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Watson Helsby 2019/20 FTSE 100 Group Corporate Communications/Affairs Survey

This week we published the Watson Helsby 2019/20 FTSE 100 Group Corporate Communications/Affairs Director survey. The timing is sadly far from perfect, but it is currently impossible to predict when would be a good time, so we have decided not to delay any further. The survey findings are based on interviews with over 60% of Group Corporate Communications/Affairs Directors and it…

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Housebuilders – building houses a greater priority than building reputation

Every year the executive search firm Watson Helsby publishes a FTSE 100 Group Corporate Communications/Affairs Director survey. As ever there are a number of companies that do not have such a position/individual. This year (2019/20) there are 22 companies where the position is not represented at a senior level at Group. This figure has oscillated between 20% and 23% since…

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The unrealised potential of Internal Communications

As a head-hunter who has conducted many communications searches, and has a strong interest in the discipline, I have always been struck by the difference in approach taken to employee communications and engagement vs external communications and stakeholder engagement. External communications (particularly with consumers) has clearly defined outcomes, it is underpinned by insight, research and strategic analysis, and it is…

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