2019 is going to be a difficult year but hopefully the turmoil will create plenty of opportunities across Risk Management.
It would be naive to say Brexit has had no impact on Office Support jobs, however any changes have been too subtle to attribute directly to the UK’s exit from Europe.
The UK remains a headquarters for decision making in Europe, so we are not expecting a huge amount to change in terms of Marketing recruitment as we progress through 2019.
The increasing popularity of in-house Legal roles lies predominantly in the perception of better work-life balance and and the allure of an escape from the pressure of chargeable hours.
The UK saw plenty of large IT & Technology fund raises in 2018; hard evidence that the UK remains a key destination where businesses can be scaled up.
Internal Audit and IT Audit/Risk continue to be faced with a number of key challenges - namely an ever-increasing pressure on salaries and a limited talented pool.
Compensation & Benefits and Learning & Development Human Resources roles have been notably in demand as businesses display they want to improve retention and attraction.
2018 saw a great demand for Financial Services Operations professionals with significant client facing experience as firms sought to improve their clients’ experiences with them.
Banks still see a need to fill Compliance jobs in the UK regardless of Brexit progressions but they have also continued to bolster teams in other jurisdictions.