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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.

43% of women in Corporate Comms are unhappy with their pay

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

09 Sep 2019 Comments

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.

Stop skirting around the issue – flexible working is high on the agenda of your PR employees

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Financial PR, PR and Communications

12 Aug 2019 Comments

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

Does in-house pay more?  Are the bonuses better? We look at why agencies are losing talent to in-house comms teams

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

15 Jul 2019 Comments

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.

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.

What to expect when working with The Works:

Posted in: Jobseeker Advice, The Works

30 Jan 2018 Comments

We are here to provide an exceptional experience by supporting you fully through the recruitment process, ensuring that you find your ideal role. What we offer to our candidates (and clients) does not stop at simply placing people. Many of our candidates are recommended to us, and we take throughout their entire career.

Learning to listen

Posted in: Career Advice, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice

15 Aug 2017 Comments

‘No man ever listened himself out of a job.’ Calvin Coolidge, the 30th US President.

Listening may not be on your interview check-list, but it should be. If you can’t demonstrate the ability to listen in an interview, then can you listen in the job? Work-related mistakes are frustrating and costly; call it miscommunication, misinterpretation or just missing the point, half-listening is often a contributory factor. Let’s look at simple ways to improve your listening:

How to get noticed by recruiters

Posted in: Career Advice, CV, Jobseeker Advice

28 Jun 2017 Comments

If you’re looking for your next career move, then you’ll probably need help from some specialists. A high percentage of PR roles are filled with help from Executive Search and Recruitment Consultancy companies. Once you’ve made contact with the top consultancies, you need to stay pro-active. As well as having an eye-catching CV, there are other ways to ensure your name is on the tip of your consultant’s tongue when the right job comes up.…..

Our interview with Zaman Toleafoa, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews

27 Jul 2016 Comments

“Always, always, be prepared to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all” is one of the best pieces of advice Zaman Toleafoa has ever received. A Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting, he started his career with the Bank of New Zealand and AXA Investment Managers before making the move into agency. For Thought Leaders Connected we asked him about his career success and agency life.

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