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Olympics push salaries up to the ‘gold standard’

Filed under: Recruitment General — Stephanie on March 30, 2012

There are predictions that the growing confidence of businesses could spark an improvement in the job market and a prediction of ‘gold standard’ remuneration for those taking up short-term positions throughout the London Olympics has been made. (more…)

Acumin become CSARN member to support risk management and security

Filed under: Information Risk and Security — Jonathan on March 28, 2012

Recently we have joined the City Security and Resilience Networks (CSARN). The global organisation is highly acclaimed as an advisory service offering business security help. (more…)

Cyber security team set up to protect HMRC

Filed under: IT Security — Mark on March 26, 2012

An expert team of specialists in cyber security jobs has been brought together to protect the exchequer. HMRC are experiencing a rise in fraud attacks instigated by cyber criminals and hackers who are finding more sophisticated methods to infiltrate the repayment systems at the government agency. (more…)

Demand for highly skilled IT security staff on the rise

Filed under: IT Security — Stephanie on March 24, 2012

Over recent months IT security experts have discussed the ongoing challenges faced by UK businesses in cyber security and its (more…)

Continued demand for IT contractors in February

Filed under: Recruitment General — Mark on March 22, 2012

IT contractors experienced an increase in demand at the start of the year and this was continued in February, with the best results for temporary IT staff since August 2010. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation published the latest Report on Jobs recently, with demand for IT contractors reaching 53.9. (more…)

Job market rises at quickest rate since May 2011

Filed under: Recruitment General — Stephanie on March 20, 2012

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG has announced that the number of permanent employee placements has increased again in February, showing the best growth rates since May 2011. This is based on a Report on Jobs which was published recently. (more…)

Calls made for a minimum of one woman per IT job role to be interviewed

Filed under: Recruitment General — Jonathan on March 18, 2012

A report has recently recommended that at least one woman candidate should be interviewed for every IT vacancy. (more…)

Risk management salaries forecast to increase in banks

Filed under: Information Risk and Security — Mark on March 16, 2012

Those working in risk management jobs have been predicted to experience a faster increase in salary within the investment bank sector. It is forecast that those fulfilling risk management vacancies will experience a rise in salary at a quicker rate than even CEOs. A report revealed that the pressures of tighter regulations on information security have caused banks to offer greater remuneration to staff in key control positions.

According to the Mercer survey which questioned 63 financial organisations, employees in control positions such as legal, compliance, internal audit and risk management jobs can expect salary increases of at least 3 percent. On the other hand, chief executives can expect their base salary to remain static this year.

The demands from European and US regulators for banks to put in place watertight risk processes have been increased dramatically in an attempt to curtail the chances of another financial meltdown.

The Senior Partner at Mercer, Vicki Elliott commented:

“Financial services organisations are responding to significant changes in regulatory requirements concerning compensation policies, incentive plan designs and their governance. In Emea and the Americas they face keen public scrutiny.”

However, according to risk management recruitment experts there is a shortage of talent to meet with demand, making it a highly competitive market. Model stress testing and risk analysis of counterparty is required within this sector, but although there are many candidates that have a surface knowledge of these processes, very few are experts.

For those looking to secure a successful career in risk management, developing skills in these areas will make them highly attractive to the financial sector.

Spam continues to foil many businesses

Filed under: Information Risk and Security — Stephanie on March 14, 2012

Cyber criminals are continuing to use spam as a main method for attacking information security as companies still grapple to cope with it. (more…)

Reed highlights improvements across many job sectors

Filed under: Recruitment General — Jonathan on March 12, 2012

Reed has recently revealed there have been improvements across many sectors in the recruitment market, including IT, with the number of jobs advertised showing growth last month. The (more…)

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