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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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Mental ill-health: It's time for us to grow up and talk about this problem in PR

Mental ill-health: It's time for us to grow up and talk about this problem in PR

When I read the PR Week/PRCA survey on Mental Wellbeing, I did so with a sense of relief.

PRWeek & Women in PR Mentoring Project: What will the scheme offer?

PRWeek & Women in PR Mentoring Project: What will the scheme offer?

PRWeek and Women in PR officially launched the 2015 Mentoring Project at the Charlotte Street Hotel last week.

Former Publicis Life Brands Resolute MD launches executive search firm

Former Publicis Life Brands Resolute MD launches executive search firm

Paul Blackburn, former joint owner and MD of Publicis Life Brands Resolute, has set up an executive search firm called People Gallery, targeting top-ranking PRs across various disciplines.

Inaugural PRCA/PRWeek Internship Awards launched

Inaugural PRCA/PRWeek Internship Awards launched

The PRCA and PRWeek have launched the first annual PR Internships Awards to celebrate excellence in both PR internships and interns.

Under the influence

A sure fire way to a strong public profile is being recognised as influential. I've been thinking a lot about the nature of influence lately, mostly through my involvement in putting together a list of the 50 most influential people when it comes to higher education policy.

Beware the pitfalls of debate: The personal comms of David Cameron and Ed Miliband

Beware the pitfalls of debate: The personal comms of David Cameron and Ed Miliband

It is already received wisdom that the general election result is too close to call, with a host of smaller parties entering the fray and creating havoc for the calculations of the main contenders. But in the end, only David Cameron or Ed Miliband can realistically become Prime Minister and, while the UK electorate votes for parties rather than prime ministers, some argue that personalities will have the largest effect on which party the electorate votes for. On the eve of the hotly anticipated seven-way debate between the party leaders, PRWeek looks at a month in the comms strategies of Cameron and Miliband, how they resonate with voters and, crucially, what they should do next.

Bell Pottinger, FleishmanHillard and Good Relations sign up to intern campaign

Bell Pottinger, FleishmanHillard and Good Relations sign up to intern campaign

Bell Pottinger, FleishmanHillard and Good Relations are the latest agencies to commit to paying interns the national minimum wage, by signing up to the PRCA and PRWeek intern campaign.

Bell Pottinger promotes five to partnership in second annual promotion round

Bell Pottinger promotes five to partnership in second annual promotion round

Bell Pottinger has promoted five associate partners to the position of partner, including two each in London and the Middle East and one in Hong Kong.

Do you have the Fylde factor?

Do you have the Fylde factor?

According to the BBC's Lab UK Project with Cambridge University, I would be happiest if I lived in Fylde, Lancashire.

I didn't get where I am today...without working hard and laughing hard

I didn't get where I am today...without working hard and laughing hard

Ilona Hitel, the founder of The CommsCo, on two key reasons for her success.