Sector: Human resources

Confessions of a former HR director from a major US investment bank

What really happens behind the scenes in a big US investment bank? We spoke to a director of HR who recently left one leading US bank in the…

The banking job that needs to put up more of a fight

The failings of several major financial institutions in recent times have led to intense scrutiny and discussion of remuneration practices at nearly all banks in the UK and globally. Change…

There Has to Be a Nicer Way to Lay Someone Off

Is a punch in the face better than poke in the eye?  Emotions run high during times of mass layoffs, and fights have been known to break out…

What to Do if Your Job Offer Is Put on Hold

It’s your dream job with the perfect company. You apply, get noticed and a few days following the final interview the hiring manager calls to offer you the…

Hey boomers, could your out of date wardrobe be keeping you from getting a job offer?

You‘ve updated your resume, removed outdated wording such as “references upon request” and the years of experience, which reflects your baby boomer generation. You’ve been successful in gettin

Nine out of ten recruiters check out your social media pages to see if you are an appropriate candidate

Studies show that approximately one-third of employers and more than 90 percent of recruiters use social media sites to check out potential job candidates. So, as everyone knows,…

Has the “Malus Clause” replaced the Clawback?

In 2011, almost two-thirds of global banking organizations had clawback provisions in place, but only 17% resorted to using those measures to reclaim compensation paid to employees, according…

Why Delaying the Hiring Process Benefits No One

There’s an old adage, bordering on a cliché: “Hire slow and fire fast.” There’s a limit to this though – delayed hiring decisions, pulled jobs and, of course,…

How You Negotiate Compensation Impacts Your Relationship with Your New Employer

Recently we discussed how to tell if the compensation for the job you’ve just been offered is enough. Now, we’re going to move into the area of the…

Should You Ever Accept a Verbal Guarantee?

You will be very, very lucky to receive anything resembling a traditional guaranteed bonus, a contractual agreement to pay you a specified bonus, no matter your performance, in…

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