR’s ethics month taking place in September, CIPR Inside is keen to support members working in internal communication. We invited Hannah Thoresby, one of our committee members, to share a post with us on ethics as she took part in the ethics round table last year with CIPR and has helped many organisations navigate their ethical path.   Over to Hannah:   Our standards of ethics come into question when you consider that most of us encounter nearly 200 lies a day1. “I tell my partner those jeans look good when they don’t. My friend would far rather I said the kids are sick than I don’t feel like coming […]

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Making an impact – what you’ll hear about on the day

Making an impact – what you’ll hear about on the day

We’re really pleased to share the outline of some of the speakers’ content for our internal communication conference on 13 October, Making an Impact. This is what you can expect to hear from our brilliant line up of speakers, covering topics from diversity and inclusion to creating the compelling content to engage with people. The day is set to provide internal communicators with some new ideas to take back to work, new perspectives on old challenges and inspiration. The speakers are all excellent internal communicators, who make an impact in their organisations and continually prove the value of internal communication. There’s no sales pitch, this conference agenda is just about […]

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Pulse survey results

Pulse survey results

Each month, Jenni Field (nee Wheller) shares an update with us, this month she updates us on the survey we undertook during July. Over to Jenni:   Earlier this summer we sent out a small survey to find out more about what we should be doing as a group. We did this last year as I was keen to make sure our goals and strategy were aligned to what you wanted, so doing it again this year was about giving us a measure. Unfortunately the response rate this time around wasn’t as good as 2014 but nonetheless, it gave us some insight and I’m delighted that almost half of the […]

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Summertime blues – not here

Summertime blues – not here

We always love to hear from our community and share advice and ideas that you have with everyone else. This week we’re really pleased to hear from Sheila Parry, founder at theblueballroom and a renowned internal communicator. Over to Sheila: After twenty years of full-on family life, say “September” and I still think of bribing my mother-in-law to sew on hundreds of name-tapes onto three sets of school uniform and the last-minute rush to buy “suitable” shoes. But to the rest of the population, apparently, September is one of the two most popular months to change job. At the beginning of the year, the Institute of Leadership & Management released […]

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Summer drinks – two locations, one date

Summer drinks – two locations, one date

We’ve got two summer drinks receptions for internal communicators. Both on Wednesday 26 August after work, one in Manchester, one in London. We do hope you can join us. It’ll be a great opportunity to meet other internal communicators, chat, share ideas have a drink and enjoy a summer’s evening. Full details below and links to book your tickets. See you there. Summer drinks. The Black Dog Ballroom – Manchester 26 August Book here August 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Blackdog Ballroom, New Wakefield Street, Manchester, M1 5NP United Kingdom + Google Map We’re having a BBQ and summer drinks evening at the Blackdog Ballroom, New Wakefield Street, Manchester […]

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