Macquarie in a quandary as redundancy rumours make it a hunting ground

Macquarie in a quandary as redundancy rumours make it a hunting ground

Australia's investment banking community is still holding its collective breath as to whether Macquarie will decide to trim its headcount this year and next. And the speculation is…

Three sizzling hot job sectors for the start of the summer

Three sizzling hot job sectors for the start of the summer

Overall hiring rates might be heading downwards as we approach the summer season, but these job functions are set to stay strong. High frequency quantitative analysts "With the…

Dispatches: More education needed in financial sector, says AMP director

Dispatches: More education needed in financial sector, says AMP director

AMP's decision to offer a new financial services diploma is part of a broader plan to improve education standards within the industry, a company director has said. AMP…

Dispatches: Never say never to bank consolidation

Dispatches: Never say never to bank consolidation

A month after the ACCC blocked NAB's pitch for Axa Asia Pacific, bank chiefs are still reluctant to rule out further consolidation. For the chiefs it's more a…

Forget the front office: Why the real Aussie skill shortage is in operations middle management

Forget the front office: Why the real Aussie skill shortage is in operations middle management

We're all used to hearing about banks battling to recruit revenue generators, but the real skill shortage may lie in less glamorous sections of financial services. Robert Half's…

There are more millionaires, but are there more private bankers?

There are more millionaires, but are there more private bankers?

The latest World Wealth Report from Merrill Lynch and Capgemini is trumpeting the fact that the number of Australian millionaires grew by 34.4 per cent during 2009 to…

Stuck in the Middle: I’m back on the market, but recruiters are ruining my career ambitions

Stuck in the Middle: I’m back on the market, but recruiters are ruining my career ambitions

After eight months back at work on a 12-month fixed-term contract, it recently became "about time" to start testing the employment waters again. While I have been keeping…

Aussie i-banking hiring is now in a fairly serious slump

Aussie i-banking hiring is now in a fairly serious slump

If you want a job at an investment bank in Australia, you should probably have made the move earlier this year. With deal volumes falling, firms are pegging…

Dispatches: Job stress is draining millions from the economy

Dispatches: Job stress is draining millions from the economy

Preventable job stress is draining $730m a year from the Australian economy, a new report has found. An estimated 1.5m workers have been diagnosed with depression from excessive…

Dispatches: Job advertising growth slowed in September, says ANZ survey

Dispatches: Job advertising growth slowed in September, says ANZ survey

A key reading of future jobs demand slowed in September, even as it marked the fifth consecutive month of increases. The ANZ job advertisements gauge rose by 0.7…

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