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Organisational stability and flexibility: dealing with the paradox

Organisations need stability yet also need to be flexible to deal with uncertain situations. To manage this paradox, we can learn from professional athletes. Right about now, sports fans across the world should have been anticipating a summer of joy. Next month they would have watched our finest athletes head off to Tokyo to compete in the Olympics...
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The art of writing your CV

When it comes to updating your CV why do we find this the hardest thing to do in the job search process? Not the interview, but updating the CV? After giving this some thought I have decided to share some of my thoughts about what I, as a specialist internal communications recruitment consultant would like to see from you when you are applying for ...
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Speaking My Language: Navigating Internal Communications with Intergenerational Employees Following COVID-19

Intergenerational differences in the workplace are really nothing new. For decades, the standard was that you would take a job shortly after high school or college and remain with that employer until you retired. That meant that your work environment, from start to finish, was staffed with employees representing every generation. Today, work life i...
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Making Kindness Matter

When I think back over the last couple of months, the stories that have overwhelmed me and even sometimes brought tears to my eyes are ones of kindness and community. One that springs to mind is a friend's partner who saw a 90-year-old woman visibly upset and struggling to find essentials in a sparse Sainsbury's. He asked the shop assistant if thes...
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The Employee Experience Opportunity

In 2017, Forbes named creating a compelling Employee Experience (EX) as the No 1 HR trend. And yet, as we move into the summer of 2020, the reality is that most organisations do nothing more than pay lip service to employees being their best asset. According to 2018 Gallup figures, only 15% of employees worldwide feel engaged in their work, leading...
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The Road to Recovery

Internal comms teams will be pivotal in the gradual move back to some sort of workplace 'normality'. Here are our key points to consider as you start that journey. It's fair to say that mixed in with the pride of what we've achieved as internal communicators in recent weeks, there's a decent amount of trepidation over what comes next. Returning to ...
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Trust and influence: how internal communication is responding to Covid-19 challenges

Recent research says that trust in government is rising higher than trust in businesses during this crisis, how are internal communicators approaching this challenging time? IoIC President, Suzanne Peck, reflects on the IoIC's own recent Covid-19 comms survey. At the start of the crisis, a colleague warned that how organisations communicated with t...
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Bring the benefits of remote working back to the office

Most of us working from home will be itching to get back to a more sociable corporate environment, but the current situation is a chance to take stock of our organisational culture. Here, Maya Riebel, communications manager for enterprise communications experts LumApps , suggests we consider the things we appreciate about the way we work in the off...
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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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