The Trust Hurdle in Financial Services – how new, tech-led finance brands can win the trust of nervous consumers
Last year marked the anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis. Ten years on, trust amongst banks is still an ‘elephant in the room’, so to speak. While 55% of Britons still believe financial services firms are competent in their abilities, almost just as many are dubious about their motives.
Congratulations! All of your hard work over the past three years (or three months, depending on your work ethic) has finally paid off and you’ve earned your degree. But now it’s time for the hard part: finding a job.
Year on year, the digital economy continues to scale, having an inescapable influence on organisations across the globe. As a result, businesses inevitably have had to embrace the evolving technological landscape in order to compete in the global economy. The numbers speak for themselves. By 2020, it is predicted that the intensified use of digital technologies could add $1.36 trillion to total global economic output. But of course, there is one issue – the overwhelming skills gap in this space. This isn’t news to anyone. Marketing & Digital professionals recognise the need for ground-breaking skills to match the fast evolving digital opportunities that have arisen over recent years.
Does the thought of networking make you want to run and hide? Never swapped business cards in your career? Don’t panic. As we launch our latest event this week, we’ve written a blog with the aim to take you through everything you need to know to fast-track your way to some exciting opportunities!
May marks the start of the much-anticipated British summer. Two bank holidays and a bit more sun means the start of the barbecue season, slightly sunburnt Brits and some busy golf courses. It is also a month dedicated to a topic that is swiftly swept aside, a taboo subject nobody wants to talk about. Mental Health. It’s not news to reveal that stress at work accounts for a large proportion of work-related illnesses, 40% to be exact. Studies have also found that mental health costs 300,000 jobs a year and accounts for £42bn in lost revenue. This cycle of stress, anxiety, disengagement and burnout has become the single greatest cause of employee absence.
International Women's Day - all about celebrating women from all walks of life. Read about a few of the many female entrepreneurs doing it for themselves, becoming ambassadors for change for women in the UK and all around the world.
Our avid fans (ok, perhaps I’ve over egged that…) who have followed the 3Search journey since we started in 2014 will know that we initially set out with the best of intentions to blog about our experience of starting a business and how it was all going every few months, but as seems to have become the way for many of us, life has been so busy that it’s taken a long weekend to pause, reflect and update on our recent progress.
For years, there has been an ongoing debate as to whether or not brands build an in-house marketing function or rely on external agency support. Over the last 6-12 months, I have seen a significant increase in my clients growing their in-house marketing capability through hiring channel specific marketers.
Since LinkedIn came on the social media scene back in 2009, it hit an astounding half a billion global users, with the UK being ranked the fourth most connected country in the world. And with London topping the list of the most connected place, perfecting your profile couldn’t be more important in today’s job market.