ROARING SUCCESSES FOR INTERNAL COMMUNICATORS
In the midst of rebrands, mergers and acquisitions, changes in communications, business repositioning and increased competition, internal communications professionals across the UK have proved their value to the effectiveness of an organisation. At this year’s CIPR #InsideStory Awards, the winners had to face those challenges and more in their work over the course of the year. And they succeeded.
MENTAL HEALTH IN PR AND COMMS
Seven years ago, the Equality Act 2010 was passed by the UK parliament. This ground-breaking piece of legislation gives employees the right to challenge discrimination in the workplace due to certain personal characteristics, including disability. Mental health falls into this category; employees suffering from debilitating mental health issues are by law protected against discrimination from the recruitment stage onwards. Yet all too often, sector reports emerge which show employers are still failing to react to the negativity and blasé treatment which mental health issues sometimes cause in organisations.
DOS AND DONT’S AT WORK
Aligning employees with a company’s code of conduct is key to getting the workforce onboard with its vison, while shaping an employer brand from the inside out. However, it’s difficult to engage employees through long dry manuals beyond induction week. Swedish telecommunications firm, Telia Company, recognised this issue and has invested in a more innovative code of conduct to increase employee engagement.
At this year’s Lisbon Web Summit, Hubert Grealish, founder of GWorks, reports on AI, digital change and communications through uncertain political times. What were the highlights of the global digital communications event?
Is PR and communications a management discipline or are we doing ourselves a disservice? Jenny Caven, head of external affairs for Slimming World, writes in the PRCA's PR Council Yearbook
Charting a course around the world, Carole Scott has made a veritable road map of a career in communications. Brittany Golob talks travel, career progression and novel writing with the Henkel communicator
CONFERENCES IN 2016
Communicate magazine runs a number of conferences covering a variety of topics centred around corporate communications, from investor relations and digital stakeholder engagement to employer brand management and internal communications.
EVOLUTION OF THE ANNUAL REPORT 2016
The Evolution of the Annual Report is the essential event for the corporate communications and investor relations community.
2016 TRANSFORM CONFERENCE NORTH AMERICA
Hosted by our sister magazine, Transform, delegates at the Transform Conference North America can expect to hear from speakers across all sectors that are excelling in their brand strategy and communications.
CORPORATE & FINANCIAL AWARDS
We are open for entries. The Corporate & Financial Awards celebrate excellence in all aspects of City communication.
CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT AWARDS
The Corporate Engagement Awards celebrates the best corporate partnerships, sponsorships and CSR programmes. Currently open for entries until 13 March, but enter by 20 February and you will received £100 off your total cost.