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APR

Automatic Enrolment

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Automatic Enrolment By law, on 6 April 2018, employers must have increased the amount of their minimum contributions into their staff's automatic enrolment pension to at least 2% of qualifying earnings. Staff members will have to make up whatever shortfall remains of the new total minimum contribution up to 5%, including the employer's contribution.The minimum contribution levels will rise again on 6 April 2019, with the employer paying a minimum of 3% towards the pension, and the t

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APR

Six ways to research a company’s background before an interview

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Check out the competition...There's no better way to find out where your future employer's market position is than by looking at their direct competitors. ...There’s no better way to find out where your future employer’s market position is than by looking at their direct competitors. The easiest way to do this is by using Google to look up companies in their industry. You can also see a quick snapshot of their competitors by clicking through to the company profile page on lin

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APR

The Top 5 Benefits of Temping

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Top 5 reasons why we should consider temping!1. Develop new skillsTemporary work is an excellent way to develop new skills and gain exposure to different environments, work on new projects and learn different systems. Hiring Managers are often more flexible with their criteria when it comes to taking a new temp on board, focusing more on transferable skills and team fit than industry background or systems experience, so temping can often offer a great opportunity to learn new things.You’ll

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FEB

FCA on Algorithmic Trading

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The Financial Conduct Authority has published a report summarising the key areas of algorithmic trading, including areas of good and bad practice it has observed.  Automated technology has “significant benefits” to investors, such as increased execution and reduced costs, however it can also amplify some risks,” the FCA said.  “It is therefore essential that key oversight functions, including compliance and risk management, keep pace with technological advan

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FEB

London will remain the worlds financial hub!

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I read with interest Dr Gerard Lyons comments that “London will remain the worlds financial hub.” My professional opinion is that this will be the fact for the foreseeable future. London has the skill set, the infrastructure, the culture and regulatory drive to remain the worlds financial hub for many years to come. cer Financial have certainly seen a return to confident hiring within the sector. Our core areas of specialist recruitment, risk, compliance, operations and change, have

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JAN

Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS)

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Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS) The Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS) is a new regulator set up by the government to strengthen the UK’s anti-money laundering (AML) supervisory regime and ensure the professional body AML supervisors provide consistently high standards of AML supervision. Background to OPBAS The Government has established OPBAS as part of a wider package of reforms to strengthen the AML superviso

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JAN

UK job vacancies and numbers employed both hit record highs

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The pressure on employers to find skilled staff appeared to push up wages by more than expected in November as UK job vacancies reached a new peak.City economists had expected the uncertainty surrounding the Brexit talks to limit wage rises, excluding bonuses, to 2.3%, the same rate as in October, but they increased to 2.4% in the three months to November. The figure rose to 2.5% when bonuses were included. Brexit helped push down living standards in 2017 – experts debate the dat

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JAN

New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers

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If finding a better job is on your list of New Year's resolutions now is the time to get moving! Here are cer Financials top five tips on how we can help make it happen for you! 1. CV Update If it’s been a while since you updated your CV, invest some time now to improve it. cer Financial can't stress on how important this is on ensuring your CV is updated on a regular basis with your experience and skills. 2. Think about the kind of job you really want!If you&rs

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DEC

How to prepare for an interview!

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When it comes to an interview, you can never be too prepared… Whether you’re new to job hunting, or you’re a well-practiced interviewee – thorough research and effective preparation is essential to guarantee interview success. In interviews, your job is to convince a recruiter that you have the skills, knowledge and experience for the job.How to prepare:Research the organisation:Visit the company website and ensure you understand the breadth of what they do. Re

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NOV

GDPR: are you ready to meet the deadline by May 25, 2018?

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced changes to how enterprises around the world collect, process, store, and protect the personal data of EU citizens. As the first compliance deadline draws near, Data Protection Officers (DPOs) will need to ensure that their organizations are prepared by establishing compliance and audit teams, processes, policies, and controls. Given the scope and complexity of the regulation, an integrated and automated approach to data protection com

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