• 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 […]

  • Leadership buy in: one of the biggest challenges to your ESN

    Internal social media, Leadership, Uncategorized, Workplace

    Leadership buy in: one of the biggest challenges to your ESN

    Kevin Ruck from PR Academy has recently shared his research, Implementing Enterprise Social Networks (ESN) via the report and slides below and a webinar to guests on Wednesday 20 July 2016. You can read the full report and access the slides below. Ahead of that launch we had a conversation with Kevin to find out more and to invite him to share some of the very specific findings and insights with us at our conference, Closing the Gap in London on 4 October 2016. We’re glad that he said yes to both. Access the recorded webinar, report and slides here So, here we will discuss just one of the core […]

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    CPD, Internal communication

    Summer reading

    As the summer holidays stretch out before us and some of us pack our bags to escape it all to recharge our batteries, it’s a great time to grab a book, get reading and refuel your brain. If you’re looking for something that also gives you some fresh ideas for work and earns you some CPD points, check out this list of recommended reads from some of our community. If you’ve got a recommendation to share, please send us a note on email on twitter, include the title, author, your name and a brief couple of sentences of why you recommended this title. We’ll add your’s to the list.   […]

  • Closing the gap

    CIPR Inside, Conference

    Closing the gap

    We’ve just launched our one day, annual Internal Communication Conference, Closing the gap, today (Monday 18 July 2016). It’s on Tuesday 4 October, 2016, in London. We open at 8.30am for a networking breakfast, kick off the conference at 10am and close at 5pm, with drinks in the bar afterwards if you want to continue the conversations.     The CIPR Inside committee has been working on the theme which reflects something that we all face in our day jobs. Internal communicators have the skills and knowledge to not only spot and understand where gaps in organisations lie, but to also help their organisations to bridge these gaps. For example, […]

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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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Leadership buy in: one of the biggest challenges to your ESN

Leadership buy in: one of the biggest challenges to your ESN

Kevin Ruck from PR Academy has recently shared his research, Implementing Enterprise Social Networks (ESN) via the report and slides below and a webinar to guests on Wednesday 20 July 2016. You can read the full report and access the slides below. Ahead of that launch we had a conversation with Kevin to find out more and to invite him to share some of the very specific findings and insights with us at our conference, Closing the Gap in London on 4 October 2016. We’re glad that he said yes to both. Access the recorded webinar, report and slides here So, here we will discuss just one of the core […]

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The great divide

The great divide

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 Trudy Lewis and the divide she’s seen between […]

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Summer reading

As the summer holidays stretch out before us and some of us pack our bags to escape it all to recharge our batteries, it’s a great time to grab a book, get reading and refuel your brain. If you’re looking for something that also gives you some fresh ideas for work and earns you some CPD points, check out this list of recommended reads from some of our community. If you’ve got a recommendation to share, please send us a note on email on twitter, include the title, author, your name and a brief couple of sentences of why you recommended this title. We’ll add your’s to the list.   […]

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