The Morgan McKinley Group is one of the world’s leading recruitment companies. Its financial division uses CityJobs to connect specialist talent (in sectors including but not limited to compliance, risk, accountancy, and projects and change) with leading employers across banking, financial services, commerce and industry, and much more.Read More
2014 has seen a sizeable spike in market confidence, there is a genuine feeling that this economic prosperity is long term. Hiring in London is rising at its fastest pace, with a boom in City jobs leading the recovery.
Robert Half found 44% of finance firms were actively increasing their headcount this year – a sharp increase from the 29% who were expanding this time last year; with 93% of finance bosses saying they were struggling to fill all their vacancies. Figures show that financial services and finance and accounting, in particular, are current and future growth areas, with professionals being highly sought after and commanding premium remuneration.Read More
The impending changes to Flexible Working won’t have escaped you. From Monday 30 June, any employee that has worked for a firm for 26 weeks or more has the right to request flexible work. Gone are any caveats around dependants or long-term illness, which opens up flexible working to all employees regardless of gender or family.
The reaction in the City has been mixed, it’s worth noting that the UK is the last European country to come into line with this work change and that we have resisted flexible working changes twice before, under both Labour and the Conservatives. Debates around greater flexibility in working hours and how this impacts productivity and economic recovery abound; however those of us who work in the City are traders or have ever sold to foreign markets will be all too familiar with the timeliness of flexible work…Read More