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The biggest threat to growth in the economy

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There has been a lot of coverage in the press recently about the sluggish nature of the economy and how there is a very real concern that we will be moving in to a lost decade of slow growth similar to that of Japan. Research has shown that when the economy is in this sort […]

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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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Dubai / Singapore: A Brexit Hedge?

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After a recent trip to the Middle East and Asia, a number of salient points come to the surface around two of the most popular business areas of the globe. Although Dubai hired over 60,000 extra blue collar workers last year to gear up for the 2020 Global Expo it also lost over 20,000 white […]

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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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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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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 […]

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New Visa rules could spell good news for The City

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You may have seen on the news this morning that Immigration laws on people entering the country have been relaxed for those on Tier 2 Visas working in the NHS. In simple terms people outside the EU who are skilled doctors and nurses will find it easier to get employment here. Now, you may be […]

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Christmas Rush

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It’s almost that time of year! The lights are up, the Christmas music has begun playing in stores and already my yearly excuses to put off and procrastinate from Xmas shopping have begun. With all the planning that is necessary to deal with the influx of relatives and bombardment of festive food, job searches can […]

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“Fatigue Makes Cowards of Us All”

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Forty nine years ago in 1968  the highest grossing film released was “2001 A Space Odyssey” which grossed $56,700,000 at the Box Office.  The 4th highest grossing film of 1968 beating the likes of “The Planet of The Apes” and “The Thomas Crown Affair” was a 30 minute training video. In a genre where typically […]

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Student Debt – Should The City be worried?

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In the wake of the recent round of A-Level results the reduction of people applying to universities has become a hot topic for the recruitment sector especially in the world of Financial Services. With less people chasing the degrees that so sort after by top firms is this a worry for the City? The background […]