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

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

3 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. I’m currently the Finance Lead at Flux - a tech startup aiming to eliminate the paper receipt. We think it’s crazy that paper receipts still exist, so our aim is to eliminate them by sending an itemised receipt straight into your mobile banking app. My role at Flux means I get to be invo...

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What to expect from a post-lockdown workplace and how to adapt

4 months ago by Claire Brandon

As a phased return to the workplace begins to become a reality for many of us, you’ll find the workplace you’re returning to is very different from the one you left. For some, the rapid move to remote working may have been a big adjustment, but transitioning back could be an even greater challenge. To begin with, adherence to social distancing will see your former workplace layout replaced with...

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3 steps to stay 'visible' and keep your career on track in a changed world of work

5 months ago by Claire Brandon

How ‘visible’ do you really feel at work right now, having potentially not seen your managers and colleagues in months, unless via virtual contact? Whether you’ve continued to go into work or are now based remotely, the world of work has changed for us all and that’s posed challenges for many employees trying staying visible and noticed. Findings from over 16,000 respondents in the Hays Market ...

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What makes a great leader?

5 months ago by Claire Brandon

While management is typically about managing resources, completing tasks and getting things done, leadership is much more strategic, and very much future-focused. Effective leadership skills empower you to build trust with, influence and motivate people to achieve goals. So which attributes make a good leader? 1. Self-awareness; a deep understanding of ethics, emotions, strengths, weaknesses, n...

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