Resources

USEFUL LINKS

There is a growing community of individuals and groups passionate about how we communicate and engage with people in the workplace.

I've put together a list of useful links in one place that you can bookmark and come back to whenever you need help or inspiration.

If you have a suggestion to add, just get in touch.

Books

From cascade to conversation - The premise of From Cascade to Conversation is that broadcasting to employees has become dangerously archaic

Branding Inside Out - Build a successful brand and create value through achieving the active involvement of an organisation's people

Strategic Internal Communication - How to build employee engagement and performance

Internal Communications - A manual for practitioners

The People Business - How ten leaders drive engagement through internal communications

Making the Connections - Using internal communication to turn strategy into action

Better Internal Communications - How to add value, be more strategic and fast-track your career

Successful Employee Communications - practitioner's guide to tools, models and best practice by Sue Dewhurst and Liam FitzPatrick

Exploring Internal Communication - Dr Kevin Ruck explores models, tips and research including guest authors

Influential Internal Communication - Jenni Field shares 'The Field Model' and streamline organisational communications

FutureNet World Book Day 2021 - Personal recommendations from the FutureNet committee

CPD

The IC Career Guide - FutureNet IOIC guide

IoIC Profession map - Helping to identify knowledge, skills and behaviours required

PR Academy - Provides a variety of accredited communication certificate and diploma qualifications

Institute of Internal Communications - Offers internal comms diploma and master level qualifications in addition to specialist courses

Chartered Institute of Public Relations - Provides accredited qualifications and training courses

Chartered Institute of Marketing - Provides an introduction course to internal comms

Bournemouth University - Offers the CIPR accredited internal comms diploma

Diversity and inclusion

CPID – Inclusion and diversity in the workplace - resources on what inclusion and diversity mean in the workplace and how an effective I&D strategy can support business

PRSA Diversity toolkit - case studies, templates and resources

CIPR Diversity resources - reports and research insights

CIPR Diversity and Inclusion network - helping to develop an inclusive culture within public relations

Beginner’s Guide to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging and the Role of IC workshop - led by Harriet Smallies, Comms over a Coffee

Illustration and graphics

Canva - graphics and social media card maker

IRA Design - build your own amazing illustrations

DrawKit - hand-drawn vector illustration and icon resources

unDraw - open-source illustrations for any idea you can imagine and create.

Internal communication blogs

Workvivo - thoughts on engagement, communication and tools

jostle - employee engagement and internal communications

The IC space - The Government Communication Service

Gallagher

Suzie Robinson - Suzie Robinson

Redefining Communications - Jenni Field

Little Bird Communication - Katie Marlow

IC Kollectif - Canadian not for profit

Home - Home in Bristol

HD Comms - Helen Deverell

The IC Citizen - Martin Flegg

EPICOM - European School for Communication and Management

Comms Rebel - Advita Patel

Comma Comms - Shelby Loasby & Brad Johnson

Browning York - Sarah Browning

Annique Simpson - Annique Simpson

All Things IC - Rachel Miller

Adventures in internal communications - Jenni Kempf

AB Thinks - thoughts from the AB agency

Job listings

comms2point0 jobs listing - comms, PR, marketing and digital opportunities

IOIC listings - Internal and external communication roles

All Things IC - latest roles in internal communication, PR and social media

Networking

The Comms Hive - Allowing middle to senior communicators meet up and have a conversation about all things comms

ICology - Global network

Internal Comms pros - United States of America

The Insititute of Internal Communication

Comms Unplugged - Not-for-profit community

CIPR Inside - Sub-group of CIPR

Online comms communities

PR Place - LinkedIn group

EPICOM – European Internal Communications - LinkedIn group

Comms Hero Guild group - A peer support group for those working in comms, marketing and PR

Comms & PR Pioneers Guild group - Guild group for PR professionals to connect, communicate and collaborate

PRCA PR and Comms Community Guild group - Guild group for PRCA members and non-members

ICology - an online community of internal communicators

CIPR Inside Guild group - CIPR Inside committee run their own Guild group

Horizon Comms Guild group - online group support those new to the IC profession

Online tools

HubSpot Make My Persona - create a persona that your entire company can use

Whimsical Flowcharts - create mindmaps, flowcharts and wireframes

HTML Colors From Image - upload file from your computer or insert link to online image to access its color codes

Photos

StockSnap - free stock photos and images

Disabled And Here - disability-led stock image and interview series celebrating disabled Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC)

The Gender Spectrum Collection - stock photo library featuring images of trans and non-binary models

Nappy - free stock photos of Black and Brown people

Unsplash - free stock photo library

Podcasts

The Comms Minute - smarp

Talking Comms - Adrian Stirrup and Darren Caveney

Remote Control - streamGo

Internal Comms Talk - Johnna Lacey

Internal Communication in the Raw - IOIC

Engaging Internal Comms - Craig Smith

Internal Miscommunications - Erica Goodwin and Keith Riley

Be a Bigger Fish - Peppermint fish

The Comms Shift - Smarp

IC Unplugged - Gallagher company

The Internal Communications Podcast - Happeo

ICology - Chuck Gose

#CU on the air - Comms Unplugged

The Internal Comms Podcast - Katie Macaulay sits down with IC thought-leaders

Public Relations Blogs

Stephen Waddington - Corporate communications, PR, marketing and social media

Sharon Tanton - Storytelling and content marketing coach

Scott Guthrie - Building the business of influence

PR Place - Backed by PR Academy

Neville Hobson - Intersection of business, communication and technology

Nafisa Shafiq - Student communications

Marcel Klebba - PR, social and digital

Ella’s blog - Power and influence

Dan Slee - Social media, PR and digital communications in the public sector

Comms2Point0 - Shared learning space for comms professionals by Darren Caveney

CIPR influence - Backed by CIPR

AmandaComms - Public sector communications professional

Seren Creative - Debbie Aurelius

Publications and reports

Roundel 2021 - employee experience research by The Home agency

Who’s listening? - Dr Kevin Ruck, Mike Pounsford and Howard Krais

Ultimate guide to Internal Comms - Involve

Remotely interested - Redefining Communications and SocialOptic

Project management for communicators guide - PR Academy

Power of storytelling - 106 Comms, engaging your people

The Rise of the Internal Communicator - Watson Helsby

The Next Level - IC Kollectif, report into the business value of internal communications

State of the sector 2019 report - Gatehouse

Making it count report - CIPR Inside, strategic value and effectiveness of IC

Intersection of Internal & External Communications - IC Kollectif

How Internal Communicators can help leaders communicate & engage - H&H agency

Employee advocacy - 106 Comms, a more effective employer brand

Disrupting the function of IC - IC Kollectif, a global perspective

Change Comms - 106 Comms, 110 views on change comms

Agile and responsive organisations - 106 Comms, the power of communications

Toolkits

Government Communications Service - resources and guides from the GCS

jostle - resources to help you build an extraordinary workplace by jostle

Local Government Association - Over a dozen sections that explain more about different aspects of internal communication

Comm:Files - Search for examples and resources across all PR areas

Comms2Point0 - Toolbox of useful resources for communication professionals

PR Academy toolkit - Variety of guide and toolkits for PR and internal communication

Wellbeing

Embedding mental health - CIPR case studies and resources

Fresh Air Fridays - Individual and workplace wellbeing support

The chat - Jo Hooper, mental health in the workplace specialist

2021 Mental Health Awareness Week: FutureNet recommends - FutureNet committee personal recommendations