Ladies and Gentlemen Please Show Your Appreciation for Diversity

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 15.07.2017 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

You could get depressed reading this - we are inherently discriminatory and there's limited ways to tackle it! And given some of the news headlines right now should we lurch for the panic button? I would not dare enter the fray on our societal challenges, but any organisation that is not elevating the question of inclusivity is not thinking as strategically as it needs to, not simply for today but absolutely for the future.

Office Clashes: Handling Conflict in the Workplace

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK
Swatee Jasoria

Modern workplaces can be fraught, and deadline driven environments don't always reveal people in their best light. Rest assured, many of us have been through times when a colleague has created a toxic work atmosphere or left us staggered by their behaviour.

Five Steps to Professional Confidence

Becky Walsh | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

This 'act as if' technique comes from a creative idea of what you believe is correct service in that situation. So here is a list of tips to look confident in any situation in which you haven't a clue what you're doing!

Is It Ever OK to Cry at Work?

Hannah Cottam | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Cottam

Was her emotional outburst really so off putting? I mean, we live in a time when you can't really turn on the television without someone on screen crying, but should this be replicated in a professional environment?

Does the PR Industry Suffer from Hypocrisy?

Sabrina Lynch | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Sabrina Lynch

Why is there such an unwillingness or lack of proactive effort to move with the times? If you pride yourself on developing relevant brand-marketing strategies, it's crucial to diversify the PR employee roster.

The Reality of Swearing on Social Media

Gregor Smith | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

Recently, I found myself involved as a "Twitter expert" in a "radio debate" about swearing on social media. It went so well that they missed out publishing that week's show podcast and I said "sir" live on air, which while it isn't a swear word, is a feature of my speech that really annoys me that I'm trying to eliminate.

Time to Get a Real Job? How Does Professional Status Create a Platform to Target the Poorest?

Richard Moran | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK
Richard Moran

Having spent three years working for a small charity, running a support and signposting service for young people, I decided the time was right to move on. During my final week, one of our volunteers approached and asked (very sweetly and with the best of intentions) "So, is it time to get a real job then?".

Journalism, What Have You Done?

Hannah Brooks | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK
Hannah Brooks

Obviously I'm not saying that we should enforce a major crackdown on the press in the form of regulation, but I do think something needs to be done and fast, especially if we are ever going to gain the public and the celebrities faith back.

Your Personal Brand And Your Personal Style Are Inextricably Linked

Malcolm Levene | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

Taking care of your personal style is integral to authentically communicating your personal brand. When we neglect our outer brand, that's to say, our attire, grooming and physical appearance, we come across as unprofessional.

Wrong Flags, Unpronounceable Names, and Backwards Letters: The Olympics and Cultural Sensitivity

B.J. Epstein | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Sport
B.J. Epstein

The 2012 games have scarcely begun and they've already started revealing the UK to be less respectful, careful and thoughtful towards other cultures than one would like to think.

Anyone Can Teach (Fingers Crossed!)

Bansi Kara | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Bansi Kara

Devaluing QTS at this time will only serve to hammer home what many people have thought for a long time - anyone can do it, and so they do. Anyone who remembers the government call for parents to fill in for teachers on strike will understand just how ridiculous the notion is.

Everything You Do or Say is Public Relations

Katy Campbell | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK
Katy Campbell

Right, I can't remember the last time I 'socialised' for my job, 80% of my time is at my desk, 20% is with my clients. As much as I would love to spend my time having liquid lunches and calling everyone 'Sweetie Darling' like Eddie, sadly - this does not happen!

Cameron's Britain: The Age of the Amateur

Jeremy Cliffe | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cliffe

Britain is experiencing the Age of the Amateur. Qualified experts, specialists, practitioners operating within established, well-regulated trades; these professionals have had their day. True integrity and nous belong to the volunteer, the have-a-go hero. At least, this seems to be the accepted wisdom of the Cameroons. And the result is a crisis of professionalism that threatens to undermine Britain's public and private sectors.

Putting ‘On A Front’ Perfectly Healthy, Say Psychologists - Plus How To Tell If Someone’s Lying

Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered what that fake smile you pop on as your boss walks by might be doing to your mental health? Well, according to psychologists, how authen...

Only Professionals Should be Trusted to Lobby

Jane Wilson | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Politics
Jane Wilson

The Sunday Times party funding investigation is being wrongly conflated into a lobbying scandal by leader writers and others who see this as a good opportunity to keep up the pressure on the public affairs profession, which they either misunderstand or don't like.