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The unrealised potential of Internal Communications

As a head-hunter who has conducted many communications searches, and has a strong interest in the discipline, I have always been struck by the difference in approach taken to employee communications and engagement vs external communications and stakeholder engagement. External communications (particularly with consumers) has clearly defined outcomes, it is underpinned by insight, research and strategic analysis, and it is…

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Internal Communications - is rebadging the answer?

In a blog earlier this year entitled “Internal communications must seize its opportunity in 2019”, I remarked on an interesting development we had observed during 2018 and that has continued into this year.  This was the addition of the word Engagement to the role title, as in Director of Internal Communications and Engagement (a search we conducted in 2018).…

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Sustainability accelerates up the corporate affairs agenda

Our latest Watson Helsby FTSE100 Group Corporate Affairs/Communications Director survey (to be launched in March) confirms that Sustainability is a bigger responsibility in more corporate affairs/comms functions. Four developments stood out: 1. The speed with which it has accelerated up the CEO and executive board agenda. This is evidenced by the fact that over 60% of interviewees reported…

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