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The Crude Awakening

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With extreme weather conditions growing more frequent, as we have seen in the news recently, Chicago was colder than parts of Mars and a few months back with the wildfires in California. Effects of climate change are starting to have a bigger impact on peoples’ lives. Despite all this, demand for oil is constantly rising, […]

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The right to switch off

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Recent articles have shown that 2 fifths of adults look at their phones within just 5 minutes of waking up and for those under 35 this has risen to just under 2 thirds. People feel the compulsion to check their phone constantly and ultimately this has a knock on effect on business life and face […]

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Today is a good day to bury good news!

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So January 16th 2019. The day after a resounding Commons defeat for Theresa May which has left the whole process up in the air with very little positives coming from either side. Now while this divisive juggernaut continues to angrily stampede all across our news agenda, a report on Renewable Energy was released with little […]

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How will 2019 shape up?

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The year seems to have started on a positive front. Appetite to recruit has been solid across most of our functions and general activity has been higher than this time last year. The only pocket of hiring that has been relatively slow coming out of the blocks has been that of senior hires in middle […]

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2019 – An exciting year ahead

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As we return back to our desks following the festive break, we look forward to an exciting year ahead. Be it Hard / Soft / No Brexit London is Open and early signs are that firms are not shying away from investing in human capital. There are challenges ahead for the Financial Services employment market […]

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Middle East – still an attractive proposition?

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Dubai – As Oil prices plummet, costs of living increases and Dubai introduces VAT, is it still an attractive place to be based? I say …Absolutely! Despite the above, several technology firms are filling the void made by Energy companies who have been retracting from the region. The likes of Wipro / Tata / IBM […]

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Are We Losing Human Interaction?

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In world where social media and technology is the governing body in communication, are we losing sight of the bigger picture and devaluing the importance of human interaction? Having recently entered the world of recruitment it has become very apparent how important the human interaction aspect is in the hiring process. Communication is imperative as […]

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End of Year Recruitment Patterns

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With all the news concerning Brexit and the prospect of a leadership battle one would have thought that with the lack of clarity on both the Political and Economic landscape, recruitment would be put on hold until at the least the New Year. Over the past 10 years this has proven to be the case. […]

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Uber Works?

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Over the last few years it seems that we are becoming dependent on an elite group of companies to provide for our every need. Firms such as Amazon have bought our trust through the ease and low cost of their services, preying on our need for instant gratification, (or at the latest, the next day) […]

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The Importance of Mentoring

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Throughout my recruitment career I have met many candidates, senior and junior. In any business, relationships are a crucial part of the success and development be it in a financial institution or recruitment firm. At Marlin we are starting a mentoring program where the more experienced senior candidates we know will be assisting more junior […]