When delivering a presentation, effective preparation is essential. What are the key areas to consider when planning a presentation?
Conformity, Leadership and Diversity
A tendency to not challenge the status quo can result in ‘groupthink’. This can be a serious issue in organisations, especially if decision-makers consistently share the same opinions and are unprepared to challenge. Encouraging diversity may be the answer.
Appointed Representatives (ARs) - Complying with Regulatory Obligations
Is your firm complying with its regulatory obligations regarding appointed representatives (ARs)? Bruce Fayle looks at why this is an area that will be high on the FCA’s agenda going forward.
Retaining Good Employees
Recruitment can be costly and time-consuming. This article considers the benefits of retaining good employees and explores how organisations can successfully encourage staff retention.
Your Customers Expect More Than The Present
The mindset of a customer is more forward-thinking than ever. Is it enough for a business to just deliver a service well, or do they also need to plan ahead to avoid future problems and respond to changes in the market? Tom Wood considers why getting ‘stuck in the present’ may be a risk for businesses.
Leadership and Organisational Culture
The FCA recently held a live panel discussion concerning the role of leaders in transforming culture in the financial services sector. With SM&CR on the horizon, improving conduct and culture is a priority for the regulator.
The Ultimate Sanction?
This month the US announced the tightening of sanctions previously imposed on Iran. Since withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (designed to arrest the development of an Iranian nuclear capability) the US had already imposed sanctions on a variety Iranian exports – notably in November 2008. An important element is the withdrawal of waivers, which allowed some countries to continue purchasing Iranian oil, shielded from US action.
Honesty, Integrity and Employment Tribunals
Failing to be honest may be costly. The judgement in a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal, shows that the credibility of evidence offered by a claimant, witness or respondent in legal proceedings may be considered in fitness and propriety assessments.
Increase in Cyber Attacks on UK Firms
Research has indicated that there has been a sharp increase in UK firms reporting cyber attacks in 2019, with many businesses “incorrectly” assuming that they are not at risk. Is your firm prepared to deal with the threat of cyber-crime?