Welcome to our very first podcast!
Welcome to our very first podcast!
When we asked the participants of our annual Salary Survey to choose the most important factors when considering a new role, the results gave us some interesting food for thought.
So what are the things that employees in the field of PR and Communications are most focused on when they want to make a change and start the search for a new role?
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?
The Works Search has been around for a while – in fact, it was set up 18 years ago, and the last 12 of those years have been under the management of Sarah Leembruggen. We know the PR and Corporate Communications industry inside out and pride ourselves on our extensive network and knowledge that we bring to the recruitment process. Watch the video clip of Managing Director, Sarah, to learn more about what sets us apart and why working with us will guarantee you find the very best people for your Comms team.
In case you hadn’t noticed - our Annual Salary Survey Results are in! Our Annual Salary Survey polled 850 professionals in Corporate, Financial and Consumer PR in both agencies and in-house. The survey examined the status of salaries and bonuses between January 2014 and December 2014 and looked into levels of job satisfaction across these sectors.
Our annual Salary Survey revealed a clear-cut pay gap between men and women in the same roles in PR and Corporate Communications. On average, men are earning £10,000 more than women in equivalent positions. The gap is particularly cavernous at the top end of the pay scale. Is this something that simply won’t go away or are there ways that it can be shrunk and closed once and for all? We take a closer look …
When our annual Salary Survey revealed a considerable imbalance in the salaries and bonuses being paid to men and women in equivalent roles in PR and Corporate Communications, we felt compelled to delve deeper into the hows, whys and wherefores of this disparity. In the first of two instalments, we address the gender pay gap in PR and examine just how significant it is.
I have recently worked and placed PR professionals with consulting firms and have enjoyed the experience of working with them. As part of gaining a better understanding of the market and in order to gain a valuable insight into what makes candidates successful in those teams, I have spent some time over the past few weeks speaking to the Heads of Communications and Media Relations of some of the biggest and well-known consulting firms in the industry including Deloitte and Accenture. In this series of blogs I will be sharing what I learnt.
The market has changed – things have turned around and we are facing a candidate-driven market again so if you’re looking to add to your team, there’s one – yes, just one – sure-fire way to get you the very best candidates in the most cost-effective way possible.
Consumer PR is renowned for being an energetic and dynamic industry where insightful and innovative ideas are fundamental – but how do employees in this sector keep their creativity flowing? Our Consumer PR consultant, Megan Crayford-Noble, talked to professionals in the industry and collated their top tips on how to stay ahead of the game – and keep those fresh ideas coming.