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.... The industry will reconfigure, London will reconfigure. The talent pool that is here, the ecosystem that exists of lawyers, accountants, trustees, the insurance market, brokers, every kind of financial sector player , the technology sector, legal system, the infrastructure and Greenwich mean time means that it’s an attractive place to run any business. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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HSBC chairman Douglas Flint recalls the good, the bad and the scandalous image
.... The industry will reconfigure, London will reconfigure. The talent pool that is here, the ecosystem that exists of lawyers, accountants, trustees, the insurance market, brokers, every kind of financial sector player , the technology sector, legal system, the infrastructure and Greenwich mean time means that it’s an attractive place to run any business. ...
Barclays chief admits he 'made a mistake' over whistleblowing case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 08:27:59 AM
....He had not offered to resign, Staley said, in the face the regulatory investigation into himself and the bank by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority. Barclays also said it would be creating 2,000 technology jobs to “draw upon the talent pool” in the UK. ...
Isle of Wight Festival takeover bid by Live Nation investigated image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 09:47:24 AM
....Announcing the plan last month, Mr Desmond said it was "fantastic" to add it to its portfolio of more than 85 music festivals worldwide, including Reading, Leeds, Wireless and T in in the Park. Isle of Wight Festival founder John Giddings said the partnership would "give us the ability to access the company's scale and talent pool, bringing more acts and a better experience to the UK". ...
Mayoral candidate pledges free childcare for Liverpool parents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
....“We think within the first five years this will have paid for itself. It makes sense on so many different levels – the businesses in the area will have a bigger talent pool to pick from. ...
Boardrooms 'need more ethnic diversity' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 12:02:51 AM
....Accountancy firm EY, which supported the report, has been running a diversity programme for the past five years, and has more than doubled the number of black and ethnic minority partners in their business to 8%. Sanjay Bhandari from EY says the broader talent pool gives the firm a more competitive edge. ...
Plotting success image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 08:39:03 PM
....She sold her online business for booking domestic cleaners, Hassle, to a German company after three years for £24m. Looking back, she feels a shallow talent pool held back growth. ...
Retailer George Davies: 'Promote more women to top fashion jobs' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of September 2016 11:41:44 PM
.... . "Retailers are missing an opportunity to maximise their talent pool. ...
KPMG changes graduate interviews to suit millennials image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 31st of July 2016 11:09:12 PM
....And last year, professional services firm professional services firm Deloitte said it had changed its selection process so recruiters did not know where candidates had gone to school or university. It said the move was aimed at preventing "unconscious bias" and recruiting a more diverse "talent pool". ...
Barclays adds £400m to PPI payments as profits fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 29th of July 2016 07:35:54 AM
....However, the bank set out a number of risks it now faces, which include possible changes to "passporting" rights that allows the bank to operate across the EU. It also it faces uncertainty over whether there will be any changes to freedom of employee movement, which would "impact Barclays' access to the EU talent pool" as well as "decisions on hiring from the EU of critical roles". ...
Major UK banks sign charter pledging to tackle gender gap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of March 2016 05:28:31 PM
....5% pay gap between men and women in the UK. Sarah Henchoz, partner at law firm Allen & Overy, said: “This kind of open debate is to be encouraged but the real question is, what next? How do we keep up momentum? Positive action – as opposed to discrimination – is required to ensure intentions are translated into actions, whether that be through increasing talent pools by encouraging employees to refer those from underrepresented classes and offering a higher referral fee for doing so or by increasing female sponsorship, firms need to really think about how to take action. ...
Artificial intelligence brings its brains and money to London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of March 2016 04:05:23 PM
.... But it’s hard to escape the feeling – in the wake of DeepMind and SwiftKey – that they if they want to, the door is open. One reason corporate behemoths are willing to spend so much money on artificial intelligence is that the global talent pool is still relatively limited. ...
UK businesses battling huge rise in cybercrime, report says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of February 2016 12:01:17 AM
....”. He warned that UK businesses are not doing enough to develop a talent pool of people equipped to deal with online fraud and other forms of cyber-attack. ...
How the sharing economy is transforming the freelance landscape image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 08:10:17 AM
....Rich Pearson, senior vice-president of marketing and categories at Upwork, said: “Businesses in the UK are increasingly turning online to find the skills they need. With access to a global talent pool, they are able to find the talent they need when they need it, and as a result are bypassing local skills shortages. ...
Liverpool tech startups out to prove there's life outside of Shoreditch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 06:00:12 AM
.... As an investor you need to get out to see companies,” says Chandratillake. There is clearly an advantage in having lots of creative people based in a convivial low-cost region, with access to a decent sized talent pool. ...
How to lead like a woman, in a man’s world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of January 2016 07:19:05 AM
.... “Being a technology executive also requires leadership acumen, technology know-how, and sales. Add on being a women, and the talent pool gets narrowed to a really small population. ...
Pay bank chiefs more money to fill posts, says top investor image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of January 2016 07:00:28 PM
.... . “There is a shortage of bank chairmen out there,” said Mr Gilbert, pointing to the evaporation of the potential talent pool as a result of the financial crisis, which led to many senior bankers leaving the industry. ...
Why we need quotas for women on boards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of November 2015 07:21:43 AM
.... To compete as a nation we need firms and organisations to appoint top talent for top jobs. And this is much more likely to happen if the talent pool of senior people is enlarged to include many more talented women than has been the case so far. ...
Mayor of London calls for stronger technology trade links with Israel image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 07:00:39 AM
.... There are approximately 600 tech start-ups based in the heart of Tel Aviv, a city of 400,000 people. "With access to a world class talent pool and a booming digital economy it is no surprise that Israeli tech companies are making London their home and choosing the London Stock Exchange as their international market for expansion," he said. ...
Exclude criminal records from job applications, companies urged image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of October 2015 08:52:46 AM
.... “Businesses we work with who have employed ex-offenders have enjoyed big benefits – they’ve been able to take on loyal and highly motivated employees. Businesses shouldn’t be ignoring such a huge talent pool. ...
Firm 'hides' university for job interview image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of September 2015 01:28:44 AM
....Professional services firm Deloitte has changed its selection process so recruiters do not know where candidates went to school or university. It hopes to prevent "unconscious bias" and tap a more diverse "talent pool". ...
Refugees will have the right to work - why not employ them? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of September 2015 10:00:32 AM
.... “We’ve got people into work who are very experienced accountants, architects, engineers, IT experts,” she says. “A lot of employers have said, ‘We had no idea there’s this talent pool’. ...
Use a recent graduate as a career mentor and tap the millennial mindset image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of September 2015 06:25:09 AM
....Reverse mentoring allows an organisation to learn from another demographic group. It is a valuable looking glass into an organisation’s talent pool and ensures that senior management don’t lose touch with up and coming talent. ...
The three things holding women back at work image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of September 2015 06:25:03 AM
....Entrenched expectations of senior women in business and testosterone-fuelled boardrooms must change before we will see true diversity. And without a talent pool of rising stars at every level, female representation on boards cannot increase. ...
Game Over or Continue: What has become of Leamington Spa's games industry?  image
.... Exient, which is headquartered in Oxford, opened its studio in the town a couple of years ago. “They wanted a studio in Leamington because of the huge talent pool here,” explains director Nick Harper. ...
Candy Crush 'guru' wins Google Ventures' first investment in mainland Europe image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of August 2015 10:33:47 AM
....Newsflash :-): A very large # of hard-working people in middle America love fishing, go on fishing trips, chartered & otherwise. The Stockholm-based company said it will use the funding to produce more games at a faster rate and to continue hiring "from within Sweden's rich games development talent pool". ...
Olsen twins interns do double-take over work schedule image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of August 2015 04:40:47 PM
....As the Olsens may realise as the case progresses, office life can be difficult for those without a twin to share the burden of data entry and fetching a superior’s asparagus water. Of course, if Dualstar was aware of the disgruntled interns’ alleged mistreatment and lack of twin siblings, it would fit into an established pattern of so-called “glamour industries” relying on uncompensated and under-compensated labor, which largely restricts the industries’ talent pool to the privileged and blocks applicants already saddled with student loan debt from applying . ...
New rule to expose CEO-worker pay gap is a move towards a new social pact image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of August 2015 12:40:26 PM
.... A fully globalised economy, where low-skilled workers are widely available and being increasingly replaced by automated processes, inevitably pushes wages down. Meanwhile, the talent pool of individuals with the right experience to lead vast global corporations is so small, it inevitably pushes top executive wages up. ...
Tech London 500 initiative launches to 'match' IT firms with talented students to offer digital apprenticeships image
....It aims to help businesses who are “daunted” by the idea of taking on an apprentice by offering a free ‘match service’ with talented individuals. The first 500 eligible businesses to get in touch with the team will be able to apply for the free ‘matching service’ to recruit suitable candidates, aged 16 and over, from a pre-screened talent pool of 500 into apprenticeship positions within IT and digital marketing. ...
Learning to code can help entrepreneurs stay ahead of the game image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of July 2015 06:00:07 AM
.... He says graduate coders are in short supply. He explains that to find people with specialist skills, entrepreneurs are having to tap into the overseas digital talent pool. ...
Aston Martin boss maps out route to profitability for next 100 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of July 2015 05:56:24 PM
....“I realised I hadn’t done what I wanted to do, and then I realised that there aren’t that many car companies that you can run because they are either huge corporations or belong to a family. “Also, there’s a pretty big talent pool competing for about 10 top jobs in the industry. ...
Time for the City to speak up on the case for Brexit image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 09:00:04 PM
.... The reason for this is that there has been little discussion about what would really happen to the City should voters decide to wave adieu to an unreformed EU. Without this debate supporters of the status quo, have found it too easy to attribute the success of the City to its membership of the EU rather than to the characteristics that make London a great place to do business, such as its stable legal and tax systems, extraordinary talent pool and global outlook. ...
Northern Ireland is the best place to start and grow a business image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of June 2015 11:01:39 PM
.... . "Northern Ireland has low overheads in terms of rent and staffing costs but it also has a large talent pool across many disciplines. ...
Five reasons for staying within a reformed EU image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of May 2015 02:58:39 PM
.... Finally, the UK economy also benefits from access to talent across the EU and immigration more widely. It allows businesses to recruit from an EU-wide talent pool to plug skills shortages. ...
Small Talk: Will investors in the maverick brewer BrewDog end up nursing a hangover? image
....“Both banks and smaller tech companies are increasingly seeing Brighton, Bournemouth and Poole as lower-cost alternatives to London, with salaries and costs of office space significantly less than in  the City or Shoreditch,” says Angela Hickmore, managing director of BrightPool. “At the same time the quality of the talent pool is being enhanced as talented, skilled programmers move there for lifestyle reasons and lower residential property costs. ...
Millennials want to work for employers committed to values and ethics image
....This has serious ramifications for employers. Ignoring the mood of the next generation means closing yourself off to two thirds of the young talent pool. ...
Fintech revolutionaries storm the barricades of traditional banking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of April 2015 06:55:08 AM
....The financial crash of 2008 – and the resulting haemorrhage of talent – planted the seeds of the current revolution, says Eric Van der Kleij, head of Level39, Europe’s largest startup technology accelerator. “As a regulated industry, financial services was always going to take longer to transform than other sectors, but following the crash, there was suddenly a huge talent pool in financial services that thought there was a better way to do things,” he says. ...
Why providing great coffee is one way to attract job seekers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of April 2015 03:50:06 PM
.... Location, location, location . Identify where your talent pool is and consider whether your building and local amenities will attract such people. ...
How to make your startup an attractive place to work image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of April 2015 07:55:44 AM
.... Now you need to go from a business visionary to an employer, letting new people into your world. When you begin the hiring process, you’ll be competing with a mass of other businesses sourcing from the same talent pool. ...
Why UK competitiveness should be top of the general election agenda image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of April 2015 08:46:58 AM
.... Firms also have the confidence that our digital infrastructure will ensure they can do business at high speed with the rest of the world. Let’s not forget our domestic talent pool either – the strong links forged between business and our educational institutions ensure a pipeline of talented professionals and future business leaders. ...
‘Sexism’ case turns spotlight on Silicon Valley firms image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of April 2015 08:13:07 AM
.... . Some blame a shallow talent pool, but women make up more than 40pc of all engineering graduates in the US, yet hold only around 15pc of technical jobs. ...
Spire's Peter Platzer: the boss who never fires anyone image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of April 2015 02:00:04 PM
....But making such a public commitment is, nonetheless, shocking: the power to fire someone has long been viewed as a key management tool, and California is an at-will state, meaning employees – at least in theory – can leave a job or be asked to leave without notice or cause, with some exceptions (pdf). It’s a bold gambit aimed at attracting scientific talent from what Platzer believes is a shrinking talent pool, as the number of college graduates with science, technology, engineering and math degrees falls short of expected demand. ...
More 'women on boards'? Excuse me if I don't whoop with joy image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of March 2015 11:46:53 AM
.... But as Jennifer Sundberg, Managing Director of Board Intelligence, specialists in board information, says: “An effective board requires more than just a mix of men and women. But a lack of gender diversity is a smoke signal for a board that is not fishing in the widest possible talent pool, which increases the likelihood of cronyism and group think”. ...
Four charts that show it's still possible to get a job in finance image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 6th of February 2015 05:00:25 AM
.... . “The talent pool required to drive many business units has changed, with strong technical knowledge, deep regulatory awareness and more often than not, a minimum of one European language, being preferred," said Mr Enver. ...
Tech worker in London? Here are the UK cities where you could be earning more image
....” . He added: “With the continued investment in rail and road infrastructure to better connect northern towns and cities, the future is looking bright for businesses that take the right steps to manage their talent pool. ...
Intel pledges $300 million for diversity as it shows off wrist-worn drone and tech to help chefs and blind people image
...." . He said it was no longer enough to talk about valuing diversity and still "have our workplaces and our industry not reflect the full availability and talent pool of women and underrepresented minorities. ...
British tennis: LTA to cut funding to aspiring stars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of December 2014 06:01:39 AM
.... The LTA's new director of player development, Bob Brett, is investing a lot of time in developing a network of British coaches. But one concern, by his own admission, is the talent pool is not yet deep enough. ...
UK’s engineering shortage must – and can – be fixed image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of November 2014 10:00:12 PM
.... This is a critical issue for businesses. British companies need more and more scientists and engineers, but they’re having to fish in an ever smaller talent pool. ...
Professional and want a big pay rise? Here are the jobs you need to be in image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of October 2014 04:00:25 AM
.... . Phil Sheridan, senior managing director at Robert Half UK, said: “With hiring returning to pre-recessionary levels, businesses are recognising that the available talent pool is shrinking, with the best candidates receiving multiple offers and counter-offers. ...
Total boss killed in plane crash: investigators blame drunk driver image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of October 2014 06:58:05 AM
.... The company announced on Tuesday that a board meeting would be held as soon as possible to discuss the future. But French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said there should be “no concern about the future of Total” which had a large talent pool from which to pick a new CEO. ...
'Fear of immigration holding back UK's economic recovery' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 25th of September 2014 04:00:21 AM
....” . The skills in demand in the UK are also required in many other nations, meaning the UK is fighting over a small talent pool with countries across the world, which are not being limited by what Mr Cox termed a “myopic” attitude towards immigration in Britain. ...
Engineers are the lifeblood of a country and the UK doesnt have enough image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of August 2014 10:00:16 AM
....Every six seconds one of these motors rolls off the line. Actually it’s more of a very accurate placing, and it’s all totally automated, in Singapore – close to the lines that make the Airblade hand-dryers and cordless vacuums they are to propel, and close to Singapore’s rapidly growing engineering talent pool. ...
40% of managers avoid hiring younger women to get around maternity leave image
.... There is no excuse for such attitudes from these employers, who frankly are dinosaurs. British business simply can't afford to lose out on half of the available talent pool. ...
Satyajit Das: India’s new rulers won a mandate for change. That was the easy part image
....The Government will also have to deal with a bureaucracy resistant to change and an independent central bank led by a formidable governor. India appears to have chosen Mr Modi, rather than the BJP; the Government’s political and technocratic talent pool remains unknown and untested. ...
Would Carlos Slim's three-day working week actually be workable? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 07:29:52 PM
....The idea of a three-day week is in principle interesting as part of a wider trend in the workplace to much more flexible patterns of working to suit lifestyles, older workers, multiple job holders and career re-entry. Companies should look at this as a way of tapping into talent pools that they can't attract with old-style five-day weeks, and technology has facilitated this massively. ...
My Week: Tax tourism is a flagship policy, and Obama is helping things along image
....Lance Uggla might have floated his financial data company Markit on Nasdaq, but the Canadian was evangelical over breakfast about the appeal of running a business in London. It could be the talent pool from which he has recruited hundreds of staff, some of whom became paper millionaires when the firm which crunches derivatives and bonds trading data and sells it to banking clients was valued at £2. ...
Cultivating the best company image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 28th of June 2014 07:00:59 PM
.... . “We have a very flat structure,” explains Miller, “and, while one team works on client services work, the bread and butter of the company, another is creating ringtones or games, anything that stretches the UsTwo talent pool. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 27th of June 2014 11:00:00 PM
....My Week Lance Uggla might have floated his financial data company Markit on Nasdaq, but the Canadian was evangelical over breakfast about the appeal of running a business in London. It could be the talent pool from which he has recruited hundreds of staff, some of whom became paper millionaires when the firm which crunches derivatives and bonds trading data and sells it to banking clients was valued at £2. ...
Davies-style review urged into barriers to ethnic minorities in boardrooms image
....6% and the campaign has been widely viewed as an example in which a voluntary code can produce results. However, while Davies has caused gender diversity in top corporate roles to receive a higher profile, ethnicity has received less attention, although the business secretary, Vince Cable, accused the UK's top companies in March of neglecting racial diversity in their boardrooms and urged them to use a wider talent pool when making senior appointments. ...
Mark Dampier: It takes time and patience to excel as a fund manager image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 13th of June 2014 11:00:00 PM
....Unfortunately, many active fund managers are merely closet trackers, but they charge higher fees for the privilege. Finding good active managers in a limited talent pool is no easy task. ...
The women in the business of curing cancer image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 12th of June 2014 06:01:58 AM
.... . WoI chairwoman Tamara Box, a partner and head of structured finance at law firm Reed-Smith, said: “Gender balance is important in the corporate world but it’s even more important in cancer research – if we don’t use half the talent pool then people will die. ...
Small Talk: Forget the funding... entrepreneurs should bank on having a mentor to give them a flying start image
....It added, eight in 10 small businesses with hiring intentions are interested in capitalising on investments they have made in new technology. The firm also warns that entrepreneurs are no longer focusing just on home markets for new staff – 55 per cent expect to take on staff in other countries, as mobile working enables them to recruit from a broader talent pool. ...
The NHS needs more women leaders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 08:59:00 AM
....So why does it matter for the NHS? There is evidence that greater gender balance at the top improves financial and operational performance. I could also add that, in the wake of vacant hard-to-fill NHS chief executive and director posts, we are failing to tap into the vast talent pool available to us. ...
Aged 50? Congratulations: your boss thinks you are old image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 25th of May 2014 06:00:40 PM
.... “The fact is there are more people in the UK over 60 than under 18 and it’s an inevitable consequence that unless organisations are willing to take a more enlightened view then the dearth of skilled workers is going to get worse. The demographic is changiung and there’s a huge talent pool ready to be tapped for companies. ...
British business needs to be at the heart of the EU image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 19th of April 2014 07:15:54 PM
.... . British businesses benefit from access to an EU-wide talent pool which helps combat our skills shortage. ...
Lack of female role models highlighted as one in 10 name man when asked for famous woman engineer or scientist image
.... . ScienceGrrl now wants the Government to develop consistent messaging and guidelines for teachers, employers, marketers and parents – and to make fundamental changes to science and engineering education and careers advice in order to fully tap the UK talent pool, adding: "Gender equality and wider inclusion issues must be embedded at the heart of good practice; this can no longer be a sideshow. ...
Education must tackle skills gap, says BCC image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 30th of March 2014 05:00:55 AM
.... Speaking to The Telegraph, Mr Longworth, who has held senior board positions at Asda, Tesco and the Co-operative Group, said businesses have no option but to hire foreign workers because of the UK’s skills shortage. “There is an appetite for skilled people from overseas, or even unskilled people from overseas because they have the soft skills necessary to be successful which are not available in our talent pools,” he said. ...

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