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#StartUpSpotlight: AdSnap

September 05 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

#StartUpSpotlight: AdSnap

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

Survey reveals what skills are needed to enhance AI

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

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

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

UK leading the way for contactless payment technology, research shows

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

UK one of the most popular locations for international business

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

Number of workless households reaches record low, ONS figures show

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 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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UK workers retraining to meet technology demands, report shows

August 31 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

UK workers retraining to meet technology demands, report shows

Recruiters have shared their views on skill development and career progression, with employers in some sectors reporting that they have seen an increase in fresh talent as UK workers retrain to meet the demand of changing technology.

This comes as research from professional services and Big Four firm PwC found that UK workers are willing to learn new skills or retrain for a new career.

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Britain’s newest challenger business bank for SMEs launched

Britain’s newest challenger business bank for SMEs launched

A new challenger business bank for small and medium-sized businesses has launched in Britain.

Initially, Redwood Bank will focus on providing alternative lending services to SMEs in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, and Buckinghamshire. It will be Britain’s first challenger business bank with 100 per cent cloud-based infrastructure.

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APSCo data shows increase in permanent finance jobs

August 30 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

APSCo data shows increase in permanent finance jobs

Data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has shown an increase in the number of professional jobs for the fourth consecutive month.

The finance sector saw the strongest growth. 

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Study reveals London’s best paying finance jobs

August 29 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Study reveals London’s best paying finance jobs

A study from the salary comparison website Emolument.com has revealed London’s highest paying jobs in finance.

The research analysed 4,000 salaries of senior professionals to identify the jobs which offer the best pay, with the banking industry being found to be the highest paying.

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Soft skills more important than exams, according to research

August 29 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Soft skills more important than exams, according to research

Research by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) has found 95 per cent of senior managers believe soft skills are more important than exam results.

The research surveyed 506 senior managers and found 98 per cent believe young people should invest more time developing soft skills such as communication and leadership. 

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Lloyds joins scheme to boost digital skills

August 28 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Lloyds joins scheme to boost digital skills

Lloyds Banking Group is supporting a scheme to help thousands of people across the UK to improve their digital skills and manage their money online.

The charity Good Things Foundation will work with the bank to deliver the scheme.

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Millennials want internships that enhance development, research shows

August 25 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Millennials want internships that enhance development, research shows

Millennials want access to internships that will provide them with opportunities to develop their skills, according to Lloyds Banking Group.

Their research showed a demand for meaningful skills, with millennials calling for companies to offer better internship programmes. 

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The best business podcasts

August 24 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

The best business podcasts

Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular and they’re an alternative way to gain knowledge and get inspired.

Read on to discover some new listening material! 

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Demand for graduates remains high, study shows

August 24 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Demand for graduates remains high, study shows

Demand for graduates remains high, with 79 per cent of employers planning to take on new recruits in 2017/2018. The study was conducted by HR resource website XpertHR.

The study surveyed 186 private and public sector employers. It found they are taking on the same amount or more graduates than in previous years.

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Trust and autonomy important to workplace happiness and productivity

August 23 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Trust and autonomy important to workplace happiness and productivity

New research from Peldon Rose has found that UK workers believe that trust and autonomy is important to being happy and productive in the workplace.

The research found that whilst 59 per cent of staff feel that they are most productive in the office, 33 per cent want to be more trusted with managing how and when they work.

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Young people more influenced by career opportunities than making money

August 23 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Young people more influenced by career opportunities than making money

Young people aged 16 to 19 are more influenced by career opportunities than making money, when making a decision on what they want to do after school. 

The research from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) revealed the career worries of GCSE students, and the top drivers when it comes to deciding what to do after school. 23 per cent say they are most influenced by better career options. 

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Financial services bosses voted best in UK

August 22 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Financial services bosses voted best in UK

A report from employee incentives company, One4all Rewards, has revealed the industries with the best bosses to work for in the UK, with financial services bosses taking the top spot.

The One4all Rewards Review of UK Management whitepaper, surveyed 1,024 UK employees and found bosses in the banking and insurance sectors are the best to work for. 

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How to become an accountant

August 21 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

How to become an accountant

This post will introduce you to the career of an accountant. You will learn which qualifications are best for this career path and what you can expect as a fully-fledged accountancy professional.

Accountancy is a well-respected and traditional role to enter. Though it takes much dedication, hard work and a high level of education, the career can be very rewarding.

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Development opportunities could boost engagement over summer slowdown

August 18 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Development opportunities could boost engagement over summer slowdown

Providing development opportunities could help to boost employee engagement as businesses face a quiet period, according to career transition firm Lee Hecht Harrison | Penna.

Research from the company found over 30 per cent of UK employees haven’t received formal training or development in their job, while 48 per cent have changed their job in the past five years. 

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Research shows increase in number of jobs in City of London

August 17 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Research shows increase in number of jobs in City of London

The latest city jobs index from recruitment company Robert Walters has shown an increase in the number of jobs in the City of London.

The figures show a rise of 37 per cent in July compared with the same period last year.

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ACCA research reveals top routes for starting a career

August 17 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

ACCA research reveals top routes for starting a career

Research commissioned by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has revealed the top ways for young people to start their career.

43 per cent of respondents believe university is the best option, followed by apprenticeships at 26 per cent, and professional qualifications at 15 per cent.

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London-based fintech company to launch new global currency

London-based fintech company to launch new global currency

A London-based financial technology company is to launch a new global currency in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Glint, a start-up company that is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, has raised £3.1 million in funding from high-profile investors in the financial services and asset management sectors.

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Research reveals which interview questions help boost employment

August 15 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research reveals which interview questions help boost employment

Research from CV-Library has revealed the interview questions that have helped candidates boost their employment chances.

The research surveyed 1,200 UK workers on their interview preparation techniques, and found 87.4 per cent of respondents believe there are certain questions that should be avoided in interviews.

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