- Not Such a Silly Season
Summer - Not Such a Silly Season
In the press they call it the 'silly season'. Parliament breaks up, the schools are out and half the office rushes with breakneck speed to the coast and budget airline queues. But in this world of blackberries, wireless internet and globalisation, are we ever really free? Do things really slow down anymore?
Well, a snapshot survey here at Regan & Dean has reflected a yearly world schedule thats a lot more unpredictable than it once was. Because so many managers take their holidays, a lot of major decisions are delayed until September. But the world doesn't stop, offices are busier than ever with the new wave of students and graduate interns. Events are held at the last minute, business's around the world demand the same level of communication as the rest of the year and companies have realised that preparing in the summer makes a big difference for the 'September rush'. For us, it's a time to deal with the unexpected and fill as many, if not more temp roles than other seasons, which often makes us busier than ever!
Here's our advice for working in summer:
For our up to date summer roles click here.
Harassment in the workplace - a big change in the law
Everyone knows about harassment in the workplace. For years, bullying or unwanted flirting have been illegal, as has being fired on the basis of your gender, or not hired because of it. This has been fine for people whose working lives are spent surrounded only by co-workers and their own employers. But what about event organisers where a great deal, if not the majority of time may be spent with people who are not employed by your company? Customers, clients and conference guests all make up the working environment and until later this year, if they harass someone else's employee, no one is liable.
That will soon change as a result of the High Court ruling earlier this year that determined the UK government had not properly implemented an EU Directive covering harassment in the workplace. The court held that the current legislation does not go far enough in protecting employee rights, and the Secretary of State must now make changes to remedy the situation. This is because the EU Directive envisaged all workplace discrimination, but UK legislation failed to cover responsibility for 'third party' breaches. Employers will have to think about introducing a policy on how to deal with harassment by clients or customers.
If you feel your company has not put adequate policies in place, now may be the time to look at them. If you’d like further information, click here for a list of (non exhaustive) advice that we've drawn up in partnership with the employment law specialists at Glovers solicitors.
In the last newsletter we looked at big examples of web 2.0 in advertising and marketing. This month we look at making it work for you.
The web should be regarded as billions of notice boards and web 2.0 lets you make your own board. But be careful. If you set up a board, you have to imagine it sitting on the desk of your employer or future employer right now, because it really is only a few clicks away. So if you care about how you are perceived now, or might be in the future, be aware of what is attributed to you on the internet.
Web 2.0 doesn't just offer the opportunity to write your own personal advert. Because it’s interactive, it lets you sell yourself on your own terms – the pictures, comments and personal information may show a side of yourself that you are unable to express in a meeting or interview. But the real benefit of the new technology is networking. By moving away from a personal internet site - effectively alone in the vast ocean of other internet sites - a personal space is a platform, connected to all the other platforms of that kind of personal space. By signing up to a site, you join an instant community where all the companies and people are connected by a common thread. Innovation over the last four years has meant we are now able to network with the world from our desks. School friends, old colleagues, even your long lost godparent could just be one internet search away. And that means the scope for business networking is huge.
Network with our latest marketing roles here: www.regananddean.com
Are you a born organiser? Do you have a hankering to be at the heart of a major company, but you don't want the pressure of sitting in that CEOs chair? Do you like working with people and employing all of your organisational skills in a way that will be noticed? A role as a senior PA could be for you.
In the third instalment of our day in the life series, this month we asked one of our senior PAs to run us through a typical day. As the right hand of CEOs and chief executives everywhere, senior PAs are at the heart of the business world. They act as gatekeepers and minders - tracking and arranging meetings, flights, drivers, lunches and even organising personal shopping and finances. A senior PA can also be responsible for arranging conferences, corporate socials and managing the front of house receptionists. The job can demand long hours, but the relationships you build, the breadth of experience and variety of work can bring huge satisfaction. Click here to read more.
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At Regan & Dean, we are constantly working to bring you the best choice of opportunities. Here you'll find just a small selection of the positions we are currently handling. For details of all our roles, which are updated daily, visit: www.regananddean.com/vacancies.php
Head Of Logistics - Leading Live Event Agency - London - £50k
This leading creative live event agency are looking for a new head of logistics to take overall responsibility for the logistical delivery of their varied events, the development of the logistics team, and collaboration with the management team to improve processes and implement company policy. On a day-to-day basis you'll be responsible for resourcing all jobs, including pitches with internal team members and contract staff, and regular liaison with contractors (flights, ground agents, venues, caterers, delegate management suppliers etc) – so strong knowledge of these areas and excellent negotiation skills are required. A strong communicator and a motivational team leader, you'll be able to build effective working relationships with others. To take on this senior role, you’ll have previous experience of managing and mentoring a team on a day to day basis, with the experience and knowledge associated with logistical management of international large complex events (i.e. leading the delivery of all aspects of events for 5000+ delegates including registration websites, hotels, transport, catering, security, parties etc). This role involves extensive and regular travel across Europe for meetings, recces as well as being on-site at events. Great opportunity to join an excellent agency known for its expertise in large event delivery. GT6541. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Account Director - Experiential Events Agency - London -£45k
Unique experiential marketing agency driven by creativity, design and excellence has an opening for an account director to join their thriving team and be at the forefront of some of the most famous experiential campaigns for leading brands. Working in the creative, corporate and entertainment channels you will be managing multiple brand accounts as well as training, managing and monitoring more junior staff. You'll ideally have an experiential marketing agency background, and a proven track record of account managing brand campaigns at a senior level and working on integrated marketing campaigns. A highly competent organiser you'll be confident managing varied and differing levels of staff and colleagues, including outside agency personnel. With a genuine interest in event-based marketing campaigns you will be ambitious, have an excellent head for business, be looking to progress through the agency and be able contribute to their growth and profitability. KP6474 Email email@example.com
We are also currently recruiting for... Head of Events - Investment Bank - £70k ..... Head of Creative Delivery - Agency - £70k ..... Conference Production Manager - Commercial Events - £60k ..... Head of Internal Communications - Bank - £60k ..... Senior Event Manager – Financial - £58k + car ..... Live Event Producers - Agency/various locations - £40-55k ..... Operations Manager – IT Corporate - £50k ..... Account Director – Live Events/Berks - £50k ..... Head of Shows & Fairs – Magazine Co. - £45k ..... Account Director – C&I Agency - £40k ..... Senior Project Manager – C&I - £35k ..... Account Manager – Experiential Marketing Agency - £32k ..... Event Executive - Legal - £32k ..... Senior Account Executive – C&I Surrey - £25k... This is just a small selection of our current roles within Events - click here to see our full current vacancy listing - www.regananddean.co.uk
Marketing Director - Financial Training - London - £70k
Virgin fast track company is looking for a marketing director who enjoys making a difference and big impact, to manage the global marketing team. They are a top financial training company with an impressive portfolio of products and an ambitious and exciting marketing outlook, who are looking for someone to plan and roll out a Marketing Strategy. Role covers all on and off line marketing, working on marketing plans for the business areas and aligning sales and marketing campaigns. Brand management and strategic thinking is key. Working across print, dm, web, advertising, communications and events. Would suit someone with a broad mix of marketing communications experience, man management, big budget management and international management experience. This is key to the role! Strong academic background needed along with a proven track record of being innovative and ideas led. JH6548
Global Telecoms - Marketing Executive - Full time - London - £35k
Brilliant opportunity for a marketing executive looking for a demanding marketing role within top fibre telco. This is a global company who offer bespoke network solutions to companies with high bandwidth requirements. They operate within the highly competitive telecoms sector but go to market with unique offerings and therefore attractive marketing opportunities. Ideally looking at a marketing executive who has some experience of the telecoms sector. The role will focus on events, press, pr and speaker opportunities plus web, crm and research. Excellent writing skills are needed as well as a natural ability to build relationships across the trade media. A broad marketing background is required and in particular you must have strong event, press and web experience. JH6551
Other opportunities include ..... Marketing Manager - Food & Drink Exhibitions - £36k ..... Senior Marketing Executive - Professional Services (Reading ) - £28k ..... Account Director - Sales Promotion Agency ( Manchester ) - £35k ..... Marketing Communications Executive - Global Property Advisors - £35k ..... Marketing Executive - Strategic Marketing Consultancy - £28k ..... Internal Communications Specialist - Retail Banking - £60k.... Account Manager - Creative Agency - Motion Graphics - £35k ..... Account Manager - Experiential Marketing (Fulham) - £35k ..... Marketing Manager - High revenue Global Conferences - £35k ..... Sales & Marketing - Private Members Club- £28k Click here to see our current Marketing vacancies: www.regananddean.com/vacancies.php
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