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How to secure a seat at the table post COVID-19

Recently, I've seen quite a few conversations about the importance of internal communications during COVID-19. Some have argued that this newfound responsibility and seat at the table may be the lasting change we have always hoped for. Without wanting to jump on one bandwagon or another, I've tried to look at the situation from both the employee an...
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Back to the books - why study for an internal communications qualification?

How often do you take the opportunity to stop and think about why you're doing what you're doing? As internal communicators, now more than ever, circumstances often dictate that we work reactively and at high speed, with limited chance to reflect. The IoIC's Advanced Diploma of Proficiency in Internal Communications offers you a unique opportunity ...
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How to Tackle Communications Concerns Brought on by Remote Work

We are living in unprecedented times. COVID-19 has made life as we know it come to a grinding halt. Social distancing has paved the way for companies with old and outdated communication methods to upgrade and get innovative with cyber communication. What was once a trend only afforded to a few working individuals is now everyone's reality. A quick ...
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How to Hold a Spotless First Video Call with a New Team Member

Adding a new member to your team can be a challenging experience for everyone involved, as it can and will directly affect the way every member of the team works. The best thing you can do is to work on incorporating these new employees into the team seamlessly so they are able to start working alongside others immediately. The first video cal...
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Discovering the hidden GEMS in public speaking

Friends, colleagues and IoIC connections, lend me your ears: when Charles Darwin first hypothesised about the "fight or flight" response, he probably wasn't specifically referring to the fear of public speaking. The fear of public speaking is real and it even has a name as I've learned - "Glossophobia". Although we're all capable of engaging in per...
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Five Considerations to Keep Your Workers Happy

What are some of the first things that come to mind when you think of the word "happiness"? Perhaps you think of being on holiday in a tropical setting, or maybe even a quiet evening where your only company is that book you've been dying to get to. It's unlikely that when most people think of "happiness," they think about their job, but research su...
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How a Work Wife Can Supercharge Your Career

What is a work wife?  A work wife is a colleague who has your back at work, providing support and encouragement.  Chances are you or someone you know has a "work spouse." More than 50% of female employees and 44% of male employees have one. A work wife is a colleague who has your back whether you need to bounce ideas off someone, or you j...
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Employee Engagement over the Festive Period

Coinciding with the end of the year, Christmastime can be a time of heavy workloads, looming deadlines, shrinking budgets and personal and social responsibilities, all of which can accumulate to make it a time of stress and distractions for employees. Here we look at ways that companies can go about effectively engaging their employees throughout o...
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​Internal communication in 2020 - finding the middle ground between immediate pressures and long-term uncertainty

Reading through the raw results from the IoIC's recent 'future of work' survey the one thing that really leaps out to me is how many possible futures internal communication people envisage. Depending on which of the 150-ish responses you pick, internal communication is going to become part of HR or become entirely separate to HR. It is going to be ...
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2019: An opportunity to pause, reflect and plan our future

​The end of any year always provides opportunities to pause for a moment and reflect on everything that we have achieved over the last 12 months as well as look ahead to the future. For the IoIC, the end of 2019 provides an even more significant opportunity to just do that as we come to the end of the year in which we've celebrated our 70th anniver...
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  • 19th January 2022
    We are excited to announce the IoIC Festival 2022 Building on the success of 2021, this year is set to be bigger and better. The Festival will take place at Goosedale on Tuesday 5 and...
  • 17th January 2022
    We've listened to your feedback and hear what a busy start you have had to the year, so we are extending the entry deadline for the IoIC Central & North Komms Klub Awards for one last...
  • 17th December 2021
    Trends for internal communication profession 2022 Reflecting on the key trends that I believe will most impact our profession this coming year, my thoughts all kept coming back to one thing:...
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