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Taking internal comms out of its comfort zone

Taking internal comms out of its comfort zone

On Wednesday 2 November, we held a webinar, taking internal communication out of its comfort zone, with Laura Jameson, Director – Internal Communications and Nick Leonard, Managing Director from Ruder Finn presenting some of their findings from a recent study into what is the general perception of internal communications and what are the top five challenges communicators face today. This study was undertaken in the summer and some of the results were shared during the webinar.   You can see the slides from the webinar here. Taking internal communication out of its comfort zone from CIPR Inside   There were quite a few questions raised at the end and Nick […]

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Taking internal communications out of its comfort zone

Taking internal communications out of its comfort zone

Ruder Finn’s recent survey of internal communication revealed the key challenges industry professionals are facing at the moment and how some of these factors are creating barriers to effective communications campaigns. Next Wednesday (2 November 2016) Laura Jameson, Director – Internal Communications and Nick Leonard, Managing Director, are going to share the findings with CIPR members’ on a free webinar. You can book your place here. They’ll be looking at answers to these questions raised by the survey: What is the general perception of internal communications in organisations today? What are the biggest challenges they face when pushing the boundaries with IC campaigns? How can they overcome these challenges and […]

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Engagement In Action

Engagement In Action

Paul Summerhill, Vice Chair for CIPR Inside, shares his view of how we all work together to do what we do as a group for the profession. Over to Paul:   I had been really looking forward to last week’s CIPR Inside Conference for internal communication and it didn’t disappoint. There have already been a number of articles, blogs and posts in the build up to the event itself, but I wanted to share a ‘behind the scenes’ perspective. A sell-out, it’s one of the many events that we as the CIPR Inside committee organise throughout the year to bring internal comms folks together to celebrate successes – and often share our […]

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#insidestory awards are back for 2017

#insidestory awards are back for 2017

  We are excited to announce the #insidestory awards categories for 2017. This is the fifth year of the awards. Each year they have evolved. This year we have overhauled the criteria to make it clearer what’s required for each category. We have also renewed the whole entry process. We’ve worked with a partner to make this process simple to follow and administer for you and the judging panel. New categories The categories have been reviewed. We’ve retained the popular categories, brought back international and created a new ‘Internal communication campaign’ category that gives you a different option if your work is not in support of a change or employee […]

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Closing the gap: when perception and reality collide

Closing the gap: when perception and reality collide

We regularly share posts from our committee members, and this week we hear from Lisa Pantelli about employee engagement. Over to Lisa:   I’m sure many of you would have seen last week’s fairly spectacular video, in which Sports Direct founder, Mike Astley, was filmed pulling out a wad of £50 notes as he was searched ahead of a factory tour.   I’m sure I’m not the only comms professional to be somewhat baffled by how somebody so senior failed to pre-empt the security search. Not least because it was a tour specifically planned for the nation’s media…had he not been to the factory before?   Despite the current woes […]

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CIPR PRESIDENT ELECT – What is your view of Internal Communication?

CIPR PRESIDENT ELECT – What is your view of Internal Communication?

Jenni Field is CIPR Inside’s immediate past Chair and current Secretary. She’s also standing for CIPR council this year, and has the support of CIPR Inside this year. Jenni took time to speak to the Presidential candidates about internal communication.   She shares what they said with us here. Over to Jenni: Last week I approached the three candidates standing as President Elect to find out a bit more about what they think of internal comms. All three replied instantly so here are the answers from Emma Leech, Gary Taylor and Sarah Hall: 1. What do you think the role of internal comms is inside organisations  today? Emma: Internal communications plays […]

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