Predictions for 2014 – Why I believe salaries will decrease in real terms

2013 was a tough year for many. There are still a lot of changes taking place at the macro-level, and with companies still re-organising, and much new regulation taking effect this year,

The gift of good hiring

December is a month for friends and family, and for giving. This year, I was approached by a contact in the industry and was ask to help an old friend of his,

Part 5 – Top Ten Traits of High Performance Companies

Over the last few weeks I’ve described management styles that help form strong teams. Effective people management is one of the building blocks of good business, without this, a company with great

Part 4 – Conclusions – Best Management Style

I hope you have enjoyed reading the last few blog entries, now I am afraid I have to mix everything up again!! I think it’s instinctive to analyse yourself whilst reading the

Part 3 – Management Techniques – Define your management style

This week I roll on with describing the last of the main management styles. If you haven’t read the first half of this, you just need to pop back to Part 2

Part 2 – Management Techniques – Define your management style

Speaking broadly, I think most managers fall into four approximate categories, the first two of which I have written about below, the next two will appear in my next blog posting. The

Part 1 – Management Techniques for an Engaged Team

  I’m doing a quick 5-part snapshot of strong management techniques, for any management professionals looking for techniques to stabilise their teams and build on their successes. One size does not fit

Focus on Strengths, and the Weaknesses resolve themselves

  I think we spend far too much time talking about our weaknesses and not enough time devoted to our strengths. I would like to talk about celebrating, nurturing and developing those

How the crisis has impacted recruitment in Asset Management and Asset Servicing

  The 15th September fell on a Sunday again this year, exactly 5 years after the now infamous Sunday in 2008. Normally Sunday is a day that not much happens in the

Asset Management Recruitment – The people business, of the people business

  One of the things that has struck me over the years as a recruiter is the frequent reference to the industry as a ‘necessary evil’. While I don’t agree with the

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