How to be a better interviewer Finding the best people for your business isn’t just about the best CVs. It’s about making sure that the candidates you shortlist are a good fit for your business – that they have the attitude, skills and approach that will make them a valuable addition to your team. To…

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Should you have a career mentor? It can be tough, trying to figure out how best to approach your career planning. There are lots of sources of help, of course, but more people are finding that having a mentor opens up new ideas and opportunities – both within your existing workplace and beyond. There are…

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What’s a career plan and why should you have one? One of the key characteristics of the modern workplace is that people rarely work in one company for their whole working lives. That means we can’t expect a ‘traditional’ career path, where we join a business, move through the ranks and retire on a set…

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The importance of managing candidate expectations  We’re currently experiencing a candidate-driven market, where there are more jobs available than there are candidates to fill them. And when candidates have the upper hand, it’s up to employers to make sure their businesses are more attractive than the competition. So you need to think about the impression…

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What are the best questions to ask candidates at interview? A productive interview is a critical part of your recruitment process. Much more than a ‘box-ticking’ exercise, it’s your key opportunity to find out about your candidate’s approach, values and fit with your business as well as their practical skills. Today, most successful candidates will…

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How do we retain women in the actuarial profession? We are becoming increasingly aware of the multiple benefits of having a diverse workforce. In traditionally male-dominated professions like the actuarial sector, much progress has already been made. There is more to do, however, particularly in retaining women who come into the professional, and to ensuring…

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Demand for regulatory compliance professionals in Luxembourg is at an all-time high, creating a skills shortage that could be great news for compliance professionals living in London. In fact, if you have skills in anti-money laundering (AML), know your customer (KYC), then Luxembourg’s financial institutions could be a rich vein of opportunity for you Demand…

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As part of our Achieving High Performance in Audit whitepaper discussion panel, we Looked back at the pace of change in the IA sector since the late 1940s, and saw a significant acceleration in the issuance of guidelines. In those early days, there were decades between new guidance. Today, we often see multiple changes during…

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