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What employers need to know about furloughing

What employers need to know about furloughing

Here's what the government’s coronavirus job retention scheme means for businesses from an employment law perspective

From the editor-in-chief: COVID-19 crisis is not ‘a leveller’ – some are fighting for survival

From the editor-in-chief: COVID-19 crisis is not ‘a leveller’ – some are fighting for survival

Long-established agencies in travel and hospitality, in particular, are being devastated due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Leaders I speak to are trying their best to protect staff, but have been forced into survival mode.

MEPRA targets young communicators to help raise awareness of PR in Middle East

MEPRA targets young communicators to help raise awareness of PR in Middle East

The organisation has unveiled its inaugural Youth Board, with the aim of 'shaping the strategy for engaging young communicators in the region'.

Coronavirus impact: half of freelancers consider quitting and have lost at least 60 per cent of income

Coronavirus impact: half of freelancers consider quitting and have lost at least 60 per cent of income

About half of freelancers would give up being self-employed, and a similar proportion have lost at least 60 per cent of their income, due to a downturn in work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, an alarming new study has found.

New initiative to connect unemployed comms pros with struggling organisations

New initiative to connect unemployed comms pros with struggling organisations

A PR professional has set up a not-for-profit venture, Look After, to help out-of-work PR practitioners provide support to businesses and charities struggling through the coronavirus crisis.

Movers & Shakers: WPP, M&C Saatchi, Edelman, WE, Gandhi and more

Movers & Shakers: WPP, M&C Saatchi, Edelman, WE, Gandhi and more

PRWeek's weekly roundup of industry hires, departures and promotions.

Insurance firm NHBC hires head of marketing and comms

Insurance firm NHBC hires head of marketing and comms

NHBC, a warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, has appointed Guy Lambert as head of marketing and communications.

PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards 2020 – shortlist revealed

PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards 2020 – shortlist revealed

The shortlist for PRWeek UK's prestigious Best Places to Work Awards 2020 has been announced.

Publicis Groupe flies people home to be with families amid COVID-19 chaos

Publicis Groupe flies people home to be with families amid COVID-19 chaos

The holding company is also accelerating the roll-out of Marcel.

Richard Edelman tells global staff: 'No job losses due to coronavirus'

Richard Edelman tells global staff: 'No job losses due to coronavirus'

Edelman has guaranteed to protect the jobs of his global agency's 6,000-strong workforce during the coronavirus outbreak, PRWeek has learned.