• #InsideStory Winners Announced

    #Insidestory, Awards, CIPR Inside

    #InsideStory Winners Announced

    The winners of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) #InsideStory awards were announced last night at the ZSL London Zoo. The awards, now in their fifth year, recognise organisations and individuals for their commitment and innovation to the internal communications and employee engagement sectors. In a year which has seen unprecedented levels of change, never has it been more important to effectively communicate and engage employees. Organised by the CIPR Inside group, the winners of this year’s awards demonstrated excellence in ensuring that their employees are placed right at the heart of their organisations. Community Integrated Care, a national social care charity which provides care and support to thousands of people across England and Scotland, triumphed taking home three […]

  • The time has come to take Internal Communications out of its comfort zone.

    Employee Communications, Internal communication

    The time has come to take Internal Communications out of its comfort zone.

    At the beginning of November, Ruder Finn hosted a webinar sharing some insights to their research, now the report is complete and Laura Jameson, Internal Communications Director, Ruder Finn UK, has kindly shared some of the findings and there’s a link below to download the report too.   Over to Laura.   Before I start this post, I want to ask you some questions: Do you feel like internal communications is just an afterthought among your senior leaders? Is your internal comms strategy only engaging small pockets of your total employee base? Is email your go-to comms channel? Do you wish you could connect with employees in a more interesting, dynamic […]

  • Taking internal comms out of its comfort zone

    Employee Engagement, Internal communication

    Taking internal comms out of its comfort zone

    On Wednesday 2 November, we held a webinar, taking internal communication out of its comfort zone, with Laura Jameson, Director – Internal Communications and Nick Leonard, Managing Director from Ruder Finn presenting some of their findings from a recent study into what is the general perception of internal communications and what are the top five challenges communicators face today. This study was undertaken in the summer and some of the results were shared during the webinar.   You can see the slides from the webinar here. Taking internal communication out of its comfort zone from CIPR Inside   There were quite a few questions raised at the end and Nick […]

  • Engagement In Action

    CIPR Inside, Committee, Conference, Internal communication, Workplace

    Engagement In Action

    Paul Summerhill, Vice Chair for CIPR Inside, shares his view of how we all work together to do what we do as a group for the profession. Over to Paul:   I had been really looking forward to last week’s CIPR Inside Conference for internal communication and it didn’t disappoint. There have already been a number of articles, blogs and posts in the build up to the event itself, but I wanted to share a ‘behind the scenes’ perspective. A sell-out, it’s one of the many events that we as the CIPR Inside committee organise throughout the year to bring internal comms folks together to celebrate successes – and often share our […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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#InsideStory Winners Announced

#InsideStory Winners Announced

The winners of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) #InsideStory awards were announced last night at the ZSL London Zoo. The awards, now in their fifth year, recognise organisations and individuals for their commitment and innovation to the internal communications and employee engagement sectors. In a year which has seen unprecedented levels of change, never has it been more important to effectively communicate and engage employees. Organised by the CIPR Inside group, the winners of this year’s awards demonstrated excellence in ensuring that their employees are placed right at the heart of their organisations. Community Integrated Care, a national social care charity which provides care and support to thousands of people across England and Scotland, triumphed taking home three […]

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Countdown to #InsideStory Awards – hear from one of last year’s winners

Countdown to #InsideStory Awards – hear from one of last year’s winners

  As we count down to this year’s #insidestory awards party, we hear from one of last year’s winners, John Townsend, as to why it meant so much to him to take the Clare Latham award in 2016… over to John… There are few moments in life more pregnant with that anticipatory mixture of hope and expected disappointment than the seconds before an announcement is made in your awards category. So almost a year on from the 2016 CIPR award at the Curzon cinema I can still remember the pleasant tingle of astonishment when my name was called out in the final category of the evening as the winner of […]

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Tickets on sale now… don’t miss out!

Tickets on sale now… don’t miss out!

After the success of our awards in 2016, once again we have gone for something a bit different – and we are off to the Zoo! Join us to celebrate the best of the best in internal communication at the fifth #insidestory awards party. We’re planning an informal and relaxed drinks and canapés reception to celebrate our profession. On the night, not only will the winners and highly commended entrants be revealed, but you’ll also have the perfect opportunity to network and meet up with colleagues old and new. Arrive from 6.30pm for drinks, canapés and networking, in the aquarium, and be ready for a prompt start for the awards […]

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#Insidestory awards 2017 shortlist announced!

#Insidestory awards 2017 shortlist announced!

We are really excited to announce the shortlist for the #insidestory awards 2017. Congratulations to everyone who entered this year’s #insidestory awards, the standard was excellent making judging even harder than last year. If you have been shortlisted then make sure you buy your ticket to join us on Thursday 23 February to find out if you will be walking away with a coveted #insidestory award! Early bird tickets are available until 3 February, so make sure you get your ticket today! Best Internal Communication campaign Large Bupa Carillion plc Community Integrated Care ING Bank N.V. Small KCOM SGN Ltd   Best example of an Employee Engagement Programme Community Integrated Care […]

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#insidestory awards shortlist 2017 – part 1

#insidestory awards shortlist 2017 – part 1

The judges have concluded the first stage of their assessments of the #insidestory awards for 2017 on Monday 9 January. Today we are pleased to announce the first part of our release of that shortlist. Part two of that release with the remaining categories shortlist will follow later this week.   UPDATE Friday 13 Jan 17 at 10.40am – Part two of the shortlist will now be announced next week. We are being very diligent and ensuring that one last category is assessed.     We are adjudicating the entries in the remaining categories to finalise the full awards shortlist. So here goes, Part one, including Best in house team, […]

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Blue Tang

We’re all going to the Zoo… Are you coming too?

  #insidestory 2017 awards party This year’s awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Thursday 23 February 2017 and you can look forward to experiencing something a bit different… February’s event will be held at the world-famous ZSL London Zoo! It will give you the opportunity to get close-up with some fishy friends whilst being amidst many other of our animal friends. You’ll be entering the zoo after-hours and will enjoy welcome drinks in the Aquarium before being guided through to the Prince Albert Suite for the awards ceremony. You can expect no end of opportunities to learn and be inspired by the very best of IC professionals. Award […]

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