Why success is #notjustforboys

Thursday 30 July 2015

Turn to your colleague sitting next you. What do you know about them? Do they have any hidden skills? Any coders, amateur photographers or literary geniuses among them? I’d take a guess and say that unless you’re particularly close to them,.

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A meeting of minds: The benefits of short term job swapping.

Tuesday 28 July 2015

Writing about a recent job swap experience needs the collaboration of the minds involved. So here it is, not the typical format for a blog, a joint effort.

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The power of thank you

Tuesday 21 July 2015

Engagement is something you get, not what you do that’s the mantra. How you achieve it is the challenge. There are theories and drivers and models to aid the IC practitioner, but some of it is also just plain common.

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Digital insight: free to use social media analytics tools

Friday 17 July 2015

Think you know your good from your bad social – your Klout from your Topsy? GCS Digital Centre of Expertise have compiled a handy list of free to use social media analytics tools used by colleagues across government.

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What next for community journalism

Thursday 16 July 2015

A day fizzing with ideas and innovation: ‘What Next forCommunity Journalism?’
Some of the most innovative and engaging journalism in the UK today is being created and shared by news entrepreneurs within our own communities.

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One family: Denise Shaw meets the digital relatives

Monday 13 July 2015

A few months ago I had the opportunity to expand my experience as a communications manager at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with a secondment to GOV.UK to discover more about the work of Government Digital Service (GDS).

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Internal Comms pilot GCS exchange programme

Monday 29 June 2015

That is was what inspiring minds representing DWP, MOJ, BIS, MoD and Defra demonstrated, at the launch of a pilot GCS Exchange Programme recently. The pilot will run between now and Spring 2016. Each piloting organisation has committed to exchanging at least 2 talented people from within their Department and/or Group ALBs organisations.  Could this […]

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Winning the Game: 7th Annual AMEC summit

Thursday 25 June 2015

The seventh AMEC (International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication) International summit took place in Stockholm earlier this month, attracting over 240 delegates from across 34 countries.

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A little hero: Teddy Noah Houlston’s amazing story

Thursday 25 June 2015

We’ve had a busy time in NHS Blood and Transplant press office recently. One of the reasons for this is that in April we worked with the media to promote the story of a baby boy called Teddy who became an organ donor.

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GCS early talent programme: strategic thinking

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Develop strategic awareness – three words that appeared in the learning and development section of my report last year.

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