Make friends with networking

Posted in: Networking

03 Jan 2019 Comments

Love it or loathe it, networking is one of the most under-rated yet effective ways to generate new business, develop mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders (including potential employers) and access a wider professional audience, than you would otherwise have access to. It’s all about making a positive impact - and its importance has never been greater.

The Works Search 2018 Round-up of the Year

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14 Dec 2018 Comments

We share our round-up of what’s been happening over the year in the corporate and financial communications industry. We looked at our successes, challenges, who has been hiring and what levels have been most in demand.

A Guide to Flexible Working for Corporate Communications Professionals - download for free

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03 Dec 2018 Comments

Do you offer flexible working? If not, why not?! Millions of employees want flexibility in the workplace – in fact, flexible working is one of the top priorities when choosing a job, particularly among millennials. With the workforce set to become dominated by millennials by 2025, younger talent are now challenging the traditional patterns and customs which previously defined the working environment.

A Thought Leaders Connected interview from Vivienne Hsu, Managing Director at Cognito

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21 Nov 2018 Comments

Vivienne Hsu built her reputation on big brand advertising campaigns and is now Managing Director of Cognito, a successful specialist communications and marketing consultancy. She is hugely positive, rather tenacious and swears by regular Bikram yoga classes.

She shares her thoughts on her biggest challenges, tips on getting ahead and what makes a happy team. Read on to find out more

Flexible working – is it an option in PR and Comms Agencies?  If not, why not?

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11 Sep 2018 Comments

I was surprised to read in a recent BBC news article that only 6% of people in the UK now work the traditional workplace hours of 9am-5pm. A YouGov survey polling 4,000 adults found that almost half of them work flexibly, allowing them to juggle other commitments. This rather impressive statistic made me wonder just how well (or not) the PR and Corporate Communications industry fares in the flexible working stakes.

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.

How to progress career as an Associate Director?

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12 Jun 2018 Comments

As an Associate Director the fast-paced, deadline-driven world of PR can mean that managing your professional development can be tricky. Sarah Leembruggen shares her expertise in this Q&A with corporate and financial agency Associate Directors to help you maximise your potential.

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