• The great divide

    Conference, Internal communication

    The great divide

    When we talked about the annual internal communication conference, and it’s 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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    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.   […]

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    Employee Engagement, Internal communication

    Perception of IC – closing the gap

    As the committee sat down and discussed the different scenarios for the conference, Closing the Gap, which we’re planning, we all started to share some of the challenges we 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 first up it’s Martin Flegg, and his challenge […]

  • 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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    Internal communication

    When it’s just you…

    Great advice from one our newcomers to the CIPR Inside committee this year, Martin Flegg. Martin has recently started a new role, and he shares some top tips for working on your own or part of a small Internal comms team here.   Over to Martin:   As I write this, I’m just over 6 weeks into a new organisation and role. After working in big internal communication teams for many years, mostly in management roles, my new job is an entirely different experience. Basically, responsibility for the internal communications for our large and complex change programme is more or less down to me… working on my own… flying solo… […]

  • IC Pros. Let’s kill the Town Hall.

    Face-to-face communication, Internal communication, Workplace

    IC Pros. Let’s kill the Town Hall.

    We love hearing from you and sharing your insights. This is one great example. Sarah just dropped us a DM on twitter about a blog post she had written, we got chatting and et voilà, here’s a fantastic post from Sarah Mullins. Sarah is a hands on comms professional working at Telefónica, she’s a straight-talking, down to earth, hard-working IC Pro just like you. So over to Sarah for her take on killing the town hall… __________ Don’t panic. I do not mean the concept. I mean the name. Like ‘you said, we did’ this label is a throwback to the 1970’s yet so many of us still use it. I […]

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The great divide

The great divide

When we talked about the annual internal communication conference, and it’s 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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Perception of IC – closing the gap

As the committee sat down and discussed the different scenarios for the conference, Closing the Gap, which we’re planning, we all started to share some of the challenges we 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 first up it’s Martin Flegg, and his challenge […]

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Closing the gap

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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When it’s just you…

Great advice from one our newcomers to the CIPR Inside committee this year, Martin Flegg. Martin has recently started a new role, and he shares some top tips for working on your own or part of a small Internal comms team here.   Over to Martin:   As I write this, I’m just over 6 weeks into a new organisation and role. After working in big internal communication teams for many years, mostly in management roles, my new job is an entirely different experience. Basically, responsibility for the internal communications for our large and complex change programme is more or less down to me… working on my own… flying solo… […]

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IC Pros. Let’s kill the Town Hall.

IC Pros. Let’s kill the Town Hall.

We love hearing from you and sharing your insights. This is one great example. Sarah just dropped us a DM on twitter about a blog post she had written, we got chatting and et voilà, here’s a fantastic post from Sarah Mullins. Sarah is a hands on comms professional working at Telefónica, she’s a straight-talking, down to earth, hard-working IC Pro just like you. So over to Sarah for her take on killing the town hall… __________ Don’t panic. I do not mean the concept. I mean the name. Like ‘you said, we did’ this label is a throwback to the 1970’s yet so many of us still use it. I […]

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