I was lucky to attend the ORC International employee engagement conference recently at the fabulous Shoreditch Courthouse Hotel. The theme was storytelling which led to some fascinating presentations and insights. The audience was mixed across sectors which provided some great networking opportunities. It was a really friendly event.
My main area of interest was our annual staff survey, as I’m currently project planning for 2018. Although, I also heard about: reward and recognition schemes, vision setting, and establishing values in organisations. As well as some machine learning thrown in!
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Last year I blogged on the comms2point0 website on my PRide Award judging experience. This year I had the honour of judging a category within the CIPR Excellence Awards. The CIPR Excellence Awards are a celebration of creativity, achievement and the fantastic results that you’re delivering for your employer or clients.
Judges are encouraged not to share which category they’ve been involved with, to ensure impartiality and avoid any possible comeback.
I was lucky to be randomly paired with a friend and ex-colleague of mine Claire Melia-Tompkins.
Continue reading #CIPRExcellence 2017 – my experience as a judge
What is the IC Space?
The IC space is the place for Internal Communication professionals across government to focus on best practice. The information in the IC Space has been pulled together to help you deliver excellent government communications. It’s a great resource for all aspects of internal comms so check it out– even if you’re not working government.
IC Space Live is where Government Communications Service IC professionals get together in person… a great way to network, share ideas and discuss IC issues of the day.
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Weaving a singular message – How to integrate the strategic benefits of PR into the marketing mix
This recent CIPR Marcomms group event generated some great discussion and highlighted some top tips for delivering effective communications, whilst keeping stakeholders on board.
We heard insights from Andrew Nye, Lauren Winter – FleishmanHillard Fishburn and Rob Myers – Immarsat.
The event hashtag #inatthestart summed up a key message which I previously blogged about, that it is critical to involve your communications team at the start of a project.
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What is the Government Communication Service (GCS)?
The GCS is the professional body for people working in communication roles across government. It’s aim is to deliver world-class communications that support Ministers’ priorities, improve people’s lives and enable the effective operation of our public service. It serves both politicians and the public.
The GCS work to a government communications plan and handbook. Continue reading The Government Communication Service approach