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City job vacancies on the rise

Filed under: Risk Management — Jonathan on May 20, 2012

Financial service positions, such as compliance jobs, that suddenly became available in April climbed by 19 per cent from the previous month, taking the tally to 3,339. Despite this being a decline from April last year, it remains the highest figure since October in 2011 which saw 3,859 financial service jobs waiting to be filled. The data has been provided by the Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor.

The average amount of time it takes to fill positions in this sector, such as risk management vacancies, fell by 20 days to 47, with the average salary for these new positions rising by 2 per cent in April, from March, to £51,347.

Morgan McKinley Chief Operations Manager, Andrew Evans, said:

“To see the highest number of new jobs available since October 2011 is of course a positive sign. However in current fluctuating market conditions positive indicators like this don’t necessarily mean an end to a volatile hiring market. Although we haven’t seen this for a while, an increase in the Spring months forms part of a fairly typical pattern in the traditional recruitment cycle.”

However, as Mr. Evans continued to explain, in spite of the 19 per cent monthly increase, the key factor is that the overall number of job vacancies, whether compliance jobs or other such roles within the financial sector, is substantially lower than in previous years. The number of positions that became available in April of this year, compared to the same month last year, fell by 48 per cent.

Threat Horizon 2014 is published

Filed under: Risk Management — Stephanie on April 12, 2012

IT security threats have been forecast to increase significantly over the next couple of years and companies that do not protect their businesses now may suffer many challenges in the future. These findings were revealed in the Threat Horizon 2014: Managing Risks When Threats Collide report which has been published by the Information Security Forum, an international organisation that is held as a major voice within the cyber security sector. (more…)

Risk professionals called upon to take part in career study

Filed under: Risk Management — Jonathan on April 4, 2012

A global survey has been launched recently by Active Risk, the organisation that developed Active Risk Manager (ARM) which is part of the highly acclaimed software package Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). The survey is to investigate what elements make up an outstanding risk career in detail. (more…)

Young employees flout rules on data security

Filed under: Risk Management — Stephanie on December 28, 2011

70 percent of young employees ignore IT policy according to a new survey, and many young workers believe that policies need updating to meet with changing work practices. This is worrying news to those working in senior risk management jobs in a time when cyber attacks (more…)

Banks investing heavily in risk management

Filed under: Risk Management — Stephanie on November 25, 2011

Despite the reports about rising unemployment there are some sectors with IT where employers are actively recruiting. Those people working in risk management and IT security jobs can (more…)

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