Gen Z: FinTech Needs You!

FinTech is absolutely skyrocketing as an industry. It produced 151 unicorns (startups valued above $1b) in 2021, making up a third of all unicorns that year. But, they have a big problem… Gen Z Just Isn’t Fussed Older generations continue to express interest in financial services such as banking, credit cards and investments. They’re under […]

Recruiting Into FinTech: Why Hiring is a Hot Topic

The summer survey conducted by FinTech Founders produced a wealth of intriguing insights. We, of course, were most interested by those related to recruitment. Recruiting Isn’t Easy Perhaps the statistic that may come as the biggest surprise is that when surveyed, 34% of UK FinTech founders cited recruitment as the biggest challenge they’re currently facing. […]

Red Flags to Look Out for in Your Candidates

We asked our network what their biggest ‘Red Flags’ were when interviewing candidates. These are things that, while not directly indicative of a lack of skill, show warning signs that best not be ignored.   Asking the Wrong Questions Coming in third place was ‘Answering the Wrong Questions’. But, what exactly is the wrong question? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Things to Look Out For in Graduate CVs

When we are faced with a large pile of graduate CVs it can be tricky to work out which are worth a call. Below are some tips on what we find useful to look for which should help you speed up this process. Sales Experience Any job that offers sales experience – retail included – […]