A blog about careers in internal communications and predictions for the future of communications

A career in internal communications

By Andrew Holland A version of this blog post was written for the Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) #IChoseIC series, where internal communications professionals share how their IC careers started and have evolved. Seize the opportunity I remember the day I discovered Internal Communications like it was yesterday. It was 7pm and I’d been at […]

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We’re not all in the same boat, but we are all weathering the same storm. Job hunting is stressful at the best of times but in a pandemic?

Job hunting in a pandemic

Don’t sweat the small stuff This week I’ve been interviewing candidates on Zoom. So far, so normal. I’ve worked from home for five years and although I’d rather be out and about meeting people face to face, location and schedules often necessitate video calls. However, like most people in the communications community, I’m now juggling […]

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Comms Leaders and COVID-19

These are unusual times. Yesterday the Prime Minister announced unprecedented measures to keep us all safe and to keep the NHS running. I hope that your employer has taken the responsible step of sending you home. In which case, many of you will be busy managing Coronovirus communications for your stakeholders and colleagues. You may […]

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A guest blog by Belinda Gannaway about the role of internal communications in enhancing EX - the employee experience.

The role of IC in EX – it’s not all front of house

By Belinda Gannaway, Strategy Director at FathomXP The rise of EX – Employee Experience It’s 30 years since the experience economy started to gain attention. But it’s taken a while for the thinking around experience and employees to collide. EX only really arrived on the scene as a way of thinking about people in the […]

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Communications in the public and private sectors - same difference

Communications in the public and private sectors – same difference

By Mark McMahon, Senior Communications Manager at HSBC. A change of direction “Man is disturbed not by things, but the views he takes of them.” Would that sentence change your life? It did for me. Ancient Stoic philosophy might not be top of everyone’s reading list, but I came across this quote by Epictetus in […]

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Vicki featured in The Communications Agency's 'Who's Who Wednesday' article in November: a weekly profile about who's who in internal communication. Here is an excerpt.

As featured in The Communications Agency’s ‘Who’s Who Wednesday’

Vicki featured in The Communications Agency’s ‘Who’s Who Wednesday’ article in November: a weekly profile about who’s who in internal communication. Here is a taster: Tell us a bit about your role: I’m one of the four partners at Comms Leaders. We’re a specialist recruiter for the corporate communications industry. We connect exceptional talent with […]

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Comms Leaders is growing with the addition of a new associate, Carla Phelps

Comms Leaders is growing!

Happy new year. We start 2017 with exciting news that, following a successful first year in business, Comms Leaders is growing with the addition of associate Carla Phelps. For over five years, Carla has recruited within the internal communications profession and has worked with high profile organisations across industry sectors. In her new role at […]

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Work life balance? Forget it

Work life balance? Forget it!

This guest post is written by Michael Brown, who has been a leadership and personal development trainer for 17 years, working with organisations large and small worldwide. Michael writes a very interesting blog, alongside his ‘How not 2’ videos, a tongue in cheek look at how not to manage and lead teams. Work life balance?  Forget it! How would […]

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