Brexit: A Ticking Time-Bomb for London’s Financial Industry?

Brexit: A Ticking Time-Bomb for London’s Financial Industry? Fears are escalating as there are concerns that Britain’s vote to leave the EU in 2019 will harm one of its most successful industries… The Impact of Brexit on the Financial Sector The industry is crucial to Britain’s economy, accounting for 12% of Britain’s economic output and paying more tax than any other industry. Roughly one-third of the transactions within this…

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Decline in Availability of Candidates and Increased Starting Salaries!

Key points from the October survey: Continued growth of appointments but at a softer pace Availability falls sharply Starting salaries increase at second-quickest rate since November 2015! Commentary “Its great news that employers are continuing to hire. However, that growth is slowing down and one of the reasons is that we simply do not have enough people for all the roles that are out there at the moment. And the…

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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 on investments which relate more to saving money rather than providing advice. For the…

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4 Qualities Top CEOs Look for in Leadership Roles

Want to make your CV stand out? 4 Crucial Qualities Top CEOs Look for in Leadership Roles! Purpose The more successful companies strive to make a difference; their focus is not solely on making money. How can candidates show this? Their purpose for being hired is more than simply making money and hitting targets… Empowering Employees CEOs want to hire employees who will have a positive influence on the…

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Business Quick Stats..

A Snapshot of Statistics from Recent Months 16% – According to research by The University of Edinburgh, the likelihood of success increase 16% if entrepreneurs write a formal start-up business plan…. 45%:27% – According to a study by Aston University, there has been a 45% increase in the proportion of women who became entrepreneurs and went into business. The increase among men was only 27%…. 48% – According to…

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Market News in brief April 16

Contrasting trends in permanent and temporary appointments The number of people placed in permanent jobs continued to increase during March. That said, the rate of growth eased to a six-month low. Temporary/contract staff billings on the other hand rose at the sharpest pace in four months. Slowest rise in vacancies since June 2013 March data pointed to softer growth of demand for staff. The latest increase in overall vacancy…

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Five rec-tech buzzwords you need to know

Contextualisation – We’re seeing greater sophistication in websites that are “self-aware” and can adapt to different users, depending on the context to them viewing the content – based on things like the time of day, proximity and even the current weather. The aim is to give users more specific, targeted messaging. Re-engagement – This approach is designed to stop candidates dropping out of the application “funnel”, and could be in the…

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Report on Jobs: South (ex London) – March 2016

Key points from February survey: Slower demand growth and less marked drop in supply of permanent candidates… …results in weakest rise in salaries for new starters since October 2014 Growth in temp billings remains relatively subdued Staff Appointment:  Growth of permanent placements remains below 2015 trend Recruitment agencies in the South of England reported a further rise in full-time appointments in February. The rate of growth remained above the…

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Pay Is Not Only Workers Gripe

    A Job Exodus Trends poll carried out in December 2015 by Investors in People has found that many employees want improvements in the quality of their working life more than they want a pay rise.  In the survey, employees across the UK were asked to choose between a 3 per cent increase in pay and a range of non-pay-related benefits. Among those who responded, 34 per cent…

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