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Why does an industry that is two-thirds female serve women so badly when they have kids?

Why does an industry that is two-thirds female serve women so badly when they have kids?

Next Monday, PR professionals will attend a 'hack day' at the CIPR headquarters where a topic for debate will be how to stem the tide of skilled female practitioners leaving PR because of unsatisfactory maternity and return-to-work practices.

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Treat your staff like adults and you might find that flexible working works

Treat your staff like adults and you might find that flexible working works

I wasn't surprised to read recently that the PR industry is one of the worst industries for supporting flexible working patterns.

Harcourt mourns the passing of founder Caroline Cawston

Harcourt mourns the passing of founder Caroline Cawston

Caroline Cawston, former managing director of Harcourt Public Affairs, died peacefully after a battle with cancer earlier this month, the agency has announced.

Cannes: The view from London

Cannes: The view from London

This time last year I was in Cannes. This year I am not. Have I missed anything? I think not - apart from a Rose hangover.

Video: Barri Friedman Rafferty's advice to young PRs at Cannes

Barri Friedman Rafferty, chief executive of Ketchum, North America, talks to Anna Reynolds about how Cannes is relevant for young people

Cannes: We no longer need to play second fiddle to the 'creative' industries

Cannes: We no longer need to play second fiddle to the 'creative' industries

To be honest, I have always wondered what all the fuss was about.

More women at Cannes but industry still falling short of balanced view of society

More women at Cannes but industry still falling short of balanced view of society

I first heard the phrase "pattern recognition" at SXSW this year. Jennifer Hyman, co-founder of Rent the Runway, was on a panel about the future of retail, and they were discussing whether the Airbnb concept would have been funded if it had been pitched by a woman.

Samantha Morton: "Women need more education to become masters of our trade"

Women in all industries need more education to become "master of our trade", actress and director Samantha Morton told an audience at the Cannes Lions Festival.

Why Futureheads is all about the people

Why Futureheads is all about the people

Digital recruitment company chief Be Kaler says communication and authenticity lie at its heart.

Up Communications to hold recruitment drive at rebranded pub

Up Communications to hold recruitment drive at rebranded pub

Up Communications is to take over a London pub for a day as part of an unusual recruitment drive.

Zombies, Sorrell and Kim Kardashian: What to look out for at Cannes

Zombies, Sorrell and Kim Kardashian: What to look out for at Cannes

More and more PR people are getting involved in Cannes but if you're not headed there then you're probably already rolling your eyes and sighing heavily. If you are going, here's what I think's worth sharpening your elbows for at this year's Creativity Festival.