Consultants rocked by downturn

Consultants rocked by downturn

Jarvis says: 'I want to get back into corporate finance recruitment, but the jobs aren't there. Instead, I've been working part-time as an estate agent. It's frustrating, but…

Banks have cut graduate job offers by as much as 25%

Banks have cut graduate job offers by as much as 25%

But it does not look like the sunniest of springs. If graduate hiring is a barometer of optimism, then investment banks are distinctly gloomy about their prospects. For…

Staff rankings come under scrutiny

Staff rankings come under scrutiny

'If you score a three, you can be a happy camper,' says the head of performance management at a global investment bank. 'Anything less would indicate that attention…

Investment banks target top universities

Investment banks target top universities

As the economic downturn bites, this preference for the elite colleges is likely to intensify. The head of graduate recruitment at a US bank admits: &quotWe look at…

Fees show shift to greater flexibility

Fees show shift to greater flexibility

This is no surprise. Falling prices are a feature of all brokerage services and headhunting is no different, says Shaun Springer of headhunter Napier Scott. He says that…

More rich, male bankers are on the way

More rich, male bankers are on the way

For the survey, 700 students at Oxford, Cambridge and London School of Economics nominated about 100 of their peers whom they regarded as most likely to succeed. A…

Napier Scott threatens online rivals over job ads

Napier Scott threatens online rivals over job ads

Shaun Springer, managing director, said he knew of at least two online sites where Napier Scott jobs appeared without authority. Springer said: 'Our reputation is at risk. We…

‘Emotional intelligence’ wins recognition in Europe

‘Emotional intelligence’ wins recognition in Europe

The concept of emotional intelligence EI (or EQ - emotional quotient) is a US import which highlights the role of emotions in people's work performance and relationship with…

Psychometric testing – alarmingly accurate

Psychometric testing – alarmingly accurate

Taken out of context, it's hard to see what these questions are getting at. But as part of a psychometric test - in this case the 430 questions…

Widening pay gap lures graduates to financial services firms

Widening pay gap lures graduates to financial services firms

&quotBanks focus on recruiting top talent and the salary differential between the City and elsewhere is much larger than it was previously. Electronics firms are going to have…

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