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London named most popular destination for business travel, report shows

September 22 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

A report from Heathrow Express has found that London is the most popular destination for business travel.

The 2017 Heathrow Express Business Travel Insights Report found that 85 per cent of 2,424 business travellers have travelled to London for business.

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Fintech sector crucial to London’s future prosperity, according to research

September 21 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Over 45 per cent of businesses believe the financial technology sector is crucial to the future of London’s prosperity, according to the CBI/CBRE London Business Survey.

The survey of 271 respondents found the creative and tech sectors are the most important for the city’s economic growth over the next five years, with these being cited by two-thirds of businesses. This was followed by the fintech sector (47 per cent) and the professional services sector (49 per cent).

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EY announces career development and performance programme

September 20 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Professional services and Big Four firm EY has announced a series of global talent programmes to help employees prepare for work.

The company will be running the programmes through management model LEAD and will be introducing a new programme called EY Badges. This will help people develop digital skills for the future.

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Employers support financial education in the workplace, research shows

September 19 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research from financial services company Hargreaves Lansdown has shown employers are in support of financial education in the workplace.

The research surveyed 418 employers, exploring their views on auto-enrolment in the workplace. They found 55 per cent believe financial education can help their staff gain a better understanding of pensions.

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FCA figures show improved gender diversity in Britain’s banks

September 19 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Figures from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have shown an improvement in gender diversity amongst the UK’s biggest banks, with 28 per cent of senior executives being female.

The figures were analysed by DHR International and show that the number of female directors has increased by 1.5 per cent since 2015.

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Finance is third most lucrative degree for new graduates, research shows

September 18 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Research from job search engine Adzuna has revealed which degree subjects are the most lucrative for new graduates.

The study used Adzuna’s ValueMyCV algorithm to analyse the CVs of recent graduates and identified the top ten most valuable degrees in the UK.

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Digital skills could help boost wages, according to Barclays

September 18 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Developing digital skills could help plug the UK’s skills gap and boost wages, according to Barclays Digital Development Index 2017.

The index explored the digital skills and confidence levels of 6,000 adults and analysed 88,000 job adverts in the UK. 

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Index shows increase in demand for accountants in City of London

September 15 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Demand for accountants in the City of London increased in August, with the number of accountancy roles up by 34 per cent, figures from Robert Walters have shown.

The recruitment company’s City Job Index also showed an increase in demand for temporary staff last month, with the number of temporary accountancy roles up by 22 per cent. 

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Banking and financial services sector dominates list of top employers

September 14 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Businesses in the banking and financial services sector have dominated the list of top undergraduate employers in this year’s RateMyPlacement rankings.

J.P. Morgan was named the best undergraduate employer in the UK for 2017-2018 by students, with the banking and financial services company jumping up 16 places from last year’s position.

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Moneyfacts reveals best banks for students and graduates

September 13 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Moneyfacts has revealed the best banks for students and graduates in its Current Account Star Ratings 2017.

Barclays, Lloyds, and TSB were among the banks rated highly, along with lesser-known names like Investec.

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KPMG’s number of apprenticeship hires reaches record high

September 12 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Professional services and Big Four company KPMG has reported a record increase in apprenticeship hires in 2017.

KPMG’s recruitment drive has seen a 40 per cent increase in apprenticeship hires, with the number of young people recruited onto the company’s apprenticeship programmes rising to 181 in 2017.

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Glassdoor research reveals Britain’s most recommended employers

September 11 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Job search engine and review website Glassdoor has revealed the most recommended employers in Britain.

Glassdoor obtained the data by looking at reviews and recommendations of companies from current and former employees that have been posted on the site in the past year.

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Health of UK SMEs reaches highest level in 18 months

September 08 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

The health of the UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises has reached its highest level in 18 months, a new quarterly economic index has shown.

Compiled by the Centre for Economics and Business Research Limited (Cebr), the SME Health Check Index used key performance indicators to measure the health of UK SMEs, including employment and confidence. 

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Meaningful work most important to finance professionals, research shows

September 08 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

Finance workers have cited meaningful work as the top reason for choosing a job in new research from financial recruitment company Core-Asset Consulting.

The study surveyed 194 professionals from Scotland’s financial, accounting and legal sectors. It revealed the top factors taken into account by individuals choosing a job, with 28.31 per cent of respondents ranking meaningful work as the most important.

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Research shows UK professionals want to acquire new skills

September 08 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Over 65 per cent of UK professionals believe they will need to acquire a new skillset in the next two to five years to do their job.

The research from leadership qualifications provider ILM surveyed 2,000 full-time and part-time workers in the UK.

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London remains top international financial centre

September 07 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

London has earned the top spot in The Banker magazine’s annual International Financial Centre (IFC) rankings for 2017.

The city scored higher than 56 other international financial centres and continues to be a leading financial centre after topping the list in 2016. 

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New leadership programme launched to help businesses engage staff

September 07 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

A leadership development and coaching company is offering a new leadership programme for companies who want to increase staff engagement.

Full Potential Group (FPG) is launching the Charisma Connection programme to help business leaders develop charisma.

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Small business staff are the most committed, research finds

September 06 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

People who work for a small business are the most committed, according to research from card payment machine provider Paymentsense.

The research surveyed 1,000 SME workers in the UK and found those who work for smaller businesses are more engaged. This is compared to their counterparts, working for larger firms.

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#StartUpSpotlight: AdSnap

September 05 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

In this edition of StartUp Spotlight, we meet AdSnap co-founder Thomas Lawrence.

AdSnap provides brands and advertising agencies the technology to measure the effectiveness of their offline advertising. 

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Survey reveals what skills are needed to enhance AI

September 05 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research from talent acquisition and management solutions company Alexander Mann Solutions, has revealed skills that HR professionals believe businesses should be developing in order to enhance the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace.

The study surveyed more than 2,000 senior HR professionals and found just 23 per cent of respondents believe businesses are preparing professionals for the rise of AI.

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Totaljobs research reveals London is most popular location for graduates in 2017

September 04 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Research from online jobs board Totaljobs has revealed the recruitment trends for graduates in the first half of the year.

London was found to be the most popular location for graduates seeking work, with over 5,000 graduates searching for jobs in the city every month.

 

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UK leading the way for contactless payment technology, research shows

September 04 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

The UK is leading the way when it comes to contactless payments in Europe. Millennials are the biggest users of the technology, according to research from Visa.

The company’s latest digital payments study showed use of contactless payment technology reached a record high in June 2017, with 34 per cent of all card payments being made this way. 

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UK one of the most popular locations for international business

September 01 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

The UK has been named one of the most popular locations to be sent on international business in Santa Fe Relocation’s 2017 Global Mobility Survey, “Embedding Business Strategy in Global Mobility”.

The study, which was conducted by Circle Research and is in its 7th year, surveyed almost 1,000 global mobility teams and business leaders, and found that 8 per cent of international business assignments are arranged for the UK, despite concerns over the decision to leave the EU.

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Number of workless households reaches record low, ONS figures show

September 01 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

The number of households with no workers has reached its lowest level, according to figures from The Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The latest Labour Force Survey figures show that 14.5 per cent of households in the UK had no workers in the three months from April to June 2017.

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Research reveals hiring trends of financial services businesses

Research from recruitment specialists Campion Willcocks has revealed the hiring trends of businesses in the financial services sector.

The Market Trends and Salaries report covered over 1,600 interim, contract, and permanent change roles in 27 financial service organisations across 20 divisions. They identified the types of professionals that were the most sought-after in the 12 months to June 2017.

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