Inflation Remains at a Record High Amid Candidate Shortages

Key Points from the February Survey: Softer rise in permanent placements High levels of candidate shortages amid high starting salaries Softer rise in staff vacancies Softer rise in permanent placements… The number of people placed in permanent jobs increased in February although at a slower rate than January’s recent high. The continued increase has  been […]

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IFAs remain resilient despite rise in robo-advice

Despite the rise in the use of robots as employees in the workplace, IFAs remain adamant that such technology will not replace their human face-to-face investment advice. Although robots and automation are increasingly infiltrating the financial services industry, experts argue that there are certain matters which robot advice cannot be used for; robo-advice generally focuses […]

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What Do Staff Want From You?

What better way to let people know they are expendable commodities than calling them ”resources” (human or otherwise)? We all know what we want from our people; the question is how to get it consistently.  The answer, more often than not, lies in understanding what your people want from you. Remuneration, incentives, reward and opportunity are […]

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The Week in Numbers – 4th February 2016

15% – Proportion of Ucits funds that could be “closet trackers”, according to the European Securities and Markets Authority 20% – Rise in revenue reported by Mattioli Woods following a spate of acquisitions 30 – Number of sales roles being cut by Aegon as part of a shift towards its platform business £600m – Value of build-to-rent deal entered […]

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The Week in Numbers – 13th May

The Week in Numbers 12m – Number of actions taken by MAS users in 2014/15 – far higher than the organisation’s 4.5 million target 1% – cashback offer for first-time buyers launched by Halifax this week 8 – Number of advice firms issued with Section 166 reports (also known as a skilled persons report) by […]

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Telephone Interviews – A Serious Business

Recruiters reveal an alarming level of complacency by job applicants during important telephone interviews Distractions detract from telephone performance Going to the toilet, having a bath, eating a meal, walking a dog, breastfeeding a baby, arguing with a family member. These are all perfectly normal human activities; and they are all things that recruitment candidates […]

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