How PR can help close the Gender Say Gap

By Claire Mason, CEO Man Bites Dog, Gender equality is having a moment. From gender pay gap reporting to the first anniversary of the #MeToo movement, shining a light on inequality is changing the standards society will tolerate. But these critical milestones are just symptoms of a much bigger issue: the ‘Gender Say Gap’ – …

Building a more socially mobile PR industry

By Alan Morgan, Director at Portland, In the UK today, a number of our professions including politics, law and the arts remain dominated by people from “more privileged” backgrounds. The statistics on my own industry are a sobering reminder of how much work there is to do to improve diversity. In the communications industry there …

Employee Communication, Diversity and Human Resource Management

Can understanding the principles of Human Resource Management help internal communicators navigate through the complexities of organisational diversity and leadership, and have a significant positive impact in multinational corporations? While you may be familiar with the term “Human Resource Management” (HRM), its importance to large national or multinational businesses is rarely discussed. HRM is now considered …

Gender Pay Gap, Returners and PR Recruitment

By Amanda Fone CEO & Founder f1 Recruitment,  More and more corporates are thinking about how to use a returners programme to help with their gender pay gap. For example, a company in the Fin/Tech sector or Tech sector could be finding in the current talent poor market that their Marketing team is struggling to find talent at …

How to make your brand’s digital communications more accessible for Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2018

By Ross Linnett, Founder & CEO of Recite Me, On 17 May 2018 it’s the seventh Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD aims to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion and people with different disabilities. You are no doubt a PR or communications professional who shapes and influences the design …

Gender Pay Gap – making sense of the numbers

By Rhian Radia, Partner, Hodge Jones & Allen LLP, The scores are in but what is behind the numbers and how might companies be impacted? The first point to note is that the statistics do not in themselves provide a way in for a woman to argue that she is paid less than a man. …