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Finance jobs 'strengthened by rate cut'

The Bank of England's decision to cut interest rates in response to the credit crunch has been welcomed by the financial sector, which may interest graduates considering a career in the industry.

The 0.25 per cent cut reduces the interest rate from 5.25 per cent to five per cent. read more...


Job growth 'falling in business & finance sectors'



HR 'changing recruitment strategies'

Many top HR professionals are seeking to widen their reach, speed up recruitment and cut costs, according to new research

A study by Webster Buchanan Research has indicated that recruitment is shifting from traditional HR discipline to a sales and marketing exercise as web-based activity grows. read more...


SHL unveil 'HR Health Check'

SHL, the provider of psychometric assessment and development solutions, has unveiled an HR Health Check initiative for the public sector. read more...


Financial leaders 'younger and more qualified'

Today's financial leaders are younger and more qualified than when the FTSE 100 was first established 24 years ago, according to a new study of chief executives of FTSE 100 companies.

Recent data from Odgers, Ray & Berndtson indicated that the average age of a chief executive had fallen to 52 from 60. read more...


Financial hiring 'holding firm'

New research has revealed that hiring activity in the City's financial services market is stable, with job vacancies up 2.3 per cent since January.

The number of people looking for new positions fell by around 7.3 per cent compared with January when there was a surge of applications pre-bonus payouts. read more...


'Healthy growth' in executive search industry

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) State of the Industry Year-End Report has indicated that year-end revenue for the industry increased by 22 per cent between the final quarter of 2006 and the final quarter of 2007. read more...


Financial firms 'cautious'

UK financial firms have been frugal with the number of permanent vacancies they advertised amid ongoing concerns over the credit crunch. read more...


Growth in the financial sector

A new report has revealed that the financial and professional services sector has seen the biggest growth in north-west employment in the past ten years. read more...


Top graduates boost tax firm

Specialist tax consultancy firm Bourne Business Consulting LLP has taken on several top graduates in order to boost its operation.

The company attracted nearly 200 applicants from high quality graduates following a high-profile campaign that included advertising with online graduate recruitment services and directly with universities. read more...

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