Hoping for a pay rise? It’s not a fait accompli…

21 February 2022, our recent Business Leaders Pulse makes for a conservative view on increasing staff salaries in light of a booming employment market. Just over one in four (26%) say they have increased some of their staff salaries but clearly only a select number of employees stand to benefit. On top of this, 17% […]

No more ‘Blah, Blah, Blah’…a bevy of ESG pioneers press ahead, undaunted

A bevy of self-declared ESG pioneers are overwhelmingly positive offers an encouraging headline from our most recent Sustainability Trends Tracker 2021. Yet for most, this, the road to Sustainable Practice is an ongoing transition. Many are ready, willing and able to develop/follow an action plan and committed to becoming Net Zero – but there are […]

UK PR agency CEOs believe half of roles will be filled by remote workers

Our latest Communications Index Pulse indicates that the majority of agency CEOs (54%) now expect over half of roles inside their businesses to be filled by remote workers. One in three CEOs (33%) believe more than 25% of these roles could be filled by overseas workers. Overwhelmingly, the vast majority of agency CEOs (83%) expect […]

Hybrid Working in the PR & Comms industry

As PR agencies and in-house teams embrace the ‘new’ office environment post pandemic, we asked for the latest thinking on what a hybrid working model could look like. We collected a range of opinions including this from a Senior Director working in-house: “We aim to return to an office based culture but have delayed this […]

A third of Sustainability leaders are pioneers of ESG practice

Thirty percent of Heads of Sustainability and ESG Consultants see themselves as pioneers, according to The Pulse Business Sustainability Tracker, designed to capture and measure best practice across ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance). Access the full results here… A further fifty-five percent declared themselves ‘mid-transformation’, painting a positive picture of how some UK PLCs are […]

Senior comms leaders admit it’s lonely at the top…

Our recent Pulse of senior communications practitioners has found that 39% of senior comms leaders are less than communicative when it comes to talking about their feelings at work. Communications leaders cite leadership responsibilities as one of the reasons for putting on a brave face when they are actually feeling anything but courageous. Others say […]

The only way is up…

April 29th 2021 – The PR and Comms industry’s ability to enact changes and react to circumstances appear to be contributing towards its upbeat state with a third of respondents (32%) feeling ‘very positive’ about the future of their business over the next 12 months and another 58% feeling ‘quite positive’. This compares to 24% […]

Good news for online businesses as shopping habits go virtual

March 23, 2021: Online shopping is truly a part of every day life with one in three leaders (32%) saying it will be the shopping experience of choice post lockdown. Around one in four (26%) also say that focussing on mental health and wellbeing is now a top priority according to The Pulse Business’ Senior […]

What does the road ahead look like in 2021?

A cry for freedom and a more balanced view of the world sits uppermost in one Director’s mind, “We have to get back to being human, living with pathogens and understanding that you cannot control everything. I say that as someone who hates getting colds! Importantly, we need to get viruses to build our immune […]