Take a peek inside the minds of Four Asset Management Heads of Communications

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17 Feb 2020 by Cordelia Pollock Comments

Welcome to the second article of our interview series, each bringing you valuable insight from senior communications professionals at some of the foremost companies in our key industry sectors.

This second piece focuses on the Asset Management industry, and I have been talking to Heads of Communications at leading global investment management firms, gaining their views on the key challenges they are currently facing, and what they find particularly interesting about their role and asset management comms at present.

How I failed

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20 Jan 2020 Comments

For Christmas, I was gifted a book called ‘How to Fail’ by Elizabeth Day – an apt choice, as the gift giver and I have been through some tough times together. It got me thinking about what I considered my failures, and one that instantly came to mind was the business a few years ago.

Don’t sit back and wait for a headhunter to call; it’s time to get proactive in your job search

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07 Jan 2020 Comments

Looking for a new job is a proactive decision – not many senior corporate comms professionals realise this. You may contact one or two search consultants, and perhaps apply to a LinkedIn advert you have spotted, however this isn’t enough, not in this market. It takes energy and focus when it comes to your job search, especially when you are at a more senior level. There are fewer roles, the higher you climb.

Why is getting great cover for parental leaves such a headache?

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25 Nov 2019 Comments

We have had a run of ‘emergency’ calls this year from Head of Communications wanting cover for their role or a Comms Manager in their team. This would normally be great, however, calling us two weeks before someone walks out the door isn’t realistic to find you someone great.

There has been a pattern of last-minute calls and so we thought it would be wise to talk about it.

5 ways to support your employees with their mental health

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12 Nov 2019 Comments

More and more companies now acknowledge the physical toll of an ‘always-on’ corporate culture by offering health insurance, wellness programmes, and benefits like gym memberships and yoga classes. The PR and corporate comms industry is fast-paced, demanding and requires most employees to be connected at some level 24/7. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that PR routinely finds a mention in the list of most stressful jobs.

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