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Does your background matter?

Does your background matter?

Research carried out by the Social Mobility Commission suggests it does!

Out of the all of the new entrants entering investment banking, this is the amount that went to a fee-paying school

Cybercrime: How is data being stolen?

Cybercrime: How is data being stolen?

There are a variety of perks of being in the Digital Age, such as online banking, online shopping and even online games. However, it also brings a whole host of threats too. These threats include fraud, identity theft, intellectual property theft, industrial espionage, service disruption, physical damage and even blackmail. All of these thefts have one thing in common, stolen data, and with data being the new cash, how is this data being stolen and what can you do about it?

Interview like a Jedi Master in 6 easy steps

Interview like a Jedi Master in 6 easy steps

You’ve spotted some serious talent for your next role. So, before you release the party poppers it’s time for the tricky business of being irresistible. It’s time to convince your top candidate that yours is the best darn company ever.

 

Times are a-changing!

Times are a-changing!

Ok, so we know the UK left the EU back in June and as a result, the UK recruitment industry (and many others) was braced for the uncertainty that this would bring. However, the future appears a lot brighter than the original perception, with previous predictions now appearing to be dismissed and professional staffing firms being increasingly optimistic about the future.

What are the current Cyber Security Trends?

What are the current Cyber Security Trends?

Every year, hackers get more sophisticated and derive new methods to extract data and personal information. They tend to target those that are technology addicted, as they would have more devices, and perhaps those that are not so savvy about being protected online.

What is the GDPR and why do you need to know about it?

What is the GDPR and why do you need to know about it?

Back in the day, around 1995, the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC [DPD] was introduced. This legislation was the first of its kind at the time and it replaced some old school legislation that was out of date and allowed for all the new data legislation to be in one place. The legislation provided a detailed framework for data processing but now, 21 years later, the DPA has become significantly out of date!

Mind The 'Cyber' Gap...

Mind The 'Cyber' Gap...

Haig&Co have been getting around and about recently and I've met quite a few truly great professionals working within the Cyber Security market in the UK. Whilst seemingly a new market, Cyber Security (or Cybersecurity dependant on whom you talk to), has been a key part of the technology workforce for years.

Employee Retention... It's Not About The Money, Money, Money...

Employee Retention... It's Not About The Money, Money, Money...

AKA how healthy is your psychological contract?

More than 25 years in the recruitment industry has taught me many valuable lessons about what’s important to employees in the workplace; what makes them work hard and stay, what makes them stay but quit and, of course, what sends them running, arms outstretched, to the competition. 

The Life & Times of a Launch Party...

The Life & Times of a Launch Party...

Thoughts of a launch party had been lingering at the back of our minds since the very early Haig&Co days. But, like any decent party, we knew it needed a bit of ‘ta da’, in other words a reason to bother turning up. And, we also knew we needed guests and a venue (we’re all over this event lark!).

"You want the Truth? You can't handle the Truth!!"

"You want the Truth? You can't handle the Truth!!"

Landing that perfect job generally takes a good dose of time, effort and research. Candidates often undergo numerous rounds of interviews, are asked to prepare detailed presentations and meet with a whole host of people. And, for the person signing the contract this is all fine and dandy. But what about the candidates told ‘I’m sorry you just weren’t quite right’ or ‘ on this occasion you were unsuccessful’.

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