A key element of the upcoming SM&CR is for firms to be able to show who is responsible for what within the organisation. With the right organisational structure in place, it will be easier to prepare for this regulatory requirement.
The Importance of a Good Induction
Is your induction process well-planned – or do you leave new recruits to their own devices? Amy Foster explains why having a robust induction process is so important for both employers and employees.
Demographic Change and Assessing Customer Needs
Demographic change refers to the changing nature of the UK population and the differing financial needs of various groups in society. Those working in financial services should be aware of this when assessing customer needs.
Trade Agreements – A Reality Check
A look at the topical trends and issues described with the use of Multi-lateral and Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) in international trade and export.
A Matter of Agreement
This trade and export article helps explain the difference between Multi-lateral Agreements and Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) and the growth of the latter in recent years.
Overcoming Nervousness in Presentations
Giving a presentation can be a nerve-wracking experience, yet it is something that most of us will face at some point during our working lives. Here are some tips for overcoming nervousness when giving a presentation.
Handling criticism is not easy. Whether giving or receiving criticism, it’s important to be able to deal with it positively. Nathan Matthews explains how, with the right attitude, criticism can be viewed as an opportunity to grow.
FCA Announces Priorities for 2019/20
The FCA has published its business plan for 2019/20, announcing its priorities for the year ahead.
Autism in the Workplace
Under the Equality Act 2010, it is a requirement for employers to make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities. Only around 16% of autistic adults are in full time employment, with 32% in some form of paid work, suggesting that employers may need to do more to provide support in the workplace.