In the first quarter of this year we have seen the job market to be somewhat stagnant. Whilst this is frustrating for both recruiters and candidates alike, seeking a competitive edge can help your chances of securing a role.
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Activity in mass hiring has not been as buoyant for 2016 so far, and the typical race to get the best talent that usually consumes our diaries in February & March has not really transpired as expected.
“The growth in jobs was driven by the asset management industry,” said Enver. “There is growth and demand in that sector and the UK is in prime position to take advantage of this trend, which we believe will be a theme throughout 2016.”
January was very slow but February gradually picked up in terms of job flow in Risk Change. Our core clients currently have a varied job flow with small pockets of hiring beginning to expand moving towards the end of Q1 and into Q2.
So we finally know.....MiFID II has been delayed by a year to 2018!! The European Commission has finally acted on growing pressure about the financial industry’s lack of readiness to adopt the further regulatory requirements.