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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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Study: An inside look at Russian PR pros' lives

Study: An inside look at Russian PR pros' lives

More than 25% of Russian PR pros hold degrees in fields such as physics, chemistry, law, philosophy, and art.

The top three diversity challenges facing the PR industry

The top three diversity challenges facing the PR industry

Education, role models and investment are the top three diversity challenges facing the PR industry, argues Andrew Barratt of Ogilvy Public Relations.

Last chance to complete gender pay gap survey

Last chance to complete gender pay gap survey

Today is the final chance to complete our gender pay gap survey.

The Cap Code fun police risk stifling creativity

The Cap Code fun police risk stifling creativity

It was simply a matter of time before vlogger guidelines were introduced into the Cap Code, which is what happened last week. But what effect will it have, asks Mark Stringer, founder of Pretty Green?

Take part in the PR and comms gender pay gap survey

Take part in the PR and comms gender pay gap survey

There is still time to take part in an industry-wide gender pay gap survey, organised by the PRCA, Women in PR and PRWeek.

Fundraising for mobility vehicle for seriously injured games PR man closes in on £10k target

Fundraising for mobility vehicle for seriously injured games PR man closes in on £10k target

Former games and technology PR Nick Grange has raised close to £10,000 in just one day for a mobility vehicle after he was left wheelchair-bound and with significantly impaired mobility following a life-threatening accident a year ago.

How widespread is case study fakery in the PR and comms industry?

How widespread is case study fakery in the PR and comms industry?

The 'sweaty-gate' affair together with the Department for Work and Pensions' fictional case studies might suggest such fakery is alive and well in PR and comms land, much to the chagrin of the industry. But journalists are also complicit in this game, leaving readers to guess whether the subjects of so-called 'real life' stories are just playing a part. How widespread is the practice and can it ever be justified, asks Ian Griggs.

'Sweaty-gate': Calling time on PR bullshit

'Sweaty-gate': Calling time on PR bullshit

The row over the Press Association having to pull a story after the case study was found to be a PR firm's employee is anything but a storm in a teacup, argues CIPR president-elect Rob Brown.

Deadline for PRWeek and PRCA mentoring scheme next Friday

Deadline for PRWeek and PRCA mentoring scheme next Friday

The deadline for submissions from individuals interested in being part of the Fast Track in PR scheme, aimed at inspiring the next generation of PR leaders, is Friday 21 August.

Former Square Mile and Ludgate director David Simpson dies aged 65

Former Square Mile and Ludgate director David Simpson dies aged 65

David Simpson a former newspaper journalist and latterly PR executive, has died aged 65.