Calling all internal communication success stories

Back and bigger for 2014 with four new categories the #insidestory awards 2014 are now open for entries. Internal communicators and employee engagement specialists are being called to share their #Insidestory with CIPR Inside for these innovative awards.  Now in their second year, the awards have grown to include 11 categories.

The four extra categories have been created in response to feedback from the first year of the awards.

The awards categories are:

  1. Best employee engagement programme
  2. Best change communication programme
  3. Best international programme
  4. Best use of intranet
  5. Best use of internal social media
  6. Best use of video*
  7. Best agency
  8. Best in-house team
  9. Best training course*
  10. Best use of research and measurement*
  11. Best contribution to IC by an individual*

*New for 2014

The growth of internal communication and increasing importance being placed by organisations on the effectiveness and importance of great employee engagement, led to CIPR’s sectoral group developing the #insidestory awards last year.

James Harkness, CIPR Inside’s chair explained: “The #insidestory awards have grown this year based upon feedback from participants last year. They told us they needed more opportunities to show the strength of their work across the board. Many organisations are now truly grasping the importance and relevance of internal communication. As a discipline, it has moved right up the agenda, with dedicated teams becoming more prevalent, and more senior. It’s no longer the poor relation to external communications.

“Senior managers are also realising it’s not just about the tools, but more about how you use them that can bring about the changes needed to succeed. It is about better informed, more motivated and engaged employees – they have the power to communicate your brand and make your organisation thrive.

“The awards celebrate talent, share best practice, measure success and help us all to learn from the best. It’s a reflection of the growth in our group too, as we have grown in numbers by just under 15% this last year. #insidestory awards are recognition of the power of effective internal communication.”

Find out more at ciprinside.co.uk

Enter here

The deadline is 28th November at the end of February 2013.

Entry fee is £85 + VAT per each entry (£102 inc. VAT).

Late entries accepted up to 6th December

Late entry fee is £105 + VAT per entry (£126 inc. VAT).

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