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The real reasons why corporate and financial comms professionals leave their jobs

Posted in: Market Views, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

18 Jul 2018 Comments

When people leave a job, it’s most often because they want more money, a new challenge and no longer enjoy the work they are doing. Very standard reasons, and ones we’ve certainly heard many times. However, our latest Annual Salary Guide 2017/18 tells a slightly different story.

We asked corporate communications and financial communications professionals (in-house and agency) what the five deciding factors were when leaving a job, and the results weren’t all as predictable as we might have expected.

Is change in the air for the gender pay gap? Women in PR and The Works Search announce their event

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Market Views, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

13 Sep 2016 Comments

With the announcement of the PRCA moving to compel its members to include gender pay gap reporting and a plethora of coverage in PR Week, is there positive change in the air for this major issue in the PR and communications industry? The news has also arrived at a timely moment as on Thursday 22nd September Women in PR and The Works Search will be co-hosting a panel event on closing the gender pay gap – and how to negotiate salary and bonus effectively. Read more on the PRCA and PR Week news, the event and how book your tickets now –

PR hiring trends 2016 in corporate communications – The Works Search

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Market Views, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

06 Sep 2016 Comments

With the last quarter of the year fast approaching we thought it might be time to share the hiring trends we have been experiencing recently. The lead up to and results of Brexit has had an undeniably significant impact on some industries. So what changes have we seen in hiring in corporate communications so far in 2016?

The volatile commodities industry – What challenges face PR and IR professionals?

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Market Views, PR and Communications

02 Aug 2016 Comments

The commodities industry is one of the most volatile sectors in the UK markets and internationally. It’s a cliché within communications that no two days are ever the same but that is particularly relevant to mining firms. This week we find out more about what challenges and opportunities face PR and investor relations professionals in the commodities industry.

Have the PR industry’s ‘wise owls’ all fled the nest?

Posted in: Market Views, PR and Communications

17 Feb 2016 Comments

According to research carried out by the agency Fleishman Hillard Fishburn, just three of the chief executives of the UK’s top 20 PR agencies are over the age of 50, sparking a number of questions – what’s happened to the senior talent? Have older practitioners been forced to flee the nest? Does the PR career path come to an abrupt halt once you hit your forties? In short, is there an issue with age in the industry?

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