When get-togethers are not cosy

When get-togethers are not cosy

At these meetings, staff congregate in a venue (town hall) to ask questions of senior management. Used regularly by Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and, more recently,…

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Time is getting shorter for the young and ambitious

Time is getting shorter for the young and ambitious

Because some quick research showed that more than 90% of the class wanted to become investment bankers, the subject matter essentially chose itself. They all looked terribly young…

Headhunters see caution as new bank watchword

Headhunters see caution as new bank watchword

Last year an entire middle tier of investment banks added bulk via mergers and aggressive recruitment, fuelled by ambition in a market that saw $3,495bn (€3,739bn) worth of…

Institutions try many new ploys to keep top staff

Institutions try many new ploys to keep top staff

This climate has prompted City of London banks and legal firms to make more of an effort to hang on to their staff - apart from simply offering…

Diversity no longer a burden as European firms vie for talent

Diversity no longer a burden as European firms vie for talent

But times have changed, particularly in Europe, where the raging war for talent, and a rapidly changing and mobile workforce, has made banks realise that diversity makes good…

IT whizz-kids look for safe haven in banking

IT whizz-kids look for safe haven in banking

As dot-coms founder, banks, which were having a hard time getting staff last year, are finding that IT whizz-kids are returning, as banking looks an obvious haven in…

Millennials – a new generation

Millennials – a new generation

When it comes to establishing what type of employee you could be, employers may soon be looking to the period in which you were born. According to historians…

Diversity issues emphasise importance of the individual

Diversity issues emphasise importance of the individual

Her job is to ensure that SSSB 'attracts and supports a diverse staff base', and a measure of the perceived importance of this task is Fisher's location on…

Goldman wins respect of staff

Goldman wins respect of staff

The offer of stock options to all staff, and strong respect for ethical business practices, weighed heavily in Goldman's favour. Some 97% of employees who responded said that…

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