In our recent Annual Salary Guide 2019, we asked PR and Comms professionals if they were happy with their pay. Their responses revealed increasing levels of dissatisfaction over remuneration, particularly among women. 43% of women in Corporate Communications are not satisfied with what they are being paid compared to 34% of men.
While men are by no means happy, women appear to be more disgruntled than ever. Our survey in 2018 revealed that 35% of women were unhappy with their pay increases compared to 29% of men. Let’s take a closer look at why this might be.
Our recent Annual Salary Guide revealed that flexible working is now one of the top priorities for PR and Comms professionals when choosing a job, with 96% of respondents ranking it as extremely or very important. Yet it is no secret that the industry lags behind when it comes to offering flexible working options
Findings from our recently published Annual Salary Guide 2019 revealed that only 14% of respondents want to move to an agency; a whopping 70% want to move in-house. The remaining 16% want to freelance or leave the industry. This isn’t a surprise; the last ten years have seen an increasing desire for corporate communications professionals to move in-house at some point in their career, making things increasingly tougher for agencies.
In our recent Annual Salary Guide, results showed that Corporate Communications salaries haven’t moved a great deal since the previous year. And there isn’t a great deal to shout about on the bonus front, either.
Money matters aside, the survey also examined a broad range of other topical issues such as how happy PR professionals are in their roles, the kind of company benefits they are receiving, the flexible working options on offer, what they look for in a new job search, and the key factors that bring about job satisfaction.
Over the next few months I will be working on a series of articles, each focusing on one of our key industry sectors, bringing you valuable insight from senior communications professionals at some of the foremost companies in the sector. For this first piece, I have been talking to Heads of Communications and Media Relations at leading property advisors & agents, property consultants, and commercial property developers & investors. I have gained their views on the challenges they are currently facing at this time of political uncertainty, as well as what they are finding particularly interesting about property comms at present, what makes them tick and some expert advice for career progression.
Navigating your career isn’t easy especially when you reach Account Director level. Sarah Leembruggen shares her thoughts and expertise in this Q&A with corporate and financial agency Account Directors.
With over 25 years of consumer, corporate and internal communications experience, brand building and leadership expertise, Anita Hamilton takes part in our guest interview this week. Here she shares her insights into her career experiences, her involvement with leadership communications programmes to support women’s advancement in the workplace – and her definition of great PR.
Are you still distracted about the thought of getting a new role before the Christmas holidays, but finding time is running away with you? The lead up to December can be hectic for PR and corporate communications professionals with tying up projects and meeting deadlines which can push your job search onto the sidelines. This week we share three reasons why it’s important to keep pushing to get your perfect job in place in time for the New Year.
In the fast-paced and competitive world of PR and corporate communications, particularly in London, taking part in a successful job search can be a real challenge, and getting to interview stage is quite often a small victory. Of course if you have got your preparation down to a fine art, the last thing you want is something unexpected cropping up at interview to throw you off your game. So are you ready for the unexpected? Here’s a few things to watch out for.