Editor’s take: The Big Bang thang

Editor’s take: The Big Bang thang

Sarah Butcher, editor of eFinancialCareers, on why the real reverberations of the Big Bang are lost in the ether. Thanks to the deluge of press coverage, this is…

Guest comment: Eastern Europe after the ‘gold rush’

Guest comment: Eastern Europe after the ‘gold rush’

Barbara Larsson and Victoria Macpherson of search consultancy Stephen Raby Associates on what might happen if the shine goes off the emerging markets. The emerging markets of Central…

Guest comment: Why bonuses are over-rated

Guest comment: Why bonuses are over-rated

Graham Ward, former co-head of pan-European equities at Goldman Sachs, on why a big bonus may come at a big cost. So the Christmas season rolls round again,…

Guest comment: The poor relations

Guest comment: The poor relations

Stephen Feline, consultant at search firm The Kaizen Partnership on why most banking IT staff won't be getting mega-bonuses this year. As an IT Headhunter, I'm frequently asked…

Editor’s take: All mouth and no bite

Editor’s take: All mouth and no bite

Sarah Butcher, editor of eFinancialCareers, on toothless age discrimination laws. Shock, horror! More than a week has passed since new age discrimination legislation came into force and there's…

Guest comment: Avoid being sold down the river

Guest comment: Avoid being sold down the river

Be wary of job offers that offer too much. Andrew Pullman, a former head of financial markets HR at Dresdner Kleinwort, explores why a new job could leave…

Editor’s take: Hanging on for a hefty fee

Editor’s take: Hanging on for a hefty fee

Ian Brown, editor-in-chief of eFinancialCareers, bites on the lucrative world of buybacks. Good people leave bad managers, not bad firms. So the saying goes, but as always, throwing…

Editor’s take: Time to insure your bonus

Editor’s take: Time to insure your bonus

Sarah Butcher, editor of eFinancialCareers, on why now may be a good time to go for that guarantee. Constitutional affairs minister Harriett Harman has disparaged City bonuses for…

Guest comment: City needs linguists

Guest comment: City needs linguists

Heidi Collins, manager of the financial services division of specialist multi-lingual recruiter Euro London Appointments on why it helps to speak in many tongues. If you're an overseas…

Editor’s take:  Bonus culture in Scare City

Editor’s take: Bonus culture in Scare City

Ian Brown, editor-in-chief of eFinancialCareers, sinks his teeth into the primitive urges which mean bonuses are never quite meaty enough. Hands up if you work in the City…

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