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Category archives: Industry Insight

A new report reveals the majority of firms within the financial sector reported a rise in business volumes in the three months to December 2014. 

Overall business volumes grew at the fastest rate since the mid-1990s, with demand from both UK households and corporates underpinning solid growth across most industry sectors. However, building societies were ...

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Venture builders, a rising movement

If you haven’t yet heard of venture-builders, also known as start-up factories, this will be the year that you start to. Venture builders are organisations that build up companies using their own ideas and resources.   

Dissimilar to incubators and accelerators, venture builders pull business ideas from within their own network of resources and contacts ...

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Professional recruitment firms have seen a 29 percent increase of vacancies on their books compared to this time last year, according to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

The new data coincides with new research from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) which announced that 37 percent of workers are planning to leave their ...

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Britain’s biggest online rail booking service and fifth-largest e-commerce platform, Trainline, has said it plans to raise 75 million pounds through a listing on the London Stock Exchange next month.

The company’s private equity owners Exponent, Harbourvest Partners and Northwestern Mutual Life Assurance will sell shares in the sale. The firm will have ...

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Whether working in the front or back office of a bank, technology affects roles across the board. In the front office, technology can either make your life easier or put your job at risk and the same applies for back office, although the likelihood of it stealing your position is increased.

2015 has predicted tech ...

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This year will see a surge of manufacturers going digital, operating in an era of change and volatility, making flexibility critical to their success.

For manufacturers to have end-to-end visibility of materials moving across the production lines, many are considering the construction of digitally enabled ‘control towers’ which are essentially dashboards that centralise information that ...

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Half of Britain’s firms plan to hire more workers in 2015.  However, due to the skills shortage, many of these positions could remain unfilled, claims the CBI.

The survey of over 300 businesses suggests that jobs will be created across the UK within the next year, but skills gaps and worries about new regulations ...

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A recent study by the Career Advisory Board says 93 percent of hiring managers feel they can’t find the right talent to fill their vacancies, with only 7 percent of managers reporting ‘nearly all’ job seekers have the right combination of skills and traits for their roles.

The survey explores the issues and reveals ...

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Private equity managers are more likely to sell than buy in 2015, giving investors more cash in their pockets.

The distribution of funds will help keep private equity’s internal rates of return up. However, industry insiders say that investors will need to reinvest the money, which could cause an issue in a world with ...

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Pay rises in the three months running up to November 2014 were stuck at 2 percent.

Basic pay rises remained at or around this level for more than a year and showed little sign of a strong return to growth in 2015.

Data shows that almost a quarter of pay awards logged were worth 2 ...

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