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The IT Crowd

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As someone who has always considered themselves fairly computer literate, (I can uninstall programmes, set up Google chrome and used to be able to do that thing at school where you could turn someones screen upside down). However, having spoken to recent graduates in the financial services market I realise just how far behind I […]

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Update on the Dubai Job Market

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The UAE’s job market has seen promising growth due to active trade, tourism, and intensified investment ahead of Expo 2020. Although the recent trend of Emiratisation almost tripled the amount of jobs for Emirati Citizens, demand is still high for specialised talent. For the coming year, it is expected that employers will be seeking professionals […]

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Would you keep quiet or tell the boss?

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According to previous studies, the bearer of bad news in most scenarios is seen to be the ‘bad guy’, even though they are only the ones delivery the news with good intentions. This has been proven both in every day situations as well as in the work place, from being told your flight will be […]

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Recognition for all workers

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Research shows that older workers are more conscientious, less absent and tend to have better social skills than younger employees. With that being said, why do we not see recognition for those older employees, instead we are constantly seeing articles in the likes of Forbes about entrepreneurs under 30. Celebrating people’s successes is great, but […]

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Why walking 10,000 steps a day is not necessary

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Tracking daily steps has become a recent trend, with an increasing number of people using fitbit apps and fitness trackers in the form of wristbands and watches to keep track of their health. With the average commute into work being about 3,000 steps, avoiding public transport when possible, trips to refill your water bottle and […]

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Is cash an endangered species?

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Previously when you thought of money you thought of cash, purchasing involved paper notes. Over the past decade digital payments have soared, it has become the norm to simply tap your phone or card and your payment has been exchanged. Each time a new payment method is created people flock to join the new trend. […]

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Key Traits of Successful people – What is success?

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This year is proving a big year of change for us at Marlin, entering into new markets, an acquisition, a new website, and the opening of a new office. Regardless of industry I believe the personal traits required to be successful can be clearly defined in a few points. Success may not be the size […]

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The Lunch Time Workout

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According to recent research, going for a quick lunch time workout can have a significant impact on productivity at work in comparison to sitting at your desk all day. Promoting exercise in the City is becoming increasingly more popular, with companies offering subsidised gym memberships, group classes or sometimes even a gym at their workplace. […]

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Future jobs for tomorrows graduates

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Research suggests that by 2030 near 400 thousand jobs in finance could be lost as technology and AI are on the rise – a prediction by Opimas (research consultancy). Between January and May this year around 35% of roles posted by banks across Europe and the US, along with asset managers were for tech and […]