Meraki Insights

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


Financial Sector Update - Q2 2017

The latest Market report on the UK Labour Market showed starting salaries rising as employer need to pay a premium as less people are open to making a move.   In our view this has been echoed in Scotland's Financial Sector with many client's reporting skills shortages and lack of suitably qualified applicants in certain areas.

24/07/2017 by Andrew Welsh

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Welcome to the team... Andrew Beattie!

With a further new hire showing our increased commitment to the investment and financial services field, Meraki Talent are delighted to welcome Andrew Beattie to the Meraki Talent family.   Andrew is an experienced recruiter who has extensive experience working within the financial services sector. After a brief stint at a global recruitment firm Andrew moved to a niche independent agency in Glasgow focusing upon recruiting qualified accountancy and finance personnel.

06/07/2017 by Gordon Willmott

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Welcome to the team...Maame Danquah!

Meraki Talent have recently welcomed Maame Danquah to our Glasgow office as part of the Career Ready internships programme. Career Ready is a national charity that links schools and colleges with employers to help prepare young people for the world of work.   Maame is currently a student at Notre Dame school and has successfully completed her 5th year.


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What does a world class support professional look like today?

What’s on the other side of fear?  Nothing.   It’s a well-known adage and one I reflect on often in my role as a recruiter of Executive PA’s and Secretarial professionals.   The reason why?  I meet so many job seekers who are scared.   Scared at how quickly the role of a support professional is evolving, and fearful of how they will stay relevant in an ever-evolving world of work.   Ever heard of Brickwork?  You should have.

06/06/2017 by Sarah Galley

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Switching off to reconnect

  Close down LinkedIn, shut off your email, switch off your phone.   In 2008, Psychological Sciences published a paper by US based psychologist Stephen Kaplan on Attention Restoration Theory (ART). The article describes a simple experiment whereby two groups of people were asked to walk to the University campus and then complete a short numerical test requiring intense concentration. The first group walked through a wooded path.

03/05/2017 by Andrew Welsh