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We create games for organisations that are learning games, communication games that we provide to our clients to help them to facilitate conversations around lots of different topics. These conversations could be around health and safety, compa
An area we've not covered on the show before is about internal communications within charities. Charities are really interesting organisations in that a lot of people who work in charities are employees, but there are also a significant number
It's long been known that the use of emotion in communication is a very powerful device. It's not always been used to the best ends and we have a history of people who have used emotion to manipulate people. But actually what we need to recogni
How do we build a brand as an internal communicator and as a professional internal communicator and employee engager, and how do we represent that brand? To find out how to do that, I'm going to be talking to someone who, although they are work
Menopause is not just a gender or age issue. It impacts colleagues both directly or indirectly and should therefore be considered as an organisational issue. All managers and employees need to know about it and understand how they can support t
Connecting employees to the big picture - How do we connect our employees at a local level to the corporate bigger pictures of corporate values and corporate messages whilst recognising their local needs and their local requirements? This is wh
What are some of the things that you need to be really mindful of when you're growing an internal communications team now? In particular, when you're working in a global organisation with thousands of employees, that's even more challenging whe
So in this interview, we explore that dilemma, how do we communicate change effectively to our employees using technology or using the modern tools that we have at our disposal? It's also important to remember that there are some fundamental th
Hope is a powerful motivator and something that many organisations have been starved of since the pandemic began. Richard Nugent, Founder of TwentyOne Leadership, explains to the Engaging Internal Comms Podcast why communicators need to start b
A lack of leadership buy-in is an issue that often hinders organisational change but is one that Dean Batson, an educator of communications in colleges across Arizona, knows can be overcome. He explains to the Engaging Internal Comms Podcast th
Understanding the psychology behind the most effective ways to communicate with employees can make the difference in any change effort. Founder of The MindTime Foundation, John Furey, is an expert in this area and he tells the Engaging Internal
As Global Head of Employee & Community Engagement at Life Sciences business Merck, Melissa Hackmeier is responsible for the development of volunteer programmes in all parts of the world. She tells Craig Smith the importance of these programmes,
Employee experience is something which has often been overlooked by organisations and leaders, despite the crucial role it plays in both productivity and revenue. Award-winning communicator and author Nicholas Wardle is working to change percep
Series 3 of the Engaging Internal Comms Podcast will be based around the key questions that communicators need to be able to answer when dealing with change. This is a constant for many organisations and Craig Smith explains why it is so vital
In the final episode of Series 2 of the engaging Internal Comms Podcast, Craig Smith takes some of the highlights from the show so far to display the best examples of implementing a strong culture within an organisation. The guests explain thei
Craig Smith gathers the thoughts of several of the guests that have featured on the show so far to discuss remote working and change management. Using some of the best insights from Series 1 and 2, the interviewees explain their thoughts around
It has been a turbulent year for internal comms, but what does 2022 look like for the industry? IoIC CEO Jen Sproul reflects on the lessons that can be taken from 2021, while assessing the challenges that lie ahead, with community playing a key
Off the back of their new book, Mark Dollins and Jon Stemmle chat to Craig Smith about the growing links between change management and employee communications. Mark and Jon bring both industry and academic experience to the conversation, explai
Podcasting and audio content is growing in popularity, which is making it of interest to internal communicators. Brian Landau is the Co-Founder and CEO of audio distribution platform Vennly and he explains to Craig Smith how internal comms prof
The pandemic has been a turbulent time for everyone in the internal comms industry as they have seen their influence grow tenfold. This progress is something IoIC Board Member Kirsty Bowen feels needs to continue, as she reflects on what those
What are the metrics that determine the success of an internal communications strategy and how can we use this data to increase engagement? Andrea Scarpulla has a keen interest in this topic and explains to the Engaging Internal Comms Podcast w
The Department of Health and Social Care has been at the centre of media attention since the pandemic began, helping shape the UK’s ‘COVID battle plan.’ Its Head of Internal Communications and Niall Ryan has played a pivotal role in this, as h
Lisa Gwinnell has been helping drive internal communications at Siemens Mobility for a number of years now and knows just how important it is to the organisation. During her time here she has seen the profession's rise, something she wants to h
Craig talks to Neil Jenkins (Director of Communications Business Partnerships at Iron Mountain) about using the power of communication to get the best out of people, connect them to their organisations and build reputation and trust from the in
Craig talks to Kevan Hall who leads a team at Global Intervention with people in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Kevan is a pioneer in remote, virtual and hybrid working and since March 2020 the rest of the world has been playing catch-up with h
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