Employee Communications

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

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 […]

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Experience ‘All About People’

Experience ‘All About People’

There are HR conferences, communication conferences and workplace conferences, but All About People, brings all of these disciplines together, putting people at the heart of all of our work, in an event experience that goes beyond a conference. Taking part, sharing ideas and experiences, and being a part of the experience is all part of the thinking of ‘All About People.’. This is the second All About People event, and it takes place in Bournemouth on 8 & 9 June. We are supporting this year’s event and are pleased to offer our members and wider community a 10% discount. Just use the code CIPRINSIDE when you go to book your ticket. You […]

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Top tips for communicating internally within professional services

Top tips for communicating internally within professional services

Our committee members regularly share their experience with us here. Today we hear from Natasha Gonsalves who works at Linklaters. Over to Natasha:   Professional services firms provide specialist business support (eg. accounting, legal services, management advice) to businesses and organisations such as large corporations, small businesses or governments. Some of the key characteristics of professional services firms include: – may be a partnership ie. the firm’s owners (partners) work within the firm – serves a range of clients such as large corporations and government organisations – may traditionally be hierarchical in structure – likely to adopt a highly professional approach to conducting business   These specific characteristics influence the communication […]

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Leadership buy in – four tips for internal comms success

As a group of internal communicators, the committee members have a wealth of experience and exertise between them. They each share somethoughts and ideas with us on a regular basis. This latest post is from Paul Summerhill who works at Lockheed Martin, where he develops, plans, co-ordinates and conducts internal communications, employee engagement and community outreach activities across UK/Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Canada. He shares his tips for getting leadership buy in on internal communication projects and making them successful. Over to Paul:   Many great ideas pitched to business leaders, whether it’s on Dragons Den or a new way to engage or inform employees, are often discarded because […]

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