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Why hiring is more painful than ever for Agencies – but doesn’t have to be

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

21 Oct 2019 Comments

A former candidate of mine, now an MD, recently got in touch as he was wondering why, in three months of advertising an Associate Director role and working with a few preferred recruitment agencies, he had only received one CV worth considering. Sadly, the candidate turned out to be the wrong fit for the role – and he was no further along in what was proving to be a very painful hiring process.

Have salaries increased in corporate comms?  Our Salary Guide findings are revealed

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

09 Jul 2019 Comments

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.

A Thought Leaders Connected interview with three top Property Communications Heads

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

13 Jun 2019 by Cordelia Pollock Comments

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.

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 –

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