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Why are there so few women on the board in the female-dominant PR industry?

Posted in: Career Advice, Consumer PR, Corporate Communications, Financial PR, Management, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends, Work Advice

21 Jun 2016 Comments

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 …

An interview with John Moorwood, Group Communications Director at Wonga

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

08 Jun 2016 Comments

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.

What I enjoy about executive search and the challenge of it

Posted in: PR and Communications, The Works

04 Mar 2015 Comments

If you asked me to list 5 things that I love about my job, executive search would be up there – without a doubt. Just to clarify, the aim of an executive search assignment is to find the very best person in the market for a particular role with specific skills and attributes. The search looks at only the cream of the crop – the top 5% of professionals. To carry this out to maximum effect, an extraordinary amount of very discriminating and meticulous work is required. It’s painstaking at times, but it’s a process that runs deep, comes with a ‘no ifs ands or buts’ pre-requisite – and I love it!

What is it like working at The Works?

Posted in: The Works

26 Nov 2013 Comments

It is all about the people. It is so important to us that we not only like working here, but we have a smile on our face every morning when we walk into work.
We have an amazing team – made up of a whole host of characters, with different opinions, backgrounds and stages of our lives, which makes The Works a truly magical place to work.

Why pay to use a PR recruitment agency?

Posted in: PR and Communications, The Works

06 Nov 2013 Comments

First, lets consider why you might try to avoid using a PR recruitment agency....well, it’s cheaper to recruit for yourself, right?...Maybe. But a bad hire picked from an average pool of candidates often results in a very costly mistake. More than that, a bad hire is a drain on your time, energy and your resources, that can amount to 2.5 times their annual salary. Ouch!

Use an expert recruiter with specialist PR market knowledge and you nail it, with the right person, first time. Here’s why.

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