How much business are you losing to your competitors because you haven’t embraced digital marketing? Through my experience the advice companies that embrace digital marketing are generating more quality client leads, retaining clients and hiring the best talent. An IFA I am working with currently had to turn off their leads source as they were […]
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Having been at Recruit UK for just over a year, I can safely say that I am very glad I took the rather daunting step of changing my career path completely. Before Recruit UK, I was an experienced manager in retail, and had been for over 10 years. I was accomplished at sales, but […]
So, what does working smarter and working harder look like? Here are our top ten tips for passing your CII AF exam first time. Start early. Few people go into the exam over-prepared. You’ll have done enough exams by now to know how you work best – a steady long-term revision plan or a last-minute […]
Attracting talent is a challenge that faces every business owner. Structuring your work environment in a way that is appealing to prospective employees is essential. An alluring workplace culture is a key to obtaining the young talent needed to stimulate business growth. What follows are 9 ideals that any company should strive for if trying […]
The war of talent is hotter than ever right now in the Financial Services industry. Over the last 20 years, our jobs and careers have been dramatically transformed. There seems to be much more of a desire to be a part of a mission rather than a safe lifetime career at an established organisation. Employees are also far more likely to jump from one opportunity to the next.
Recruiting for your company/ team is a time consuming and costly exercise that I’m sure you’d prefer to avoid. Whether you are recruiting due to replacement or growth, getting the recruitment process right is crucial. A bad recruitment process can see businesses hire the wrong people, miss out on the right people and worst of […]
Big organisations offer some big benefits—generous perks, bigger salaries, fancy offices—but when it comes to professional growth, bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better. What small businesses lack in flashy perks, they more than make up for in career opportunities. And when it comes to getting noticed, the smaller the stage, the greater your chances are of […]
Regardless of whether your business is large or small, it is just as susceptible to the devastating impacts of a bad hire! Although they initially impressed you in the interview, under performing employees pose a serious threat to your business. Your new employee misses deadlines, falls out with colleagues, disregards the organisations mission and values, […]
Are the January blues hitting you hard? If that negative back-to-work feeling you thought would pass hasn’t let up, it might be time to quit your job. On Monday the world faced the most depressing day of the year: Blue Monday. Whether you believe the day is true or just a load of bogus science, there’s […]
Are you at the beginning of your financial services career and want a job as an independent financial adviser or IFA. What qualifications and route do you take and how do you get from A to B successfully?