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An interview with Angela Warburton, Global Head of Communications at Henderson Global Investors

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

03 Mar 2016 Comments

Angela Warburton has a wealth of experience in corporate communications from an exciting career with the likes of PwC, Prudential Assurance and as Global Head of Marketing and Communications at Aviva Investors.
In 2014 she took on the challenge of becoming Global Head of Communications at Henderson Global Investors. We asked her about her career success, what makes great PR and keeping her team happy.

6 Steps to writing a job description for maximum impact (+FREE template!)

Posted in: PR and Communications

23 Feb 2016 Comments

Drawing up a job brief is a time-consuming process, but it is really worth the investment if you can find a high performer, particularly when looking to fill a role in a senior position. To put this into perspective, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development puts the cost of hiring the wrong person at four times the annual salary so it’s well worth scheduling time to write a job description that really stands out from the crowd.

Have the PR industry’s ‘wise owls’ all fled the nest?

Posted in: Market Views, PR and Communications

17 Feb 2016 Comments

According to research carried out by the agency Fleishman Hillard Fishburn, just three of the chief executives of the UK’s top 20 PR agencies are over the age of 50, sparking a number of questions – what’s happened to the senior talent? Have older practitioners been forced to flee the nest? Does the PR career path come to an abrupt halt once you hit your forties? In short, is there an issue with age in the industry?

How to succeed in your job search in 3 easy steps

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

26 Jan 2016 Comments

For many PR and communications professionals, fitting a job search into a busy job schedule, let alone succeeding in a job search can be a challenging process. In order to land your dream job there are some key factors to think about, and having a strategy to support your search can be instrumental in defining your success. This week we share our three key steps for your strategy which will guarantee success in your job search.

Have you got a clear promotion plan for you and your team? If not, why not? Sarah advises PR Week

Posted in: Career Advice, Management, Market Views, PR and Communications

19 Jan 2016 Comments

It’s a well-known fact that progressing your career can leave most comms professionals frustrated and scratching their heads. In a recent survey, lack of progression came as the number 1 reason for losing your staff. Surely it is time to get some clarity on the situation. What do you do as a Head of Comms wanting a seat at the board table? Or an agency Director wanting the next step up? Do you know how to go about it? Or perhaps you want to move from agency to in-house, like many PR professionals.

The headhunters reveal their goals for 2016 - What are yours?

Posted in: Career Advice, PR and Communications, Seasonal

12 Jan 2016 Comments

Resolutions are typically focused around attempting to deny your own deeply ingrained habits – the usual suspects; drink less, give up sugar, go the gym every day. Whereas goals are usually set with a view to where you want to be at the end of the year – a vision of where you will be on your career path, where you want to have travelled to, your financial situation. We ask the team to share their goals for 2016 and spread some inspirational cheer for the New Year.

Heads of Comms, are you managing your team according to their ‘type’?  (PLUS free download)

Posted in: Management, PR and Communications

09 Dec 2015 Comments

Each person on your team is different – they’re a strong mix of doers, goal-getters, initiators and morale boosters, and they’re fully invested in the projects they’re involved in. While you are fully aware that they each have their own unique set of strengths, have you taken the time to make sure that you understand how they learn best? Have you noticed that you seem to be on the same wavelength with some of the team, but not quite so much with others?

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