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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Industry body the PRCA has launched a new initiative aimed at improving diversity across the profession.
The Government’s points-based immigration system could prevent hundreds of migrant PR practitioners from entering the UK, exacerbating a talent shortage and damaging the industry, the PRCA has warned.
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