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Ladies, it’s time to ask for a pay rise – follow these five steps

Posted in: Career Advice, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

01 Oct 2019 Comments

For our Annual Salary Guide 2019, we asked both male and female PR and Corporate Comms professionals what kind of salary increases they received. Among respondents who received an uplift, across the board, more men were getting a pay rise. And just 6% of men said their salary remained the same, compared to 17% of women.

Even when we feel we deserve a promotion, a pay rise, or a better starting package, not everyone finds it easy to ask. As our survey shows, this can be especially true of women, who continue to struggle with being confident in the benefits they bring to an organisation.

How to be a better leader - Watch our video

Posted in: Career Advice, Inspiration, PR and Communications

26 Nov 2018 Comments

Let’s think about how to best define ‘a leader.’ A leader is someone who has a certain amount of expertise in their industry, and they are willing – and do – share their insights with those around them. They are good at not only sharing their knowledge and wisdom, but also at teaching others. A leader is trusted, inspiring and is viewed as a credible source by the team. They deliver consistent value with integrity and passion, they take responsibility for their actions, and they’re always willing to go the extra mile.

Managing Appraisals: 10 Points for a Perfect Appraisal

Posted in: Career Advice, The Working World, Work Advice

24 Sep 2018 Comments

Appraisals can be tricky to get right; Managers often under-estimate the power of a good appraisal system. They’re a great vehicle for motivating the team, reinforcing goals and boosting productivity. But they’re often handled badly by managers who are under-prepared or unclear about what they want to achieve. Avoid the pitfalls with these 10 points for a perfect appraisal:

In need of some inspiration?  Check out our Top 5 TED Talks!

Posted in: Career Advice, Inspiration

23 Aug 2018 Comments

Long enough to be credible and short enough to hold the attention of even the busiest of people, the global phenomenon that is TED Talks is a great vehicle for genuine learning, encouraging us to build on what we already know or simply gaining a new perspective on something. Choosing our favourites was a tall order but we whittled it down to these five talks which we think are truly life changing and definitely worth talking about!

Aim higher – how to network your way to even more senior connections

Posted in: Career Advice, Networking, PR and Communications

24 Jul 2018 Comments

When it comes to making new business contacts, there's networking, and then there's ‘networking up’ – building relationships with even more senior people. With their extensive experience, these people are a source of knowledge, greater responsibility and can act as fantastic role models. So just how do you get to mingle with the cream of the crop?

5 CV sins: Howlers to edit out NOW

Posted in: CV, Jobseeker Advice

07 May 2018 Comments

We read dozens of PR CVs every day, many of them crammed with overused clichés and business jargon that is uninformative and bland. When you come to write or review your CV, think impact, cut out the blah blah and avoid the common pitfalls that could see your details passed over for consideration. Here are 5 unforgiveable CV sins to avoid:

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