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April 6, 2020
Immigration cap continues to hurt our IT industry at time of huge potential growth

Technology and Business Intelligence Consultant at Lusona Consultancy, Rob Hilley explains: It’s crazy that we continue to wilfully handicap our own IT industry through immigration rules which make it increasingly difficult for companies to employ migrant workers. In particular, the UK’s chronic shortage of cyber security professionals is well known, yet we persist in our […]

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April 6, 2020
The gender pay gap is myth that has passed its sell-by date

Sarah McParland, Lusona MD shares her thoughts on the gender pay gap.. We’re told repeatedly about the UK’s endemic pay gap between the sexes – a depressing gulf that divides our men and womenfolk and is threatening to widen to Grand Canyon-like proportions with every passing year. So it proved again when the Equality and […]

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April 6, 2020
Financial Services Apprenticeships

Chris Connelly, director of Financial Services at Lusona, expresses his frustration at Scottish politicians in his bid to get a not-for-profit financial planning apprenticeship scheme off the ground During all election campaigns, every party suddenly starts making an awful lot of noise about their unwavering dedication to training and support for the next generation. Whichever rosette the candidate is […]

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April 6, 2020
Mothers, you can't have it all...

Latest blog from Sarah McParland, Lusona Managing Director.  I was surprised to see claims that more than three quarters of working mothers have experienced pregnancy or maternity-related discrimination. Apparently, they are missing out on promotion, being denied training, and even threatened with the sack for their life choice. Research by the Equality and Human Rights […]

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April 6, 2020
January: Out with the Old and in with the New- or is it?

Many of us enter into a New Year with an idea of what we want to achieve or something we desire to stop or change. More than often career is in the mix. Maybe for you it is a consideration of work-life balance; how you move up the corporate ladder; or do your personal values match […]

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April 6, 2020
The Trouble with Salary Surveys

What exactly do I mean by a ‘Salary Survey’ is, I suppose, the first question to answer. A Salary Survey is a report which is published by various sources but most notably by Recruitment Companies which purports to offer a detailed analysis of salaries right across the country and offer up a salary range and […]

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April 6, 2020
Counteroffer Acceptance

Road to Career Ruin A raise won’t permanently cushion thorns in the nest! By Paul Hawkinson   Mathew Henry, the 17th century writer said, “Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gray colors that are but skin deep.” The same can be said for counteroffers, those magnetic enticements designed to lure you back […]

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April 6, 2020
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

The Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Act 2015 received Royal Assent in March 2015 and already certain corporate aspects of the Act have come into force. Our below blog outlines the changes to be aware of. Parts 7 and 8 of the Act are being implemented in three stages – changes will occur in respect […]

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April 6, 2020
Skills Shortages in the IT Sector

While vacancies are flowing, the real challenge lies with finding candidates with cutting edge skills for the constantly evolving sector. Employers demand for data management analysis, user-friendly websites, business transformation and increased security is shaping recruitment within the IT sector. From a recent article in ‘Recruiter’, Andy Almond (Partner for the UK and Ireland for […]

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