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IoIC President’s blog: Harnessing the buzz of ‘collective effervescence’ for employee engagement

The magic, connection and unique sense of community formed when large numbers of people come together is an opportunity for comms gold, says IoIC president, Suzanne Peck. When was the last time you felt the buzz of 'collective effervescence'? It's a great term that describes that sense of harmony, connection, of being a part of a community and some...
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Shouting loud about the ‘mystery’ career

I'm used to blank looks when I say I work in internal comms, so I was more than ready for the students' responses at a careers event I took part in this week. From being an #IChoseIC ambassador, I'm connected to an organisation called Inspiring the Future. Every so often, an opportunity to talk to young people about my job lands in my inbox, and th...
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IoIC President’s blog: Loosening the grip of imposter syndrome

Experiencing doubt and low confidence about our abilities and skills as IC professionals feels on the rise, says IoIC President Suzanne Peck. Why does imposter syndrome seem to be so prevalent at a time when we're needed as confident communicators?   Is imposter syndrome within the internal communications profession on the rise? Over the past ...
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Looking after yourself

While it's right to think first and foremost about the impact on those caught up in the conflict, it's also completely normal to feel upset from afar by what we're seeing in Ukraine. After a two-year pandemic, it's a lot to absorb, and experts agree that feeling overwhelmed is normal. You're allowed to feel safe and be concerned – the two aren't mu...
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The Future of Internal Communication podcast returns!

In September 2021, we launched a new podcast series – The Future of Internal Communication. Somewhat of an experiment at the time, we wanted something to accompany our Future of Work series, to serve those IoIC members who prefer audio to written reports and material.We've been blown away by its reception.Co-hosted by IoIC CEO, Jennifer Sproul, lea...
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The wonderful world of employee engagement and internal communication

When I left full-time education I wondered why I had chosen the subjects I had. English, history and psychology all made me buzz but I got frustrated when there didn't appear to be an obvious route for me to take. But I should have had more faith as it led to my career now – the wonderful world of employee engagement and internal communication. I l...
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Addressing Technological Roadblocks to Remote Work Communication

Technology is a wonderful thing. It allows us to socially distance ourselves amidst a pandemic and log in to work from the comfort of our own homes. These days, you won't even have to change out of your pyjama bottoms if that's what you choose since your co-workers will likely only see you through Zoom, anyway. But technology isn't always a delight...
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From Student Comms to Internal Comms

As a student, my dislike for emails was through the roof. Every time my phone vibrated, and an email notification came up, the deep sigh I would make was intense. I never appreciated the effort it took to send these comms out. When you are a student on the receiving end, constant emails and updates seemed like a fly you couldn't get rid of, you cou...
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How Internal Communication Can Improve Employee Engagement

Communication in the workplace is one of the most significant ways to drive employee engagement and keep employees happy. The workplace has changed drastically over the last few years, and some workplaces are so large that it can be nearly impossible to rely on face-to-face communications. It has been found that internal communications drive employ...
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Getting started with CPD on a budget: Discover the event highlights

Continued Professional Development (CPD) is something I've very passionate about, and I frequently see social media messages from people struggling with limited budgets. In September 2021, I hosted the Institute of Internal Communication's (IoIC) FutureNet event, 'Planning your CPD on a budget'. Here are some of the topics covered and tips to help ...
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  • 20th April 2022
    2021 was a pivotal year for IoIC As organisations navigated the challenges of “stop-start” and uncertainty from the pandemic, the Institute leaned in to support its members in these continuing...
  • 25th March 2022
        This Year's Komms Klub Award Winners Showcased the Best of the Central and North Region's Talent, Innovation and Expertise. Did your entry make it to the top of the charts? We are...
  • 22nd March 2022
      The IoIC joins British businesses in condemning P&O’s abrupt sacking of 800 workers to replace them with cheaper agency labour.   “While redundancies at a struggling firm may be...

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