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Moneyfacts reveals best banks for students and graduates

September 13 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Moneyfacts reveals best banks for students and graduates

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

KPMG’s number of apprenticeship hires reaches record high

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

Glassdoor research reveals Britain’s most recommended employers

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

Health of UK SMEs reaches highest level in 18 months

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

Meaningful work most important to finance professionals, research shows

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

Research shows UK professionals want to acquire new skills

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 remains top international financial centre

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

New leadership programme launched to help businesses engage staff

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

Small business staff are the most committed, research finds

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

#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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