• Closing the gap: when perception and reality collide

    Employee Engagement, Internal communication

    Closing the gap: when perception and reality collide

    We regularly share posts from our committee members, and this week we hear from Lisa Pantelli about employee engagement. Over to Lisa:   I’m sure many of you would have seen last week’s fairly spectacular video, in which Sports Direct founder, Mike Astley, was filmed pulling out a wad of £50 notes as he was searched ahead of a factory tour.   I’m sure I’m not the only comms professional to be somewhat baffled by how somebody so senior failed to pre-empt the security search. Not least because it was a tour specifically planned for the nation’s media…had he not been to the factory before?   Despite the current woes […]

  • CIPR PRESIDENT ELECT – What is your view of Internal Communication?

    Internal communication

    CIPR PRESIDENT ELECT – What is your view of Internal Communication?

    Jenni Field is CIPR Inside’s immediate past Chair and current Secretary. She’s also standing for CIPR council this year, and has the support of CIPR Inside this year. Jenni took time to speak to the Presidential candidates about internal communication.   She shares what they said with us here. Over to Jenni: Last week I approached the three candidates standing as President Elect to find out a bit more about what they think of internal comms. All three replied instantly so here are the answers from Emma Leech, Gary Taylor and Sarah Hall: 1. What do you think the role of internal comms is inside organisations  today? Emma: Internal communications plays […]

  • Closing the internal communications ‘generation’ gap

    Conference, Internal communication, Workplace

    Closing the internal communications ‘generation’ gap

    There is just a week left to get your tickets at the early bird rate and save up to £100 on the conference tickets. So get them now and join the day for great discussions, lessons from others in the profession and a brilliant chance to meet other people working in internal communication and employee engagement. Since we launched the conference different committee members have been sharing some stories about the gaps they experience in their organisations. This week we hear from Martin Flegg, over to Martin:   Which generation are you from…..Boomers, X, Y or Z? Does the generation you were born into shape your preferences for how you […]

  • Harnessing the power of employee advocacy

    Conference, Employee Advocacy, External communication

    Harnessing the power of employee advocacy

    When we talked about the annual internal communication conference and its theme Closing the Gap, the committee started to share some of the challenges we each face in our own organisations. The latest post from our committee, is from Helen Deverell. Helen shares her experience of a significant gap in organisations. The chasm that can occur between internal and external communication and how collaborating can help employee advocacy and especially our external comms partners.   Over to Helen: I’ve worked with organisations where the gap between internal and external communication is equivalent to the Grand Canyon. The view has been different audiences, so therefore different responsibilities (and budgets!). But recently, that’s begun to change […]

  • Rarely Impossible Roof top garden

    Employee Engagement, Leadership, Workplace

    What can we learn from a tech start up about being a social business?

    Our committee members often share posts with us here. This latest one from Katie Marlow, followed an interview with a founder of a tech start up about their social business. Over to Katie:   Rarely Impossible is a Mobile app development studio based in Bournemouth. I have met Lee Mallon, the MD at different events like Silicon Beach and most recently All About People in June 2016. Lee has a great approach to business and is never afraid to try something new. He takes inspiration from other successful businesses he’s learned about on his travels. We have great conversations about work and people doing their work over coffee at these events. Lee’s most […]

  • Joining the dots

    Conference

    Joining the dots

    When we talked about the annual internal communication conference, and its theme Closing the Gap, the committee started to share some of the challenges we each face in our own organisations. Everyone working in internal communication or employee engagement has gaps that they need to bridge, a challenge to be overcome or connections to be made. It goes with the territory and is a part of what makes our work both challenging and rewarding. The conference theme aims to cover many of these ‘gaps’ and we thought we’d share some of the committee’s personal anecdotes with you here. So, next up it’s Jo Twiselton and the divide she’s seen in […]

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Closing the gap: when perception and reality collide

Closing the gap: when perception and reality collide

We regularly share posts from our committee members, and this week we hear from Lisa Pantelli about employee engagement. Over to Lisa:   I’m sure many of you would have seen last week’s fairly spectacular video, in which Sports Direct founder, Mike Astley, was filmed pulling out a wad of £50 notes as he was searched ahead of a factory tour.   I’m sure I’m not the only comms professional to be somewhat baffled by how somebody so senior failed to pre-empt the security search. Not least because it was a tour specifically planned for the nation’s media…had he not been to the factory before?   Despite the current woes […]

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CIPR PRESIDENT ELECT – What is your view of Internal Communication?

CIPR PRESIDENT ELECT – What is your view of Internal Communication?

Jenni Field is CIPR Inside’s immediate past Chair and current Secretary. She’s also standing for CIPR council this year, and has the support of CIPR Inside this year. Jenni took time to speak to the Presidential candidates about internal communication.   She shares what they said with us here. Over to Jenni: Last week I approached the three candidates standing as President Elect to find out a bit more about what they think of internal comms. All three replied instantly so here are the answers from Emma Leech, Gary Taylor and Sarah Hall: 1. What do you think the role of internal comms is inside organisations  today? Emma: Internal communications plays […]

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Closing the internal communications ‘generation’ gap

Closing the internal communications ‘generation’ gap

There is just a week left to get your tickets at the early bird rate and save up to £100 on the conference tickets. So get them now and join the day for great discussions, lessons from others in the profession and a brilliant chance to meet other people working in internal communication and employee engagement. Since we launched the conference different committee members have been sharing some stories about the gaps they experience in their organisations. This week we hear from Martin Flegg, over to Martin:   Which generation are you from…..Boomers, X, Y or Z? Does the generation you were born into shape your preferences for how you […]

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Harnessing the power of employee advocacy

Harnessing the power of employee advocacy

When we talked about the annual internal communication conference and its theme Closing the Gap, the committee started to share some of the challenges we each face in our own organisations. The latest post from our committee, is from Helen Deverell. Helen shares her experience of a significant gap in organisations. The chasm that can occur between internal and external communication and how collaborating can help employee advocacy and especially our external comms partners.   Over to Helen: I’ve worked with organisations where the gap between internal and external communication is equivalent to the Grand Canyon. The view has been different audiences, so therefore different responsibilities (and budgets!). But recently, that’s begun to change […]

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Rarely Impossible Roof top garden

What can we learn from a tech start up about being a social business?

Our committee members often share posts with us here. This latest one from Katie Marlow, followed an interview with a founder of a tech start up about their social business. Over to Katie:   Rarely Impossible is a Mobile app development studio based in Bournemouth. I have met Lee Mallon, the MD at different events like Silicon Beach and most recently All About People in June 2016. Lee has a great approach to business and is never afraid to try something new. He takes inspiration from other successful businesses he’s learned about on his travels. We have great conversations about work and people doing their work over coffee at these events. Lee’s most […]

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Joining the dots

Joining the dots

When we talked about the annual internal communication conference, and its theme Closing the Gap, the committee started to share some of the challenges we each face in our own organisations. Everyone working in internal communication or employee engagement has gaps that they need to bridge, a challenge to be overcome or connections to be made. It goes with the territory and is a part of what makes our work both challenging and rewarding. The conference theme aims to cover many of these ‘gaps’ and we thought we’d share some of the committee’s personal anecdotes with you here. So, next up it’s Jo Twiselton and the divide she’s seen in […]

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