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Job satisfaction higher in large accountancy firms

February 14 ,2018 | by Erin O’Neill

A report from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has shown that job satisfaction is higher in large accountancy firms, with 48 per cent of young finance professionals working in a large company saying that they are happy in their job role.

The report, entitled Generation Next: managing talent in large accountancy firms, surveyed 19,000 ACCA members and students aged 16 to 36, with particular focus on young finance professionals working for a large accountancy firm globally, such as one of the Big Four firms or a mid-tier company.

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Lloyds first FTSE 100 company to set diversity target

February 13 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Lloyds Bank has recently become the first FTSE 100 company to announce a diversity target to boost the number of staff from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds in senior management.

The bank will be increasing BAME employees in senior management roles from 5.6 per cent to 8 per cent as part of its 2018 Helping Britain Prosper Plan which is set to be published next week.

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Increased demand for permanent accounting and financial staff

February 09 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

The latest IHS Markit/REC Report on Jobs from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has shown an increase in demand for permanent staff across a number of sectors in January.

Permanent staff placements increased at the steepest rate since April 2015 last month, while overall growth in temporary billings was sharp, despite hitting a ten-month low.

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Research calls for more wellbeing programmes for finance workers

February 08 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

A study from recruitment agency Robert Half UK has shown the nation’s finance workers need more access to wellbeing programmes.

According to the study, 78 per cent of chief financial officers believe stress levels in the workplace will increase by 2020, whilst 16 per cent think there will be no change.

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Finance one of best-paying sectors for contractors, study shows

February 05 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Emolument.com has revealed the sectors that offer the highest-paid roles for contractors, with several finance jobs making the list.

The salary comparison website analysed compensation data from 3,694 contractors in the UK and found the majority of the best-paying roles are in sectors such as finance.

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Research shows high demand for specialist finance skills

January 30 ,2018 | by Erin O’Neill

Morgan McKinley’s 2018 Salary Guide has shown that demand for niche skills and specialist knowledge was strong in the accounting and finance sectors in 2017.

The recruitment consultancy’s guide also identified a number of key trends, including increases in salaries for newly qualified individuals working in finance in areas such as London.

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Research reveals financial roles set for biggest salary increases

January 19 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Finance recruitment company Robert Half has revealed which roles are set for the biggest salary increases in 2018.

The Robert Half 2018 Salary Guide showed accountants and finance leaders will see the biggest increase in their salary as demand for skilled finance professionals rises.

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Business and finance among most valuable career skills

January 18 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research from global recruitment firm Michael Page has revealed skills that workers and recruiters believe are the most valuable to careers in 2018. Finance and business skills both make the list.

The research surveyed 1,196 British workers and 240 recruiters.

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Graduate jobs set to increase in 2018, ISE states

January 15 ,2018 | by Erin O’Neill

A survey from the Institute of Student Employers (ISE) has found that graduate jobs are set to rise across a number of sectors in 2018, with employers expecting to boost their number of graduate job vacancies by 11 per cent.

The annual Student Recruitment Pulse survey asked 103 UK student employers about their hiring intentions for the year ahead and found that the graduate jobs market will be returning to double-digit growth for the first time since 2015.

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Finance careers with best pay and work-life balance

January 11 ,2018 | by Erin O’Neill

Research from salary benchmarking website Emolument has revealed which front office finance careers offer the best pay and work-life balance.

The study surveyed a selection of front office bankers aged between 25 and 40 to find out how satisfied they are with their job and compared this with how much they earn to identify the most rewarding front office finance careers.

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Increase in demand for finance workers and accountants

January 10 ,2018 | by Erin O’Neill

The latest IHS Markit/REC Report on jobs has shown that demand for permanent finance workers and accountants increased in December. 

The report also showed that the number of permanent staff placements increased at the fastest rate since August at the end of last year, with agencies reporting strong demand for staff in these sectors.

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Data shows increase in UK banking and finance jobs

January 10 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Data from totaljobs has shown a record rise in the number of advertised jobs in the UK at the start of 2018, with banking and finance among the sectors that saw an increase.

The figures showed 54,000 jobs were advertised on the totaljobs website between the 1st and 7th January 2018, up by 20 per cent from the same period in 2017.

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Research reveals top industries for UK professionals in 2018

January 05 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research from CV-Library has revealed the top industries that UK professionals who are looking to start a new career in 2018 should consider, with education and accounting making the list.

The UK job board found 75.7 per cent of UK professionals would change their career if they had the chance, while 39.9 per cent are unhappy in their current job role.

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Junior employees most likely to search for new work

January 04 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research from employee engagement company Qualtrics has found workers in junior positions are most likely to search for a new job at the start of the New Year.

The Qualtrics Employee Pulse report, which is released quarterly and surveys more than 4,000 workers, found workers under 35 are among those most likely to leave their job in January. 

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Data shows increase in UK advertised salaries

January 03 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Data from Adzuna has shown a year-on-year increase in average UK advertised salaries for the first time since June 2015.

Average advertised salaries increased by 1.2 per cent from November 2016 to £32,598, while London saw the biggest improvement in average salary, with an annual rise of 2.2 per cent to £39,457.

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Accountants amongst the most in-demand professionals in 2018

December 28 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

Research from recruitment company Hays has revealed which workers are expected to be the most in demand in 2018.

The research surveyed 17,500 employers and workers and identified the sectors that are likely to need candidates that are suitably qualified and experienced in the New Year, with accountants, payroll team leaders and computer security staff being amongst the most in demand.

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Research reveals top signs of a fulfilling career

December 27 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Research commissioned by Jardine Motors Group has revealed the top signs of a fulfilling career, with training opportunities, flexible working hours and regular promotions all making the list.

The research surveyed 1,700 workers to find out what today’s workers desire the most when it comes to their career, and found that the majority believe that looking forward to work is the top sign of a fulfilling career.

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Businesses optimistic about job creation in 2018, research shows

December 20 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

The latest CBI/Pertemps Network Group Employment Trends Survey has shown that businesses continue to be optimistic about creating jobs in 2018, despite uncertainty over Brexit.

The survey, which is in its 20th year, interviewed 299 businesses employing one million people and found that more than 50 per cent will be taking on more staff in the New Year.

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Number of recruitment industry start-ups reaches record high

December 15 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

Research from specialist PR firm for the recruitment industry ClearlyPR has shown that the number of start-ups in the recruitment industry in 2017 has reached a record high.

The figures, which were obtained under a Freedom of Information Request from Companies House, showed that 9,001 recruitment agencies have been started since January 2017, bringing the total number of agencies now trading in the UK to a record high of 35,275.

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Mentoring programmes valued by 94% of women

December 12 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

A recent study carried out by recruitment company Robert Walters highlighted the importance of career development among women. They found that 94 per cent of females believe mentoring programmes are valuable to helping them develop their career.

The research showed a lack of development programmes in the workplace, with 45 per cent of businesses surveyed offering no development schemes and 18 per cent of employers not offering any career development opportunities at all.

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Report shows increase in number of permanent staff placements

December 11 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

The latest IHS Markit/REC Report has shown that the number of permanent placements increased at the fastest pace for three months in November.

The report identified the sectors that saw the biggest increase in permanent staff vacancies, with accounting and financial seeing the highest rise, followed by IT and computing.

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Research reveals most valued financial employee benefits

December 07 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

Research from financial services company Hargreaves Lansdown has revealed the top financial employee benefits.

The company’s report, entitled Workplace benefits, surveyed a total of 349 employers across the UK and found that workplace pensions are one of the most valuable financial benefits for employees, with this being cited by 36 per cent of respondents.

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Finance roles set to see biggest salary increases

December 06 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research from Robert Half has revealed which jobs will see the biggest salary increases in 2018, with several finance roles making the list.

The Robert Half 2018 Salary Guide revealed that junior developers top the list.

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Research shows increase in UK salaries

December 05 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

Research from CV-Library has shown an increase in salaries across the UK, with a rise of 1.3 per cent last month compared with October.

The latest job market data also showed a rise of 1.9 per cent in salaries in November since the previous year, with many key sectors seeing growth.

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APSCo figures show increase in permanent contractor placements

November 30 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Demand for permanent professionals increased in October, with an annual rise of 0.2 per cent in vacancies, according to the latest figures from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

The data, which concentrates on professional recruitment, showed that while demand fell across all of APSCo’s core sector groups, permanent placements increased across a number of sectors.

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