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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 by Sarah Leembruggen 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 by Sarah Leembruggen 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 by Sarah Leembruggen 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?

Have you got a clear promotion plan for you and your team? If not, why not? Sarah advises PR Week

Posted in: Career Advice, Management, Market Views, PR and Communications

19 Jan 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

It’s a well-known fact that progressing your career can leave most comms professionals frustrated and scratching their heads. In a recent survey, lack of progression came as the number 1 reason for losing your staff. Surely it is time to get some clarity on the situation. What do you do as a Head of Comms wanting a seat at the board table? Or an agency Director wanting the next step up? Do you know how to go about it? Or perhaps you want to move from agency to in-house, like many PR professionals.

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