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Aniisu K. Verghese

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Careers in Internal Communications

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Internal communications, a field that actively engages and communicates with internal stakeholders (employees, leadership, contract staff and alumni) is growing rapidly. Several research reports and trends point to internal communications as being among the fastest growing area of communication with a rate of between 25-30 percent. Significant improvement in communication effectiveness is associated with a nearly 20 percent increase in a company’s market value.

The Power of Blogging

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

For the uninitiated, blogging is a personal journal or a web log that allows you to creatively express yourself. Blogging is free, easy to begin and does not require you to invest anything more than your time and energy. Your blog can be about anything – a study of a topic, viewpoints on the world around you, your personal experiences, a photo feature, a travel diary or even a daily update of your life.

The Science of Town Halls and Employee Alignment

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

“Town Halls” or “All Hands” sessions, if done consistently, are powerful internal communication platforms for organizations to connect with employees, share plans, engage in conversations and gauge feedback. Some organizations invest a lot of time and attention into getting these interactions right and involve advertising and event management agencies to package the sessions as ‘events,’ thereby creating a ‘wow’ effect that will help audiences retain the message.

Interviewing Tips To Land Your Dream Job

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

This week I have been interviewing communicators for an internal communications role. I wanted to jot down my impressions from talking to a set of talented people, share do’s and don’ts and what I look for when it comes to hiring someone for a communications job. These ideas and recommendations I believe can apply to any profile and role.

At the time of publishing this post the position is still open and the selection process is underway.


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