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Opinion: Understanding changing expectations to attract top talent

IN the age of remote and hybrid working, employment opportunities extend far beyond the boundaries once set in a pre-Covid-19 world, writes Sadhbh Sullivan. For most, work no longer has a set office, and for some, it doesn’t even have…

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Opinion: Lamenting the lack of leadership in layoffs

WE all know healthy communication is the bedrock of leading well and fostering trust, writes Courtney Malengo. Yet for all that knowledge, there is ample opportunity to improve. While many of us lament about leaders who behave badly, we are…

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Excerpt: Successful Employee Communications

AN excerpt from chapter 1 ‘Making the case for employee communication’ of the second edition of Successful Employee Communications by Sue Dewhurst and Liam FitzPatrick. What exactly is employee communication? Let’s try to get something straight at the start. We’re…

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Interview: Being at the top of your game in PR will only get you so far, says CIPR CEO

THE Value of Chartership Report was recently published by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). It shows that 72 per cent of respondents believe PR (and marketing) is less respected…

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Opinion: PRCA welcomes UK Government ban on service exports to Russia

THE Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has welcomed a UK Government ban on service exports to Russia, which includes a focus on public relations and communications services. The new measures, announced by Foreign Secretary Lizz Truss, mean Russia's businesses can…

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Opinion: Growth is great… So why does it feel so difficult?

GROWTH is always a tough one, writes Jenni Field. In smaller businesses, it can happen rapidly and this means everyone in the organization needs to adapt quickly. There’s always a tipping point when simple conversations and information networks diminish through…

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Opinion: Crisis communication meets supply chain disruptions

EMPTY shelves in grocery stores. Long waits for deliveries of durable goods. More than 100 ships carrying thousands of containers stuck at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Pandemic-induced supply chain disruptions are overwhelming U.S. companies, causing lengthy…

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Editor’s note: PR and business growth

THIS time two years ago, many organisations around the world had to realign their business objectives in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Business growth strategies were quickly replaced by business continuity plans, international travel plans were put on hold, and,…

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Lead interview: The risk of inaction for CEOs

LAST month, I had the opportunity to interview Tony Langham who co-founded strategic reputation management consultancy Lansons in 1989, writes Orla Clancy. He has advised Governments, organizations and companies on their image and reputation for over 35 years. In January…

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Interview: Put purpose at the heart of business

SOON after he launched DG Advisory in January, I had the opportunity to interview David Gallagher (pictured), who previously held leadership positions at Omnicom PR Group (OPRG) and Ketchum, writes Orla Clancy. To begin the conversation, Gallagher shared his business…

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Opinion: PR’s contribution to the bottom line off the balance sheet

VALUE is created when an organization does more than turn a profit on day-to-day sales, it’s when the organization is regarded as more valuable than the sum of its parts, writes Rachel Roberts. To create value entrepreneurs and CEOs have…

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Insight: The four-day working week in PR might not be as far-fetched as you think

THE four-day working week is not a new concept, writes Koray Camgöz. The shift towards flexible working was in motion long before the pandemic struck. But the decimation of conventional working patterns over the past couple of years has prompted…

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