Accounting for change – are finance employers still focussed on diversity?

about 17 hours ago by Helen Jones

Accountancy and finance organisations were impacted hard by Covid-19. ‘Business as usual’ took a back seat as organisations handled the immediate impacts of the pandemic and huge numbers of professionals switched to working remotely practically overnight. Priorities shifted, and areas of focus, like equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I), could easily take a back seat. Months on from our firs...

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Desperately seeking my work mojo – last seen March 2020

13 days ago by Helen Jones

How are you feeling? Really? I’ve spoken to lots of people recently who are putting a brave and happy face on things, but underneath, they’re struggling, they’re feeling despondent and finding it hard to motivate themselves at work. They feel as if they’ve lost their work mojo. The summer holidays they were looking forward to were different from what they had planned for or perhaps didn’t even ...

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The art of meaningful conversation and how to avoid communication overload

29 days ago by Claire Brandon

Over the last few months, the severe restrictions placed upon our civil liberties thanks to the Covid-19 outbreak, have forced us to establish new ways of communicating with those around us – both in and out of the workplace. Video calling apps such as Zoom and Houseparty have become wildly popular, while the good, old-fashioned telephone call has also enjoyed somewhat of a renaissance. But how...

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What's in store for the world of work in the months ahead?

about 1 month ago by Claire Brandon

Back in May, in the midst of lockdown, we asked employers and their employees to share their sentiments about the world of work. Now, as government restrictions continue to ease, we surveyed over 13,000 professionals in July to discover their views as we move to the new era of work. So, how have these views have changed and what’s in store for the future? 1. More employers don’t have all the sk...

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In the hot seat - insights in to working as a Finance Manager

about 2 months ago by Claire Brandon

Please start by giving us a short summary of your career to date and what role you are currently working in. My name is Egidija Albert. I’m a Finance Manager at Boots UK, who are part of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). A little bit about my background… I moved to live in the UK in 2012, when I started my BSc Financial Economics degree at the University of Leicester. Since I was young, I was alw...

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