Meraki Insights

A range of blogs and market views of interest to candidates and clients alike.

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Our quick guide to talent market and hiring trends in Scotland’s financial services marketplace

Welcome to our latest Market Report, 2019 has seen a notable decrease in permanent hiring, particularly from global financial institutions and UK banks. Our clients are sharing that Brexit uncertainties are a contributing factor, coupled with increased competition from disruptive tech-focused firms, creating company specific challenges. As we move into the second half of the year, we expect continued unpredictability for permanent hiring.

06/09/2019 by Andrew Welsh

Competency Interviews

Competency Based Interviews – What You Need To Know

Sounds daunting. But competency-based interviews are a pretty standard approach for interviews, to ensure an objective and fair selection procedure that is evidence-based. So, what is a competency? It’s a specific skill, quality, knowledge or behaviour needed to be successful in the role. And competency-based interviews really just use scenarios to give you the opportunity to share evidence that you have these characteristics. They allow you to say “Let me give you an example”.

22/08/2019 by Andrew Welsh

Employment Law Seminar

Join us to hear from the experts on what's hot and upcoming in employment law.

Meraki Talent has teamed up with Anderson Strathern's lawyers to bring you the latest legal updates in the employment world. Whether your numbers are big or small, employment law affects us all and this seminar will help keep you and your organisation up‐to‐date and prepared for any unforeseen bumps in the road.

20/08/2019 by Andrew Welsh

Nicola Amsterdam blog

Thinking about a new role in Amsterdam? We take a look at the opportunities available with our resident expert Nicola Goedkoop.

Nicola, you are based in Scotland but place Audit and Accounting professionals into the Netherlands, how did that come about? I’ve been doing international recruitment for quite a few years, with a particular focus on the Netherlands, recruiting primarily assurance positions for the Big 4, practice accountancy firms and industry clients.

24/07/2019 by Andrew Welsh

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Meraki Talent has increased headcount by 50% to support demand in the Financial Services and Accountancy Markets

Meraki Talent, the Scottish recruitment consultancy backed by former Dragon’s Den star James Caan CBE, has announced multiple appointments as part of their market expansion as the business continues to experience unprecedented activity throughout 2019.   The firm are launching an Accountancy & Finance recruitment offering which will serve the needs of clients within Commerce & Industry across the Central Belt of Scotland.

02/07/2019 by Andrew Welsh