​PRCA issues eight point ethical challenge to industry

Speaking at the African Public Relations Association conference in Botswana this morning, Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said: “Our industry took a major step forward last year when it expelled Bell Pottinger. But we have more to do if we are to achieve our potential, and prove without doubt our ethical professionalism. “That is why I have today, in the part of the world where our industry faced up to its stiffest ever challenge, laid down eight challenges: 1. The industry must toughen its Codes 2. The industry must…

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PR and Communications Census 2018: 2018 will be “a defining year for diversity”

The PRCA has stated that 2018 “will be a defining year for diversity”, after revealing the positive findings of its PR and Communications Census. The PRCA has launched the PR and Communications Census 2018, which reveals that the diversity statistics have shown improvement and the industry is making progress towards becoming more diverse, in comparison to the PR Census 2016. This year’s figures mark a decrease from 83% to 78% in the predominance of White British practitioners, and a marginal decease in White practitioners overall, from 91% to 89%.  No…

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PRCA supports Business in the Community’s Equal Lives research

The PRCA has welcomed and supported Business in the Community’s Equal Lives research project, in partnership with Santander UK. Equal Lives aims to benefit men, women, and businesses. By enabling both men and women to take a more equal share in caring responsibilities, women’s progress in the workplace is supported. The research into balancing work and care can be completed by any man employed or self-employed in the UK over the age of 18 and any woman employed or self-employed in the UK over the age of 18 with caring…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018: PRCA launches support helpline

The PRCA is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Health Assured to deliver a counselling support helpline for its members. The announcement comes during Mental Health Awareness Week. The helpline provides access to one-off counselling support for emotional problems. It is a complete support network that offers expert advice and compassionate guidance 24/7, covering a wide range of issues. Confidential support is available and, dependent on the nature of the issue, one-off counselling or guidance can be provided by fully qualified professionals via the telephone. The helpline also provides medical…

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PR and Communications Census 2018: gender pay gap figures are “inexcusable”

The PRCA has launched the PR and Communications Census 2018, which revealed that the industry gender pay gap has risen by over 3% since the last report in 2016. The gender pay gap of the PR and communications industry is 21%, an increase of 3.2% since 2016. It is also 2.6% higher than the UK gender pay gap for all types of workplace. This is despite the fact that the industry is overwhelmingly female at 66%, a 2% increase since 2016. The pay disparity between male and female employees is £11,364,…

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