PRCA on Mental Health: “Time that the industry takes the issue of mental health and employee wellbeing seriously”

The PRCA and PRWeek have revealed that 60% of the PR and communications industry have suffered from or been diagnosed with mental ill health. The PRCA and PRWeek launched a wide-ranging survey in October 2018 to grasp the industry’s attitudes towards mental health and whether the stigma persists. This repeated a survey launched in 2017, with the number of respondents increasing to 546 – twice as many as in 2017.  The majority of respondents who have suffered from mental ill health cite depression or anxiety as the issue. Furthermore, almost…

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PRCA and PRWeek relaunch Fast Track mentoring programme across UK, MENA, and Southeast Asia

The PRCA and PRWeek are pleased to announce that they are launching the 2018/19 Fast Track mentoring programme, now available across the UK, MENA, and Southeast Asia. Fast Track is aimed at inspiring the next generation of PR and communications leaders to build their expertise and develop as professionals. Fast Track is available to junior and senior practitioners alike. It is available to agency, in-house, and freelance practitioners, and is completely free of charge. The PRCA is running the programme in the UK; in the Middle East and Northern Africa, through PRCA…

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PRCA launches the PR and Communications Census 2018

The PRCA has launched the PR and Communications Census 2018, which reveals that the UK PR and communications industry is worth £13.8bn, showing growth of 7% since 2016 when it reached £12.9bn. The Census is produced in conjunction with PRWeek and global market research agency Norstat. The PR and Communications Census 2018 also revealed that there is a total of 86,000 employees. This is a steady increase from 2016, when there was a total of 83,000 employees. Key figures:  – Diversity in the industry has improved slightly and the industry…

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PRCA and PRWeek launch PR Internships Awards 2018

The PRCA and PRWeek have launched the PR Internships Awards 2018, to celebrate excellence in both PR internships and interns. The PR Internships Awards 2018 are now open for entries, the latest step in the PRCA and PRWeek’s broader campaign to improve standards and recognise quality internships. There are two categories: Best Internship Programme, and Best Intern. You can find out more here. The awards conclude the joint PRWeek/PRCA PR Internships For All (PRIFA) initiative, which was launched in 2014 to lead a concerted drive to bring more young people from diverse backgrounds…

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PRCA launches plans for cross-industry working group to target sexual harassment following survey

The PRCA, in partnership with PRWeek and Women in PR, has revealed the extent of sexual harassment in the PR and communications industry in a new survey – and plans to launch a cross-industry working group to target the issue. The survey revealed that 85% of respondents have experienced some form of sexual harassment, with 26% having experienced it in the past year. 15% reported that they had experienced an attempted or actual sexual assault. Only 27% of those who had experienced harassment reported it. When questioned about whether their…

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