How to be a better leader - Watch our video

Posted in: Career Advice, Inspiration, PR and Communications

25 Aug 2015 by Sarah Leembruggen 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.

Step up and be that Superstar Head of Comms you aspire to be

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

20 Aug 2015 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

What makes a successful Head of Comms? Certain skills and qualities spring to mind immediately: a fantastic people manager, a great breadth of comms expertise across numerous disciplines, a source of sound senior counsel, incredibly well networked both inside and outside business, and a contact book that is the envy of many, brimming with the names of journalists and professionals across the industry. However, what is it that makes a truly remarkable Head of Comms?

The transformation of an industry – The top 3 issues facing London’s property PRs

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

11 Aug 2015 by Warren Madlin Comments

In recent years, the property industry has faced transformation like no other sector – particularly in London. What does this mean for PRs working for the UK’s largest property advisors, developers, agents and investors? And how do they keep their company or client front of mind in an ever-changing landscape?

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.

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