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GCS early talent programme: strategic thinking

Posted on June 17, 2015, in Competencies, Course, Events, Front page news, Professional Development, Strategic Communications

Develop strategic awareness – three words that appeared in the learning and development section of my report last year. Being strategic! A big, scary, serious topic and surely a skill any civil servant strives for? It’s certainly a key requirement.

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From press office to internal comms – why switch?

Posted on June 17, 2015, in Front page news, GCS, Guest Blog, Internal Communications

The pull of Government press office can be seductive. It is an adrenaline junkies dream – fast-paced and no two days are the same. It is also politically exciting. You get to work on a daily basis with Ministers and.

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IPM Awards winner: HSE’s asbestos safety campaign

Posted on June 15, 2015, in Front page news, GCS, Guest Blog, Guidance, PR and Campaigns

Effecting behaviour change with SMEs is a challenge many of us are struggling with. In developing the HSE’s (Health and Safety Executive) latest asbestos safety campaign, we had to find ways to ‘nudge’ a notoriously hard-to-reach target audience of SME.

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Introducing the ICEberg – why visual metaphors rule

Posted on June 10, 2015, in Front page news, GCS, Guest Blog, Internal Communications, Working in Government, with 0 comments

Nike has the ‘swoosh’, insurance has meerkats, and now internal communications has…drum roll…the ICEberg™ (patent pending). Not a large floating lump of frozen water – rather, the ‘Internal Communications Excellence’ berg. As the meerkats would say, the idea is “simples.”.

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No 10 digital secondment programme now open for applications: recent secondee Chris Kirk tells all

Posted on June 10, 2015, in Digital, Front page news, GCS, Guest Blog, Jobs, Press/Media, Social media, Working in Government

The Number 10 digital team are now accepting applications for the 2015/16 digital secondment and development programme for current civil servants. For more information about the programme and how to apply see GCS secondments Guest blogger and recent secondee Chris Kirk.

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