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Seven tips for starting a career in PR (getting a 2:1 isn’t one of them)

Given the recent excitement around PwC’s statement that it won’t require a 2:1 from graduate recruits in the future, anyone would think it had discovered cold fusion.

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It’s a candidate-driven market again and this is how you can attract the best in PR

Alexandra Lewington, head of PR & communications at recruitment firm Reuben Sinclair, shares her insights into how the job market is favouring candidates once again and what employers can do to get an edge.

Golin & Virgo Health chief: 'Fully flexible working allows us to recruit more diverse talent'

In an effort to attract candidates from more varied backgrounds and move away from being “London-centric”, Golin and Virgo Health have begun actively recruiting people from across the country on flexible working arrangements, PRWeek has learned.

‘Young people don't know or care about PR, our job is to go and inspire them' – Warren Johnson

The W Communications founder says the industry needs to inspire primary school-aged children in outreach programmes, while Xaxis director Akama Davies says the industry is at a disadvantage to other professions in attracting diverse talent.

PRCA to help agencies pool placements for Government's Kickstart Scheme

The PRCA will act as the industry's representative body for the Government’s new Kickstart Scheme, which incentivises organisations to take on young unemployed people affected by the economic downturn.

Stripe launches online training programme to support graduates

Stripe Communications has launched a virtual academy to provide free, online training for graduates looking to start a career in communications as the job market remains challenging.

'PR industry leaders fail to consider BAME diversity in recruitment' – executive recruitment boss

PR industry leaders are not taking any steps to hold recruitment agencies to account and ensure they receive enough BAME candidates in the recruitment process, an executive recruitment leader has warned. Retention is also a major issue.

Comms recruitment 'cut off at the knees' as businesses fight to retain and motivate staff

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.

What you need to know about the Job Retention Scheme

Employers can access the Job Retention Scheme to continue paying 80% of the salary for employees that would have been laid off.

PRCA launches schools outreach programme to improve industry diversity

Industry body the PRCA has launched a new initiative aimed at improving diversity across the profession.

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