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The Works Search launch their FREE lockdown initiative to get comms professionals back into work

11 May 2020

**No introduction fee for a new hire on a three month contract**

We are all aware that, due to the challenges of the COVID-19 lockdown, many people in our industry are losing their jobs. Some professionals have been made redundant, employment contracts have been halted and, in the case of the self-employed, they are losing significant parts of their income.   

 Conversations we are having, however, also tell us that there are many corporate comms teams that are incredibly busy right now, and many corporate agencies are working flat out making their work as relevant as possible for their clients. To read our latest market update, click here.

 We know there are companies hiring, albeit on a much smaller scale. Only last week, we successfully placed two people, one in an agency and one in a management consultancy. The whole process took place during lockdown – we took the client’s brief, selected and short-listed candidates, and set up the Zoom interviews and writing test. The candidates are looking forward to starting remotely in the coming weeks. It just shows you that anything is possible!  

 The Works Search would like to help people coming on to the job market, in a way we know best. We are launching a lockdown initiative to help get some of these brilliant corporate comms professionals back into work, without our recruitment fee being a barrier to hire.   

 This means, whilst we are in lockdown, if  you hire one of our  comms  professionals  on a three-month contract, we will waive our  introduction  fee  for this three-month period. If you hire them for longer or take them on permanently, we will wave our fee for the first three months. Both parties will receive our smooth service as always, and we will short-list our best people for you. If you would like to find out more about the offer, just call me.

How can you help?

  • Please can you share this initiative with your network as we want to help in this challenging time
  • If you have made staff redundant or let go of your contractors, please ask them to get in touch with Canace@the-works.co.uk
  • If you know of a company who would love an extra pair of hands right now and may be able to hire, please let them know about our free service 

This is what a Senior Media Relations Manager joining a leading management consultancy has to say:

“During the Covid Lockdown working with The Works was a blend of reassuring guidance, helpful feedback and solid timely communication.  I benefitted from their experience, deep understanding of my prospective employer’s needs and their expectations for the future role.

The team were proactively on hand to help me prepare for all the calls. Going through the basics, as well as more technical aspects too. The interviews were managed by the team well and I felt confident ahead and during the call. I was given helpful feedback throughout the whole process, given the situation, it was handled very smoothly and professionally.” 

On another note, we also noticed that the PRCA are offering free individual memberships to those who have recently lost their jobs, just drop them a line at join.us@prca.org.uk.

 We look forward to hearing from you.

The Works Search a search consultancy specialising in PR and corporate communications. We have unrivalled matching abilities and known for finding the top 5% performers in the industry - the ones who deliver and make your reputation great. For more advice or market insights, do get in touch with us on 0207 903 9291 or email sarah@the-works.co.uk

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