Two-thirds of businesses planning to recruit or hire PR in coming months
Two-thirds of UK business leaders are planning to recruit public relations staff or hire agencies for public relations support in the next three months, according to new research from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).
The report – exclusive to CIPR members – will be repeated twice a year and will track business confidence, plans to recruit, the importance placed on the reputation of their businesses, training needs, and more. The December 2021 research found nearly half of respondents rated reputational risk as one of their three top risks for the business.
This survey shows the importance senior leaders place on public relations and backs up the findings of our PR in a Pandemic report. The last 18 months have shown the value PR delivers for businesses and it is now for practitioners to build on that at a strategic level. We will be monitoring progress on this through future surveys. Many thanks for 3Gem for partnering with us on this project.
It was insightful to work alongside the CIPR on this piece of research and really encouraging to see that business leaders are planning to recruit public relations staff or hire agencies for public relations support over the coming months. We look forward to hopefully seeing this trend continuing over future reports.
CIPR members also have exclusive access to quarterly CBI economic data reports which can be downloaded from here.
About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas with nearly 10,000 members.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).