Top 10 cities in the UK to start a recruitment firm revealed

Top 10 cities in the UK to start a recruitment firm revealed

The 10 most popular places to start a recruitment firm have been revealed. Data obtained by Clearly PR under a Freedom of Information Request from Companies House, has disclosed that London is the top city in which to start a recruitment firm, with 4,198 firms registered in the 12 months between March 2017 and March 2018. Birmingham, as the UK’s second largest city, registered 839 in the same period, and …

10 business benefits to having an internal communications plan

10 business benefits to having an internal communications plan

Although the contribution of it’s people to the overall performance of the organisation has never being clearer than it is now, there remains a significant number of organisations remiss of an effective internal communications strategy. Yet several studies have shown a direct correlation between having a one in place and improved financial performance. In fact, according to one study, those companies who are highly effective at internal communication are 1.7 …

WHY THE CEO SHOULD BE THE FACE OF YOUR COMPANY

Why the CEO should be the face of your company

Recently I had the pleasure of going to the ‘Social Media Week Bristol – Influencer Summit’ hosted by the PRCA and while there were a plethora of excellent sessions taking place, it was the ‘Digital influencer or celebrity ambassador?’ that really resonated with me: how do you get the benefits of an influencer without the risks? Influencer marketing is where the advertising focus is placed on an influential person rather …

Clearly in the news

Clearly PR in the news

We have said it many times before – we love what we do. So much so that we treat Clearly PR as if it is a client in itself, which means that we are constantly looking for opportunities to get ourselves in the media as much as we do for every client we represent. And the last seven days have been particularly great. Here’s the media coverage we have generated …

How to lose friends and influence

How to lose friends and influence

It is said that a week is a long time in politics, but for Mark Zuckerberg the last seven days must have felt like an eternity. In case you missed what – in the words of author JK Rowling – was “Surely the story of the year, if not the decade,” Facebook, the behemoth of all social media platforms, is deep, deep in the proverbial right now. It’s all because …

Media found guilty of stereotyping women as ‘splurgers’ who can’t manage their money

Media found guilty of stereotyping women as ‘splurgers’ who can’t manage their money

While the recent International Women’s Day reminded us of the urgency to battle the gender pay gap, a new report has found significant discrepancies in how the finance press talks about- and to- women regarding money. An analysis of 300 finance articles from the UK revealed that 65% that are aimed specifically at women defined them as “splurgers”, excessive spenders and having poor judgement, adding they need to “rein in” …

New research suggests 2018 could be strongest year of growth for recruitment

CLEARLY IN THE NEWS: New research suggests 2018 could be strongest year of growth for recruitment agencies

More new agencies were established in January and February than during the same period in 2017   Clearly PR, the specialist public relations and content marketing agency for the recruitment industry, has found that almost 1,800 new recruitment agencies have launched since 1st January this year. Accordingly, a total of 1,777 new agency businesses have been registered with Companies House between 1st January and 1st March 2018 – an increase …

Why some recruitment agencies have such a poor employer brand_

Why do some recruitment agencies have such a poor employer brand?

The war for recruitment talent is heating up, but unless recruitment leaders up their game by improving their own employer brand, they risk ending up on the losing side. In December, Clearly PR, the PR agency for the recruitment industry, published its latest findings into the number of recruitment businesses currently registered as trading in the UK. Their research found 9,001 new agencies were formally set up in 2017, with …

5 small steps to creating a diverse and inclusive culture

5 small steps to creating a diverse and inclusive culture

by Rebecca White Last month, the PRCA published its guidelines on Diversity and Inclusion, providing practical guidance and outlining the business case for making our industry more diverse and inclusive. It’s a huge issue currently, and many businesses might feel slightly overwhelmed when considering how to incorporate the suggested changes into the fabric of their culture. So, we have put our heads together to research the five small steps you …

Scaling the walled garden of social media

Scaling the walled garden of social media

Let’s talk social strategy. At the outset, giants of the trade Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter each operated under a business model that, more or less, operated in harmony with the businesses and people that used it. As time has gone on, however, and these platforms have increasingly looked to monetise their services beyond paid advertisements, we have seen the development of the ‘walled garden’. In short, this is a means …