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What motivates PR employers to give a pay rise – are you ticking the right boxes?

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

20 Jul 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Our Salary Survey results show, while hitting targets is important, it isn’t at the forefront of every employer’s mind when the time comes to dish out the pay rises. It would appear that they take a more ‘wholistic’ approach to the decision making, so based on our survey findings, we thought it would be worth compiling some of the key actions and behaviours you need to fine-tune in order to ensure you don’t miss out on an uplift at your next review.

Are PRs still moving jobs post Brexit?

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Jobseeker Advice, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

13 Jul 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

With Brexit at the forefront of the nation's mind over the past couple of weeks, there have been seemingly endless developments and debates as the consequences of the vote unfold. So how has the decision to leave the EU affected the PR and communications recruitment industry? And what actions can be taken for the sector to remain successful?

The top 3 motivators for PRs to move jobs – Is it time for you to make a change?

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

05 Jul 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

A good team culture inspires and motivates employees; it is, in short, the foundation to a company’s success and plays an important role in gauging job satisfaction levels; salary increases are always going to play a significant role in deciding whether it’s time to move on, but they are by no means a deal breaker – it takes more than the promise of more in the pay packet to motivate an employee to look for a new job. Our recent Salary Survey findings show that it’s career progression that drives most PRs to start thinking about moving on to pastures new.

Don’t lose your PR superstars over the simple stuff

Posted in: Management, PR and Communications

28 Jun 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Every PR and Communications professional has a unique skill set – and individual aspirations for their career. With every generation of employees evolving with new and progressive career desires it’s important for PR leaders to be doing everything they can to be keeping their star PR talent. So what can you do to improve retention? Read our 5 gems to make sure you’re not losing out on top talent.

Why are there so few women on the board in the female-dominant PR industry?

Posted in: Career Advice, Consumer PR, Corporate Communications, Financial PR, Management, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends, Work Advice

21 Jun 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Board membership sitting within in-house teams are far more male-orientated than in PR agencies – a fact borne out by the findings of our annual Salary Survey.
However, in an industry that is dominated by women, these percentages should show a much stronger leaning towards female employees – yet they don’t …

What are the salaries for Junior PR talent? – Our survey results

Posted in: Consumer PR, Corporate Communications, Financial PR, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends, The Works

09 Jun 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Our annual Salary Survey never fails to generate plenty of interesting findings – and this year was no different. While many of the results weren’t altogether unsurprising, there were a few that caught us off our guard. One in particular was the notable upward trend in salaries and bonuses for junior roles across sectors. We thought it was worth digging a little deeper to see what might have triggered this upturn in rewards for the PR professionals in the early stages of their career.

5 Steps you must take before you accept that job

Posted in: Job offers, Jobseeker Advice, PR and Communications

09 Jun 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

You’ve managed to seek out your next job in the middle of your hectic schedule, passed the interview stages with flying colours, and now successfully received an offer from your prospective, impressed employers. Is it all plain sailing from now on? Or are there doubts in your mind? Here are five things to consider before you make that all-important next step in your communications career.

An interview with John Moorwood, Group Communications Director at Wonga

Posted in: Consumer PR, Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews, PR and Communications

08 Jun 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

With over 20 years of corporate and consumer PR experience for some of the UK’s most exciting brands, John Moorwood, Group Communications Director of Wonga, has a great story to tell! In 2007 John made the leap into the world of start-ups and joined the founding team of Wonga, where he is part of the Executive Committee and built on his expertise in corporate communications, consumer PR, public affairs, crisis management, internal and high profile C-Suite communications amongst other areas.

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