How to make your way inside companies

How can you stand out to make your way inside companies? If you have a dream job in mind, how can you make it a reality? If you are a company, how can you attract the best people? Today I’m going to show you how organisations are using stories as part of their recruitment efforts. Plus I’ll let you …

‘Have we done the right thing?’ – PR and change management

Integration of tangible assets, equipment and operational parameters can often be streamlined and rather easily achieved – the hardest and most challenging task in change management is to get the internal stakeholders’ buy-in. Change – more often than not – is not easily embraced or understood, let alone inherently accepted. To change, at the most …

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 …

The Big Yak the 3rd

2016 sees the IC Crowd turn 4 and the big yak turn 3. After a year off it was great to be back with over 120 communicators thrashing out the trends in our industry. With 30 sessions running throughout the day it was great to step away from the day job and take a deep …

How to avoid post-Brexit paralysis through effective internal communications

Roz Harvey, Managing Director, Marrow Communications The phrase ‘there is no certainty but uncertainty’ really rings true in this post-Brexit period. Theresa May’s recent comments that she “will not provide a running commentary on every twist and turn of the negotiation” only adds to the difficulty for companies to plan ahead. The British Chamber of …

How a Brewery uses Facebook at Work

How can Facebook at Work turn a Brewery firm into a connected and communicative workforce? You’re in the right place to find out. Sam Thomas (pictured) is PR and Internal Comms Manager at Daniel Thwaites  here in the UK. She’s here to tell us how they are using the newest Enterprise Social Network (ESN) on the …

Harnessing the power of employee advocacy

When we talked about the annual internal communication conference and its theme Closing the Gap, the committee started to share some of the challenges we each face in our own organisations. The latest post from our committee is from Helen Deverell, who shares her experience of a significant gap in organisations. The chasm that can …

The great divide

When we talked about the annual internal communication conference, and its theme Closing the Gap, the committee started to share some of the challenges we each face in our own organisations. Everyone working in internal communication or employee engagement has gaps that they need to bridge, a challenge to be overcome or connections to be …

What can we learn from a tech start up about being a social business?

Our committee members often share posts with us here. This latest one from Katie Marlow, followed an interview with a founder of a tech start up about their social business. Over to Katie: Rarely Impossible is a Mobile app development studio based in Bournemouth. I have met Lee Mallon, the MD at different events like Silicon Beach and …

Leadership buy-in: one of the biggest challenges to your ESN

Kevin Ruck from PR Academy has recently shared his research, Implementing Enterprise Social Networks (ESN) via the report and slides below and a webinar to guests on Wednesday 20 July 2016. You can read the full report and access the slides below. Ahead of that launch we had a conversation with Kevin to find out …