A range of blogs and market views of interest to candidates and clients alike.
Two weeks ago, you met the hiring manager over Zoom. You completed a successful first stage interview, all from the comfort of your home office. A week ago, you visited the office for a second-round interview, you had a brief tour of the office before delivering a sleek presentation. Cut to today, and tomorrow you have a final stage interview.
The so-called ‘Great Resignation’ has seen workers resign from jobs as they look for new employers in the post Covid-19 pandemic world. Many candidates are scrutinising the way companies treated employees during the pandemic. Companies’ track record of redundancies, flexible working, diversity or their attitudes towards the office have become the litmus test when looking for potential employers. The Great Resignation of 2021 provides companies that are recruiting the opportunity to recruit new talent.
As children are returning to the classroom, adults are returning to the office. For some, it may be the first time they have set foot in their workplace since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the onset of remote working. According to PwC research published earlier this year, 83% of employers say the shift to remote working has been successful for their company.
After the lifting of coronavirus restrictions, professionals in the UK have gradually been returning to offices in recent weeks,. While many companies have adopted a flexible hybrid arrangement that combines remote and office work, others have called their employees back full time. Some office workers welcome the routine, while others are concerned about how it will work without everyone in at the same time.
The Finance Director is often the unsung hero of the boardroom. Required more than ever in these changing economic times and COVID-19 pandemic, he or she needs to remain calm under pressure, and provide an outstanding performance. As businesses have fought for their very survival, the FD’s relationship with their CEO has been put to the ultimate test.