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BLOG: Why Singapore is attracting driven financial candidates

Saturday 06 August 2011 at 10:28 am

It may be because you’ve become totally fed up with the British weather or simply because you want a new start but sometimes everyone wants to experience something different. And who wouldn’t prefer a weekend break on a white sand beach instead of a rainy few days in Blackpool? Sound too far fetched for a hardworking City employee like you?

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BLOG: Using Linkedin to boost your financial recruitment prospects

Saturday 06 August 2011 at 10:11 am

Linkedin, the business-networking site, announced this week that revenues were up and that it was attracting two new members every second, with a total membership passed 120 million. These stats demonstrate the scope and strength of the site, which is an extremely useful tool for recruiters like us.

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BLOG: Domestic gloom mustn’t cloud candidate vision

Saturday 06 August 2011 at 09:47 am

If there’s one thing that’s become abundantly clear this week, it’s that European economic issues are far from being resolved. The fact is that, with ongoing slow growth, investors are still unsure whether governments will be able to reduce their debt burdens to manageable levels – which has naturally sparked a wave of uncertainty about the ripple effect that such issues could have.

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BLOG: Smartphone users can boost city job chances

Thursday 04 August 2011 at 4:05 pm

The rapid rise in the number of smartphone users has hit the headlines this week, with Ofcom reporting that some 37% of adults and 60% of teens admitting to being “highly addicted” to the insanely clever handheld devices.
And, we thought that seeing as so many people are seemingly glued to their smartphones during the day, why not spend some of that time maximising your chances of making the financial move that you’ve been thinking about for a while.

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Bright outlook for highly skilled professionals

Wednesday 03 August 2011 at 10:49 am

Highly skilled professional workers, which excludes public sector workers in the medical and education sectors, are still in high demand across the UK, according to a new report commissioned by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

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HSBC profits up with plan to recruit 15,000

Tuesday 02 August 2011 at 12:10 pm

Amid the gloom, HSBC was also the focus of good news today (Tuesday 2 August), as it announced a half-year pre-tax profit rise to $11.5bn (£7.1bn), 3% higher than the same period last year, according to a City AM report.

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Positive job prospects as employers aim to employ

Thursday 28 July 2011 at 11:49 am

New figures suggest that, regardless of slow growth in the economy, the vast majority of employers are looking to recruit more staff in the near future.

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BLOG: Does money matter to you?

Thursday 28 July 2011 at 11:33 am

A recent report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development stated that British employees are now more interest in pay than job satisfaction when searching for a new role, reversing the trend of recent years.
In a period of pay cuts and freezes, this isn’t too surprising but is the same true for candidates looking for jobs in finance?

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BLOG: New regulations could provide job opportunities

Thursday 28 July 2011 at 11:25 am

There’s been a lot in the news recently about the effects that new regulatory frameworks, implemented after the credit crunch, will have on the financial markets.
UBS has said that, combined with an economic slowdown, regulatory changes will mean it may well have to cut jobs. In New York, George Soros’s famous Quantum hedge-fund has returned money to outside investors, rather than meet stricter regulatory rules.

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BoA/Merrill Lynch snap up UBS star

Thursday 28 July 2011 at 11:05 am

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch has continued its drive to bolster its broking business in London by recruiting Jonathan Bewes, a senior managing director, from rival UBS.

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