What’s internal communications for anyway?

Posted on August 2, 2012, in Discussion, Internal Communications, News, top tips/how to, with 4 Comments

This week’s guest blog post comes from David Orford, Head of Internal Communications for UK Trade & Investment: Internal communications has been on a journey since the middle part of the last century, when it first emerged as a distinct profession..

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Punching our weight at the top table

Posted on July 31, 2012, in Discussion, News, Professional Development, with 2 Comments

We’re all creatives, right?  After all, that’s stock-in-trade for our profession.  We develop campaigns, commission design and engage effectively with even the most marginalised of audiences.  For us, the pen really is mightier than the sword and we wield it.

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Good luck to Olympics Comms staff

Posted on July 27, 2012, in News, olympics, with 0 Comments

From a distant seven years ago, it’s now mere hours before the open ceremony of London 2012 Olympics. The GCN team sends it best wishes and good luck to all our members who are manning press desks, keeping Twitter and.

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Tell a friend – who can you trust in a world of text?

Posted on July 24, 2012, in Discussion, Internal Communications, News, with 2 Comments

Ofcom’s Communications Market Report 2012 highlights some dramatic changes in the way we consume information and interact with each other. Mobile voice calls in decline for the first time ever, as more switch to text and online communications Newer ways of.

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New Civil Service Competency Framework

Posted on July 23, 2012, in News, Professional Development, with 0 Comments

The Civil Service Reform Plan commits to a new Competency Framework, replacing Professional Skills for Government, which will fully rolled out from April 2013. The framework has been piloted in four departments and one agency since April of this year: Home.

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50:50 mentoring scheme for communicators launches

Posted on July 20, 2012, in News, Professional Development, with 0 Comments

Have you ever felt the need for impartial guidance and support from a more experienced communicator? A GCN mentor maybe just what you’re looking for. Applications are now being accepted to take part in GCN’s new 50:50 mentoring scheme. 50:50.

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How should press offices develop in the 21st century?

Posted on July 17, 2012, in Discussion, News, olympics, with 0 Comments

If you work within a government press office, the likelihood is that you’ve just done your first shift as part of the Government Olympic Communication (GOC) team. London 2012 is the world’s biggest event. What is possibly the world’s biggest.

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Civil Service Live presentations available

Posted on July 6, 2012, in News, with 0 Comments

This week the Policy and Capability team from Cabinet Office ran a Civil Service Live session to bring together communicators and policy officials to discuss how to communicate government policy better – why it matters and how to overcome the.

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Jenny Grey to Leave Government

Posted on July 5, 2012, in News, with 0 Comments

Executive Director for Government Communication, Jenny Grey, is leaving the Civil Service in September to take up a new post at Citigroup as Managing Director, Regional Head of Public Affairs for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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Welcome to the new GCN website

Posted on June 29, 2012, in News, with 0 Comments

If you’ve never visited the website of the Government Communication Network before – and I suspect that’s most of you – then welcome.  Our old website offered useful support and interesting information on a range of issues relating to government.

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