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What are the attributes of high performing internal communications talent?

Posted in: Career Advice, Corporate Communications, Inspiration, Internal communications, PR and Communications

26 Sep 2016 Comments

So what are the key traits and skills of a stand out internal communications professional in a competitive London market? Internal Communications Consultant at The Works Nadina Grad speaks to leading senior internal communications employers and professionals in her network to get their thoughts – and it makes for a very interesting read.

Are you on course to be top PR talent? How to keep your development on track

Posted in: Career Advice, Inspiration, PR and Communications

22 Aug 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

The fast-paced, deadline-driven world of PR can mean that managing your professional development can be tricky. Are you gaining everything you want to be gaining in your role? Do you have the chance to be challenged and get new skills under your belt? Or do you feel as if the last six months have whizzed by without you really maximising your potential? This week we share our top five tips to make sure you’re managing your development successfully.

The surprising truth about when to prepare for an interview

Posted in: Career Advice, Inspiration, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice, PR and Communications

16 Aug 2016 Comments

Are you guilty of preparing for your interviews the night before? As an incredibly busy and fast-paced industry, PR and communications professionals are up against deadlines, long hours and work-life balance demands. So just when is the best time for you to be preparing for your interview? Career coach and hypnotherapist Lynne Wilkins is our guest blogger this week and shares her secrets to successful interview preparation.

What motivates PR employers to give a pay rise – are you ticking the right boxes?

Posted in: Career Advice, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

20 Jul 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Our Salary Survey results show, while hitting targets is important, it isn’t at the forefront of every employer’s mind when the time comes to dish out the pay rises. It would appear that they take a more ‘wholistic’ approach to the decision making, so based on our survey findings, we thought it would be worth compiling some of the key actions and behaviours you need to fine-tune in order to ensure you don’t miss out on an uplift at your next review.

The top 3 motivators for PRs to move jobs – Is it time for you to make a change?

Posted in: Career Advice, Jobseeker Advice, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

05 Jul 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

A good team culture inspires and motivates employees; it is, in short, the foundation to a company’s success and plays an important role in gauging job satisfaction levels; salary increases are always going to play a significant role in deciding whether it’s time to move on, but they are by no means a deal breaker – it takes more than the promise of more in the pay packet to motivate an employee to look for a new job. Our recent Salary Survey findings show that it’s career progression that drives most PRs to start thinking about moving on to pastures new.

Why are there so few women on the board in the female-dominant PR industry?

Posted in: Career Advice, Consumer PR, Corporate Communications, Financial PR, Management, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends, Work Advice

21 Jun 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Board membership sitting within in-house teams are far more male-orientated than in PR agencies – a fact borne out by the findings of our annual Salary Survey.
However, in an industry that is dominated by women, these percentages should show a much stronger leaning towards female employees – yet they don’t …

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