Meraki Insights

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

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Could flexible working be the key to an inclusive workplace?

Last week was National Inclusion Week, and it got Meraki Talent thinking about diversity and inclusion within the financial services industry.   And, with the increased number of professionals currently working from home, could flexible working be the key to a more inclusive workforce? According to ONS data, in April 2020, over 46% of employed people worked from home. Of those who did, 86% did so as a result of the current pandemic.

09/10/2020 by Andrew Welsh

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What to expect when moving to London from Scotland for work

We sat down with Nathan Macfie, Associate Director at Meraki Talent’s London office, and spoke to him about his personal experience of relocating from Scotland to London and the challenges and rewards that have come over the last two years with working and living in a new location.

21/09/2020 by Andrew Welsh

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Covid-19 Special Market Report

Welcome to our quarterly market report. Instead of our normal insights into the previous quarter and market outlook, given the substantial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have shifted our focus. Q1 was a great start to the year for Financial Services hiring, with volumes up 18% on the previous quarter and 22% higher than previous year.

26/05/2020 by Andrew Welsh

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Managing the candidate process during and post COVID19

Whether you are a recruiter working in-house or agency side, during a recessionary period your role tends to become a little less enjoyable. In this unique lockdown situation, it’s particularly pronounced: most recruiters are “people people” operating in a team environment and hosting meetings with stakeholders and customers; currently we’re deprived of the energy and atmosphere that this provides.

19/05/2020 by Andrew Welsh

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How to interview effectively online or by phone

Coronavirus – shocked the world, bringing everything to a standstill – grounded flights, cancelled events, hit big businesses hard and small even harder, but what does it mean for recruitment? You can’t meet face to face but it doesn’t mean all recruitment activity needs to stop. At Meraki, specialising with relocating candidates across the world we have loads of experience with long-distance interviewing and, remote communication, here’s our top tips for assessing the best candidate from afar.

26/03/2020 by Andrew Welsh