• Ask the Guru: Employer Branding in the age of the naked organisation

    Ask the Guru, Brand Engagement, Changing behaviour, CIPR Inside

    Ask the Guru: Employer Branding in the age of the naked organisation

    Tickets available via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ask-the-guru-employer-branding-in-the-age-of-the-naked-organisation-tickets-34808017718 In partnership with Weber Shandwick, our next Ask The Guru event will be ‘Employer Branding in the age of the naked organisation’ on Thursday 6 July. Business is coming under fire from all angles: activist investors, a hostile media, campaigning NGOs and disgruntled employees. In this context your Employer Brand has become an important tool to help you manage these reputation challenges, describing what your business stands for and your promise to the people you employ. But this can’t just be a few aspirational words or a series of beautifully executed job adverts. Your Employer Brand needs to reflect the reality of life in your organisation and […]

  • #ICBookClub is now ‘live’

    CIPR Inside, Committee, Conference, CPD

    #ICBookClub is now ‘live’

    A couple of weeks ago there was a flurry of excitement on Twitter when our very own Paul Summerhill, Vice Chair of CIPR Inside, shared a book he was reading. Followingthat suggestion a great conversation started and at the end of all great conversations, a fab idea was created – #ICBookClub. CIPRInside has now started #ICBookClub with the book that kicked-allof this off – ‘Busy – How To Thrive In the World of Too Much’ by Tony Crabbe, and the first discussion about the book will take place on Tuesday 4th July at 8.00pm on Twitter – so save this date!  The club will be managed by Annique Simpson, our highly commended Future Leader so if you want […]

  • May update from Jenni…

    Ask the Guru, CIPR Inside, Committee, CPD, Employee Engagement

    May update from Jenni…

    It’s been a busy May for the committee now that we are in full swing! Not only that but it has been a busy month for me personally as I bring my in-house career to an end this week. I launched my new business on Tuesday and I’m excited about what the months ahead will bring. I’m equally excited that this month we kicked off our programme of activity for the year. We are partnering with Alive with Ideas for another year and their recent Ask the Guru event and Webinar were a huge success – look out for some creativity nuggets and rubber duck photos! We have finalised our […]

  • Engaging volunteers is key to organisational success

    CIPR Inside, Committee, CPD, Uncategorized

    Engaging volunteers is key to organisational success

    Last April at a CIPR Council meeting, I was given approval to progress with research amongst the 300 volunteers who work year-round to assist the CIPR in its purpose and objectives, to advance professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public. Having served as a volunteer for a number of years, as a Scottish committee member, Scottish Chair, and on Board and currently Council, I ‘get’ everything about the organisation and the work expected and indeed carried out by the volunteer community. After all, it’s an organisation for members and run by members. After setting up a small working group, three objectives were […]

  • Kicking off 2017/18

    CIPR Inside

    Kicking off 2017/18

    At the AGM I promised to blog every month to update our members on everything CIPR Inside so here is the first! Last week we had our first Committee meeting and it was great to get everyone together to kick off the year. We talked through some of our upcoming events – the next one is on 27 April with Alive with Ideas talking about being a creative communicator – and I’m excited that we already have events planned in for the next few months. As venues and details are secured we will be sure to let you know! This year runs until March 2018 and I have a few […]

  • Welcome to the 2017/18 CIPR Inside Committee year!

    CIPR Inside, Committee, Uncategorized

    Welcome to the 2017/18 CIPR Inside Committee year!

    Welcome to the 2017/18 CIPR Inside Committee year! I’m delighted to be back in the Chair seat and really excited about what we can do for our members this year. We have been listening. Listening through industry research and listening to those on the committee who are championing the work for you, our members. Here you can find out more about the Committee leading the plans for 2017/18 and I will do a blog every month about what we are up to. Our first committee meeting is 5 April so I will be back after that to tell you more about our plans for the year and what you can […]

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Ask the Guru: Employer Branding in the age of the naked organisation

Ask the Guru: Employer Branding in the age of the naked organisation

Tickets available via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ask-the-guru-employer-branding-in-the-age-of-the-naked-organisation-tickets-34808017718 In partnership with Weber Shandwick, our next Ask The Guru event will be ‘Employer Branding in the age of the naked organisation’ on Thursday 6 July. Business is coming under fire from all angles: activist investors, a hostile media, campaigning NGOs and disgruntled employees. In this context your Employer Brand has become an important tool to help you manage these reputation challenges, describing what your business stands for and your promise to the people you employ. But this can’t just be a few aspirational words or a series of beautifully executed job adverts. Your Employer Brand needs to reflect the reality of life in your organisation and […]

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#ICBookClub is now ‘live’

#ICBookClub is now ‘live’

A couple of weeks ago there was a flurry of excitement on Twitter when our very own Paul Summerhill, Vice Chair of CIPR Inside, shared a book he was reading. Followingthat suggestion a great conversation started and at the end of all great conversations, a fab idea was created – #ICBookClub. CIPRInside has now started #ICBookClub with the book that kicked-allof this off – ‘Busy – How To Thrive In the World of Too Much’ by Tony Crabbe, and the first discussion about the book will take place on Tuesday 4th July at 8.00pm on Twitter – so save this date!  The club will be managed by Annique Simpson, our highly commended Future Leader so if you want […]

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May update from Jenni…

May update from Jenni…

It’s been a busy May for the committee now that we are in full swing! Not only that but it has been a busy month for me personally as I bring my in-house career to an end this week. I launched my new business on Tuesday and I’m excited about what the months ahead will bring. I’m equally excited that this month we kicked off our programme of activity for the year. We are partnering with Alive with Ideas for another year and their recent Ask the Guru event and Webinar were a huge success – look out for some creativity nuggets and rubber duck photos! We have finalised our […]

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Engaging volunteers is key to organisational success

Engaging volunteers is key to organisational success

Last April at a CIPR Council meeting, I was given approval to progress with research amongst the 300 volunteers who work year-round to assist the CIPR in its purpose and objectives, to advance professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public. Having served as a volunteer for a number of years, as a Scottish committee member, Scottish Chair, and on Board and currently Council, I ‘get’ everything about the organisation and the work expected and indeed carried out by the volunteer community. After all, it’s an organisation for members and run by members. After setting up a small working group, three objectives were […]

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What the duck? A session in creativity…

What the duck? A session in creativity…

On Thursday evening 20 IC pros gathered in Soho to learn how to unleash their creativity and channel it into their internal communications. Led by Alan Oram from Alive with Ideas, the group spent two hours sharing experiences and frustrations, understanding blockers to creativity and how to overcome them, and participating in activities designed to get the creative juices flowing. At times the session felt like therapy, as people analysed why creativity was important, what value it added, and how they do or don’t incorporate it into their everyday lives. Heads nodded in agreement around the overuse of the word ‘busy’ and what we really meant when we said it, the […]

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Kicking off 2017/18

Kicking off 2017/18

At the AGM I promised to blog every month to update our members on everything CIPR Inside so here is the first! Last week we had our first Committee meeting and it was great to get everyone together to kick off the year. We talked through some of our upcoming events – the next one is on 27 April with Alive with Ideas talking about being a creative communicator – and I’m excited that we already have events planned in for the next few months. As venues and details are secured we will be sure to let you know! This year runs until March 2018 and I have a few […]

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