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Maintaining Positivity

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Several years ago we did a series of pieces on mental health within the workplace around flexible working and the ability to talk to people within your environment about any concerns (Click for those blogs here). During Mental Health week and at a time of unprecedented uncertainty and isolation for some I feel this is […]

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Efficiency Vs Resilience

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  Over the years our economy has been operating with one key focus in mind, efficiency, keeping profits high and costs low. Businesses ordering goods just in time, to keep storage costs low, importing from where its cheapest and not worrying about anything going wrong.   In the last 2 months with Covid-19, we have […]

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Perspective on the pandemic

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As the whole world comes to a halt due to coronavirus, we decided to ask a director, sales manager and trader within the financial service industry, in Europe their thoughts were on working from home.   When asked what positives they’ve found from working from home they said the following:   “One major positive from […]

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Flexibility Works

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This time last year, as we were all preparing for the onset of summer, none of us could have imagined the situation we are in now but we have adapted to the restrictions and are, in some cases, thriving. The friends we never get the chance to see are now regulars at Houseparty, the online […]

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“Tough times never last, Tough people do”

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Whilst I’ve always been an optimist in life, the current pandemic is making me question every value which I base both my professional and personal life around. Whilst hundreds of people die each day from COVID-19 in the UK, our NHS and front line key workers have become our new Armed Forces and are out […]

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Starting from Home

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Three weeks into the UK lockdown I’m sure many people are very grateful for the technological advancements over the last 15 years. Streaming platforms such as Netflix mean the choice on demand is unparalleled (looking forward to season two of Sunderland till I die) and having pretty much unlimited access to music via Spotify is […]

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Hiring in the Pandemic

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Are face to face interviews becoming a thing of the past? We have been used to having interviews in the office before an offer would have been made, it was mandatory for new starters to come in for training and it would be rare for new employees to work from home at the beginning. We […]

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Job Interviews and Corona Virus

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        As the Corona virus pandemic grows and more people are working from home, interviews are becoming more technical – meaning, interviews are becoming more phone or Video Call’s based, with the exception of some companies still meeting face to face but outside of the office environment, i.e. coffee shops. At Marlin […]

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Liquidity Down …..Volatility Up ….Oil Down

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$ 2 billion barrels per day oversupply, 25% of Chinese consumption down, $ 46 a barrel, its fascinating to watch. Having spoken with candidates and clients alike, the volatility is fantastic, and if and a big if, liquidity may fall due to traders working outside the office without superfast connections, therefore reducing VAR. We all […]