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Efficiency in the workplace

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  No longer are employees expected to work all hours of the day, slaving away for a greedy corporate machine that sees them as nothing but soulless profit generators and fleshy cogs in their commercial schemes. The scales have tipped dramatically towards favourable and flexible working environments, with some companies even taking the drastic step […]

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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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Currency and vacations

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              One of many ways we are being affected by a no-deal Brexit is the fall in value of the pound. The pound which was once traded at about $1.50 against the dollar, before the referendum has dropped by a staggering 2.4% since Monday. In 2016, before the referendum, […]

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Too Big to Fail

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                                  Sub Prime to Commodity Trading Houses “We must limit the perception that some institutions are either too big or too interconnected to fail” – Henry Hank Paulson Sub Prime affected the investment banks and government to such an […]

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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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Are languages in decline?

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Over the last few years there has been a steady decline in people studying languages at school, an interesting fact given that our economy has become that much more global and as a percentage our national wealth has never been more reliant on trading with nations which do not speak English. There are many reasons […]

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The Power of Positive mindset in team building

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The last four years have seen the England ODI Cricket team turn from a ramshackle, timid, prehistoric rabble into a roaring Juggernaut capable of blowing teams away in one of the most spectacular turnarounds in sport history. Despite a few hiccups in the tournament itself, the performance of the team since the lows of the […]

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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 […]