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
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?
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.
Haig&Co are hosting our next Early Autumn networking and thought leadership event on Wednesday 28th September, at Hotel du Vin, Church Street, Birmingham.
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.
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.
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 This legislation was the first of its kind at the time and it replaced some old school legislation that was out of date and allowed for all the new data legislation to be in one place.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legislation provided a detailed framework for data processing but now, 21 years later, the DPA has become significantly out of date!
We've talked before about Cyber Security, about the fact that it's not just for IT bods and that we all need to be super aware of this ever-growing and very real threat to our businesses, regardless of role, department and level.
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.
We at Haig HQ are delighted to announce our next event, and are proud to be hosting another wine and cheese evening at Hotel Du Vin in Birmingham, in partnership with Synapse, one of the West Midlands brightest and most successful start-ups.
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.
A 3-month search, numerous agencies and a host of pretty bad experiences are destined to leave you understandably skeptical about the whole recruitment process.
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!).
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’.