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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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From presenter to practitioner…

I've been working in internal communication roles since I graduated university as a journalist in 2008. Like many internal communication practitioners, I sort of fell into the profession by accident. During university, I was working as a radio presenter across Scotland. When I graduated, along with my presenting gig, I took on a job in the station'...
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Garner support and trust in yourself for an insightful, immersive experience

I had extensive experience of writing communications plans for large scale technology rollouts: campaign planning and audience considerations were really important facets of the work I did, but these were always limited to projects. As a consultant I would swoop in with frameworks of how organisational changes would impact employees, with lots of c...
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Day-to-day work life and experience of the pandemic

The Beginning It is fair to say the role of IC has had to adapt rapidly to the unfolding events of the last six months; a situation that has shaken the core of every business up and down the country. Put simply, the world has changed and so has the landscape of business. The need of good internal communication has never been so critical in the work...
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People managers need the right communication skills to bring colleagues together

Overnight, businesses across the UK had to send their workforces home when the government enforced lockdown. The past five months have brought highs and lows, challenges and learnings – but this period will likely change the way many of us work forever. One thing that we have all missed is human contact – interactions with colleagues, friends, exte...
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Getting a membership with the IoIC seemed like the obvious choice

Just over two years ago I made the conscious decision to move back into a role that focused purely on internal communications. My time in PR and public affairs was insightful and incredibly beneficial to my career development, yet I knew deep down that internal communications was my true passion. Having made that decision, I took a leap out of my c...
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My Masters has given me the knowledge and confidence to have better discussions with senior managers

When deciding whether to take on the challenge of a Masters degree on top of a full time job and a busy life, asking yourself why is a very good place to start. For me it was a solidify my career change and gain a deep understanding of internal comms. I have built my career doing press relations and PR but in the last couple of years I switched to ...
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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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