Awards season is in full flow. If you’re in internal comms and had big plans for submitting award entries this year and simply ran out of time, don’t worry. The year’s not over yet. There’s still time to enter some awards and tons more opportunities in 2020. Here’s a list to get you started. Ragan’sContinue Reading And the winner is…
Twenty years ago, in the late nineties, the Eurozone and the introduction of the new Euro currency was the BIG topic of conversation. I was Head of Internal Comms at Thomas Cook Financial Services at the time, my first big corporate IC role, and learning a lot on the job. You could say I was a littleContinue Reading Seeing red: a story about learning the hard way
Capturing hearts and minds by putting real people and real stories at the centre of their business has been the key to the success of the partnership between ReAssure and Age UK. In this special guest blog, Shana Roberts, a manager in the CEO’s office at ReAssure, tells us about the inspirational work they’ve beenContinue Reading Charity partnership captures hearts and minds
Warning: I’m about to make what could be a career-limiting public announcement. I don’t like presenting or public speaking. I’m not great at it. There, it’s out there. And I’m not alone. Glossophobia, or a fear of public speaking, is said to affect around 75% of people. In fact, it’s such a big deal that it’sContinue Reading Do you dream of public speaking or is it your worst nightmare?
School’s out in the UK now until early September. What does this mean for businesses, internal communications and freelancers? We’re all impacted by this big summer break, whether parents or not. On the plus side, if you travel to work by car the roads are generally quieter. But if you’re one of the five millionContinue Reading School’s out
This Friday 21 June is Bring Your Dog to Work Day, a time to celebrate our four-legged friends and reflect on the benefits they bring to the workplace. What is Bring Your Dog to Work Day? Established in 2014, Bring Your Dog To Work Day is an annual UK-wide event that raises moneyContinue Reading Beware: Dog at work
What do eggs have to do with cultural diversity? I’m working with a global organisation, supporting with internal comms for the HR Services function. Every month one of the teams I’m part of begin their Zoom meetings with a random question found on Google. My first meeting with them opened with the egg question. ItContinue Reading How do you like your eggs?
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) defines stress as ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them’. In the UK, over 15.4 million days were lost at work in 2017/18 because of work-related stress, depression or anxiety. The stats about stress at work are in fact quiteContinue Reading Why laughter could be the answer to workplace stress
It’s World Book Day – an initiative set-up to get the UK sharing stories. If you’re managing internal comms in your organisation, why not take 10 minutes to share a story on your company intranet or social media groups? Tools and resources are available online (mostly aimed at schools and children) to inspire you and helpContinue Reading My top 10 books for internal communicators
From the day I received my first five-year diary as a child I was hooked on recording life’s events. I became an observer of people and analyser of my deepest thoughts. So, in my search for topics to include in my 2019 desk calendar, I was intrigued to read about ‘the greatest diarist of all’,Continue Reading Internal blogs, what’s the point?