Barrier-busters

There are three most common barriers that hinder communication to staff across geographies. Here’s how to bust them.  Language comes first. Organisations with international operations neglect at their peril a vital piece of employee demographics – language preferences of staff. What languages are used in which offices is important to know if you want to …

The changing face of internal communication

Three trends are reshaping the profession Over the last couple of years we have been witnessing several changes to internal communication. Commoditisation of the function is but one of them. What commoditisation means in practice is that organisations (both commercial and public sector) have increasingly come to rely on communication contractors, who mostly work on …

Introducing #PR2017

By Jason MacKenzie Found.Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR President-Elect 2016 was a year of unprecedented change. Political upsets and socio-economic consequences have had a profound effect on business around the world. As we approach the new year, the prevalent theme is uncertainty. The CIPR’s community of National, Regional and Sector groups play an invaluable role in keeping …

How to use video effectively for internal comms

How are you using video in your organisation? Want to know how to use it better? You’re in the right place as I’ve interviewed Sam Howson from Terra Firma Pictures to discover from a professional what we need to know. He’s shared what to avoid, what to try and the importance of starting. I’ve known Sam …

A panoramic view

Working in communication roles is a massive challenge and yet many of us still do it and more than that we enjoy doing it. Why is this when the pressure is huge and the demands are ever increasing? There are few departments in any organisation that are expected to know the intricate workings of the …

What by elections tell us about internal comms and engagement

By Paula Keaveney I was a little worried that in writing this article I would give away some key Liberal Democrat secrets. But on reflection, people’s fondness for cakes is not exactly unknown. Most of us are used to seeing news coverage of election campaigns. There is often a team of activists shoving things through …

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, …

Introducing Workplace by Facebook

Are you using Facebook at Work? Not in the traditional sense, in the new shiny Enterprise Social Network sense. I’ve been writing about their latest offerings since the start of the year. Now they’ve rebranded to Workplace (formerly known as Facebook at Work) and it’s available to any company or organisation that wants to use it. Facebook …

#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 …

The importance of authenticity

Last month at the big yak, we talked about leadership comms. This sparked so many thoughts and ideas and you can read my top takeaways here. What continues to play on my mind is the role of authenticity. We had a good discussion about the role of the leader and how leaders can sometimes struggle …