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5 Favourite Interview Questions - Watch our video

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Interviews, PR and Communications

28 Jul 2015 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

The questions that you ask during an interview should quickly ascertain if you have a mediocre or high performer sitting in front of you, what motivates them in their career and if the role you're offering is right for them. Naturally, you are looking at a good fit with the team too, but in essence you want to know, ‘Do they have the skill and the will?’ Watch the video for the five interview questions that are going to help you select the right – and best – people.

The 4 big motivators for PR professionals to leave their jobs

Posted in: Market Views, PR and Communications

14 Jul 2015 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

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?

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

Posted in: Career Advice, Networking, PR and Communications

02 Jul 2015 by Sarah Leembruggen 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?

Watch our video - Who we are and why partnering with us is the only choice

Posted in: PR and Communications, The Works, Video

30 Jun 2015 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

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.

What’s the news for Heads of Comms in PR and Corporate Communications salaries?

Posted in: PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

25 Jun 2015 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

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.

Equal positions with equal pay – pie in the sky or a realistic hope for PR?

Posted in: PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

23 Jun 2015 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

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 …

Senior-level women in PR are being paid £10,000 less than their male counterparts.

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

17 Jun 2015 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

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.

How to make a success of working in-house in 5 simple steps – Heads of Media reveal all!

Posted in: Career Advice, Corporate Communications, PR and Communications

10 Jun 2015 by Miriam Hanna Comments

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.

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