Monthly Archives: March 2016

30 03, 2016

Hiring: is the skillset more important or are personality and drive more important?

By |March 30th, 2016|Eren Wong|0 Comments

In the London job market, there seems to be an overwhelming consensus that if you do not have significant experience in a job that is being advertised, mostly likely you will never be considered for the position. This is especially so for big companies who use computer-generated systems as a screening measure to filter out candidates as much as they can before the first round of interview even starts. In the case of a busy and growing company who engages with external recruiters to source talents for them, less experienced recruiters, while under KPI pressure, become mere telephone machineries and adopt a simple ‘tick boxes’ approach to sourcing candidates and completely miss the hidden gems and talents amongst a pile of applications. This is a pretty worrying phenomenon. London is supposed to be one of the most open-minded, talent-rich and innovative cosmopolitan cities in the world. On one hand, you [...]

30 03, 2016

Brexit’s potential impact on legal recruitment in London

By |March 30th, 2016|Bruno Navalha|1 Comment

I am often asked on my insight into the impact on a British exit from the EU and its effect within the legal recruitment industry. This would depend on the form the exit would take. Exit 1: EEA but not EU The UK could leave the EU but remain part of the European Economic Area (EEA) and have a relationship with the EU like Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. The UK would remain bound by much of EU law (e.g. laws concerning employment, the environment and competition) but would cease to have a vote or formal role in the legislative process. The UK would become exempt from certain EU policy areas including fisheries, energy, justice and foreign policy. The free movement rules would continue to apply, meaning that the UK could not restrict EU immigration. The UK’s financial contributions to the EU budget would be likely to reduce, albeit it would [...]