what can internal comms pros do about the mental health of the comms industry?
April 8, 2019
We all know that comms is stressful. To-do ists as long as your arm, sky high expectations, senior stakeholders breathing down your neck. These can all be motivating factors at times, but if you experience these sorts of pressures for too long....
Ditching Imposter Syndrome by Clare Josa - #ICBOOKCLUB REVIEW
Dec 10, 2019
There’s something about publishing a piece of content you’ve poured your heart into that feels like being called to the Head’s office at school, not knowing whether you’re about to get praised or punished. Our words only create meaning when they are read...
Successful employee communications by liam fitzpatrick and sue dewhurts -#ICbookclub review
August 16, 2019
A practitioner's guide to tools, models and best practice for internal communication. This book covers a range of topics including audits, setting objectives, understanding your audiences, messaging, channels, line managers, change and measurement....
bringing diversity of thought to IC
July 27, 2018
Helen Deverell who shares her thoughts on bringing diversity to IC teams
Engaging with stressed employees
May 14, 2018
This week (14 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week and we asked one of our lovely committee members, Jenni Kampf a Senior Communications Officer at Cardiff University, to give her top tips...
From informing to engaging: the role of ic in driving engaging and authentic leadership communications
May 1, 2018
A couple of weeks ago our Chair, Jenni Field, attended an Ask the Guru session held in partnership with CIPR Inside and Luminous about informing to engaging audiences inside organisations, below are her thoughts from the event:
why more internal communicators should 'get chartered'
October 15, 2017
About 8 years ago I set out on a journey to ‘get professional’. At the time, I didn’t know where the road would lead and there have been some interesting twists and turns along the way.
Top tips for communicating internally within professional services
Our committee members regularly share their experience with us here. Today we hear from Natasha Gonsalves.
IC PRos: Lets kill the town hall
June 7, 2016
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 am curious why. You can have so much fun with face to face it's a crime not to get creative with it.
Why you should stop what you're doing and take time to make a strategy for your intranet
January 25, 2016
Intranets can be one of the most useful assets in an organisation or they can become an unwieldy tangle of stuff, much of it useful, but lost amongst all the content and noise. We invited Brian Lamb of intranetNow to give us a brief overview of Intranet strategy
REMote workers - top three tips on breaking that barrier!
June 15, 2016
I've been to many conferences where conversation always turns to how we can communicate to remote workers. However, I often ask myself if our remote workers are actually that remote? With the abundance of technology,
Top Tips: Internal Communication Measurement
October 22, 2015
Measurement can push communicators out of their comfort zones. After all, many of us train in creative, literary or social sciences. Our backgrounds in words, pictures and sentiments often mean that measurement, metrics and all that goes with it is not ...