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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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Creative inspiration: Cassetteboy

Creative inspiration: Cassetteboy

The duo behind the viral remix of David Cameron's speech last month tell PRWeek what inspires them.

Seeing red: Plain speaking is good thinking

Seeing red: Plain speaking is good thinking

Why use complex phrases to describe simple actions? It doesn't make sense, says Lucy Willatt, account director, corporate and professional services, The PR Office.

Agony Uncle: Halving happiness, content marketing and a higher purpose?

Agony Uncle: Halving happiness, content marketing and a higher purpose?

The co-author of PR Today and Richmond University's professor of PR gives it to you straight.

Mental wealth: Take a trip on the memory train

Mental wealth: Take a trip on the memory train

Our resident psychologist says if you want to develop new skills, forget learning by rote and hone the ability to retrieve key information under pressure.

From the editor-in-chief: A manifesto for career confidence

From the editor-in-chief: A manifesto for career confidence

Perhaps the biggest frustration for any PR professional is the lack of credit that they receive for their work, their advice, even their entire careers.

If PR is serious about diversity it has to overhaul the job spec

If PR is serious about diversity it has to overhaul the job spec

Across the UK, from Edinburgh to Earls Court, the public relations industry isolates the public and gives a masterclass in how to create barriers instead of opportunities.

Four more agencies sign up to PR Internships For All

Four more agencies sign up to PR Internships For All

Hanover, Whitehouse Consultancy, Freedman Brown and Jargon PR are the first PR agencies to sign up to PR Internships For All since the scheme was expanded to smaller agencies and in-house departments last month.

PR needs to park its tanks on the ad industry's lawn to win the battle of ideas

PR needs to park its tanks on the ad industry's lawn to win the battle of ideas

The talk of the need for greater creativity in the PR industry has become a little bit of an obsession for many of us since the Cannes Lions demonstrated how difficult winning our own category, against the best of the world's advertising and digital creative teams, truly is.

Mental wealth: Rid yourself of the physical effects of negative emotions

Mental wealth: Rid yourself of the physical effects of negative emotions

Our resident psychologist says that upsetting emotions affect people physically, but shaking your whole body out can help release the tensions.

Vote for the best of the best from 10 years of internal comms

Vote for the best of the best from 10 years of internal comms

PRWeek's Strategic Internal Communications conference on 27 November, which brings you expert advice from IC professionals, will be holding a Decade of Achievement Awards drinks in the evening.