#InfluenceTakes10 encourages PR professionals to take time out

The CIPR has launched a campaign to encourage PR professionals to switch off and focus on their mental wellbeing. The call to action features prominently in the latest edition of Influence Magazine, which includes three articles on the importance of mental health.  The campaign calls on PR professionals to take a 10 minute break to focus solely on their wellbeing. It forms part of a broader set of CIPR initiatives planned for Mental Health Awareness Week. Alongside the campaign, the CIPR has published a breathing exercise video and will host a tweet…

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#CIPRchat returns for Mental Health Awareness Week

The CIPR will host a tweet chat on mental health in public relations, in support of Mental Health Awareness Week, on Wednesday 15 May. The hour-long tweet chat kicks off at 12:30pm and will feature insight from Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at the mental health charity Mind. The tweet chat forms part of a series of initiatives from the CIPR aimed at addressing the mental health challenges facing PR professionals.  This year’s State of the Profession research revealed around a quarter (23%) of PR practitioners have taken sickness absence from work on the grounds of stress,…

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Automation could affect 27% of PR jobs – ONS study

The Office on National Statistics has published a report which estimates over a quarter (27%) of public relations jobs could be affected from automation. The report echoes research by CIPR’s #AIinPR panel which found that 12% of a PR practitioner’s skillset could be complemented or replaced by AI today, with a prediction that this could climb to 38% within five years. The ONS report – The Probability of Automation in England: 2011 to 2017 – analysed the jobs of 20 million people in England and concluded that around 7.4% or 1.5…

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‘We’re building a profession of white, public school alumni’ – CIPR State of the Profession 2019

More than a quarter (28%) of the public relations workforce are privately educated – four times the national average – according to figures revealed in the CIPR‘s 2018/19 State of the Profession report(PDF). The study – delivered in partnership with Chalkstream – shows privately educated PR Professionals secure more senior roles and earn an average of £13,000 more per year than state-educated colleagues. The findings are compounded by diversity figures which reveal BAME representation has hit a five-year low, with 92% of PR professionals describing themselves as white. Practitioners claim to…

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Automation threatens 27% of PR jobs – ONS study

The Office on National Statistics has published a report which estimates over a quarter (27%) of public relations jobs are at risk from automation. The report echoes research by CIPR’s #AIinPR panel which found that 12% of a PR practitioner’s skillset could be complemented or replaced by AI today, with a prediction that this could climb to 38% within five years. Today’s ONS report – The Probability of Automation in England: 2011 to 2017 – analysed the jobs of 20 million people in England and concluded that around 7.4% or 1.5 million jobs are at…

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