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Communications, branding and digital agency WonderEight is benefitting from the positive consequences of a healthy work-life balance, says its co-founding creative director.
Nearly two-thirds of PR agencies plan to furlough staff and half are planning redundancies as the coronavirus crisis bites, a new study has revealed. The industry's take-up of a Government loan scheme is noticeably low.
Agency leaders are divided over whether to take advantage of the government’s Job Retention Scheme unless it is urgently required. Has the idea of furloughing staff become too stigmatised?
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The coronavirus pandemic has had a direct impact on the jobs of 28 per cent of PR professionals, a new PRWeek study has found – but this compares favourably to peers in other marcomms disciplines, with the events industry hardest hit.
Agencies and businesses are holding on to comms staff and honouring many new-starter contracts, although the recruitment market has taken a dramatic dip, recruitment agents confirm.
Employers can access the Job Retention Scheme to continue paying 80% of the salary for employees that would have been laid off.
NHBC, a warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, has appointed Guy Lambert as head of marketing and communications.
The PR industry is calling for urgent government intervention to support freelancers and self-employed workers as research reveals more than half have already lost at least 40 per cent of their regular income and the majority face financial ruin unless they receive help.
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