Fighting the ‘hell’ of workaholism

Fighting the ‘hell’ of workaholism

At 26 she was leading a team of 12 financial analysts working for a dynamic North American finance house, which was expanding rapidly through Europe. The company's expansion…

News in Brief

News in Brief

LFI launches new division to cope with growth Recruitment consultant LFI has launched a new human resources division to reflect the growing demand for HR professionals. It has…

Could I be a workaholic?

Could I be a workaholic?

Dr Lyn van Oudtshoorn is a pressure management consultant providing workplace counselling and has investigated the mental health problems workaholism produces. 'There are City brokers and traders working&h

Agitated Bower ‘a danger to Schroder business’

Agitated Bower ‘a danger to Schroder business’

Julie Bower, 35, ignored her bosses' advice, fired off curt letters and emails to executives and challenged the chairman in a finger jabbing confrontation, which he described as…

Schroders ‘bullied analyst’, tribunal hears

Schroders ‘bullied analyst’, tribunal hears

The 33-year-old former drinks analyst was speaking on the fourth day of an eight-day hearing in East London. Bower is complaining that she suffered sex discrimination, constructive dismissal,…

Schwab boss leads pay list

Schwab boss leads pay list

Second was Sanford Weill at Citigroup who amassed $89.7m, followed by Charles Schwab himself on $69m and Bank of America's Hugh McColl who received $48.4m. At the other…

How can coaching help me?

How can coaching help me?

In a highly competitive organisation airing such dilemmas could have felt career limiting, she observes. 'You have to appear to be on top of everything. Discussing that sort…

Executive coaches help firms retain best staff

Executive coaches help firms retain best staff

The answer for an increasing number of finance professionals has been executive coaching, with some coaching firms reporting annual growth of 50% in their business in the financial…

Finance sector warming to outsourcing

Finance sector warming to outsourcing

The Europe-wide survey showed that financial services companies are more likely than any other sector to turn to external suppliers for training and development. More than 85% of…

Challenge to the glass ceiling

Challenge to the glass ceiling

In the group's latest benchmarking survey of 'female friendly' workplaces, investment banks scored an average of 31%, compared to an average across all sectors of 60%. Investment banking…

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