• Ways to Beat Blue Monday

    29 days ago

    Are you struggling to get back into work as usual after Christmas? Naturally, it's taking some time to adjustment to reset your body block after weeks of indulging in box seats and selection boxes, however there's one day that hits harder than most, Blue Monday. Blue Monday is the UK's official most depressing day of the year. Your focus turns back to financial services and ...

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  • 9 in 2019: The Financial Stories that Shaped the Year

    3 months ago

    ​This year saw the 21st century in its final throws of adolescence. A government shutdown, low unemployment, record stock market highs, and continuing trade wars all played a role in shaping 2019’s financial markets and economy. In a world of 24 hour news, recounting what happened yesterday, let alone at the beginning of the year, can be a challenge. The final year of the de...

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  • After the Crash: Banking and Financial Services Outlook

    3 months ago

    ​September 2018 saw the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers - often portrayed in popular culture as the high profile starting pistol for the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). During the aftermath, banking and financial services were put under intense scrutiny and continue to be subject to incredible levels of political intervention, commentary, enhanced re...

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    Lehman Brothers Spotlight
  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    3 months ago

    ​Working as a hiring manager in the UK banking and financial services sector means spending a lot of time reading through CVs and conducting interviews with candidates who ultimately end up unsuccessful. However, you also need to consider the time invested into the process by the candidates, and ensure you reject them in a timely and professional manner. Providing candidates...

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    How To Reject A Candidate And Gain A Brand Advocate
  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    3 months ago

    Hiring managers within the UK banking and financial services sector will be seeking candidates who not only hold the ‘must have’ relevant skills required for roles, but will also be seeking those who hold potential and a knack for adaptability. The sector is transforming as huge investments are being made in fintech, and you need to find those candidates who are ready to emb...

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  • Global Hiring Trends 2017

    3 months ago

    ​​According to LinkedIn, 56% of business leaders revealed that their hiring volume will increase in the year ahead. Understanding candidate movement in the market can significantly aid hiring strategies, where managers can adapt their tactics in-line with market demands. In 2017, Technology will be an integral support function helping with; people analytics, sourcing automat...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Co-Worker

    3 months ago

    Working in a high pressure environment such as the UK banking and financial services sector can be incredibly rewarding, but stress can also lead to colleagues showing toxic and negative behaviour which can spread across even the most successful team. If a toxic co-worker is allowed to continue with consistently negative and bullying behaviour, it can lead to a perilous work...

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    How To Deal With A Toxic Co Worker
  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    3 months ago

    ​Did you know that 37% of UK companies offer sabbaticals, according to The Confederation of Business Industry? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital opportunity for a company to ...

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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    3 months ago

    ​Banking and financial services has always been a competitive sector, but with the introduction of fintech, it is now vital for institutions within the UK sector to make smart hires of those with technical and specialised skill sets to bring true value and innovation to a company. This will often involve looking beyond the local talent pool to find exceptional talent from ot...

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    How To Help A New Employee Relocate
  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    3 months ago

    Hiring managers within the UK banking and financial services sector are working on onboarding processes which evolve beyond the day 1 hiring checklist. Successful onboarding can take upto a year as training is provided in a manageable flow and employees are given opportunities to provide useful feedback throughout the process. It is essential that you are not inundating your...

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    How To Successfully Onboard A New Employee
  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    3 months ago

    ​The UK banking and financial services sector relies on the work of ambitious and driven individuals. However, these requirements can also cultivate large egos and difficult team dynamics exacerbated by toxic employees. The worst aspect of toxic behaviour is its tendency to spread. Even the most brilliant of your team members can begin to reflect negative behaviours such as ...

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    How To Deal With A Toxic Employee
  • 5 Reasons Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    3 months ago

    ​In the UK banking and financial services job market, it is hard to come by skilled finance professionals, especially those who specialise in the latest data analysis technologies or fintech innovations such as blockchain. It is likely you will see your skilled employees getting offered more lucrative roles by your competitors, and pressure is placed on employers to create c...

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    5 Reasons Why Counter Offers Are A Waste Of Time And Money
  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    4 months ago

    ​When starting your new role within the competitive and demanding UK banking and financial services sector, it is important that you make the best first impression possible on both your supervisor and your new team members. Approaching a new role with confidence and curiosity will help you make social connections faster and learn more about the ‘unwritten’ rules in your new ...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    4 months ago

    ​The banking and financial services sector in the UK is a busy and growing job market with plenty of opportunities available for skilled and talented candidates. This means that when you receive a job offer within the sector, it pays to spend some time considering elements of the offer beyond the headline salary. There is no ‘perfect formula’ for determining whether a role i...

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    7 Ways To Decide If A Job Offer Is Worth Taking
  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    4 months ago

    ​Sometimes leaving your current role in the UK banking and financial services sector can be harder to navigate than finding your new role. If you are leaving a role due to stress or an intolerable working environment, it may be tempting to quit your role in a dramatic manner and take the opportunity to air your grievances. However, this approach will only lead to problems do...

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    How To Leave A Job Without Burning Bridges
  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    4 months ago

    ​With global markets transforming and the introduction of fintech innovations changing the way we handle money, the UK banking and financial services sector is a busy and exciting place to work, with plenty of opportunities available to drive your career forward. However, even the most driven professional may face troubles in their career plans if they are working under a ma...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    4 months ago

    ​Hiring in the banking and financial services sector has changed as more candidates are needed who can turn data into business analysis, hold the highest ethics and provide intelligent inputs on business strategy. Smart hiring decisions need to be made, and employers in the sector are now favouring the all-day interview when looking for crucial hires. An all-day interview in...

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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    4 months ago

    ​Working in the financial sector can be extremely rewarding, and a job in banking in the UK can have high earning potential. Competition for talent is increasing, especially within the booming fintech and investment banking sectors.Every career roadmap will face a few blocks, and if you are feeling overworked and undervalued in your current role, you can start to think about...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    4 months ago

    ​If you have felt overwhelmed by the demands of working in the fast-evolving banking and financial services sector, you are not alone. Recent uncertainty and market volatility have also led to added stress and demands on finance workers. A 2018 YouGov/Mental Health Foundation survey found that 74% of workers in the UK often felt stressed to the point of being ‘unable to cope...

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    The Signs Of Burnout And What To Do About Them
  • How to Negotiate Salary With A Successful Job Candidate

    4 months ago

    As the banking and financial services sector in the UK transforms, demands are growing for those with experience and knowledge of fintech, alongside data analysis and knowledge of new technologies such as AI. Candidates such as these know the worth of these skills, and your initial job offer for a senior or specialised role may not be enough. If your hands are tied when it c...

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