Tags: The City

UKIP’s Nigel Farage get’s it wrong claiming there is no sex discrimination in the City

UKIP leader Nigel Farage sparked widespread outrage with his controversial comments about the ‘worth ‘of women working in the City after they had taken career breaks to have children. But it’s his assertion that there was ’no discrimination against women at all’ in the City that arguably deserves greatest condemnation. Nigel Farage’s ill-judged comments in his…

Whistleblowing has increased by 88% since April for white collar crime

Prosecutions for white collar crime in the financial services sector are likely to increase in 2014 following an 88% rise in the number of whistleblowing reports received by the FCA’s ‘Whistleblowing desk’, according to international law firm Pinsent Masons. Data obtained from the Financial Conduct Authority by Pinsent Masons shows that whistleblowing reports have increased…

How to survive ´redundancy season´ in the City

Deutsche Bank’s announcement earlier this month that it was scaling back its commodities division with the expected loss of around 200 jobs, reminded us all that redundancy season in the City was in full swing. For most of us December, with festivities looming, is the season to be jolly. But for some City workers it can…

Skills Academy to host drop in sessions for apprenticeships

The National Skills Academy for Financial Skills is hosting a week of drop-in information sessions for employers in the City as part of National Apprenticeship week (7 – 11 February). The sessions are aimed at employers who would like to learn more about apprenticeships and the advantages they can bring to their organisation. The sessions…

Morgan McKinley have released the results of a survey of 194 HR and hiring managers in the financial services sector in London on the H2 2010 hiring outlook. The survey found that 76% expect overall City hiring levels to increase (47%) or stay the same as H1 2010 (29%) in the second half of this…

Mark Gilbertson has joined Lloyds Banking Group as Head of Resourcing, covering both Retail Banking and Group Operations. Mark has 15 years of resourcing experience and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). Mark started his HR career with a niche search & selection firm in the City almost twenty years…

A new survey from recruitment specialist Poolia shows that many female recruiters in London’s financial heartland admit to sexist attitudes within their companies which can lead to career challenges for their female employees. Whilst many were positive about prospects for women in their organisations, significant minorities admitted to a different situation. Almost one in five…

Changing the attitudes of staff, by using an innovative training film, has helped Plymouth City Council to provide a better service, cut customer complaints, improve employee morale and motivation and create a more enjoyable and supportive work environment. Morale in the council’s customer service team had dipped following a period of change and consolidation but…

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has been fined £25,000 for exposing several employees to E. coli at its Respiratory and Systemic Infection Laboratory in Greater London. On Friday (July 9th) at the City of London Magistrates court, the HPA was given its sentence and ordered to pay more than £20,000 in costs after it had…

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has been fined £25,000 for exposing several employees to E. coli at its Respiratory and Systemic Infection Laboratory in Greater London. On Friday (July 9th) at the City of London Magistrates court, the HPA was given its sentence and ordered to pay more than £20,000 in costs after it had…

Companies cutting back and becoming less flexible during the recession has been bad for women trying to make their views heard. According to India Gary-Martin, president of the City Women’s Network, diversity and equality has been negatively affected by the recent tough economic climate because firms are asking more of their employees. Female talent is…

The Institute for Employment Studies and the University of Sussex continue their work to explore aspirations, expectations and real experiences of graduates in the local labour market and beyond. This second report gathers evidence to see whether the pull of Brighton and Hove continues to influence graduates’ decisions about where to live and work, and…

Federal Mogul Bradford has been prosecuted over two health and safety breaches and fined £10,000 after an employee lost the tip of his finger. Bradford Magistrates Court heard that, on March 10th 2009, 57-year-old Allan Formoy used his finger to free a jam in a machine that is used to feed metal pins on to…

Lincoln College has been fined £1,500 after a window cleaner working at the campus fell from a roof. James Theaker, a 50-year-old from the city, suffered broken ribs and a serious back injury in the accident, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) confirmed. As a result of his fall, Mr Theaker was forced to take…