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Please note: we will not publish any promotion material or any boring, tedious, wishy washy nonsense churned out by PR departments and regularly read out or published as news on various radio stations and newspapers. We do however add it to our Boring Press Release competition.
A quick example of such an piece is below – sent to us yesterday by email.
“Half of legal professionals believe their colleagues don’t work hard enough…With the majority claiming that negative co-workers affect how they feel about their job
Hampshire 18 th September 2018 – According to the latest research from leading job board, , half (50%) of legal professionals believe their colleagues don’t work hard enough, with a further 90% stating that this impacts how they feel about their job.
The survey explored the topic of professional relationships in the workplace, to find out how legal employees feel about their co-workers and whether they’re happy for their colleagues’ successes.
Interestingly, the majority of professionals in the legal sector (83.3%) work with people they dislike or find frustrating, with over one in ten (16.7%) of employees also stating that their workplace has a negative atmosphere because of this.
Legal employees then revealed how they felt at work as a result of others’ negativity, with the majority (90%) saying that it made them want to leave the company.
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of comments on the findings: “ It’s concerning to learn that half of legal professionals feel their fellow workers aren’t pulling their weight. This can be demotivating, unfair and frustrating for employees. What’s more, the negativity that professionals are reporting is bad news for both workers and businesses.
“Having positive working relationships is important in order to work well as a team and co-operate with others. Not to mention that friendships at work can help to make the working days more enjoyable, giving opportunities for support and socialising.
“If you’re facing negative or difficult colleagues who make you want to leave your role, or cause low morale and a bad working environment, it might be time to discuss these feelings with your manager. After all, no one should be made to dislike their job by another’s bad attitude.”
What’s more, the study revealed that despite two-thirds (66.7%) of legal professionals saying that they do always support their colleagues, 33.3% became jealous when their co-workers got a promotion.
Furthermore, half (50%) admit to discussing salaries with the colleagues, with 33% becoming jealous if they don’t earn as much, or that their co-worker received a pay rise.
Biggins continues: “ While professionals in the legal sector do claim to support their colleagues, it’s apparent that this can be challenging when competition, pay and the desire for success gets in the way. Work can be stressful, so it’s important that employees do have those support systems in place to help them. Plus it’s a shame that a number of people admit to feeling jealous of their co-workers success.
“If you’ve missed out on an opportunity, promotion or pay rise that your colleague received, remember that you shouldn’t compare your success to theirs. However, it might be worth asking for feedback from your manager to find out what you can do next time.”
Apart from publishing it to indicate the type of information we will not publish, this hasn’t had much of an effect! Would anyone want to read this? I doubt it. Its tedious waffly business nonsense, without any foundation or evidence included at all. How many legal professionals did they interview? 2?
And then this one from a PR company, sent yesterday:
Embargo: 0001 Thursday 20 September 2018
Responding to the launch of the BMA’s ‘Caring, Supportive, Collaborative’ project, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations from across the healthcare sector, said:
“Doctors and other frontline staff know better than anyone the strengths and the failings of the health service when it comes to patient care and we absolutely must listen to what they are saying.
“The upcoming long-term plan represents an opportunity to address many of these issues and we must get it right.
“We have significant investment and it is time to get serious about transformation – it is not some kind of ‘fad’ and unless we invest in, and improve communication with, primary and community care then we know pressures on hospitals will continue to ratchet up.
“We must admit the NHS has been slow to grab the many advantages of the digital revolution and acknowledge this has to change. It will challenge working practices but brings significant advantages for patients and clinical staff – among them doctors having access to better, more comprehensive information and time freed up to care for patients.”
Is this really something anyone other than the press officers concerned want to read? Do we care? Is it news? Would we publish it?
No! *although we have just published it so I suppose its had some effect, even if it involves an element of ridicule!