Why FinTech is Booming

In the UK, the first half of 2021 saw £4.1 billion invested into the FinTech sector, 34% more than all of 2020. The question is: why? First Off, What Is FinTech? Before we start talking about what’s making FinTech so successful, we have to define the term. FinTech, or Financial Technology, refers to technology – […]

Anatomy of a Top Salesperson

Confidence A salesperson will not get very far if they’re too nervous to cold call new prospects. Similarly, unless they have full faith in the value they offer to their customers and clients, their doubt will be spread to whomever they’re trying to sell to. For this reason, top salespeople communicate a calm confidence that […]

Why Top Talent Doesn’t Pick You

The speed at which the Finance world is specialising further has created a shortage of people with those specialised skills. Acquiring these people for your business can be tough. Here’s where you may be going wrong. 1: Your Identity For someone to be attracted to working at a business (especially over one that they’re already […]

Fundamentals of Funding

Getting a business off the ground is a famously difficult task. When it comes to getting some money behind it, there are many different hoops through which budding business owners must jump. 1: Idea You will be the brain of the business, and funding will be calcium to its bones. The idea, however, is the […]

What Questions Will I Need to Answer Before a VC Gives Me Money?

If you want to raise the funds to match your company with your ambitions you’ll need to be able to answer these key questions. Are you already making money? If not, do you have a clear roadmap to show how and when you will? Is it clear what problem your business solves? Does this problem […]

Getting the Most from Your Graduate Hire

When you take on a recent graduate, you must understand that they require a different level of management and support than more experienced members of the team. However, despite this, hiring graduates can often be a better option than someone with experience in a different field. So, if you are struggling with your graduate hires, […]

6 Ways to Reduce Your Recruitment Spend in 2021

As times gradually return back to “precedented” levels, businesses are turning their attention to rebuilding their teams. Care must be taken in order to avoid unnecessary expenditure in recruitment. 1: Preparation Before interviewing or even speaking to  your candidates, you must have a crystal clear distinction of what you require them to have, and what […]

Wisely Reducing the Time to Hire

Too often, businesses will attempt to speed up the hiring process, inadvertently cutting all-too crucial corners and landing themselves a bad hire. We understand. Sometimes there’s a gap in the business that needs to be filled quickly. You simply don’t have the time to go through the entire ‘proper’ hiring process and so you see […]

The Impacts of Ghosting Your Candidates

No one likes to be told they’re not wanted, but ignoring  your candidates may have a worse impact than if you had simply told them ‘no’. If your candidates don’t hear from you after a certain amount of time, they are of course going to assume they’ve been unsuccessful in their application. This places them […]

The True Costs of a Bad Hire

Businesses often vastly underestimate the impact of a hiring mistake. If you were to hire someone who, after the first few weeks, turns out not to have been a wise choice, you may think all you’ve lost is what you’ve paid them so far. Hell, even the recruiter might return their fee if the bad […]