Sector focus: Finance

Finance sector focusEvery month we’ll be taking an in-depth look at a particular sector and letting you know how it’s doing. From employment figures and salaries to the latest trends and stories that rocked that industry. This month we’re giving you a snapshot on the financial industry, which unlike some of the more stable sectors we’ve previously focused on, has seen its fair.
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Would Scottish independence affect the jobs market?

Scottish independanceThere’s been a lot of debate about whether Scotland should become independent. In this video we discuss whether Scottish independence would affect Scottish jobseekers and businesses, and if so, how. We talk to people who are for and against independence and hear what they think it would mean for the Scottish jobs market. Our contributors are… Amy Dalrymple, Policy and Research Manager.
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How will Boris Johnson’s plans for Heathrow affect the job market?

Boris JohnsonHeathrow should be bought by the Government, bulldozed and turned into a new London borough for 250,000 people, according to Boris Johnson as the debate over airport expansion intensifies. The Mayor of London has been heavily criticised after outlining plans to convert the UK’s biggest airport into a residential area to make way for a four-runway hub to the east.
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How to build a successful recruitment team

How to build a recruitment teamYour recruitment team needs to be sublime if you want to impress and win clients. But we all know that bringing suitable personalities together into the perfect team is an art form as much as a science. And there’s no one-size fits all approach that’s going to work for such a finely tuned team. So where to look for inspiration? Twenty.
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The perils of company websites

Company websites may still be the favoured channel for candidates to find information about jobs, but don’t get too relaxed just yet as there’s a sting in this tail. Jobseekers don’t just want a job – they want a perfect match, so employers need to raise their game beyond yesterday’s benchmarks of what makes a great company site. Employers are miles.
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Scottish jobs market strenghtens

Scottish job marketTotaljobs recently reported an unprecedented rise in job opportunities in Scotland. Financial journalist and author Ian Fraser explains why. As Scotland ponders whether to remain part of the UK ahead of next year’s referendum, its jobs market is humming. The growth of private sector jobs over the past three years has been ahead of the UK as a whole.
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Could recycling create more jobs?

Recycling jobsIn this era of austerity, it’s good news that the recycled materials industry could generate thousands of jobs across the UK within the next decade. According to the recently published Going for Growth report from the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the government-funded Waste and Resources Action Programme, a more bullish recycling industry could create 10,000 new jobs by 2020 and.
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Recruiter SoapBox: Is it worth going to university to get a job?

News in this week – the U.K. job market for new university graduates has shrunk this year, even though the economy has improved. Outspoken recruitment specialist Mitch Sullivan wonders is it worth going to university to get a job?. Recession-induced nervousness, and massive hikes in tuition fees have spooked many people into questioning the real value of a university.
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Interns from hell – part 2

So part one of interns from hell featured an obnoxious healthcare intern who would rather read a fashion magazine then tend to patients, and a computer programmer who blagged his way into hot water. Part two retells the experience of a negative know-it-all and a complete mismatch between role and personality. He’s Mr. Know-it-all Online marketing and e-commerce is a dynamic and.
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Getting out of recruitment

A steady stream of you have been getting out of recruitment in recent years and there are no prizes for guessing the main reason. Yup, the economy’s direct hit on the UK’s workforce has taken a side-swipe out of the jobs market. As badly hit sectors such as banking and construction have shed their workforce, fewer companies have been recruiting, and.
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