Chris Beer – managing director of start-up firm supplying project professionals

Chris Beer – managing director of start-up firm supplying project professionals

0700:My alarm goes off, and after a few minutes to recover, it's time to make the normal breakfast of cereal, toast and tea. I combine getting ready with…

Dow slides on US unemployment fears

Dow slides on US unemployment fears

The Dow Jones index of the top US 30 businesses fell 275.67 points to close at 9269.50, wiping out much of last week's gains when optimism largely ruled.…

Heidrick & Struggles slashes recruitment workforce

Heidrick & Struggles slashes recruitment workforce

The firm said the cuts included 66 executive search consultants and were part of a substantial reorganisation of the company. The move was in addition to 300 job…

Headhunters move into outplacement

Headhunters move into outplacement

Underemployed headhunters in the City of London are turning themselves into outplacement experts, as firing replaces hiring in the financial services industry. Penna Meridian, one of the biggest…

Financial fiction provides lessons, and royalties

Financial fiction provides lessons, and royalties

Kerry Hood, of Hodder Headline, the publisher, says that the public's appetite for thrillers and other financial fiction is growing. Personal accounts by bankers of their working lives…

Rising legal advice points to winter of redundancies

Rising legal advice points to winter of redundancies

An informal Financial Times survey of top London law firms has found fee-earning solicitors working up to 40% more chargeable hours since last month's terrorist attacks on the…

Salary survey: Equities salaries firm, bonuses set to plummet

Salary survey: Equities salaries firm, bonuses set to plummet

Salaries of equity salesmen and traders have held up well over the past year, and in some cases substantially increased, a survey by the Monks Partnership remuneration consultancy…

Heidrick & Struggles to cut more staff

Heidrick & Struggles to cut more staff

Until now, the US end of the business has borne the brunt of job losses and pay cuts in the face of the economic downturn. As part of…

Employers target Oxford students with freebies and commercial hard sell

Employers target Oxford students with freebies and commercial hard sell

It is milk round time at the UK's top universities and the investment banks are out in force, competing fiercely with each other to catch the eye of…

Private banker Culliford joins headhunter

Private banker Culliford joins headhunter

Culliford spent two years at Union Bancaire Privee and earlier was director of international private banking at Barclays Private Bank in London. Private Banking Search & Selection International…

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