• The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    4 days ago

    ​​Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove strenuous for any company. But the process becomes even more challenging when you work within a niche industry or sector. In these situations, a specialist recruiter can help find the perfect candidate for a hard-to-fill role.There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking to find niche talent:D...

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  • Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    3 months ago

    ​With workers slowly returning to the office across Europe and the UK, the banking and financial services work place will be virtually unrecognizable. What short and lasting impact will the pandemic have on the workspace? How will these changes affect talent?   While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the works...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Ally

    4 months ago

    ​​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every jobseeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals trying to advance their careers, but for members of the LGBTQ+ community recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career ally.​Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need career allies?​While great p...

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  • Alleviate Video Call Fatigue With These Top 5 Tips

    4 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For professionals working in the finance sector, that might mean more time in front of the camera than you signed up for. Even those who usually have the verve and stamina to withstand back-to-back meetings may experience video call fatigue.Why the video call fatigue?Evolving from social animals, most human communication...

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  • The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote Working

    5 months ago

    ​Working-from-home will likely last long after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. While remote working was already on an upward trend before, it was certainly not the norm. In 2018, only 5.2% of people across the European Union would regularly work from home and in the UK that number was even lower (4.4%). As government lockdowns required most workers to stay inside and work ...

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  • How to navigate a difficult job market

    6 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​It comes as no surprise these days that Covid-19 has rattled many markets and the global economy. While stock markets worldwide show significant levels of volatility with the UK’s FTSE 100 falling by 10% in one day in mid march – the worst day in three decades - only to jump again by 25% in early April, likely no financial sector will be left untouched.With the pandemic lea...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    7 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    As the coronavirus epidemic continues to spread in Europe, more of us will be working from home. During this time, it is more likely that a candidate will be asked to interview via video conference call. But even before this outbreak that affects so many businesses, video interviews have already become an increasingly common part of the recruitment cycle within the UK, espec...

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  • Ways to Beat Blue Monday

    9 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    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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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Co-Worker

    12 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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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    12 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 Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    12 months ago by Deleted user

    ​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 Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    12 months ago by Deleted user

    ​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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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    12 months ago by Deleted user

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

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

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

    about 1 year ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​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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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

    ​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

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

    ​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 Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

    ​Leaving a role within the UK banking and financial services sector can be a difficult moment, especially if you have provided value to your company and have been chosen as someone with the potential to evolve into a leader.You can view resigning from your role not as the end of a personal era, but the beginning of a new era within your soon-to-be former employer. Leaving a ...

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  • Why You Should Decline A Counter Offer

    about 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​“We’ll match what they’re offering.” It’s a moment that can catch you off guard. You’ve done the difficult bit, after all. You’ve survived marathon interview rounds, had your experience and expertise challenged, and come out on top – success, you’ve been offered the job! The only thing left to do was to rip off the band-aid and hand in your resignation. Unfortunately, your ...

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  • Why Your Business Should Invest in Work Life Balance

    over 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​For many employers and HR professionals in financial services, developing work-life balance strategies that bring tangible benefits to the business and their employees can be challenging. In a candidate-led market, employees have more choice than ever, and after salary and job security they state that work-life balance is the most important factor for job satisfaction. To a...

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