While we lament the shorter days and chillier nights, at least we can take some solace in the fact that the jobs market is showing surprising resilience. In Morgan McKinley’s London Employment Monitor for September, the global recruitment agency said that even the traditionally sleepy month of August “surprised everyone” with its 4% month-on-month rise in both jobs and jobseekers.Read More
Originally from Lancashire, 31-year-old Ahmed Badr moved to London in 2003 to study medicine. But after deciding that medicine wasn’t right for him, he left university to take a year out before returning to study business. Now, seven years later, he’s a qualified solicitor and the Head of Legal at the booming FinTech company GoCardless.
In this frank interview, he reveals how he made those all-important career decisions…Read More
Be honest: how secure are your passwords? Most people rely on a combination of pet names and family birthdays. And while Muggles75 isn’t so bad for your defunct MySpace account, it’s pretty weak for just about everything else. For City professionals, maintaining hard-to-guess passwords – which you must never write down – has never been so important as it is now. According to security firm Symantec, 64% of security breaches stem from human error.
So what can financial institutions – and the people who work within them – do to protect both themselves and their employers? We spoke to three cyber-security experts and asked, what lies beyond passwords?Read More
The Bank of England (BoE) announced in July that there is “no clear evidence” (yet) of a sharp economic slowdown after last month’s vote to leave the European Union. The BoE reported that whilst business uncertainty had risen markedly most firms did not plan to cut hiring or investment.Read More
So the votes are in and the result is Leave. And in the words of former Prime Minister Harold Wilson: “A week is a very long time in politics.”
Much the same can be said for the City, of course, which immediately felt the brunt of the nation’s decision as the pound market plummeted to a 30-year low, and an incredible $2 trillion was wiped off global markets. And yet the FTSE closed on a 2016 high last week – Brexit and the City, then, might not be quite as bad as feared. Or might it?
Here’s what we know…Read More