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There is always something new to learn, something different to try and something exciting to get involved with

It's not always simple trying to explain to some people what internal communications is and I often end up saying: "You know when you get a magazine on your desk telling you about what people in your office have been up to? Well, that's what I do." It's not really – in fact, it's SO MUCH MORE and I'm doing myself and the profession a huge disservic...
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If I had to go back, I would choose it one hundred times over

Being in my twenties, it's rare that I come across peers who know what I mean when I say I work in Internal Communications (IC). I've been asked "Oh… you do telesales?" or after explaining further, "Is that like HR?" (Closer). And "Ah! So you're the person who sends newsletters?" While true at surface level, there is much more depth to 'sending new...
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I remember the day I discovered Internal Communications like it was yesterday

I remember the day I discovered Internal Communications like it was yesterday. It was 7pm and I'd been at work for about 12 hours having started on the early shift. This was in a call centre for a well known utility and I'd recently been promoted to call centre team leader. It was then that I read the job advert for an Internal Communications Assis...
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Team Building Skills: How to Build and Maintain Team Spirit During a National Pandemic

It's interesting that they are many leaders and business owners who still think that keeping up their team's morale is little more than a hobby. But if you lead any group of employees in an organization, you should know that maintaining their confidence and team spirit is a non-negotiable responsibility. Having these relevant team-building skills i...
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Vlog series: Leadership Comms Tips

Short vlogs on supporting your leaders to communicate better with your employees. In this series, produced in conjunction with Brand Experiences, IoIC Fellow, Nicholas Wardle, gives tips on how you can encourage your senior leaders to become better internal communicators. Delivering the strategic narrative is a recognised enabler of engagement, but...
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This is why a career in internal comms could be for you

We've all been there. You're 18 (19 at a push) and suddenly, some of life's big choices hit you. Will it be uni or college? A-levels or an apprenticeship? And what are you going to study?! These are pretty big decisions when most of the time, you won't have all the options on the table. I, as an example, was pretty keen to do journalism because my ...
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Optimise communication to keep your business productive, sustainable and competitive

The role of internal communications is to inform and engage. However, in the age of information overload, this mission becomes increasingly complicated. According to a survey of 2,000 office employees in the UK, the average office worker misses important or useful information at work four times a week, and 38 per cent miss information at least once...
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Using Communication to Create a Culture of Growth

COVID-19 has completely rewritten the script of daily life both in the short- and long-term. In the present, companies must discover how to successfully conduct business throughout the rest of 2020. However, they must balance dealing with these immediate pressures with addressing long-term uncertainty as well. One of the areas where both current pr...
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It's a lot of time, money and effort: so, is the IoIC Masters really worth doing?

Spoiler alert – in my opinion it is! But why should you take my word for it? Before I put this blog together (my first ever!), I did what I usually do when faced with a task – I looked at how the best do it, to see what nuggets I can recycle *cough* steal. Almost all suggested you should share your experiences honestly and authentically, so the rea...
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Video provides an opportunity to show employees how the workplace is been prepared for their return

The return to the workplace may be a strange and concerning one for many employees. As internal comms leaders, you have a responsibility to prepare people for the return in a way that not only reassures them, but also empowers them to take control of their own care in the workplace. Organisations need to provide confidence that premises aren't just...
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  • 28th June 2022
    Head of membership at CIPD and former IoIC board member Oli Howard has recently joined our impressive list of internal communicators who have received Fellowships. Here, he shares some valuable...
  • 21st June 2022
    Our latest IoIC Fellow Joanna Parsons, head of internal communications & culture with teamwork, discusses overcoming a case of imposter syndrome, being a “silo surfer” and the impact...
  • 14th June 2022
    After over 20 years of working in internal comms, Jo Bland, head of strategic engagement and internal communications at NHS Digital, has received a Fellowship in the profession. She tells us why...
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