Every PR and Communications professional has a unique skill set – and individual aspirations for their career. With every generation of employees evolving with new and progressive career desires it’s important for PR leaders to be doing everything they can to be keeping their star PR talent. So what can you do to improve retention? Read our 5 gems to make sure you’re not losing out on top talent.
Board membership sitting within in-house teams are far more male-orientated than in PR agencies – a fact borne out by the findings of our annual Salary Survey.
However, in an industry that is dominated by women, these percentages should show a much stronger leaning towards female employees – yet they don’t …
Our annual Salary Survey never fails to generate plenty of interesting findings – and this year was no different. While many of the results weren’t altogether unsurprising, there were a few that caught us off our guard. One in particular was the notable upward trend in salaries and bonuses for junior roles across sectors. We thought it was worth digging a little deeper to see what might have triggered this upturn in rewards for the PR professionals in the early stages of their career.
You’ve managed to seek out your next job in the middle of your hectic schedule, passed the interview stages with flying colours, and now successfully received an offer from your prospective, impressed employers. Is it all plain sailing from now on? Or are there doubts in your mind? Here are five things to consider before you make that all-important next step in your communications career.
With over 20 years of corporate and consumer PR experience for some of the UK’s most exciting brands, John Moorwood, Group Communications Director of Wonga, has a great story to tell! In 2007 John made the leap into the world of start-ups and joined the founding team of Wonga, where he is part of the Executive Committee and built on his expertise in corporate communications, consumer PR, public affairs, crisis management, internal and high profile C-Suite communications amongst other areas.
Last year, we took an in-depth look at the gender pay gap in PR and Communications, and found that men were being paid on average a shocking £10,000 more than women in the same roles. Now we reveal this year’s findings – and it seems to be a similar story.
Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah, a Consultant in the strategic communications practice in the real estate team of global business advisory FTI Consulting, shares his views with us on what experiences and educational backgrounds make for great PR professionals, how to stand out at Senior/Account Executive level and how mentorship has helped to shape his career path so far.
Savvy Heads of Comms and Agency Heads know that their business success is the result of the people behind the scenes. Your people are the difference between good results and great ones. Findings from our recent Annual Salary Survey highlighted the importance of an attractive salary and benefits package when it comes to recruiting and retaining the best talent – but the survey also revealed that financial incentives are not necessarily going to guarantee that your top performers will stick around.