Transcript of #CommsChat on inclusive workplaces

This week's chat

This week on #CommsChat, we were joined by William Fox, employee communications supervisor at UPS, to look at how institutions can foster an inclusive workplace. We examined what an inclusive workplace looks like, how workplaces can extend beyond minority networks to make allies of other employees, and use communications to create an environment in which all employees feel welcome and secure. Follow @CommsChat on Twitter and use the hashtag #CommsChat to get involved.

 

#CommsChat on inclusive workplaces

This week's chat

This week on #CommsChat, we’re joined by William Fox, employee communications supervisor at UPS, to look at how institutions can foster an inclusive workplace. We’ll look at what an inclusive workplace looks like, how workplaces can extend beyond minority networks to make allies of other employees, and use communications to create an environment in which all employees feel welcome and secure. Follow @CommsChat on Twitter and use the hashtag #CommsChat to get involved.

The topics are:

  • What does an inclusive workplace look like? What does it mean to you?
  • What role does communications play in promoting diversity AND inclusion?
  • Why are allies and role models important? How can we empower/engage them?
  • How can employee networks help foster inclusive workplaces?
  • What is the diversity and inclusion issue that you find hardest to tackle?

Join us! We tweet from @CommsChat and #CommsChat takes place every Monday, from 8-9pm GMT. Anyone can take part in the discussion – simply follow the hashtag here or on Twitter. If you can’t make the chat or would like to revisit it, a transcript will be posted to Storify on Tuesday morning. We’d love to hear your suggestions for future topics – please get in touch with Amy at amy.sandys@communicatemagazine.co.uk or contact us on Twitter with any ideas.

 

Transcript of #CommsChat on PR and trust in institutions and business

This week's chat

This week on #CommsChat, we looked at how institutions and business can establish trust and build their reputation in a climate increasingly hostile to external influence. We examined the relationship between trust and corporate governance, what companies are doing right or wrong to help build trust between stakeholders and how clarifying internal authenticity is often the first step to affirming an institution’s commitment to trust.

 

#CommsChat on PR and trust in institutions and business

This week's chat

This week on #CommsChat, we’re looking at how institutions and business can establish trust and build their reputation in a climate increasingly hostile to external influence. We’ll look at the relationship between trust and corporate governance, what companies are doing right or wrong to help build trust between stakeholders and how clarifying internal authenticity is often the first step to affirming an institution’s commitment to trust. Follow @CommsChat on Twitter and use the hashtag #CommsChat to get involved.

The topics are:

  • Has trust in institutions, specifically government and business, declined? Why?
  • Can PR contribute to building trust in institutions? How?
  • What role does PR play in relationship building and reputation for business?
  • What can institutions/biz do to encourage and foster internal authenticity?
  • How can business use communications platforms effectively in an era of mistrust? What are some good examples?

Join us! We tweet from @CommsChat and #CommsChat takes place every Monday, from 8-9pm GMT. Anyone can take part in the discussion – simply follow the hashtag here or on Twitter. If you can’t make the chat or would like to revisit it, a transcript will be posted to Storify on Tuesday morning. We’d love to hear your suggestions for future topics – please get in touch with Amy at amy.sandys@communicatemagazine.co.uk or contact us on Twitter with any ideas.

 

Transcript of #CommsChat special on Christmas adverts

This week's chat

 

#CommsChat special on Christmas adverts

This week's chat

This week on #CommsChat, we’ll have our first foray into the festive season, given the proliferation of Christmas adverts that have hit UK television screens. We’ll look at how brands can use the Christmas season for positioning and the challenges this can present in terms of tone of voice and audience participation. We’ll also take a light-hearted look at our followers’ best and worst Christmas adverts so far. Follow @CommsChat on Twitter and use the hashtag #CommsChat to get involved.

The topics are:

  • What can Christmas ads do for brands that usual advertising can’t?
  • How can brands communicate messages during the busy Christmas season?
  • How can brands ensure an appropriate tone of voice and positioning?
  • What can non-consumer brands do to get involved?
  • What is your favourite/least favourite Christmas ad? Why?

Join us! We tweet from @CommsChat and #CommsChat takes place every Monday, from 8-9pm GMT. Anyone can take part in the discussion – simply follow the hashtag here or on Twitter. If you can’t make the chat or would like to revisit it, a transcript will be posted to Storify on Tuesday morning. We’d love to hear your suggestions for future topics – please get in touch with Amy at amy.sandys@communicatemagazine.co.uk or contact us on Twitter with any ideas.

 

Transcript of #CommsChat on the future of the workforce

This week's chat

This week on #CommsChat, we welcomed Esther Damary-George to talk about the future of the workforce. We talked about what employers and employees expect from their roles, and how future challenges might come to shape all manner of workplace environments. We also talked about what makes a good workplace, and talk about how the workplace can be ‘futureproofed’ to combat change.

 

#CommsChat on the future of the workforce

This week's chat

This week on #CommsChat, we welcome Esther Damary-George to talk about the future of the workforce. We’ll look at what employers and employees alike now expect from their roles, and how future challenges might come to shape all manner of workplace environments. We’ll also talk about what makes a good workplace, and talk about how the workplace can be ‘futureproofed’ to combat change. Follow @CommsChat on Twitter and use the hashtag #CommsChat to get involved.

The topics are:

  • How will the future workforce want to work? What changes are needed?
  • Which main forces are shaping the future of the workplace?
  • What do potential employees now look for in a job?
  • What skills do employers look for? How will this change?
  • How can employers, and employees, get more out of existing resources?
  • What’s your favourite aspect of your workplace? Is it future-proofed?

Join us! We tweet from @CommsChat and #CommsChat takes place every Monday, from 8-9pm GMT. Anyone can take part in the discussion – simply follow the hashtag here or on Twitter. If you can’t make the chat or would like to revisit it, a transcript will be posted to Storify on Tuesday morning. We’d love to hear your suggestions for future topics – please get in touch with Amy at amy.sandys@communicatemagazine.co.uk or contact us on Twitter with any ideas.