Meraki Insights

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

Client blog

The great resignation - how can you retain and attract employees this autumn?

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.


09/10/2021 by Andrew Welsh

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September client blog

The great office return - how will new ways of working, work?

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.


09/09/2021 by Andrew Welsh

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September candidate blog

The great office return - what is the new 'working' normal?

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.


09/09/2021 by Andrew Welsh

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So, you want to become a Finance Director?

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.


06/08/2021 by Andrew Welsh

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The IT and digital skills shortage

As we near Q4 of 2021, global fintech is growing. Web and app developers are in demand. AI, robotics and automation are continually advancing, and cybersecurity is paramount.  The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the IT skills shortage as businesses see the increased value of IT skills and technical support. With the skills gap, the pressure isn’t just on for recruiting talent but for retaining talent too.


06/08/2021 by Andrew Welsh

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